Ken Elliott's Art Newsletter, September 2016
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September News:

It has been a fulfilling time with a lot of new works emerging in the studio as well as commissions - a lovely task.

Works in progress in the studio

I am having my once a year Open House at my home and studio Saturday, October 29. You are so invited, but please RSVP and I'll send you directions. It is only for 4 hours, noon - 4 pm. There will be refreshments, interesting people and a lot of art to view. 303-995-1611 or email

This month I juried the Pikes Peak Pastel Society Exhibition in September and just completed an art workshop sponsored by the group. In October I will be conducting a Making it Fine Art class in my Colorado studio. More Making it Fine Art Workshops are scheduled for 2017. Click on the link for more info and registration. workshop info

For a couple of weeks now, the Rocky Mountains have been showing their fall colors and here at my lower elevation, merely 6250 feet, the colors are just starting to show here. It is a thrill to watch it happen.

Enjoy the fantastic fall !

I was honored to be the juror for this Pikes Peak Pastel Society show, September 2016. The show is currently up at the Pikes Peak Library on two floors.
1175 Chapel Hills Dr, Colorado Springs, CO


oil on canvas 36 x 60   $8450  framed

One night Charity Event Thursday, October 13, 6-8 pm
Brushstrokes Studio - Gallery
1487 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210 map

I'll be exhibiting to benefit the The Fine Arts Foundation along with the Brushstrokes Gallery Artists: Kelly Berger, John K. Harrell, Kit Hevron Mahoney, and Anita Mosher. The Foundation provides grants to a large number of arts organizations in the Denver metro.
2016 Grant Recipients  
$65 per person.  More details to follow

New Works:

oil on canvas 36 x 60   $8450  framed


pastel, 17 1/8 x 22 3/4  unframed, $1250.

Grateful Notices:

oil on canvas 36 X 36, private collection
Also available as a signed, limited edition giclee

oil on canvas 30 X 40, private collection
Arden's Gallery, Houston

pastel, 9 x 18 private collection

Workshops / Private Sessions:
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.
Please inquire   all workshop info

My latest workshop sponsored by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society
Colorado Springs, CO. more info on my blog

Castle Rock, CO (Denver metro)
Making it Fine Art Workshop, 2 days
Sat and Sun, October 15-16  9:30 - 5pm
One spot left

Open to artists at all skill levels and media. An indoor, two-day workshop limited to 6 participants. $390 per person. Let me know if you need help with transportation and accommodations.
Flyer and complete info    register online here

Making it Fine Art Workshop
Advanced Strategies Workshops, 2 1/2 days
2 1/2 days, Spring 2017:
Castle Rock, CO (Denver metro)

Open to artists in all media. This is a new, advanced version of Ken's Making it Fine Art Workshop. We will be going deeper into making better and more appealing artworks with a variety of strategies. After dinner, I will also show you Photoshop techniques Saturday evening for taking your works to the next level and creating better pathways for finishing your artworks. You will be given a Photoshop guide and have access to a large photo file of over 1500 inspiring artworks.
Flyer / complete info

Making it Fine Art Workshop
Advanced Strategies Workshops, 2 1/2 days
Sponsored by the North River Arts Society
Register by contacting Peggy Bruno 781-837-8091
Open to artists in all media. This is a new, advanced version of Ken's Making it Fine Art Workshop. We will be going deeper into making better and more appealing artworks with a variety of strategies. I will also show you Photoshop techniques for taking your works to the next level and creating better pathways for finishing your artworks.

complete info and registration

Great things happen in these Fine Art Classes with information, breakthroughs and strategies that will last a lifetime.

Currently Exhibiting:

oil on canvas 48 X 48      $8950 framed

Steamboat Center for Visual Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO


oil on canvas, 40 X 40   $6650 framed
 Cherry Creek Art Gallery, Denver


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 EubanksJanice McDonaldCarol Ann WaughMary 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:

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.
My Blog, For the Color

Want to follow along in my studio?
Come across some interesting art bits and intriguing posts from elsewhere? Check out my artist's blog: For the Color and on the right of the blog under Followers, click Join this Site. Right now you can view vintage videos of Renoir, Degas, a Piet Mondrian video montage, comments about my works and observations about museum artworks from some recent trips.
View my newest artworks:
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, For the Color. To view the total of my works in all media and in all my galleries, go to

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Lake Palette II
oil on canvas, 36 x 60
$8450 unframed
(cropped here)
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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:
I have really enjoyed giving private lessons over the years. It is casual, focused and fun.

There will be a big result in your approach to making fine art and clarity on your career strategies. Give me a call and we'll discuss what works best for you.

Lodging and transportation can be provided for the Castle Rock Workshops.

What they are saying about the Workshops:

"Yours was exactly the kind of workshop I had hoped it would be to give me the focus I needed. I can't thank you enough for coming all this way for such a small group...but I think you got the students who needed you the most!

"The Workshop was amazing. It made me get out of my way in terms of a different painting method and expanded my vision. Also, the friends I made from that weekend are wonderful. My eyes were opened and I can't go backward from that."

"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"
Francine "


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