Monday, October 31, 2011

Hudson River Fellowship 2011 Part 4

These are some drawings I did at the Fellowship this last July. Most of these were done over a couple sessions. My intention was to explore the precise details and textures, so I could then have access to them while working in the studio.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Work in Progress: porcupine 1

I've always heard the rumors, but I never investigated until recently. BYU's Monte L. Bean Natural History museum does indeed lend out a selection of their collection. This is a close up of the porcupine I'm painting, that I checked out from there earlier this week. I only have two weeks with the animals I borrowed. So I will be curious to see how this painting works out.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Springville Museum of Art Spiritual and Religious Show

I sent my painting "For Our God Is A Consuming Fire, Hebrews 12:29" to the Spingville Museum of Art for their 26th Annual Spiritual And Religious Art Show. The preview was last night and I was given an Award of Merit. My piece was particularly mentioned in the pamphlet for the show.

The show is up until the 27th of December. There a large number of notable pieces that will make your visit worthwhile and uplifting.

Nov. 6 Update: The Deseret News reviewed the show in their Sunday Edition.  Click here to read. I'm mentioned at the end of the first page.

The San Rafael Swell and Etsy

The San Rafael Swell of Utah is a large desert region south of Price, east of Castle Dale, and north of Moab. It is a sandy open area, spotted with wind-carved canyons. There are no amenities there. And that remoteness is part of what it makes the region so attractive. I went down there last weekend to do some studies and these were some of the results.

I have also decided to make these small works on paper available through Etsy. Payment is accepted via PayPal. Though these plein air works are different than my regular studio practice, they are an important part of the work I do. Working from life and on location feeds my imagination. The paper is sealed with shellac, which is a delightful surface to work on. When the paintings are purchased, they will be appended to foam core board to give them a firm foundation. Other works will be gradually listed as time and interest allow.