Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Water Woods and Stone Opening Nov. 7 - watercolors

                                             Rainforest Autumn 3 oil on canvas 30x24

This is the last painting I did for my show 'Water Woods and Stone' opening Sat.evening Nov. 7 at In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art in Oregon City. It`s address is  820 Main St. but the entrance is on 9th. Come say hello!

This was John as I prepared for this, the largest show I`ve done;

Here is Roxanne and her able intern Julia installing it yesterday;

Since it`s been finished I`ve done a couple of watercolors on the strange new paper called Terraskin;

                                                       Southeast Wyoming wc 9.5x13.75

                                                     Headland and Moonlight wc 8x8

This morning my friend Leigh sent me a pdf catalog of the Danish artist Henrik Simonsen. This guy is a laser sharp observer of natural phenomena and then he draws what he sees! So accurately the work can look like it was derived from photography. But not the color!

                                                                Henrik Simonsen

The catalog is from his recent show at the Wally Findlay Gallery. If you`d like to see it, contact me and I`ll email it to you.

At the top of my list of places to see is the John Day Fossil Beds. This National Monument has an artist in residency program but they`ve rejected me twice, so I`ll have to go on my own. If any of you kind visitors have recommendations for lodging or restaurants, I`d love to hear from you! It`s only two hundred miles away  or so but the park is in three separate sections with many miles in between. And not close to any sizable towns, so I`ve always felt stymied in planning a trip. I`m not a camper unless I have to and this might be the time.
This is a part of it from above;

                                                           Painted Hills photo by Q Myers

                                                          Painted Hills photo by Q Myers

Q Myers has other interesting aerial views on his/her Flickr page.

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Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Randall,
Hate to be a broken record, but MAN-O-MAN does your work look spectacular in the gallery. I can't believe how much more impressive it is with the ladies adding a sense of scale.
Just fabulous.
Best of luck with the show!

E.M. Corsa said...

I'm always amazed at the size of some of your work. As you know, I work small; 18 by 24 is huge for me. The sky in Southeast Wyoming just pieces my heart. As you once said about one of cloudscapes - I wish I had done that!

Good luck with the show. Only wish I could be there with you to help celebrate.

And John, I promise it'll be over with before you know it; at least till the next one.

RH Carpenter said...

I, too, this your work is so powerful and inviting seen in the large size of a gallery, not just online!! Gorgeous work and I wish you lots of success (meaning sales, maybe commissions, much interest!!). Thanks for sharing the photos of the painted desert - never seen that but heard of it, and I do hope you get to go to the park and wander. Have a great weekend!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

All the best for a wonderful show and knock-it-out-of-the-park opening reception tonight!!