Workshop Alert! Ken DeWaard & Greg LaRock – Newnan, GA October 2014!

Newnan Workshop 2014

OCTOBER 22 – 26, 2014  NEWNAN, GA  WORKSHOP WITH KEN DEWAARD AND GREG LAROCK!

Do you see what I see? A workshop by two amazing artists… a 2 FOR 1 workshop! Ken DeWaard and Greg LaRock – If you’re going to be anywhere near the Newnan, GA area, I wouldn’t miss this for the world. Two highly respected, award winning artists who will guide you through learning how to to take your paintings to the next level.  I love how they’re starting this workshop with a meet and greet dinner, so that participants have a chance to get to know each other, as well as Ken and Greg – this is where the information gathering will take place! Key to a good workshop!

I would love to see the side by side demo by Ken and Greg of the same subject matter. I think it’s so interesting how artists all see things a bit differently, that makes it so interesting! I have not personally met Greg, yet… but I do know Ken, and he is as nice as they come. Full of information that he is more than willing to share. This will be an informative, enlightening and fun workshop!

I envy those of you who are able to sign up for this workshop! If you’re thinking about it… don’t hesitate, space is limited and October will be here before you know it!

If interested contact Millie Gosch:  EMAIL:  milliegosch@gmail.com or call 770.301.0674

Catch you back here tomorrow!

What a show this will be… Over 600 6×6 paintings!

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This is the fourth year that Randy Higbee is hosting a Six Inch Squared show at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA. The opening reception is tomorrow, December 7th, from 6-9PM. Not in Costa Mesa? It’s OK! You can still see the show as well as purchase online! And… you don’t even have to wait until tomorrow!  See/Shop the 6 Inch Squared show today! There are thousand artists submit their paintings to be accepted into this show each year. There are many great paintings… at great prices… in beautiful frames (for those of you who aren’t familiar with Randy Higbee, he owns KING OF FRAME. Great frames, great prices! If you’re looking for a frame, check them out!

I look forward to checking out Randy’s gallery on year… 23,000 square feet of art, framing and just jaw dropping beauty!

You see how much work goes into hanging a show like this? There are over 600 paintings in this show! The show runs through DECEMBER 23, 2013. Hey, makes good Christmas gifts!

Here is a photo right before the show was hung… Whew, can you imaging? You see the end result above. What an exciting show! Check out the work…

Before...
Before…

F L A S H B A C K

O N E   Y E A R   A G O…       15 Bean Soup Recipe!

T W O   Y E A R S   A G O…   Fabulous Cuisinart Roasting Pan!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

All Images via RandyHigbeeGallery.com

ART! PAPSE Show opens TONIGHT at three Charleston galleries 6-8PM!

Painting by James Richards
Painting by James Richards

Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAPSE) is a great group of artists that paint “plein air” (painting outdoors). Their work is nothing short of amazing. They have to be quick to catch the light, but each is so talented in their own way. If you are in the Charleston, SC area, you are in for a treat. The Wet Paint Exhibit & Reception Opens – November 8 (TONIGHT!), 2013 from 6 pm – 8 pm at 3 Galleries in Charleston, SC – Can you imagine? Nearly 30 artists paint their hearts out for days in a row in Charleston, then tonight the show appears in three separate galleries… Coco Vivo Fine Art, Edward Dare Gallery and Galerie on Broad – you must check it out! Take a peak at the list of artists in each gallery. I am looking so forward to this!

The exhibit runs through November 16, 2013 – so catch it if you can!

PAPSE

PAPSE

Images via Plein Air Painters of the Southeast Facebook

Just a few examples…

Chillin by Larry Moore
Chillin by Larry Moore
Shem Creek Shrimpers by Katie Dobson Cundiff
Shem Creek Shrimpers by Katie Dobson Cundiff
Bowens Island Morning by Richard Oversmith
Bowens Island Morning by Richard Oversmith
Prices Alley by Bill Farnsworth
Prices Alley by Bill Farnsworth
Workshop demo by Bill Davidson
Workshop demo by Bill Davidson
Painting by Lori Putnam
Painting by Lori Putnam
Painting by Rich Nelson
Painting by Rich Nelson
Marsh Gold by Stuart Roper
Marsh Gold by Stuart Roper
Angel Mystery by Scott Boyle
Angel Mystery by Scott Boyle
Painting of Old Red Grocery in Rockville by Shannon Smith Hughes
Painting of Old Red Grocery in Rockville by Shannon Smith Hughes – Image Shannon’s FB
Painting by Andre Lucero
Painting by Andre Lucero
The Old Fisherman by Dee Beard Dean
The Old Fisherman by Dee Beard Dean

Hope to see you there – catch you back here tomorrow!

