Monday, May 15, 2017

"A Gentle Midday" Accepted into Master Circle Exhibit

"A GENTLE MIDDAY" has been accepted in the 4th IAPS Master Circle Exhibition in Albuquerque in June. 6x12" - sometimes good things come in small packages! Thank you so much IAPS Jurors Gwenneth Barth White, Debora Stewart, and Margaret Evans. I'm very excited to have work hanging in the Master Circle Exhibition this year!  

"Midnight Magic" Had a Good Year

"Midnight Magic", one of my favorite pastel paintings of 2016, found a new home with a local collector. "Midnight Magic" had a good year, receiving the BOLD BRUSH FAV 15% in FEB.; winning 2nd place in the Signature Division in the PSWC Online Member's Exhibit; was included in an article in the PSA Pastelagram Summer Edition by Duane Wakeham; and received the 'Show Submit' Award at the PSA Enduring Brilliance Exhibit in NYC in September; and as Gail Sibley reminded me, it was featured in her "How to Pastel" December Dynamite Pastels article! . I'm sorry to see it go, but I know where it now lives! Thank you W.F.!

"A Moment in Rhyme"

"A Moment in Rhyme" 9x12 pastel on UART - SOLD
This is a wonderful color piece that will bring interest to any room - home or office.
I love black-capped Chickadees - one of my gramma Charlotte's
favorite little birds - and they are plentiful around our place
here in Central Washington!

"Dusk on High Tide"

"Dusk on High Tide" ... made a few changes .. I like it now... 8x10 oil on revived panel... Thanks much T.F. of Wenatchee ...  SOLD

Jen Evenhus Interview with UArt Pastel Papers

Hey friends... check out my interview with UArt!

UART has a chat with master pastelist Jen Evenhus.  
Jen is a nationally recognized, contemporary artist. She has exhibited work in New York City at the National Arts Club; Denver, Colorado at Carol Siple Gallery; Sacramento and Redding, California; New Orleans at the World Trade Center; Coos Bay and Bend, Oregon and Seattle, Issaquah, Everett, and Anacortes, Washington to name a few. 




CAVE CREEK HIDEAWAY demo (9x12" on UArt) - if you haven't watched my demo yet, join me for a good lesson in changing a painting up when at first you thought it was done, but immediately realize it is "too much - too busy"! You will see the value of scrubbing it back and repainting! So if it's evening for you, get a glass of wine, if it's morning a cup of coffee or tea with a biscuit will hold you over the 38 minutes of the video. DEMO: Then after you watch it, if you are inspired to learn more, sign up for one of my 2017 workshops found on my website .
Thanks for watching!!

"Upon a Clearing"

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"Upon a Clearing"   8x10  Oil on Revived Panel
Simplify simplify! Palette knife is sooo challenging... you have to think
every stroke, especially working wet in wet  
....CHANGED background tree shapes... pushed them back, and pulled paint off so they feel lighter...  These are great studies in composition - how to change the landscape to get a good composition, color studies - working with small adjustments of color, taking things out, changing their size - and then to do it all using a palette knife - something I haven't done much of but have seen some artist's work that I love that use a palette knife... so I'm giving it a try - this would be a piece of cake in pastel - but then how do you learn if you do the same thing over and over!

"A Twinge of Dismay"

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"A Twinge of Dismay" 9x12 pastel...  SOLD

"Curiously, Hope"

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REWORKED... "Curiously, Hope" ....closer to my vision
8x10 oil on revived panel.