Ken Elliott's Newsletter, June 2012

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News for June:

For the newsletter this month, I've added two pastels and a large new oil.  These new works are a bit more abstracted and I do like the results.  The two pastels have inspired me to do large oil versions and I hope to have the completed results in next month's newsletter. One of the large oils in progress is in the workshop photo below.

July 21-22, I'll be doing a formal painting and pastel workshop in the Denver metrocomplete info

As a summer bonus, I have birds nesting on my front door wreath!  It is worth the inconvenience of forgoing front door access to have the three new chicks growing up.  Hope you enjoy the photo.

New Works:

Ken Elliott, Golden Moment Against the Reds, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
Golden Moment Against the Reds
oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Ken Elliott, Bright Glow, pastel on sanded paper, 8 x 14 1/2 inches
Bright Flow
pastel on paper, 8 x 14 1/2 inches

Ken Elliott, Bright Encounter, pastel on sanded board, 15 x 15 3/8 inches
Bright Encounter, pastel on paper, 15 x 15 3/8 inches
Exhibiting: Ardens Gallery, Houston

My new art book:

Ken Elliott book, American Landscapes
New  The hardback book of my works in oil, pastel, monotype, etching and collage. It is a very high-quality, large format book, 11 x 12 3/4 inches, with 94 color pages of my images going back 19 years. This book and a signed giclee print of the cover image: $150 or just order the book for $115. You can preview the complete book and place your order from my website.

My Denver Workshop:

Ken Elliott, in the studio 6-7-12
Making it Fine Art:  A two-day Denver workshop, Sat-Sun, July 21-22
Sign ups have already started and this small group workshop will fill quickly. $225. per person. We are all going to take our art to a better and more compelling place. This will be a small group with a lot of personal attention to the strategies of making fine art and career expansion. I hope you will join us. There are also tentative plans for Workshops in Houston, Atlanta and New York. Please inquire.

Next exhibit, November 2012:
The Madden Museum, Denver

Ken Elliott at the Madden Museum, "To Expand" November 2012
This six-person Denver Museum show, To Expand,  is taking shape.  Exhibiting Denver artists: Carol Ann Waugh, Janice McDonald, Karen Scharer, Ken Elliott, Mary Williams and Victoria Eubanks. Taking shape means that the six of us are really busy conceptualizing and creating works for this large exhibit space. We have a Facebook page where you can watch us create this exhibit right up to the opening!

The new family:

Here are the three new Western Finch chicks nesting in the front door wreath.  The dragonfly doorknocker is keeping watch. Mon and Dad were smart and since they made this nest under the front porch overhang, they all survived the 4 inches of hail we experienced last week.... good call !

My Blog, For the Color:

Ken Elliott blog
Want to follow along in my studio? Come across some interesting art bits and intriguing posts from elsewhere? Check out my artist's blog and on the right of the blog under Followers, click Join this Site.  Right now you can view vintage videos of Renoir and Degas as wall as some comments about some museum works from my last NY trip.

View my newest artworks:
This monthly newsletter is the best way to stay up to date with my new works and events. To see all the oils only available my studio, visit the In the Studio webpage. 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

Thank you for your interest and I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer,



Ken Elliot in the studio


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