Fresh new paintings are now available at Abend Gallery in preparation for next Friday's opening night All Gallery Show. Join us for a fun evening of art, appetizers and libations at the corner of York and Colfax streets in Denver, 5pm-9pm. You can view the new work online at my website, www.marindobson.com, under artwork, new work. Would love to hear your feedback!
Evergreen Fine Art celebrates the West with an art-filled weekend on August 26-27. The weekend kicks off with a western-style art opening on Friday, August 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Many of this year’s participating artists will be in attendance. That night, a silent auction called “The Masters of Today and Tomorrow” begins, featuring china plates with artwork from local fifth-grade students. The gallery hosts this special event in conjunction with Center for the Arts Evergreen.
On Saturday, August 27, the artists create new works during a Quick Draw from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Evergreen Fine Art’s nearly half-acre sculpture garden. Following the Quick Draw is a champagne brunch. Later that day, a live auction takes place. Prior to this weekend’s festivities, the gallery asked each artist to submit an image of their choice. The artist’s images were then converted onto china plates. These unique plates, along with the artists’ paintings from the Quick Draw, are available for sale during the live auction. Proceeds from the sales of all plates benefit art education in the local schools. Tickets to Saturday’s events are $25 per person.
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Two of my paintings were selected for a juried show at the Madden Museum of Art in Greenwood Village! It is an exciting show with many outstanding artists participating. I am so honored to be a part of this show! The show runs through Oct. 23 at The Madden Museum of Art, 6363 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Greenwood Village, CO, 303-773-0400. View the work online at www.theMADDENmuseum.org, or contact them at museum@theMADDENmuseum.org
I will finally be teaching and I am so excited to share my techniques, insights and resources with you! The class will be for beginners-you know you have always wanted to try your hand at painting-here is your opportunity to embark on an artistic journey in a casual fun environment where exploration of oil painting will give you a new way of 'seeing' the world! Join me for a series of three classes in Evergreen or Crested Butte where inspiration is everywhere! Contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or the galleries at www.stoneheartgallery.com, Evergreen or www.rijksfamilygallery.com, Crested Butte for details and to register for space is very limited. Please see the outline below for general workshop information and many thanks for your support!
Artistic Journey: Dialogues and Exploration of the Basics of Oil Painting
Prior to creating a work of art an artist needs certain tools, training and a sense of adventure! Marin will present a series of three classes for the beginning oil painter.These classes will consist of a dialogue with students on the basics of oil painting, painting demonstrations, and in classes 2 and 3, student painting at the easel. It is designed to introduce the medium and jump start the artistic process. All classes will include discussion of essentials such as color, temperature, edges, form, and composition.
The first class, Where to Begin, will address the beginning stages of oil painting with discussions on paint , pallet, canvas, brushes, easels, mediums, etc. and a demonstration of technique. Students will receive information on the tools of the trade and reference materials that will help them on their journey in paint. This is a preparatory class to guide students in purchasing materials for oil painting, setting up a pallet, and will allow the student to begin with confidence. It will include information on color theory and exercises for color mixing for students to work on before the second class.
The second class, Applying Paint, will include ongoing dialogue, a demonstration and student painting experience,in which each participant will explore the medium. Students will learn to see with the artists eye, paint from life and have some fun experiencing the joy of manipulating paint with a variety of tools. We will consider the importance of composition and learn basic compositional elements. We will also view and discuss the work of a variety of artists with a range of styles and enjoy an interactive painting demonstration.
The third class, Moving On, will focus on establishing a vision for our work and the role of composition, value, edges, temperature and other elements to communicate in paint. Thumbnail sketches and the value of small works will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will have ample opportunity for questions and assistance. We will discuss how to thoughtfully take our art to the next level. A painting demonstration will be included -with interactive dialogue, of course!
Aspen Images, 30x10, Aspens of Squaw Pass in Early Morning Light, 1300
This Friday Nov 21, from 6-9pm is the annual holiday celebration and thank you party for friends an collectors at Artists on Santa Fe, 747 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. The new collections by 16 artists are wonderful to behold, to own and to give for the holidays! Drop in for excellent food and wine and a fun evening with artists and art lovers!
See you there!
Happy Holidays!Rhapsody, Aspens of McClure Pass at Sunset,36x18,2600.00