You Gonna Eat That?

July 31, 2009

Margaret and Don's dog 003You Gonna Eat That? II

  • Scratchboard
  • 8″ x 8″

“You Gonna Eat That?” is a phrase my dogs communicated quite effectively whenever I had food in my hand. My Tulsa friend was dog sitting Buckwheat for her sister and brother in law while I was visiting. Buckwheat was the cutest, and so he became the subject of another “You Gonna Eat That?” drawing. This will be my 09 donation to the annual Lawrence Humane Society auction.

The media is scratchboard, which is ink over crayon on Ampersand’s gessobord.

Nancy and John Stuart Curry

Nancy and John Stuart Curry

John Stuart Curry is a relative of my daughter-in-law’s, thus my grandchildren. Curry was born in northeast Kansas in 1897. He died in 1946.  In 1941 he completed a powerful mural, John Brown, which is in the Kansas Capital building in Topeka.

This photo was taken at the new deYoung Museum of Art in San Francisco. An architectural wonder, it holds a fantastic American art collection. The interior space flows nicely too. If you visit, when walking through the sculpture garden, follow the path through to the end. You’ll enter a round building where sound changes as you walk through it. You have to provide the sound. Be sure to stand in the very center of the room.

The Circus

July 27, 2009

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After a night at the circus I returned to the studio and set a still life up on the circus poster. Besides playing around with objects, I decided to layer pictures. The black and white photos of a friend were in easy reach, so I added them. Turns out she has an aversion to clowns…ummmm??..”of all the gin joints.”

See Nancy’s Work

July 27, 2009

To view the artist’s work, visit NLM Studio in Lawrence, KS  Contact the artist.

A show of paintings and drawings by the artist was held at the Lumberyard Art Center in Baldwin City, KS.NancyMarshall_Web Postcardcopy

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This exhibit photo of paintings by Nancy Marshall was taken with a 360 degree camera by photographer, Dave Clark.
 

Three Apples

July 22, 2009

Three Apples

Three Apples

  • 9″ x 12″
  • Oil on Canvas
  • In the collection of BR

Three Apples is a simple composition, loosely painted or as some might say, a painterly style.

Robert Henri is one of my favorite “painterly” painters. He grew up in the frontier Nebraska town founded by his father, John J. Cozad in 1871, then named Cozaddale, now just Cozad. It stands on the 100th meridian, which was the end of the line at the time for the railroad.  There you’ll find a Robert Henri Museum. How his name changed from Cozad to Henri is a tale harrowing to live through, but good for the telling.

Three Apples was gifted to a doctor who, perhaps, saved my sister’s life because he knew how to read a lab report. At least he saved her from suffering at the hands of the incompetent.

Your Luck Just Changed

July 19, 2009

Your luck just changed
Your Luck Just Changed

  • Lithograph
  • 11.5″ x 9″
  • Edition of 64, in private collections
  • Artist Proofs available
  • $10,000
  • Contact the artist.

“Your luck just changed” was produced at the Lawrence Lithography Workshop. It is a four color lithograph. Each color is drawn on a separate stone, then brought together in the printing process by master printer, Mike Sims. This piece is in the collection of the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas.

Visiting the Moon

July 18, 2009

July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. If you wish to re-visit that era of our history, I recommend Ron Howard’s documentary “In the Shadow of the Moon”.

A few years later I lay in a field under the night sky with friends. Our cameras mounted on tripods, we were shooting a time-lapse photo of stars circling Polaris and a total lunar eclipse.  In total eclipse the moon appeared a sienna red color and it looked like what it is, a giant three dimensional rock floating in space. Seeing that rock hang in the night sky and the then recently published images of the earth from the moon, played a part in expanded awareness for many, not just me. The moon continues to be a feature in my paintings. Here is a sampling.

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Sushi and Sake

July 13, 2009

Sushi and Sake
Sushi and Sake

  • Oil on Canvas
  • 12″ x 12″
  • In the collection of AS
  • A still life painting with food, drink, images of couples and a hair barrette. The contrast created by long shadows from a low spotlight add to the 3D illusiion

K.A.

July 12, 2009

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“MOM”

  • Oil on Canvas
  • 12″ x 12″
  • In the collection of AM

“Mom” was commissioned by the children of this delightful and generous woman. Some of the images around her include the river and  bridge that she loves and can see from her apartment;  KA with her husband on their wedding day; her father’s ice house and one of the old ice tickets that was put on the dash of a car as it was driven through for ice pick-up; her father; her grandmother; and her seven children seen in the clouds in the background.

Chinatown Mask

July 10, 2009

Chinatown Mask

Chinatown Mask

  • Oil on Wood
  • 16″ x 16″ x 16″
  • In a private collection

Our family visited Los Angeles’ Chinatown where we purchased this mask. Several masks and lots of stripes are featured in this period of painting.