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We have just finished with our shows in New York City. Hans was showing his painting "All in One Basket" at the Salmagundi Club winning the Helen Oehler Memorial Award and I was showing my painting "A Branch of Budgies" at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.
We have some great new paintings to show off in our upcoming shows. Here are some examples:
This is a Still Life set up for Hans' new painting of gourds.....
Here is the beginning of the second sitting after doing a underpainting......
The color block in....
Starting to refine....
The beginning of the details, the fun part. The stems were not a part of the orignal set up, so Hans bought another pumpkin that had something more interesting to go into the background....
Here is a piece I have been planning for two years now. I began with a long panel working from life with the magnolias, the painting took several sittings. In the first sitting the flowers were moving rapidly, they were completely different by the end of the day. I later finished the work from photographs and an alla prima painting from life to use as color reference. The day after the long panel, I started the alla prima painting using one of the magnolias from the day before which had open completely:therefore, moving less so I could focus more on the color. This past summer I began the large painting I had invisioned, 36"x24". I just finished it this Monday and it is off to be photographed. I used both of the study paintings to help with color reference as I worked from several different photos for the whole composition.
Long panel painting.....
One sitting painting (Alla Prima).....
The finished painting.....
I started another floral painting using a different series of techniques; this next one is a work in progress. I started off doing a scratchboard of a spray of peonies, this took a great deal of time. After it was finished I traced my drawing and transfered it onto a panel and started a underpainting. I then decided to do a grisaille painting (a painting in grays) with the hopes of glazing color. On the side I did several thumbnails to work out the color scheme for the flowers, background and tabletop. After the painting was completely dried I glazed the flowers with the colors I had worked out in the thumbnails. After glazing the color I decided the front pink flower was too bright so I wiped it out leaving it light pink. The following sitting I began to refine the flowers and colors along with the background. I have yet to complete this painting but it will be finished by the Schuler December show.
The scratchboard drawing....(this will be on display at the Wilson Show, Gallery5511)
Glazing in the color and color block in...
Refining the colors and background....
Stay tuned for the finished painting or come and see it at the Schuler School Annual Winter Exhibtion.
Lastly, a painting I have been planning for years and have finally executed. I am very excited about this painting “The Critic”; it is a "Trompe l'Oeil" which is French for "fool the eye." It's an art form that's been practiced for over 3,000 years as way to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface. The painting is of my cat Baxter propped up on a loose interpretation of a Rothko painting, he is tearing it up as he is sliding down it, ripping the canvas. I did my own loose interpretation of a Rothko to keep it as a familiar artist of abstract work to the viewer. Sorry to those who like Rothko.
We do have other works viewable at both the Wilson Show and the Schuler School Show, works also include new miniatures by both of us. You can go to our "Events" tab to get more information on the shows or scroll down to the end of the newsletter, or cut and paste this link to get you directly there:
ACCEPTED INTO JURIED SHOW:
Some exciting news, Hans and I both were just accepted into the 20th Patuxent Art League Open Juried Exhibition. Hans' work entitled "All in One Basket" and my work "A Branch of Budgies" will be on display. The Exhibition will be held in the the Main Gallery at the Montpelier Arts Center located in Laurel, MD December 12 –January 2
Event Dates: 11/26/2010 - 12/5/2010
Enjoy a wonderful art show with selected exhibiting local artists. Artworks include drawing, oil painting, watercolor and sculpture. This years exhibiting artists are: Michael Bare, Fritz Briggs, Bob Browne, Mary Ruth Buchness, David Good, Andy Guerin, Mark Hiles, Hans Guerin, Beth de Loiselle Guerin, Marshall Kinsley, John Sills, Stewart White, Bill and Jeff Wilson, and Nancy Wiseman.
Location: Wilson Studio, Friday and Saturday 7-10 and Sunday 1-6pm
5511 Knollview Court
Catonsville MD 21228
Schuler School Annual Winter Art Exhibition
Event Dates: 12/4/2010 - 12/5/2010
Location: Schuler School of Fine Arts, from 2-5:30pm
5,7 and 9 East Lafayette Ave
Baltimore MD 21202
Enjoy the beautiful artwork of the Students, Alumni, Instructors of the Schuler School of Fine Arts. All artwork is for sale, artworks include painting, drawing, watercolor, sculpture, and hand painted ornaments.
Tribute to Ann Schuler Retrospective Exhibition
Event Dates: 12/11/2010 - 12/12/2010
Location: Schuler School of Fine Arts
5,7 and 9 East Lafayette Ave
Baltimore MD 21202
Please come join us as we celebrate the life of Ann Schuler. Selected artwork, giclee prints and her book "Figure Sketches from the Model" will be for sale.
Thanks again for subscribing, Happy Holidays!
Beth and Hans