Just a few (blurry) pictures from the amazing Arts Connection event that I attended yesterday. As you know, I went out to represent the Moreno Valley Cultural Arts Foundation and @vanguardartgallery (#nonprofit ), and the @claremontartmart inside @claremontpacking . It was so amazing to see so many people with a vested and enthusiastic support of the arts, and using it to bring up our communities instead of being divisive. A big thank you to @fairplex for hosting the event, and @da.center.for.the.arts for organizing and getting the word out with them! I can't wait for more events like this to help open dialogue, and keep the connections between our different areas strong! #supportartists#supportnotcompetition#supportart#supportlocal#art#events#claremontartmart#mvcaf#vanguardartgallery#nonprofitorganization
Gustave Caillebotte ‘Skiffs’ Oil on Canvas 1877 _ On View National Gallery of Art @ngadc _ Between 1877 and 1878, Gustave Caillebotte made a series of paintings focusing on swimmers, fishermen, rowers, and canoers at his family estate in Yerres. In Skiffs, which was exhibited at the fourth impressionist exhibition in 1879 under the name Pésissoires sur L’Yerres (Flat-Bottom Canoes on the Yerres), he adopted the short, broken brushstrokes of Monet and the bold palette of Renoir, but achieved a much different effect: as the rowers zig-zag across the canvas in a bold, diagonal rhythm, they convey a sense of movement, a progression of time and space that reveals Caillebotte’s interest in photography. An avid sailor and boat designer, Caillebotte—perhaps inspired by Japanese prints—adopted a dramatic viewpoint perched above the scene to emphasize the precariousness associated with the easily tipped, flat-bottomed skiffs. (Via: @ngadc)
Since I have been doing this landscape challenge, I have been dying to paint some wildlife. Particularly birds. Marine life will always be number one though! Here is a sweet little kookaburra to cheer up your afternoon. This is a 5x7 inch on 140 lb Canson paper. He is currently available on my Etsy site! Just click on the link in my bio. 🐦
Trying this again as I realize I left out a few details last time! Troppus Projects will be offering ‘Project Days’ in May on Wed/Thu from 5/8-5/31! Punch passes (for access to any 4 ‘Project Days of your choice) can be purchased in order to participate. You may share your 4 Punch Pass as desired, and all materials will be provided. Project Days will start at 10am with instruction, which will be followed by independent work in the space. All necessary materials will be provided. A LIMITED # OF PUNCH PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ENSURE SMALL GROUPS. #troppusprojects#supportart#supportartists#handson#projects#projectdays#art#kent#ohio
Woo! It’s been a busy couple weeks for me and part of what I’ve been working on has been revamping this piece! “Carbon Fingerprint” (2017) is currently on display in the show ‘Built/Broken’ at Traina Center for the Arts at Clark University through April 17th! If you are passing through Worcester check it out! I’m honored to be showing along side some really amazing sculptors! Thanks for reading and #stayglassy 👽🖤
Client Photo! _ I just love this piece and how it is displayed. It’s a great blend of art and architecture. The spiral wood stair case, along with the cross beams allow the painting to be a focal point of the wall. Bold and vivid colors in the art create a nice contrast to the light color paint and mahogany stained wood steps and railing.