Friday, June 22, 2012

Artomatic is coming to a close. It’s been a resounding
success with so many visitors, who came to see the art, or hear the music, or watch a performance, or film, and stayed to enjoy the other offerings.

In some way I really pity New York, LA, London or anywhere else that does not have a community of artists who can pull off this gargantuan event, consistently, with an all-volunteer ensemble. Artists are so very skillful, ingenious, and resourceful people. Just think of what could be possible if AOM had a solid financial base!
 By artists, for everyone.
I am so amazed with all the excellent feedback and comments I have received. That so many of them are from fellow artists, has truly made all the years of work to get to this point valuable to me. All the work I have sold has been to artists. That’s both wonderful and downright scary!

Oh I’m going to have to work soooo much harder! I have to go back to scratch and translate the sense and atmosphere I’m able to get manipulating one color, black, with more color. I’m talking oil paint here, so much easier to work with. But I do love ink and can never move to far away from it. And to do this all with Florida sunshine. Oh, this will be a fun challenge!
Special thanks to
Lenny Campello, Daily Campello Art News and
John Anderson, City Paper ArtsDesk blog.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hello Artomatic visitors!

I hope you are having a wonderful time exploring Washington's best Art extravaganza.  I feel very privileged to be able to live in an area that supports, and so enthusiastically, an all volunteer, non-juried presentation of all the local artists have to offer.   

My contribution to the show is on the 9th floor, wayfiner 09-252.  

I've hung a group of Monotypes, see the link below for an explaination of this print method, that I have created over the past several years. Each print image is 5 x 7 inches. As you can see I work with landscapes. My principle medium is oil, but I have been work with prints, on and off for many years. I like working with black, light and grays the ink gives me. And although this may seem like a limited pallet, in reality, it actual area is a variation of greens and greys, with the odd yellow or white area. So I prefer to limit the color to focus on the design and texture of an image.

Part of the wonderful freedon Artomatic allows an artist is to show work that would never make it to a gallery wall. It's very rare that a small group of Monotypes by any artist would be shown unless they were VERY famous, think Dega, Diebenkorn, Johns. 

Here is the price list for the works shown:
1. Horse Barn Hill, $350 SOLD

2. Indiana Roads, $375  SOLD

3. Hunting Creek,* $400

4. Lake Bruce, $400

5. Belle Haven Marina, $400

6. Indiana Haze, $350  SOLD

7. Beacon Hill, ** $385  SOLD

8. C & O Canal, $400

9. Indiana Statues, $375  SOLD

Accepted in Juried Shows:

* Washington Printmakers Gallery, National Small Works 2010; Art League Gallery, 2010, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 2011

** Art League Gallery 2010

The price list is now posted on the wall at Artomatic.  So if you are really interested in these prints, please let me know soon, so I can put a little red dot next to the image.  As you know, the art work can not be removed from Artomatic until the end of the show.