I am happy to say that I have opened a Gallery to showcase our Professional Visual Artists work. At the top of the page of Red Easel in the left sidebar there are now 3 links: Red Easel Home (the homepage to Red Easel); Gallery (Professional Visual Artists Gallery); and Magazine (Red Easel Magazine that enables the readers to see and read past issues of the Newsletter). This makes it easier to navigate between pages of the most importance to our readers. It also enabled me to showcase new artists as they are added to the directory and this week we had 12 new artists, so please check out the new gallery at: http://redeasel.typepad.com/red_easel_gallery/
The response I have had has been all very positive and we welcome any suggestions you may have to continue to make Red Easel better.
As I said in my last newsletter..."I appreciate all the contributions to our online magazine. Contribute More! I love getting your articles and look forward to hearing your voice in Red Easel. I know that you have a lot to share with others, so write! It doesn't have to be long or genius prose' - just your inspiration, instruction, information, or feelings put into words with a few pictures to compliment your article. So, I will be looking in my inbox for more contributions."
There are also some great exhibitions coming up, and one this weekend in Houston, Texas. Be sure to stop back often to see what new exhibitions are taking place and more.
This painting is from Sue Zimmerman - "Zinnias" 22x30 Watercolor. You can view more of Mary's remarkable work at her website http://suezimmermann.com
The creation of a work of art starts the
same way every time no matter how long you have been painting - Staring
at a Blank Canvas. It is our choice of subject matter that inspires us
to paint and to begin our artistic journey. I find the selection of
colors on my palette to be fairly consistent each time I start a new
painting. I have been working with the same values and mixtures from
warm to cool for over twenty years. The amazing aspect of painting is
even though we may choose similar palettes, our perception of color,
how we mix and mingle the values, tones, and the shading will always
lead us to create an individual work of art. I like to think of it as
"The Artist's DNA!"
A second, and very important choice for me after the composition, is
light. I prefer morning, to late afternoon or evening light versus
midday light because it gives me a full range of color variation that
moves from warm to cool. The variation adds a special character to my
paintings that I would be unable to capture with the unchanging light
of the midday.
Anyone in Houston this weekend? If so, you should definitely check
out this Exhibition of the Inner Art Corridor - 3rd Annual Exhibition.
Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th from 1-8pm and Sunday, April
27th from 1-4 pm.
Sounds like a great time and you can see the artwork of one of our Professional Visual Artists, Ron Gordon, at the show. His work will be on exhibit at the Dharma Cafe - #12 on the attached site map) so be sure to download the pdf flyer attached here. Pass it along!
Take a Walk Thru Florida
Professional Visual Artist Nancy Asbell
Presents "For the Love of Florida." Her Original Acrylic paintings are
represented by 14 Florida Galleries including Gallery Framery of San
If you are in Florida, you should Take a Walk thru this exhibition!
For more information, check out Nancy's Gallery at
Red Easel welcomes submissions by professional visual artists for a directory listing and gallery portfolio. The first 100 artists will receive a free listing and gallery of 5 images with a link to their website.
Send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Name Medium Website URL City, State
and at least 3 images for review.
Submission does not guarantee inclusion in the directory. Directory listings are juried into Red Easel by our panel of Professional Visual Artists.
This painting is from Alison Caltrider "Prelude to Dance" You can view more of Alison's work in her