Demo

NEWS

 Showtime!

 FIRST THINGS FIRST.  THE ARTWORK TAB HAS BEEN REMODELLED AND UPDATED.  LOTS OF NEW IMAGES.  CHECK IT OUT!

 Shows and a Demo make for a busy September and early October.  Here’s the rundown:

 •  First Friday Art Walks – September kicks off the fall round of Art Walks.  Fredericksburg Art Gallery will provide receptions from 6-8 PM, which always include great food, the best wine, and new art.  “Not Short for Long” and “Lifting Fog” (both 12 x 16) will debut September 7, along with some new plein air paintings.

     

•  Watercolor Demo for the Guadalupe Watercolor Group – Chuck’s program for this event on September 11 focused on limited palettes, in which only a few tube colors are used.  Limited palettes enable a more creative use of color and can generate some interesting effects.  He was able to bring all THREE of these 9x12 paintings to a stopping point in less than an hour and a half (Miz Barbara helped with the hair dryer).  Of course, "fast" doesn't necessarily mean "good!"  Click here for a pdf containing the handout from the demo and notes taken by Marsha Pape (thanks, Marsha!).

         

•  “THE PARTY” Show and Sale at the Museum of Western Art – opening reception on September 15, 6-9 PM.  “Home for Lunch” (20 x 16), “Lost a Post” (18 x 24), and “Hamilton Barn” (16 x 20) will be part of the show at this magnificent museum.

          

•  Plein Air Artists of Colorado 22nd Annual National Show at Sorrel Sky Gallery in Durango, Colorado – opening reception on October 5.  These two oil paintings were juried into this year’s show (“Boos Road Farm Houses,” 9 x 12, and “Gone with the Wind,” 11 x 14).

      

November will bring the annual Contemporary Masters Invitational Show at Fredericksburg Art Gallery.  More on that later…

 

 

 

MACH SPEED! 

My first painting video!  All the preparation for a Quick Draw that didn’t happen turned into a perfect opportunity to make a fast-paced video.  Check it out below.  The painting took about 45 minutes in real time, but this was sped up in the movie for entertainment value.  For those artists and friends who would like to know more about the process, please click here for a pdf that explains it all.