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Ken Elliott's Fine Art Newsletter June 2020
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June News:

Picasso: "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." 

I do like that quote but I have also learned that when working on these oils, the canvases are always asking questions. Certainly, it's not the same each day but there are consistencies. I'm often aware of the challenge to make a work of art that is of a high quality, something fine and lasting. It often means taking the ordinary and going to new and interesting places.

With each new painting something is learned and artists of experience have more solutions to the problems that paintings in progress demand. At times there are two visions at work - that of the artist and the present demands of the canvas.

Some recent good news and my thanks for Nancy Noyes with Noyes Art Designs for commissioning the 36 x 60 oil Land and Cloud Streams for the AventHealth Celebration Hospital in Florida.  (scroll down)

New commissions are currently in progress so thank you to those wanting my large oils for their collections. It is an honor.

Note that I'll soon be announcing a new art class date in Castle Rock (Denver Metro). Meanwhile, artists are signing up for my private, in-person lessons and the online, 4-month Art Mentoring Sessions. There are a limited number of dates available each month, so please join in soon. Feel free to contact me and start a conversation about the possibilities.


Enjoy the beauty that is all around us,
Ken 
 


New Works:


THE LIGHT IN THE WORLD III
Oil on canvas, 40 X 40 inches   $6650 framed
Saks Galleries, Denver, CO
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color




AIR THROUGH THE FOREST
Oil on canvas, 40 X 40 inches   $6650 framed
In the studio
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color




THE LIGHT IN THE WORLD IV
Oil on canvas, 40 X 40 inches   $6650 framed
Saks Galleries, Denver, CO
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color



Grateful Notices:


LAND AND CLOUD STREAMS
Oil on Panel, 36 x 60 commission for the
AventHealth Celebration Hospital, FL



In the Galleries:


GREEN DREAM II
Oil on canvas, 48 X 48     $8950 framed
Gallery 89, Steamboat Springs, CO
More about this on Ken's blog, For the Color




SACCADES III
oil on panel 36 x 60      $8450 framed
Boston Art, Boston, MA




PURPLE WOOD
oil on canvas, 40 x 40  $6650. framed
Boston Art, Boston, MA




GLITTERING FOREST
Oil on canvas, 36 X 48     $5800 unframed
Sorelle Gallery, New Canaan, CT

More about this on Ken's blog, For the Color


Workshops and Mentoring Sessions:

Take your work to new heights. These Workshops, Private 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, 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.
 
 
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 www.kenelliott.com

Thank you,
Ken

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Image top, cropped here:
The Light in the World
Oil on Panel, 24 X 24   $2450 framed
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color
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!!!’

L.

"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."
S.


"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."
M.

"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."
B.H.

"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,"
V.

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

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

"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!"
K.

"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!"
D.

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

"Thank you for all your inspiration!"
D.

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

"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."
L.

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

"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"
F.
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