It was a delight to travel to Houston and attend my group show last week at the Arden's Gallery - a big thank you to all that came by. Did I mention that Houston has the best Mexican food? I indulged.
Today a large canvas is being crated for shipping to a private client in Illinois and happily, more commissions are in the works.
Coming up, I am honored to be the juror for the Pikes Peak Pastel Society exhibition in September as well as putting on a workshop sponsored by the group. Also in August through October of this year, I will be offering more Making it Fine Art Workshops in Colorado and Massachusetts. workshop info
Let's make the most of this remarkable summer!
Opening night at Arden's Gallery last week
Arden's Gallery, Houston
Ken Elliott and Karen Dollahon, Two-Person show.
view the exhibit
Through August 31
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
Location of last months Workshop in Steamboat Springs, CO
Making it Fine Art Workshop in Boulder, CO March 2016
Castle Rock, CO (Denver metro)
Making it Fine Art Workshop one opening left
Sat and Sun, August 20-21 9:30 - 5pm
Another Castle Rock Workshop has just been announced for October 15-16
Making it Fine Art / Advanced Strategies
3-day Workshops in Marshfield, MA
Sept 9-11 and Falmouth, MA Sept 16-18
These groups are now taking registrations. It is an amazing time of the year to be on the East coast and I hope to see you there! 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
Making it Fine Art / Pastel
Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 23 and 24, 2016 9:45 am - 4:30 pm
Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Pastel Society
Complete info / flyer registration form
Castle Rock, CO (Denver metro)
Making it Fine Art Workshop
Sat and Sun, October 15-16 9:30 - 5pm
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
Great things happen in these Fine Art Classes with information that will last for a lifetime.
oil on canvas 36 X 36 $5100 framed
Sunset in Orange and Pink study
Oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches
Exhibiting: Arden's Gallery, Houston
Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches
Private collection, Illinois
Ken's work 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 Eubanks, Janice McDonald, Carol Ann Waugh, Mary 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:
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
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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