Yesterday at the meeting in the Campbell Artists’ Guild we had an artist trading card exchange. This is what I brought, they are my experiments with metal pens and markers combined with colored pencils:
And this is what I got in return:
Gudrun Baumeister – Sunset in the North Sea – watercolor 3.5″ x 2.5″
Barb Overholt – Golden Open acrylics, 3.5″ x 2.5″
Anne Olander – Zion National Park – acrylic, 3.5″ x 2.5″
Pretty wonderful extra gifts for my Birthday! :)
The new three piece series, On the Way, and another small work, Gathering I, will be a part of the upcoming annual HARK! exhibit and sale at the KALEID Gallery.
The On the Way series is my exploration of people in transit, both literally, on foot, and metaphorically as a state of mind, the experience. I kept the details to the minimum because they would be a distraction to the notion of “here and now” that in this case was more important to me then particular surroundings or the final destination. Oil pastel is a perfect medium for this; it does not eagerly land itself for a lot of details, so staying vague is pretty easy.
The opening reception will be held during the San Jose First Friday, on December 6th, 2013 from 7 pm till 11 pm. If you are in the area, stop by to see high quality art of amazing variety and to chat with the artists.
The exhibition will continue until January 18th, 2014.
KALEID Gallery is located at 88 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112.
Open Tuesday – Friday from 12:00 pm till 7:00 pm, Saturday from 12:00 pm till 5:00 pm.
Looks pretty cool, and some even suggest that may be actually of practical use to artists. Not sure about that, but those Spincils certainly are nifty wooden creations.
I am pleased to announce that both my pieces submitted to the Art Under $200 exhibit at the Pacific Art League have been accepted.
You probably saw this one already:
And this is a new artwork that was not shown anywhere else yet:
The opening reception for the exhibit will be a part of the Palo Alto First Friday, on December 6th, 2013, from 5:30 pm till 8:00 pm.
The exhibit will stay open till December 24th.
Pacific Art League is located at 668 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301.
Open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm
This pretty creature by April Maiten is on display at Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto as a part of the Metaphors in Color and Form exhibit by the Los Altos Art Club.
April Maiten – Yellow Tang, 16″ tall, is 17″ nose to tail, and is 10″ deep (including the rock)
This is another piece in the “small landscapes” series that was started long time ago, survived a two year interruption, and is finally getting done. It’s always difficult to pick the pencils again when you almost don’t remember what you had in mind in the beginning. But as a nice exception to the rule, this little drawing was finished relatively easily. It was almost all about playing with colors and almost no struggling through the process.
The first piece in the series was Open Space, and if all goes well there will be three more.
The original ($140.00), greeting cards, and prints are available in my Pastel Pencil online gallery
I have so many pieces in progress that each one seems to be a never ending drawing journey. It’s good to switch gears between subjects and media all the time, but at the same time I would really love to finish at least something already. So, a something finally got finished:
The original is available in my Miniatures online gallery for $35.00
Saw this today at the Los Gatos Museums Gallery. Steel welding rods are such an unlikely material to use for fur, but they work surprisingly well here. The bear looks like he is drying off after getting out of the water.
Due to life getting in the way big time, I haven’t been to KALEID Gallery for more than 2 years. And of course it’s still a fine mix of all kinds of art, just like before.
Mariya Milovidova – Memories
I thoroughly enjoyed the her entire sole exhibition, all the flowing lines and shapes floating around like a dream that can change from one subject to another any minute. Mariya’s style is beautifully decadent to me, with “Memories” being my favorite right now.
Lacey Bryant – The Baba Yaga
This one was a nice surprise. I like Lacey’s work a lot, but the last thing I expected to see on her display was one of the most famous characters from Slavic folk tales with legacy so rich and so controversial that I could write a saga and a half and just scrape the surface of it. Love the weary look on her face – “who are you and what are you doing here?”