Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New Work: Dusk Approaching, oil on canvas, 48 x 30 inches

Dusk Approaching
Oil on canvas, 48 X 30 inches  $6400 framed
Exhibiting: Saks Galleries, Denver



As it often happens, this canvas started out as a fairly bright autumn piece. In that first version, there was something good about the way the blues and lavenders played off each other.

I added more of that combination because it was delicious to do so. At some point, the autumn scene became more of an evening mass of trees with the addition of more greens.

The painting has 5-6 discreet color zones, each complimenting the others and keeping the oil from being too monochrome. I made a point in the last painting session to separate all of the remaining colors but in subtle ways. The color is pushed a bit as well but within the idea of a receding dusk / tranquil moment in the forest. The lighting is not too bright, but enough to allow all the colors to glow.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Workshops: Castle Rock, CO: March 11-12 and April 15-18, 2017

Ken Elliott
Winters Morning II
oil on canvas 60 x 60 inches
Exhibiting: Saks Gallery, Denver


Here are two opportunities for making your artworks soar!

Complete Workshop information and registration

Castle Rock, CO (Denver Metro)
Sat - Sun, March 11-12, 2017
Two openings left

Making it Fine Art Workshops / Advanced Strategies 2 1/2-Day
This is a new, advanced version of Ken's Making it Fine Art Workshop
Saturday 9am-4pm and 5-7pm, Sunday 9-4
Two places left

Open to artists in all media. This is a new, advanced version of Ken's Making it Fine Art Workshop. 

We will be going deeper into making better and more appealing artworks with a variety of strategies. After dinner, I will also show you Photoshop techniques Saturday evening for taking your works to the next level and creating better pathways for finishing your artworks. You will be given a Photoshop instruction guide and have access to Ken's personal photo file of over 1500 inspiring images by various artists.
Limited to 6 artists, $390.
flyer and supply list Register here

And


Casey Klahn
Long Remembered New Vision
13" x 21"
Pastel

May 15-18, 2017
Castle Rock, CO (Denver Metro)

Casey Klahn and I will be holding a 4-day intensive art workshop at my home / studio in Castle Rock, CO (Denver metro)
This class is almost at the limit of 8 students, $690 each.

Open to artists in all media. This is a two-instructor workshop for artists wanting to make advancements in their techniques and strategies. Casey and Ken will have ample time to give very focused attention to individuals and offer a number of provoking ideas to the group. Also, Ken will present simple Photoshop techniques for taking your works to the next level and creating better pathways for finishing your artworks. You will be given a Photoshop instruction guide and have access to Ken's personal photo file of over 1500 inspiring images by various artists. Register here