Photos from opening night at the Denver Public Library for the 3rd Annual Denver Plein Air Exhibition, hosted by Gallery 1261 and Abend Gallery. I was bestowed with an honorable mention from the exhibition judges, and what a great honor! I will let the photos tell the remainder of the story, and you can view all the award winners and additional pieces online at the Golden Triangle Museum District website. Special thanks to everyone involved. Back to the easel for me.
Here is the final oil painting for the group show "Where the Wild Things Art" hosted by Illiterate and curated by the one and only Max Kaufmann, opening Friday, November 6th to the public. I have always been fascinated with the imagination and the idea of imaginary friends and so with all the different concepts I had come up with I was sold on the idea of portraying the main character as he first meets the Wild Things and his fascination with them, and his imaginative expression once faced with creatures that are supposed to scare. My nephew was the model for the scene and he was the perfect candidate for the an imaginative journey into the psyche of a wild boy. Come see the show should be an incredible display of Denver's talent and conceptual prowess. Special thanks to Max for the invite.
I was notified that I have two pieces in this years Plein Air Festival exhibition at the Denver Public Library. All of the pieces submitted can be viewed online, accepted pieces in one category, unaccepted in another, but still for sale online.
It is a great honor considering I have only had one piece accepted in past years. The pieces that were accepted were the Sniagrab Aloft pair, completed on the first day of the festival, in halfway overcast weather.
The pair exhibit the ideas of small studies on location in order to lock in palette control and overall composition with a steady and rapid process towards completing the final painting; eliminating many problems due to the studies analytical and exploratory nature. The exhibit opens on November 10th at the Denver Public Library from 6- 9 pm, hope to see you there.