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Sunday
Dec162018

59th Mid-states Art Show follow up

On December 8th, I attended the opening of 59th Mid-states Art Show follow up at Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN. I met a lot of nice people of the museum as well as the visitors who talked to me and asked me about my art. It was fun. After the opening, I had a chance to look around their permanent collection. It was clear to me that they are working on collecting realism art pieces, mainly still-life. I saw some impressive pieces that I see for the first time in person, as well as a couple of familiar names from way back when.

Museum exterior view at night

Gallery view 1

Gallery View 2

My drawing 1

My drawing 2

Casey Bradley's sculpture

Jason Franz's drawing 1 (below)

Jason Franz's drawing 2

JT Thompson's painting (right)

Philip Jackson's painting

Philip Jackson's painting detail

Lowell Tolstedt's color pencil drawings

William Bailey's still-life painting

Soren Emil Carlsen's beautiful still-life

Russian painter Igor Melnikov's work

Fred Wessel's egg tempera painting

Fred Wessel's painting detail

Daniel Sprick's small study

Daniel Sprick's still-life with a bubble

Detail of Daniel Sprick's painting

Friday
Nov092018

59th Mid-states Art Show

Yesterday I received a phone call from Evansville Museum of Art and Science. I was informed that one of my pieces included in the upcoming 59th Mid-States Art Show won a purchase award from the museum. It was "Vanitas 11". This is the very first artwork of mine a museum purchased.

Sunday
Aug262018

A commission project

I have been working on this commission project given by PatronArt. It is nearly finished. This is the largest pastel drawing I have ever produced: 48" x 32". I had fun with it. Now I need to figure out how to ship this giant...

Thursday
Aug232018

"Vanitas 16" update

Just finished the figure part of this piece. Now moving onto the egg.

Sunday
Aug192018

"Vanitas 16" started

I have been working on a new graphite drawing "Vanitas 16". I am trying to finish this before the end of August. This one has a triangular composition. My model Julie is lying at the top of the picture stretching across the picture plane horizontally, and I am going to place a cracked raw egg at the bottom center. I am not quite sure how an egg might be rendered with monochromatic pencils, but will see...