Friday, October 12, 2018

New Work: Winter Contrast, pastel on paper, 15 1/4 x 19 inches

Winter Contrast  pastel on paper, 15 1/4 x 19 inches  $2250 framed
Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
In this pastel I've revisited an idea from some years ago. The colors are accentuated except in the middle snow and the foreground trees.


Every part of this pastel has interesting notes and to get there, I kept working the different areas to bring them to life with rich color and soft overlays.

The pastel looks fairly bright but it really is how the richer colors are emerging from the grey tones. It was a bit of an adventure, although on a smaller scale to pull it all together and I can honestly say that it was years in the making. 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Ken Elliott and Casey Klahn Workshop Intensive October 4-8, 2018

Casey and I just completed our 4 day Workshop and we are proud of all the hard work put in by the attendees and the great results they had.

Throughout the 4 days, a number of different concepts and images were created by the artists. We sought inspiration, explored possibilities and even copied the masters.

Much was learned and we had a remarkable time together.

Casey and I will do it again in 2019, Thurs-Sun April 25-28. Sign up information will be on Ken's website in a few days. We hope to see you there!


Photos from the class:






Casey's pastel demonstrations:



Ken's 36 x 36 oil demo:




Artworks by the attendees:















Friday, September 28, 2018

Newsletter: September 2018

Ken Elliott's Fine Art Newsletter September, 2018
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September News:

It is so enjoyable being in the studio and making things happen. I just completed new oils for two Group Shows: September 21 at the Saks Galleries Denver and November 8 at the Sorelle Gallery, New Canaan, CT.

Coming up next week, Casey Klahn and I will put on our 4-day Mentoring / Intensive art workshop. Welcome back Casey! Location: my studio / home in Colorado October 1-4. More info follows at the bottom of the newsletter or on the website.


In the meantime, work continues on this 6' x 18' commission for an East coast hospital... almost finished!

Also, my thanks to those that placed my limited edition giclees in these public spaces: Avista Hospital, CO and to Boston Art for placing my art with the Birch Hill Investment Advisors.

Back to the easel!
Ken



New works:


Water, Land and Sky in Flow
Oil on canvas, 36 X 60      $7500 unframed
Sorelle Gallery, New Canaan, CT
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color



Evening Song, Foothills (click for full image)
Oil on canvas, 48 x 48      $10400 framed
From the opening at Saks Galleries, Denver
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color


Currently exhibiting:


Light Effects
Oil on canvas, 36 X 48     $5800 unframed
Sorelle Gallery, New Canaan, CT
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color
Video:  Ken discusses the making of this oil


Forest Surprise
oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches  $9150 framed
Saks Galleries, Denver
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color

Blue Skyscape
oil on canvas, 36 x 60   $8450 framed
Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
Video: Ken discusses this making of this oil


Green Dream II
Oil on canvas, 48 X 48     $8950 framed
Exhibiting: Saks Galleries, Denver
More about this on Ken's blog, For the Color


Workshops / Private Sessions /Studio Visits:

Here's a video about what happens in the Group and Private Workshops

Contact Ken to arrange a studio visit or Workshop. Let's have a conversation and make it happen!

This October 1-4, Casey Klahn and I will offer a 4-day Mentoring / Intensive, Fine Art Workshop. Amazing things happen in these workshops! $750.  There will be some serious information impacted and serious breakthroughs will result!  Limited to 9 artists, $750 each. There are a few spots left.  Flyer  Complete info on my website


Photo from a Casey Klahn / Ken Elliott 4-day workshop. We filled the room with a number of very good artists, good information and laughs. Breakthroughs happen here!

Take your work to new heights. These workshops and private sessions will focus on strategies for making better paintings, going to new places in your work and making fine art. We will be going deeper into making better and more appealing artworks with a variety of strategies including Photoshop insights made easy. all workshop info

Hope to see you at these Fine Art Workshops. You will receive information that will last a lifetime.

Publications:

A Survey of Paintings and Prints at the PACE Center
with works in oils, pastels and monotypes. This exhibition catalog can be purchased online here.
30 color pages and text by the artist. $10 plus $4 postage.


Ken Elliott American Landscapes coffee table book:

Ken Elliott book, American Landscapes
This large coffee table book reprises 25 years of my works in oil, pastel, monotype, etching and collage.Large, coffee table hardback version, 11 x 13 inches, 94 color pages with essays. Book and a signed giclee print of the cover image: $150 or just order the book for $115.

