September News: the late late version
I am late for my self-imposed newsletter deadline but I'll plead that the month was too interesting and fun to stop and take the time to write!
A Making it Fine Art / Advanced Strategies workshop wrapped up last week. It was a specially scheduled Fri-Sat class to accommodate two artists from Massachusetts, Grace and Maureen along with Rob from CO Springs. We had a vibrant and inspiring experience, all pushing ourselves and thoroughly enjoying our time together.
My next workshop will be in mid-May, 2018. Details will be announced soon. Contact Ken to learn more or to schedule a workshop in your area. all workshop info
The month ended with the completion of a couple of large oils (below.) The cropped photo at the top of this newsletter shows me close to completion on a 4 x 5 ft oil... more to follow as the painting bends me to its will.
Do take the time to embrace the inspirations of the fall!
For the Benefits:
Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, $4400 framed
Donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund website
Contact Arden's Gallery, Houston
Recently I noticed a trend in almost every cloudscape I paint. Rather than paint the perfect, puffy-white clouds, I opt for the darker ones. The darker clouds have more color and variation, giving more opportunities for a colorist painter.
I spent half of my life in Houston and now live in a Colorado landscape that is depicted here. Everyday I see the long lines of foothills with the cloud patterns in constant movement above the landscape.
The dark clouds in my work always have a counterpoint, a source of light. I realized that I am painting hope in these scenes. Although the cloud form is overpowering, it is a necessary part of the scene. Without that added drama, the soft glow in the landscape would look ordinary and uninteresting.
In the end, is the light, the hope that illuminates the scene and brings it beauty.
Thanks to the Relief Fund for the opportunity to give something back to my dear hometown.
From an original pastel: Limited edition giclee in three sizes and prices: 17 x 12 5/8 inches $300. 23 x 17 $575. 27 1/2 x 20 1/2, $790. Total edition of 195, plus 15 artist proofs.
The Artful Home online gallery is offering a large number of pink-themed artworks during the month of October with 15% of proceeds going to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Reasearch Foundation. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase great art from a large number of artists and support breast cancer research.
View the entire Pink with Purpose Collection
Purchase Ken's Corals Emerging
Take your work to new heights. These workshops and private sessions will focus on strategies for making better paintings, 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 including Photoshop insights made easy.
Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 $10950 framed
More about this work on my blog, For the Color
Sun Behind the Foothills
Oil on canvas, 36 X 60 $8450 framed
Exhibiting: Saks Galleries, Denver
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color
Gold Progression II
Oil on canvas 48 x 60 $10950 framed
Renjeau Gallery Natick, MA
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color
Oil on canvas, 24 x 48 inches
Workshops / Private Sessions:
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Great things happen in these Fine Art Classes with information that will last a lifetime.
Ken's work at the Denver International Airport
Should you find yourself at the Denver Airport, take the time to view my work and those of my gifted Expand artists / colleagues reproduced in the Main Terminal. You will see the images between the baggage claim areas and behind the car rental counters. This “Here to There” themed display was curated by the DIA Art and Culture Program. The airport desired more color in the main terminal spaces and happily, we were allowed to use it as our playground. Many thanks to my fellow artists and everyone that made this possible!
Our EXPAND artist group is comprised of five artists from the Denver metro area: Victoria Eubanks, Janice McDonald, Carol Ann Waugh, Mary Williams and myself.
A Survey of Paintings and Prints at the PACE Center
with works in oils, pastels and monotypes. This exhibition catalog can be purchased online here.
30 color pages and text by the artist. $10 plus $4 postage.
Ken Elliott American Landscapes coffee table book:
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.
My Blog, For the Color
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