Horton Hayes Fine Art – THE WATER SHOW- TONIGHT!

The November art walk is always an exciting time in Charleston, SC. This month at Horton Hayes Fine Art is a group show entitled WATER. I have seen some of the work, and let me tell you… if you are anywhere near Charleston, SC you’re going to want to be there! Fabulous artists… the talent in this one gallery is beyond belief…  Some details from Horton Hayes Fine Art:
W A T E R
November 1st to 22nd. Opening Reception tonight (Friday, November 1, 2013) from 5-8PM.
Works by Adele Earnshaw, Joe Garcia, Chris Groves, Marc Hanson,
Nancy Hoerter, Mark Kelvin Horton, Larry Moore, Elizabeth Pollie, Shannon Runquist & Francis Sills
Just to give you an idea of what you’re in for… (Click on the artists name to view other available paintings):
Cold and Clear by Adele Earnshaw
Cold and Clear by Adele Earnshaw
Waiting for Dinner by Joe Garcia
Waiting for Dinner by Joe Garcia
First Light by Chris Groves
First Light by Chris Groves
Cooling by Marc Hanson
Cooling by Marc Hanson
Transparent by Nancy Hoerter
Transparent by Nancy Hoerter
Rocky Shore by Mark Kelvin Horton
Rocky Shore by Mark Kelvin Horton
Sundowners by Larry Moore
Sundowners by Larry Moore
Stones' Throw by Elizabeth Pollie
Stones’ Throw by Elizabeth Pollie
Completely Crewless by Shannon Runquist
Completely Crewless by Shannon Runquist
After the Rain (Shem Creek) by Francis Sills
After the Rain (Shem Creek) by Francis Sills
Be sure to check out the local galleries in Charleston, SC – like I said, this is a big weekend… truly one not to miss…
Tomorrow (11/02/13) don’t miss artists painting in Washington Park! Watch plein air painting at its finest from 9AM to Noon… Mark Kelvin Horton, Chris Groves, Joe Garcia and Francis Sills from Horton Hayes Fine Art will be participating!
Here are a few details from CFADA’s website:
Bids can be placed at the respective galleries for the paintings created in the park (as well as some donated paintings) raising funds for art supplies for the participating high school art departments.  The works will be viewable online early week following the event and in the galleries representing the artists.
This sealed bid auction runs through December 15, 2013 – big fun and a great cause!
See you there!
Images: HortonHayesFineArt.com and Elizabeth Pollie
FLASHBACK

O N E   Y E A R   A G O…       Featured Artist… Mark Dalessio!

T W O   Y E A R S   A G O… A nice bowl of comfort food – Cooking Lights Baked Potato Soup! 

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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[featured artist] Romona Younquist!

Vista From a Century Farm by Romona Youngquist
Vista From a Century Farm by Romona Youngquist

This painting has such a nice autumn feel to it. I feel like I could be driving down this road on the way to the cider mill to get some wonderful crisp apples, a glass of cider and one of those wonderful little cinnamon sugar doughnuts to go with it. All that happiness squeezed in to this painting and no calories! I could look at this painting all day… the wonderful warm colors, the shadow and light, the distance that you feel… nice! This painting is at ART ON THE BOULEVARD in downtown Vancouver, WA. There is a first Friday reception November 1, 2013 from 5-9PM. If you’re in the area check it out, otherwise check out Romona’s website!

Read a blip about Romona from her website:

Romona likes to trick the eye, using muted colors and blurred contours painted as softly as a whisper. But in reality her canvasses are a war zone and her weapons of choice-sand paper, ends of brushes, rags and anything unconventional she can employ in battle. She knows the skirmish is over when the painting has the power to speak directly to the viewer. When an onlooker can not resist stepping into her world full of atmosphere, mystery and a mood that takes you back to days gone by, she knows the battle has been won.

Her studio is tucked away in the lush Red Hills of Dundee Oregon, overlooking flourishing vineyards and breathtaking landscapes. Much of her inspiration comes from her surroundings-be it a weathered farmhouse, an ancient alder standing alone in resplendent autumn hues, or a muted meadow that pulls one’s thoughts to a conscious digression.

Self taught with nature as her classroom and the great masters her teachers, she knew at age four that painting would be her calling. Today you’ll find her paintings as far away as Germany, London and downtown Manhattan. Her works have been published in the premier art magazines including Southwest Art, American Art Collector and Art Talk.

F L A S H B A C K

O N E   Y E A R   A G O…        Superstorm Sandy, what a fright!

T W O   Y E A R S   A G O…    Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA!

