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More Landscape Work

23 Jul

I painted this English landscape in acrylic on birchwood cradle. The subject matter, depicting a canal in the town of Castleton, Derbyshire,  is from a photo that was sent to me by an English friend. I still need to do some work on the right side. It’s a bit more “done” than I had originally intended, but probably that’s a function of the rigid wooden surface rather than the usual, “springier” canvas surface.

New Work — Yosemite

22 Jul

I’ve been inspired to do some new landscape paintings by my recent vacation trip to Yosemite National Park. Below is “Yosemite Falls, Summer 2017″ in acrylic on 16″ by 20” stretched canvas. This style of painting is a lot looser and “brush-y” than my usual style, but I’m liking it very much. What do you think?

I plan to post this collection soon at my Etsy shop when they are completed. Watch this space for further info.

2 Likes, 1 Comments - SKColeArt (@s.k.cole) on Instagram: “Yosemite Falls, summer 2017. Acrylic on canvas by SKCole. #paint #landscapepainting #landscape…”

My One-Person Show

22 Jul

My local library (known for its great permanent art collection) is giving me a one-person show next year for a collection of vintage paintings I did in the mid-to-late Eighties — a group of works that I collectively call “The White Paintings.” This collection includes about 30 oil paintings of various sizes, some of them quite large. (The library limit was 23 exhibit items, so some in the collection will not be shown.) I also a did a number of watercolors in the same era that echo the style/concepts of these oil paintings, but I don’t consider those works to be part of The White Paintings.

I had to take more than a few of these canvases out of storage to photograph them for my exhibit application. Below is one that I had completely forgotten about, called “Splatterday.” (Originally I did not title most of them, but I felt they needed titles to avoid confusion during installation of the library exhibit, so I had fun making up titles for them.) “Splatterday” is a play on the title of an episode of the mid-Eighties re-boot of The Twilight Zone television series, starring a hot new actor named Bruce Willis (I wonder what became of him?) The reboot was one of my favorite shows in the year in which I first started creating the paintings in this collection.

Watch this space for more info when I get closer to the exhibit opening day.

Impressionists From…Australia?

3 Jul

I didn’t know this was actually a thing, but there was an Australian Impressionist movement in the mid-late 19th Century. Some fine work on display in this article.

Sample Paintings of Joni Mitchell

27 Jun

Some samples of the paintings of singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell are on display at this art blog. Her work features many self-portraits, as well as those of some famous friends, including Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

I enjoyed the obvious, probably tongue-and-cheek references to Van Gogh and Edward Hopper. Her work is worth checking out!

Early American Folk Art On Display

19 Jun

The St. Louis Art Museum has a show currently running called “Self-Taught Genius,” a collection of artwork and craft items made by self-taught, early American artists.  I particularly like the wooden American flag that’s depicted at the top of the article; it reminds me of the American flag series of paintings of late 20th Century master Jasper Johns. If you are in the St. Louis area, it might be worth checking out.

New Abstract Work Listed

18 Jun

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“Encroaching Autumn” is my latest Abstract Expressionist work, listed at my Etsy shop. It’s acrylic on Ampersand panel (Masonite). It’s got a lot of accents in metallic copper and gold, so in some lights it’s “very shiny, very shiny” as Rainman would say.

At 18″ x 36″, it’s pretty large, and I’d like to find a buyer because it’s taking up a lot of space in my little house. Listing is here.