Ken Elliott's Fine Art Newsletter February 2021
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February News:

"Chance favors only the prepared mind." Louis Pasteur 

Of course this quote is appropriate to a number of topics, but it made me think of how it works for painters. Many of us are aware of the "mistakes" that occur in the painting process and how they can be used to a good advantage. Typically, the mistakes are a departure from what is expected, but for the "prepared mind," that unpredictable passage is a gateway to something new and always welcome.

My works are currently exhibiting at the Sorelle Gallery in Westport, CT. Here is an interview that accompanies the show. My thanks to everyone at the gallery and for the collectors that have selected a number of my works for their homes and offices.

A recently completed, 5 foot commission was just installed in a private home and another commission will begin shortly.  I am grateful to the couple that commissioned the oil and for the three other collectors that purchased large works for their homes as well, thanks to you all!

I am currently assisting numerous artists via my online mentoring sessions. The conversations and successes are what drive these sessions and it is a pleasure to see the results. More information about the sessions and how to sign up follows below.

After this newsletter break, it's back to the studio where a number of works in progress are waiting. 

Please note that private classes have begun in my new Castle Rock studios for one or two-person classes during these times and the online, 4-month Art Mentoring Sessions. CDC COVID guidelines will be followed. There are a limited number of dates available each month, so please join in soon. Feel free to contact me to begin a conversation about the possibilities.

New Work:

2 oils on canvas, 48" x 60" each, 48" x 120" total size.
In the studio, $24000 unframed
More about this oil / to purchase

Grateful Notices:

Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
Private collection, Steamboat Springs, CO
Gallery 89Steamboat Springs, CO
More about this oil

Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches
Private collection
Exhibited: Saks Galleries, Denver
More about this oil

Oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches
Private collection
Exhibited: Sorelle Gallery, Westport, CT
More about this oil

Available Works:

Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches
In the studio

Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches
Exhibiting: Boston Art, Boston, MA
$6650 framed

Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches
Gallery 89, Steamboat Springs, CO
$6650 framed

Workshops and Mentoring Sessions:

Take your work to new heights. My Workshops and Mentoring Sessions will focus on strategies for making better paintings, colorist tools, going to new places in your work and making fine art. We will be going deeper into making better and more appealing artworks with a variety of strategies and in some sessions, there will be time for Photoshop insights made easy. all workshop info

Here's a video about what happens in the Group and Private Workshops

Ken Elliott American Landscapes coffee table book:

Ken Elliott book, American Landscapes
This large coffee table book reprises 25 years of my works in oil, pastel, monotype, etching and collage. Large, coffee table hardback version, 11 x 13 inches, 94 color pages with essays. Book and a signed giclee print of the cover image: $150 or just order the book for $115.

Also available as an iBook / download on Apple devices for $9.99. You can preview the complete book and how to order your electronic or hardback versions from my website.

View my newest artworks:

Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches, $6650 framed
In the studio
This monthly newsletter is the best way to stay up to date with my new works and events. You can also follow me on Facebook and go more in depth with my blog. To view the total of my works in all media and in all my galleries, go to

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Image top:

Resumed - Blue Conversation,(cropped here) 2 oils on canvas, 48" x 60" each, 48" x 120" total size.
$24000 framed
More about this oil / to purchase
American Art Collector Magazine:

"Elliott's canvases display the strikingly vivid modern hues in which he chooses to render his contemporary landscapes." 

Southwest Art Magazine:
Although his paintings loosely reference photographs and plein-air sketches, they refuse to exist within the confines of already-prescribed images.

Rather, they stand independent of any specific place or time, the fulfilled pursuits of the artist’s visual and intellectual explorations.

Elliott wields color boldly, creating sizzling, vibrant shapes that are at once kinetic and placid, grounded in unifying illumination, and focused compositions.

He has a fascination with line structure as well, believing that “edges empower colors.” 

Private Lessons and studio visits:
I have really enjoyed giving private lessons individually or with groups over the years. It is casual, focused and fun. It is always a pleasure welcoming collectors into my studio, please email me a call to arrange a time.

The workshops are very stimulating and you will see a big result in your approach to making fine art and clarity on your career strategies. Let's discuss what works best for you.

What they are saying:

"I had a clue what might be in store for my friends, but it went WAY beyond. You have a real gift. What a FANTASTIC couple of days!!!’


"Your painting demonstrations and the information you gave us  was invaluable- no wonder your paintings are so moving. I so enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for coming to Virginia."

"Thank you so much for the wonderful, thought compelling workshop. You rekindled my love for making art. Your enthusiasm is contagious and felt throughout the room. You set up a stimulating environment that provided continuous visual images and your generosity in sharing those photos was much appreciated. I found you to be humorous, supportive and kind. I would recommend you as an instructor to anyone who would like to take their art to the next level."

"I can't thank you enough for coming to Boulder! Thank you for your clear eye, your hard work, your beautiful color and your careful feedback. I'm now a different Painter...maybe a different person?

I loved the weekend. And I can't wait until we get to soak up your love for the work, for Wolf Kahn, for COLOR -- yet again (note that I'm greedy). You are an amazing addition to our lives."

"Thank you so much for lighting up our lives and our paintings at this past weekend’s workshop! I loved hearing about your time with Wolf Kahn, your thoughts on painting, the beautiful demo, and of course the great feedback you provided us on our own paintings."

"You really reignited my desire to paint freely. Thanks also for your generosity in sharing the numerous links."

"I hope to spend another weekend painting with you sometime soon."

"Thank you for the workshop! It was a great two days. You are an amazing host and instructor, (two things that don’t always work together).

"You pulled something from each of us and it was wonderful to be a part of it. Thanks to the moon and back,"

"Thank you Ken. It was a wonderment! I learned so much."

"I so enjoyed meeting you and being part of the workshop. You got me on fire!!!!!"

"Wow! My weekend of private lessons was fabulous! While I was there I stepped into a whole new world that my soul was calling for."

"Wonderful conversations, a beautiful time with great art everywhere and artistic success!"

"It was a fabulous workshop! I know we all had a lot of fun and really enjoyed having you here. We would love to have you come back again next year!"

"Just wanted to thank you again for a very inspiring, informative, and fun workshop. I worked LARGE today!"

"Thank you for all your inspiration!"

"Thanks SO VERY MUCH, Ken, for such a fun, informative, and energetic workshop. Your enthusiasm is contagious. What a wonderful weekend!!"

"When I signed up for a painting workshop, who knew that it would be so much more. Thank you Ken. For your kindness, generosity of spirit, and sharing your knowledge and skill of painting with us."

"Thank you to everyone for making our time together a magical weekend which will be cherished. Fortunately the universe provided me with what I needed, whether I knew it or not."

"Love the class, you are a great teacher!"

"I feel so enriched and on fire to paint big and glowing colors. If you ever get a chance to study with Ken Elliott, I highly recommend him. If you need help getting to his workshops just read his book Manifesting 123"


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