Ken Elliott's Art Newsletter, July 2017
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July News:

It has been a very creative and rewarding month here. The recent oils listed below, Marsh Tones and Green Dreams are new subjects with different compositional ideas. I'll be working out more variations along these themes.

I am delighted that an important collector has acquired one of my large  5' x 5' oils from Saks Galleries, Denver, Winters Morning II. Additionally, the Hospice of Mercy in Durango CO just acquired two of my oils and a number of limited edition giclee prints for their facility. I am much honored in both cases - thank you.

My group exhibition continues, The Art of Chine-Colle at the Arvada Center for the Arts, CO. This is a Big Show with amazing artworks on paper by a large number of impressive artists on two floors. More info below.

My next art workshops:

Marshfield, MA, 2017
August 26-27

Sponsored by the North River Art Society in the Boston metro.  More info and registration

Fri-Sat, Sept 22-23
Making it Fine Art / Advanced Strategies
2 1/2-Day Workshop with Ken Elliott in his Castle Rock home / studio (Denver metro)
More info and registration

Casey Klahn and I tentively have another workshop slated for Oct 2017. Watch for more details.

New Works:

Marsh Tones
Oil on canvas, 36 x 48   $6750 framed
More about this work on my blog, For the Color

Green Dream
Oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches   $2450 framed
More about this work on my blog, For the Color

Currently Exhibiting:

Paper on paper: The Art of Chine-Colle at the Arvada Center for the Arts
The exhibit continues through Sunday, August 20th.

6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO   map
more information and photos

This exhibition features the works of Mark Lunning, Ken Elliott, Jane Braley, Lynn Heitler, and Amy Metier - printmakers who utilize the technique of chine-colle in various ways. Chine-colle is a printmaking process that transfers a print onto both a support surface and thinner, more delicate papers which become a part of the printed image.

Here's a video of one of Ken's exhibiting prints being made

Blue Skies III
Monotype from two plates with chine colle, image: 23 1/2 X 17 7/8 inches, paper: 41 3/8 x 29 3/4  $1950 framed.
Exhibiting: The Art of Chine-Colle at the Arvada Center for the Arts
Available as limited edition giclee

Grateful Notices:

Winters Morning II
oil on canvas, 60 x 60
Private collection by Saks Galleries, Denver

Sunset, Pinks and Orange II
oil on canvas, 48 x 72
Mercy Regional Medical Center, Hospice of Mercy, Durango CO by SCW Art Consultants

Illuminated Autumn
oil on canvas 30 x 40
Mercy Regional Medical Center, Hospice of Mercy, Durango CO by SCW Art Consultants

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.

Making it Fine Art Workshop at Ken's studio / home

Marshfield, MA, 2017
August 26-27

Making it Fine Art / Advanced Strategies
2 1/2-Day Workshop
Sponsored by the North River Art Society
Fri - Sat, 9-4pm
Sat evening after break, 4:30 -6, Photoshop Tools

Members $425, non-members $465. Payable to the North River Art Society
Register by contacting Peggy Bruno 781-837-8091 or email 

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 and with Photoshop insights made easy!
Workshop flyer  Contact Ken

Denver, CO, 2017
Fri-Sat, Sept 22-23

Making it Fine Art / Advanced Strategies
2 1/2-Day Workshop with Ken Elliott
Complete info and register online
Workshop / flyer
Sat-Sun, 9am-4 pm
Sat evening after break, 4:30 -6, Photoshop Tools
Open to artists in all media
$390 per person
Workshop Flyer  Contact Ken

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 and with Photoshop insights made easy.

Art Workshop with Casey Klahn at the Madden Museum, Denver, CO

A dual Workshop with Ken and
Casey Klahn is tenatively scheduled for October 2017.

Contact Ken to learn more or to schedule a workshop in your area.  all workshop info

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 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

Thank you,

Contact Ken

Art Blog: For the Color

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Image top:
Marsh Tones
Oil on canvas, 36 x 48
(cropped here)
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:

"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"
Francine "


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