Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One Weekend: Two Exhibits

Lava Haze 10 x 10" oil on linen
© 2010 Katherine Kean

The small painting above is showing some progress, just needing some final layers of glaze, as do some others in the studio. Meanwhile I feel like I've been everywhere this weekend. Saturday I found myself in Orange County to see the "Best" exhibit from Jeffrey Crussell Fine Art, including the work of 40 or so artists hung in an Eichler home. It was interesting seeing artwork in an environment that is closer to the way they might actually be displayed in a personal collection. Sunday I went to the "Studio Visions" exhibit at Linda Jacobson's Center for Art and Spirit in Venice, featuring paintings of the Venice Art Forum group. Also an alternative space, the intimate exhibit of paintings by eight artsists hung in a converted garage behind a private home. Roslyn from the Art, Tiles, and Mosaics Blog was there and took pictures that are now posted on her blog, so have a look.

5 comments:

Kathryn Hansen said...

oh...always wanted to see Jeffery Crussells gallery...i'm going to go look at the photos now...thanks!

Melissa said...

Great seeing you again. Thanks for coming.
I love the latest painting!

Katherine Kean said...

You're welcome Kathryn - there's a lot to look at there.

Always great seeing you Melissa - and your beautiful artwork!

BETH ROMMEL said...

Thank you for sharing this piece. When you glaze do you tint a glaze medium? Being an acrylic painter and many years from my oil painting days...I am curious. I do miss the smell of oil paint though:)

Katherine Kean said...

Hi Beth! Great question. When I glaze I either use a semi transparent paint, or use a glaze medium - usually cold wax.

I love the smell of the cold wax, although sometimes it makes me think of shoe polish. I don't notice much of an odor from oil paint. I don't use turpentine or linseed oil anymore, so maybe that's why.