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Category Archives: Landscapes
I had one pastel accepted into the 2014 Pastel National at the Wichita Center for the Arts. The show runs from March 28, 2014 to May 11, 2014. The reception is March 28 from 5-7pm.
I entered three works. I like this piece, but it was my third choice. It was their first and only choice. You never know.
• September 20 – October 6: Parkville in Art Plein Air Event. Paint out
October 10 – 31: Exhibition (Cathy Kline Art Gallery, 173 English Landing Drive, Parkville, MO),
November 21: Auction ( Auction at KCAI, 1801 NW Platte Rd., Ste 275, Riverside, MO)
• September 13 – 15: Brush Creek Art Walk Plein Air Event. Work will be on exhibit at the Bruce Watkins Cultural Center on October 3rd, 2013
I’ve got a few too many paintings going. I get stuck. I move on. I get stuck. I move on. So the studio is overflowing with 85 to 90 percent finished paintings. Today, three of them got wrapped up. Yippee. I haven’t photographed the third. It will come later.
The STEMS Plein Air Painting Event just wrapped up. I went out painting almost every day and created at least 14 paintings. That doesn’t mean I’m displaying all 14. Lots of days I did some stinkers or just never finished them. But ALL were great learning experiences. Here are some that I’m willing to post.
Giverny in Kansas is a 3 day plein air. It is larger, more finished than most plein air works, but it was fun to do. I did two smaller plein air paintings of this view. The first two were unsuccessful paintings, but successful studies for this one.
I was an art professor at the University of Central Missouri for 22 years. This May faculty, emeriti faculty, and students will be exhibiting and selling artwork as a fundraiser for the Student Artists Coalition. Works are 6″x 9″. Student work will be priced at $15 per piece or two for $25. Faculty work will be priced at $50 per piece. All proceeds are donated to SAC. April 23 to May 3. If you are near Warrensburg, come in and buy some art, support a cause. Here is my piece — a landscape of Marr Park in early spring.
Kansas Giverny and Swope Park Winter were accepted into the Heartland National Juried Show. The show is at the Tim Murphy Gallery, Merriam Community Center, Merriam, KS.
Show runs March 2 through April 3, 2013
Juror: John Roush
Reception: March 2, 2013, 5-7pm
One of the joys of being an artist is being able to visibly see change. It feels like a good period right now. Carmel Gardens was an unresolved painting that sat in my studio for over a year. One day parts of it were cropped from view by stacks of other paintings — and there was the painting that it was meant to be. I unstretched it, and restretched it into its newer, smaller, better composition.
The markets are companion pieces, although one of the companions sold, so they are separated.
Well the weather has been dreadful, but painting continues on. Four paintings sold this summer. I’m happy.
Brush Creek Sanctuary won an Honorable Mention from the Brush Creek Art Walk Juried Show, now showing at the UMKC Art Gallery. It sold that night. Yay!
Paris Gossip sold through Strecker-Nelson Gallery. Thanks Jay and Barbara.
Farmers’ Market was created at the Overland Park Farmers’ Market and finished in my studio. It was purchased by Pat from Hastings Greenhouse — thanks Pat.
Fall Evening Vista was the first place winner for Symphony in the Flint Hills. It was auctioned off and purchased that evening, and I was very pleased. What a wonderful event. Posters of this work are available through the Symphony in the Flint Hills website.