Tuesday, March 31, 2009
16th Annual Open House
If you live in or near Indianapolis and you love art, The Stutz Open House is the place to be April 24 or 25. It is like attending 70 gallery openings. At last count we have art being exhibited by 86 artists. Tickets are available early at any Old National Banking Center for $10 or $12 at the door. Proceeds finance our two resident artist's studios for a year. More info at Stutz Artists.com
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Oil on Linen
This is a small study I did for some upcoming works. The cows are feeding in Germany, in the small village of Waging Am See. I have photographed them for the past 2 years visiting my daughter and family. The area in Southern Germany is a painter's dream with great views every direction one looks.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Oil on Linen
This is a painting I have been working on for the past two weeks. It is a little more conservative in color than most of my works, but I wanted to have a larger work ready for some of the upcoming juried exhibits. The one I was thinking about states in their mission statement that they are upholding the traditions of the Brown County artists that painted in the area in the late 19th Century...the most famous being T.C. Steele.
I always enjoy new challenges and finished the work with some glazes to pull some of the objects and areas of the painting together. The mood I tried to create was the late evening after a thunderstorm with the sky starting to open up and the cows returning home after their day in the fields.