Sunday, May 20, 2018

Grateful Notices: Brightly Lit Woods, pastel 22 x 22 inches

Brightly Lit Woods, pastel 22 x 22 inches
Purchased from Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
This work started out as a drawing of a wood with a stark, evening light bathing everything. I was going to fill it in with full foliage but as the drawing progressed, the simplicity prevailed. I put it aside for a very long time - it could have been a year because of the power of it and my lack of any idea to make it better. Finally, I added bit of feathery greens and touches of reds around the water, leaving plenty of the original, high-contrasts areas to fuel the strong and stark effect.

The pastel exhibited in a couple of prestigious shows including the Madden Museum of Art, Denver and at the PACE Center in Parker, CO.

Happily, it has been purchased for a private collection in New Mexico.
Thank you!

Monday, May 14, 2018




Here is something unforgettable - artworks at the bottom of the ocean.
Ken

From Newsweek: Sculptures at the Bottom of the Ocean

The British-Guyanan underwater artist Jason deCaires Taylor is part of a worldwide movement of artists transforming spaces on the seafloor into underwater galleries.
full article




The soft yellow sponge growth dominating the face of this statue survives by pumping and filtering water through its networks of capillary and arteries, referencing the veins and transportations systems of living human anatomy.



To see more of Taylor's work, visit his website
Photo credit: Jason deCaires Taylor


The identical positioning of the figures in a pray like pose aims to highlight a shifting in values and misplaced idealism towards monetary remuneration. Actually one of the easiest sculptures to create it has become one of the most popular and resonated with the public.



Of of Jason's first pieces in Grenada. The piece worked so well in its coral corridor that it inspired the remaining works to be constructed to form the complete sculpture garden.



 A classical still life which is continuously changing and inscribed by prevailing conditions.




The entire installation is comprised of over 450 figurative pieces based on real life models and took over 2 years to construct. The diamond formation is engineered to dissipate strong currents and designed to collect coral polyps after the annual spawning.



At night a divers torch illuminates the true colors of the corals and sponges.


Detail of Brian. The eye area has been colonized by a bright red sponge after around 2 years submersion.


A school of Bar Jacks take refuge from Barracudas within the formation of the "The Silent"




"The Banker" located on 12-foot-deep flat stretch of sand features a internal living space between the legs for crustaceans to breed and inhabit.



Following record high sea temperatures in Mexico algal blooms have formed over the pieces. This in turn is then harvested by local fish species.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

New Gallery Representation:


left: Brightly Lit Woods pastel $2450.  middle: Red Progressions, oil 48 x 72 $13250.
right: All Over Sunset study pastel  approx. 13 x 18   $2150. 


I am happy to announce my new gallery representation in Santa Fe, NM

Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art
403 Canyon Road, Santa Fe NM 87501  
‭505-983-0062   map  
www.dominiqueboisjoli.com 

They have a large selection of oils as well as some of my pastels and monotypes. The gallery is one of the first you will see on Canyon Road. I hope you will make the trip or contact Dominique or Bob at the gallery for more information.  Some of my works in inventory are shown here. 



left: Orange and Red Woods  36 x 48  $6750    right:  Edge of the Woods, Autumn  36 x 36  $5100.



left:  Yellow with Red Insisting  30 x 40   $5250.    right: Sunset Pond  approx. 9 x 12  $1550.