My oil painting, “Winter Rose,” is hanging in the art show and sale, “Winter is Coming,” at the Framed Image through December 31st, 2018. Drop by to warm up and see some cool art! www.framedimage.net
I am honored to announce that I have been invited to participating in the inaugural Central City Plein Air Festival, taking place Sept. 28th, 29th and 30th! I'll be painting fall landscapes and historic architecture within a radius of the Central City Opera House for three days, along with 19 other local and national artists.
The event is free to the public and visitors are invited to observe the artists and experience Central City in Autumn from an artist's perspective.
The culminating art show and sale will take place on Sunday, September 30th from 5-8 pm at the Gilpin County Arts Association Washington Hall Gallery, 115 Eureka Street, directly across from the Central City Opera House.
This floral painting, “Bonnie Brae Flowers,” was exploration of color compliments as well as light and shadow. I was working with the complimentary colors of purple and yellow, pushing the shadows to a blueish purple, in stark contrast to the sunlit yellow table. . The low, angular autumn light was dramatically illuminating the flower arrangement and glass vase. I had painted a smaller study of this composition in a bluer palette, and it helped me realize that I wanted to achieve more light and shadow contrast in this 30” x 24” painting.
The 17th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo hangs until November 26th, 2018 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, CO80124. M-F, 10am - 4pm
I am excited to announce that I am one of 25 artists participating in the upcoming plein air event in Jefferson County, Colorado, "In Plein Sight." The event is sponsored by PLAN Jeffco, a non-profit organization that advocates for open space conservation in Jefferson County, and will benefit their outreach education programs. Artists will paint in various Jefferson County Mountain Parks during the week of September 10-16. The artwork created throughout the week will be displayed and available for purchase in an extensive art show and sale at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St, Golden, CO September 12 – 16. Gallery hours are 3 – 6 p.m. Wed. – Fri.; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat.; and, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun. For more information go to planjeffco.org
La Maison Rose or "The Pink House" is a small cafe in Paris' Montmartre, located north of the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. A building painted by and connected to many artists, Picasso frequented the venue during his time in Paris and knew the owner, a french femme fatale named Germaine Pichot. Picasso's best friend, Carlos, was in love with Germaine, who did not return his affection. Carlos tried to shoot Germaine in an emotional rage, but ended up shooting himself. His death is said to have made Picasso become deeply depressed, and led to the start of the painter's Blue Period.
My painting will hang during September and October 2018 at The Framed Image Gallery Show and Sale, "Café Scene." www.framedimage.net
I've been invited to participate in the 2018 Georgetown Plein Air, a one-day wet paint plein air paint-out on August 11th. The art exhibit and sale opens that evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos Street, Georgetown, CO, and will hang through August 26th. Daily hours are 10 am - 4 pm.
My 10" x 10" oil painting, "Gerbera and Lemon Leaf," is hanging in the current show at Framed Image Fine Art. The art show and sale, "Lime in the Coconut," runs through the end of June. Framed Image Fine Art I 5066 East Hampden Ave. I Denver, CO I 80222 I www.framedimage.net
My painting, "A Horse of a Different Color" is hanging in a show entitled "Paint the Town Red!" at the Framed Image Art Gallery in Denver. The show runs January 4th, 2018 through the end of February, 2018. I've been gaining inspiration from the Fauvists and have been pushing the color in my paintings. This horse was grazing in a field near the Broce Ranch outside of Evergreen, Colorado. The Framed Image Gallery is located at 5066 E. Hampden Avenue, Denver, CO 80222. www.framedimage.net
I have been invited to participate in the 2017 Cherry Hills Land Preserve Barn Party, an art auction benefitting the CHLP. The CHLP mission is to preserve open lands in Cherry Hills Village through leadership, stewardship, advocacy, and education. My painting, "High Line Shadows," is one of four paintings I have in the show. This painting portrays the High Line Canal, a historic trail and irrigation ditch, that winds through Cherry Hills Village and links many open spaces in the Village. Grand old cottonwood trees grow along the canal and turn gold in the Fall, providing a riot of color.
DLC Paint Out, Day One, 7:00 am: This photo of me was taken while I painted the iconic view of Larkspur Butte and Pikes Peak from the south rim of JA Ranch in Douglas County. We had to get out early to capture the morning light and to avoid the 95+ degree temps. JA Ranch incorporates a large mesa east of Larkspur, and the views from the top are spectacular. The owner opens her property for many events in support of the DLC.
DLC Paint Out, Day Four: This is my rough plein air painting-in-progress of the red barn at Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation's Lowell Ranch, a working agricultural education center located south of Castle Rock, CO along Plum Creek. The CALF ranch is an historic landmark and was donated by longtime ranchers John and Bea Lowell to preserve a piece of rural life in the suburbs and promote ag education. A large cow escaped from it's pen while I was painting, but the teen in charge of it easily caught her and led her back to her home. Three adult freshly-shorn sheep walked past as well. A group of elementary school kids appeared and toured the animal enclosures with a teenage leader. Lowell is a very busy place!
Art Critics - On the outskirts of the CALF Lowell Ranch this ewe and her lamb saw me painting nearby a fence and rushed across the pasture to greet me. I think they were expecting that I might have some kind of treat, and they baaing persistently. After finding no food, they departed for greener pastures.