Are you staying cool? Is your air conditioning unit choking trying to keep your house cool? Mine too. Thank goodness for fans. They are running 24/7 in my house.
We have many new and wonderful artists to introduce you to in this newsletter and I hope you will stroll thru their galleries.
Last month I asked you all if you had tried a new medium and nobody answered me :( You'd think you were busy in your studio or somethin'. I'd still like to hear about it if you did so I can write an article about your experiences - no matter how frustrating.
Meet Eli Cedrone, our Featured Artist. Eli
Cedrone has spent her lifetime creating. Upon graduation from the
School of Art & Design in Boston, she studied art in Italy and at
the MFA. Her professional career began as an art director in 1982 at
Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, in Bermuda. This was followed by
work as a designer and illustrator in Laguna Beach, CA. She is a
popular workshop instructor and her work is in private collections in
the US and abroad. "Major influences include; Nicolai Fechin,Matisse, Joaquin Sorolla, Anders Zorn, John Singer Sargentand the Bay Area figurative painters. Learn more about Eli at her website.
Don't forget to check out Frame Warehouse. They are offering a 10% discount on their already incredible low prices on frames to all Red Easel Professional Visual Artist Gallery members. They have done a great job framing my artwork and have a wonderful selection. Just give them your name and they will check out your gallery on Red Easel and give you a big 10% discount on all your framing needs.
This painting is from Eli Cedrone - "Joe's Bar Boston" 11x14 Oil on Panel. You can view more of Eli's remarkable artwork by going to her Red Easel Gallery
readers will know that I am in love with goals. If goals were a
vegetable, I would pick bushels of them, eat them until I was sick, and
then freeze the rest so that I could have a continuous supply of goals
through the cold months.
One thing I have learned about goals,
however, is that, like vegetables, if you don't use 'em or freeze 'em
right away, they go bad. Some of them go bad in a spectacular fashion.
Like if you vow to lose 20 pounds at the beginning of the year, forget
about the goal, and then discover Haagen-Daas ice cream sometime in
June . . . not only is that goal to lose weight gone bad, but it's bad
like stinking in the bottom of your crisper drawer bad. With rotten
goal juice eeking around it.
And other goals go bad in a sort of
failure to stay relevant way. Like if you suddenly crave sweet potatoes
and buy a ton of them. If you don't cook all of them, you'll have those
few lonely ones left over. They'll never go bad in a fantastically
awful way, but you'll end up throwing them away after eight months
because you just don't want them anymore. So goals should be checked
often and the ones that are really timely ought to be attacked
For this studio painting I used Claessens double oil primed linen
canvas, #15 (my usual painting surface). This painting, as with most of
my larger paintings, was completed using a photograph as my reference.
(My wife, Sarah, is the lovely lady in the photo. Somehow I doubt she
would have been very excited to pose in the middle of a field long
enough for me to do the painting from life.)
Step 1: When
doing a painting of this size (or larger), I am most comfortable
starting with a fairly detailed drawing of my composition. In this
case, I use vine charcoal directly on the canvas. I make sure to take
as much time as necessary on this step since it will provide me with
the direction I will follow for the rest of the painting. As I draw, I
take careful measurements using my reference photo to make sure
everything ends up the right size and in the right place. (On a side
note, I carefully measure when painting smaller sizes too. I just don't
necessarily do a charcoal drawing first.) I always double-check my
drawing by looking at it in a mirror. Somehow seeing the image in
reverse makes it easier to see my mistakes.
I think Red Easel has the best artists in the world. Then again, I'm partial of course. But, if you look at our gallery you may just agree that they are phenomenal. We sure do have a lot of "B's" in our gallery. Must be "B" for Best Artists, don't you think?
I would like to announce that I will be exhibiting my most recent
paintings entitled MEMORIA, exhibited at Galerie De Bellefeuile on July
31st to August 11 2008. Vernissage will be held on the 31st of July,
from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. I will be in attendance.
is a continuity in my exploration of meditative landscape paintings and
stylish, gargantuan depictions of flowers, both subjects influenced by
17th century painting and rendered in encaustic medium.
For a preview of the show, you may click on the link:
or better yet simply stop by the gallery and see the works live where they are presently being displayed for pre sales.
For those of you who will be in Montreal that evening, I look
forward to seeing you there, opening night. It feels good to go back to
Montreal, a city that has inspired my artistry time and through again.
Please join me, bring some friends and art lovers, and lets make this a
fun evening of art, connection and laughter.
See you there!
What Work is This?
It has been a while since we played this game. But it sure is fun.
At least I hope you think so. Here is a beautiful work and the artist
was groundbreaking in his/her style throughout the 20th Century.
This great and very recognizable artist passed away in 1986. Do you
know who this artist is? Take a guess. The first comment I receive
who can tell me the name of the painting AND the artist and a little
bit about both, will receive 1 month of free advertising on Red Easel
with a 125x125 Ad Banner in our sidebar. And, if you don't know how to
create a banner, or need help, we will do that for you too. Now that's
a deal! So speak up my Artist friends!
What Work is This?
CONGRATULATIONS TO BILL TEITSWORTH for recognizing this painting as being by Georgia O'Keefe, called "Petunia."
Bill wins 1 month of banner ad placement on Red Easel and I hope our
readers will visit his gallery and partake in his magnificent artwork.
At least once a month I will
have a contest for our artists to win valuable ad space on Red Easel.
Hey! You can't beat a free promotion, right? I am going to write an
article this week about Georgia O'Keefe and her works. I love sinking
my brain into some art history and sharing it with my readers. We
should never stop growing and learning. It is a lifetime adventure to
exercise the brain = creatively and intellectually.
We have had a busy month at Red Easel. That, and we're having our entire house painted. Feel free to visit my homeowner experience at Raisin Toast. It has nothing to do with art, but it is life - ours.
Directory Listing Promotion
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. You better hurry! As of today, when I finish adding the new artists on the list for August, we will have 87 artists. So hurry and send me your images and information!
Send the following information to email@example.com:
Name Medium Website URL City, State Country
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.