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Spring and the Art Festivals

A Season of Change Spring is a season of change. For the Harris household, this is powerfully true in many ways.  We are excited about the movement of art from completion to framing and shipping; packaging pieces for transport to the Art Students League Summer Art Market and the Vail Arts Festival. The process includes a lot of hurried evaluations. With this season I find the realization of obsolescence in many of our daily conveniences.  Nothing lasts forever. In the past months, I have replaced an automobile radiator, struts, and battery, our home water heater, and the irrigation system plumbing.  […]

Peonies

Spring Art Festivals Here we are. Another Spring to celebrate graduations, concerts, Mother’s Day and irresistible flowers. For Ron, it is undeniably peonies this season, as seen in the last five pieces in his Peonies Series. We have an incredible collection to bring to the Art Festivals this year, starting with the Students Art League’s Summer Art Market. Beginning at 9 am on Saturday, June 9th, and running until 5 pm on the following day, Sunday, June 10th, Ron and I will be out in plein air to meet and greet you. Goodbye to Beautiful Artwork We have had a wonderful […]

Out To Sea

Unchartered Waters Late last year I decided to take a risk, head into uncharted waters, so to speak, and experiment with different methods of painting. My new venture included changes in “mark making”, or drawing, and new the use of mediums like oil pastel, ink, and acrylic paint. The new tack was a result of an effort to expand my artistic voice by taking classes at the Art Students League of Denver. In one class I was challenged to approach all exercises in a non-objective manner. One of my really great teachers, Jeff Wentzel, suggested that I use my left […]

Realism vs. Expressionism: It’s All So Abstract

Kathy’s Thoughts: We had a busy Fall season and I apologize for not getting a newsletter out for several months. The twins are in high school and now have a Driving Permit! Scary. Ron has had works hanging at the Littleton Museum and currently, a piece at the Impasto Art Gallery in Longmont, CO. But the most exciting news of all is that Ron is experimenting with Abstract styles. After years of painting Abstract Realism, he is beginning to test the waters of Abstract Expressionism. Thus, I’ve had to do some research… Abstract Realism vs. Abstract Expressionism: In my ongoing education of […]

Identify Your Individuality: The Best You Can Be

Caravaggio: Identify His Strengths I had Michelangelo da Caravaggio looking over my shoulder recently. During our visit to Scotland, we had a chance to view the Beyond Caravaggio exhibit at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. The collection of paintings identifies artists that were influenced by his use of light and shadow. That’s him behind me from the amazing “The Taking of Christ”. Art historians celebrate and identify Caravaggio for his groundbreaking use of shadow to create depth and an amazing sense of realism. However, I find an immediacy in his tableaus which makes the viewer feel as if they […]