Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Paintings at the Grand Lake Art Gallery







I brought this oil painting, "Rocky Mountain Panoramic" to the Grand Lake Art Gallery (Grand Lake, Colorado-on the west entrance to Rocky Mt National Park) last week along with other new artwork. I have quite a few originals and some prints for sale there which all have a Colorado Rocky Mountain theme.
*sold

Saturday, July 26, 2008

YMCA of the Rockies workshop


I will be holding a workshop at the YMCA of the Rockies in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado on March 28 & 29, 2009. Even though is it scheduled for next year, it is something to look forward to and is not too early to reserve your space. The workshop has just been added to their website. Check it out for the class description.
The YMCA of the Rockies borders Rocky Mountain National Park and couldn't be a more inspiring place to create art.
http://www.ymcarockies.org/resources/files//PDFs/EPC/Art_in_the_Rockies_2008/Paint%20the%20Rockies%20with%20Pastels%20PDF.pdf

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Plein air painting

Painting Loveland’s Past : Historic Buildings and Sites
Wednesdays; August 6, 13, 20, 27, 9 am – 12 noon


Paint like the Impressionists
did – in the great outdoors.
Take some time for yourself and
join these plein air classes this
summer. Participants will paint
at a different location within
Loveland each day and learn
something new about painting
outside. Painting in a group
outside is more fun and safer.
Some watercolor experience is
recommended but not required.
Supplies are not included. A list of locations and suggested supplies will be available at the time of registration or for advance consideration.
For ages 18 and above.

http://www.ci.loveland.co.us/cultural_services/images/Summer%20newsletter%20web%201-11.pdf

Monday, July 14, 2008

Award


"Appeasing Pele" (pastel) was accepted into the 2nd 50 Paint the Parks 2008.
http://www.paintamerica.org/winners08ptp2.html
I painted this piece from visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where some Hawaiians still offer gifts to appease the Volcano goddess, Pele. This location is no longer accessible due to volcanic activity.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Award

"A Walk To Remember"was accepted into the PSNR National Pastel Extravaganza and was awarded an honorable mention. I won a Jack Richeson $100 gift certificate and picked out a beautiful set of Unison portrait pastels. Here is their newsletter about the show.....
http://www.psnr.net/Assets/newsletter%20and%20events/psnrnewsletter.pdf

Lake View before delivery...

Lake View Unveiled!

The heart titled “Lake View” was created by artist Mary Giacomini and sponsored by Columbine Health Systems. It will be placed at 1365 W. 29th St. Loveland, Colorado.
Engaging the HeARTS: Long-awaited heart-art project unveiled in Loveland

After years of planning and months of work, the Loveland: City with HeArt’s completed sculptures were unveiled Friday at Civic Center Park.
The 5-foot-tall fiberglass hearts — which follow the lead of other cities’ sculpture projects such as Chicago’s Cows on Parade — were commissioned by local sponsors and decorated by local artists.
It was a project headed by Engaging Loveland, a not-for-profit group that also heads up SummerFest in the Rockies.
Soon the symbols of the Sweetheart City will be sprinkled around Loveland for public viewing and will remain on display through December.
In February, the hearts will be auctioned off, with proceeds supporting Engaging Loveland.
http://www.reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?ID=17851

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Live Interview


Here is a shot from the live interview on Denver's Fox 31 Good Day Colorado show this morning. Yes, I was nervous!

I am off to set up for the Oregon Trail Days Art Show In Gering, Nebraska which opens tonight and runs through Saturday. For more info on this invitational show, check out this website....
http://www.starherald.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19829590&BRD=484&PAG=461&dept_id=553251&rfi=6

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hearts.....

Watch Fox 31's Good Day Colorado show this Thursday July 10 for a special on the City of Loveland. I will be interviewed along with my friend Pat Saunders-White about the hearts we painted for Engaging Loveland. We will have a LIVE interview at 7AM.

I also was interviewed by our local paper about the project. It is posted at:
http://reporterherald.com/news_story.asp?ID=17548

The BIG thing not to miss is the unveiling of the hearts on July 11 at the Foote Lagoon in Loveland with Summerfest of the Rockies. I will post a picture of my finished heart after the unveiling so as not to spoil any surprises....