[ e v e n t ] Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational – October 13-20, 2013

15th Annual Laguna Plein Air lpa fb

If you are in the Laguna Beach area, this is an event not to be missed! Do you realize how many fabulous artists are going to be in one place painting their hearts out? Lots… this is the LIST OF ARTISTS, and it’s a doozy!

Click here to buy your tickets (for lectures and collector’s party) – I saw some great photo’s on Ken DeWaard’s website, paintings from last year at Laguna as well as images of artist painting, it’ll give you a feel for how fabulous this event is!

Read a little blip from the Laguna Plein Air website:

Each year Laguna Beach, a famous seaside community and historic artist colony, turns into an outdoor studio with the always-exciting Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. This event showcases the nation’s top plein air landscape painters who compete for prestigious prizes and participate in the week-long festivities including public paint outs, environmental awareness activities, and educational events.  Culminating with the highly anticipated Collectors’ Party and Public Sale.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art organization.

This year the Invitational will be held at the Aliso Creek Inn in the majestic Aliso Canyon – The “Yosemite” of Laguna Beach and the location of the area’s original homestead built by the Thurston family, the ancestors of current Laguna Mayor Kelly Boyd.  This event celebrates the artistic legacy of Laguna Beach.

 IMAGE VIA LAGUNAPLEINAIR.COM

F L A S H B A C K

O N E   Y E A R   A G O…      To do in Charleston… CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION!

T W O   Y E A R S   A G O…   Artist to watch… Tom Curry!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

[ f e a t u r e d a r t i s t ]: H e n r y I s a a c s !

"Islesford Village" by Henry Isaacs
“Islesford Village” by Henry Isaacs

You can spot a piece of Henry Isaacs work a long distance away. With all the fabulous artists in the world its pretty cool when an artist develops a style that’s quite different and recognizable. Henry has done just that! Isn’t this piece wonderful? Henry has an amazing website, take the time to check it out!

Gleason Fine Art has an opening reception this evening from 5-8PM featuring Henry’s new work. If you’re in the Portland, Maine area stop in and check it out. If you’re no where near Portland… check it out via their website! Henry Isaacs exhibit runs through November 30, 2013, catch it if you can! This is going to be an amazing show!

Read a bit about Henry from the Gleason Fine Art website:

Cranberry Island artist Henry Isaacs paints with energy, passion, and self-assurance. His style—broken brushwork and a palette of delicate blues, greens, pinks, and yellows—marks him as one of the most recognizable artists painting in Maine today. In person, Isaacs is as engaging an individual as you will ever meet. He is both worldly and down to earth, both witty and self-effacing, generous with his time, and passionate about the dangers of the art world’s becoming overly commercialized.

 Isaacs and his wife Donna live in the village of Islesford on Little Cranberry Island, a small island located near the larger island of Mount Desert. But island living in no way inhibits Isaacs from going wherever he’s asked to paint. Recently, this was a commission to paint on the grounds of a large Namibian estate in southern Africa. “New Work” is Isaacs’ first one-person show in Portland, and for this special occasion, he has presented the gallery with nearly 20 paintings, some of very large in scale.

 Isaacs has had a varied and impressive education, including the Slade School of Art in London, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Putney School in Vermont.  Isaacs’ teaching career is even more impressive and varied, with stints teaching anatomical drawing at Dartmouth, drawing and painting at the Massachusetts College of Art, and drawing at several European colleges.

 Freelance writer, and Portland Newspapers arts reviewer, Dan Kany uses high praise to describe Isaacs’ technique: “Isaacs’ approach to color is based in balancing warm and cool tones. He does this brilliantly with his ubiquitous whites and neutrals, and with his brighter colors as well. Like the French Impressionists, he doesn’t use black. [Isaacs’] handling of paint owes an unapologetic debt to the chunky boldness of the early 20thcentury Modernists and Fauves. The brushwork is strong, but primarily dedicated to the job of pushing paint around the canvas—an activity Isaacs clearly enjoys.”

 “Henry Isaacs: New Work” opens October 4 and runs through November 30.  Please join us Friday, October 4, from 5 to 8 pm to meet Henry Isaacs.  For more information, call the gallery at 207-699-5599, email us at info@gleasonfineart.com, or check out our website gleasonfineart.com. Gleason Fine Art, Portland, is located at 545 Congress Street.  Gallery hours are Wednesday – Friday, 11 am–6 pm; Saturday, 11 am–5 pm.

 Image: GleasonFineArt.com

F L A S H B A C K

O N E   Y E A R   A G O…       39 Rue de Jean, a fabulous Charleston restaurant!

T W O   Y E A R S   A G O…   Artist to watch… Betty Anglin Smith! October Skies Show (2011)

Catch you back here tomorrow!