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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 […]

Ron’s Process Revealed

To Process, or Not to Process: Hi All, I recently attended a three day class with artist Marianne Mitchell at the Art Student League of Denver. The class was to develop the artists’ signature expression and personal voice. This class presented wonderful opportunities for me to speak to other artists about my creations and hear their reactions, confirmations, and suggestions. Marianne does a marvelous job of moderating a very encouraging and cooperative environment. The immediate identification of the first class concerned how the artist began the work.  This was later expanded in the second class where we were instructed to paint with “reckless abandon”. It quickly […]

Art and The Women Behind the Artist

Kathy’s thoughts on Art: Art can be found everywhere, in different forms, genres, and expressions. From the shoes we wear to a gourmet meal, each day brings Art before us on constant display. I have heard Art described as a personal journey, different for each beholder, as a necessity that brings awareness and beauty into our lives. Often, we take Art for granted. Sometimes we find it appalling. Whether we acknowledge it before us or not, Art is an intricate part of our day to day lives. The Women Behind the Artist After a wonderful weekend with family, I hope everyone had […]