Also available as an iBook / download on Apple devices for $9.99. You can preview the complete book and how to order your electronic or hardback versions from my website.
My Blog, For the Color


Want to follow along in my studio?
Come across some interesting art bits and intriguing posts from elsewhere? Check out my artist's blog: For the Color and on the right of the blog under Followers, click Join this Site. Right now you can view vintage videos of Renoir, Degas, a Piet Mondrian video montage, comments about my works and observations about museum artworks from some recent trips.

View my newest artworks:
This monthly newsletter is the best way to stay up to date with my new works and events. You can also follow me on Facebook and go more in depth with my blog, For the Color. To view the total of my works in all media and in all my galleries, go to www.kenelliott.com


Thank you,
Ken

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Image top (cropped):
Water, Land and Sky in Flow
Oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches

American Art Collector Magazine:
"Elliott's canvases display the strikingly vivid modern hues in which he chooses to render his contemporary landscapes." 

Southwest Art Magazine:
Although his paintings loosely reference photographs and plein-air sketches, they refuse to exist within the confines of already-prescribed images.

Rather, they stand independent of any specific place or time, the fulfilled pursuits of the artist’s visual and intellectual explorations.

Elliott wields color boldly, creating sizzling, vibrant shapes that are at once kinetic and placid, grounded in unifying illumination, and focused compositions.

He has a fascination with line structure as well, believing that “edges empower colors.” 

Private Lessons:
I have really enjoyed giving private lessons over the years. It is casual, focused and fun.

There will be a big result in your approach to making fine art and clarity on your career strategies. Give me a call and we'll discuss what works best for you.

Lodging and transportation can be provided for the Castle Rock Workshops.


What they are Saying:

"I had a clue what might be in store for my friends, but it went WAY beyond. You have a real gift. What a FANTASTIC couple of days!!!’

L.

"Your painting demonstrations and the information you gave us  was invaluable- no wonder your paintings are so moving. I so enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for coming to Virginia."   Sally

"Thank you so much for the wonderful, thought compelling workshop. You rekindled my love for making art. Your enthusiasm is contagious and felt throughout the room. You set up a stimulating environment that provided continuous visual images and your generosity in sharing those photos was much appreciated. I found you to be humorous, supportive and kind. I would recommend you as an instructor to anyone who would like to take their art to the next level."
"I can't thank you enough for coming to Boulder! Thank you for your clear eye, your hard work, your beautiful color and your careful feedback. I'm now a different Painter...maybe a different person?

I loved the weekend. And I can't wait until we get to soak up your love for the work, for Wolf Kahn, for COLOR -- yet again (note that I'm greedy). You are an amazing addition to our lives."
M.

"Thank you so much for lighting up our lives and our paintings at this past weekend’s workshop! I loved hearing about your time with Wolf Kahn, your thoughts on painting, the beautiful demo, and of course the great feedback you provided us on our own paintings.

You really reignited my desire to paint freely. Thanks also for your generosity in sharing the numerous links.

I hope to spend another weekend painting with you sometime soon."
B.H.

"Thank you for the workshop! It was a great two days. You are an amazing host and instructor, (two things that don’t always work together).

You pulled something from each of us and it was wonderful to be a part of it. Thanks to the moon and back,"
V.

"Thank you Ken. It was a wonderment! I learned so much."
Kathy

"I so enjoyed meeting you and being part of the workshop. You got me on fire!!!!!"
Ed
"Wow! My weekend of private lessons was fabulous! While I was there I stepped into a whole new world that my soul was calling for.

Wonderful conversations, a beautiful time with great art everywhere and artistic success!"
Kate

"It was a fabulous workshop! I know we all had a lot of fun and really enjoyed having you here. We would love to have you come back again next year!"
Donna

"Just wanted to thank you again for a very inspiring, informative, and fun workshop. I worked LARGE today!"
Maxene
"Thank you for all your inspiration!"
Deb

"Thanks SO VERY MUCH, Ken, for such a fun, informative, and energetic workshop. Your enthusiasm is contagious. What a wonderful weekend!!"
Christine

"When I signed up for a painting workshop, who knew that it would be so much more.Thank you Ken. For your kindness, generosity of spirit, and sharing your knowledge and skill of painting with us.

Thank you to everyone for making our time together a magical weekend which will be cherished. Fortunately the universe provided me with what I needed, whether I knew it or not."
Linda

"Love the class, you are a great teacher!"
Betsy
"I feel so enriched and on fire to paint big and glowing colors. If you ever get a chance to study with Ken Elliott, I highly recommend him. If you need help getting to his workshops just read his book Manifesting 123"
Francine "
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