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Ken Elliott's Fine Art Newsletter February, 2019
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February News:

I am enjoying the cycles of snow followed by the big, blue Colorado skies. The weather and scenery here is stimulating and it drives me to spend creative time in the studio. Following our winter here, please note the dates for my March Fine Art Workshop and in April, another workshop with the esteemed artist, Casey Klahn and me. Full details follow below or on my website.

There are a couple of new oils listed this month, a 50 x 50 oil on canvas and a 24 x 24 oil on panel. The small oil was inspired by the Colorado high country and those unlimited views. Thanks to the artist Marion Kahn for introducing to the beauty of her hight country backyard.

My thanks to Amanda at Arden's Gallery in Houston for placing a large oil into a private collection there. And finally, I got a kick out of attending a Super Bowl party at the Glenmoore Country Club here in Denver and walked in to see a pair of my large giclees hanging there.



Here's to the last days of Winter and to the beauty of Spring just around the corner!
Ken



New works:


SACCADES XIV
Oil on canvas, 50 x 50 inches     $9850 framed
Saks Galleries, Denver
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color




CLOUDSWEPT IN BLUE
Oil on panel, 24 x 24      $2450  framed
Saks Galleries, Denver



In the Galleries:


LIGHT MOVING ACROSS
Oil on canvas, 36 X 60      $7500 unframed
Sorelle Gallery, New Canaan, CT
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color




EDGE OF THE FOREST
Oil on canvas, 36 X 36      $5100 framed
Exhibiting: Saks Galleries, Denver
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color



Grateful Notices:


THE RED FOOTHILLS
oil on canvas 30 X 40   private collection
Exhibited: Arden's Gallery, Houston



Workshops / Private Sessions /Studio Visits:

Here's a video about what happens in the Group and Private Workshops
Contact Ken to arrange a studio visit or Workshop. It is always a pleasure to meet you.


Castle Rock, Colorado
Sat - Sun, March 23-24

2 1/2 day Workshop, Making it Fine Art: Moving to the Next Level with Ken Elliott
Saturday - Sunday, 9-4pm; Sat evening after break, 4:30 -7, Photoshop Tools and discussions.
Limited to 8 artists, $390 each. (5 openings left)
More information and registration 
on the website.

Castle Rock, Colorado, a 4-day Mentoring / Intensive, Fine Art Workshop with myself and Casey Klahn, Thurs - Sun, April 25-28.
Complete info and registration  
Contact Ken
Limited to 8 artists, (4 openings left) $750 each. We hope to see you there!

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. all workshop info

Hope to see you at these Fine Art Workshops. You will receive information that will last a lifetime.

 
 

Publications:


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 www.kenelliott.com

Thank you,
Ken

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Saccades XIV
Oil on canvas, 50 x 50 inches     $9850 framed
Saks Galleries, Denver
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.

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


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."   Sally

"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!"
Kate

"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!"
Donna

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

"Thank you for all your inspiration!"
Deb

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

"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."
Linda

"Love the class, you are a great teacher!"
Betsy

"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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