Monday, November 17, 2014

Next Show; American Art Company, Tacoma, WA

I managed to sneak a piece in a juried show in Tacoma, Wa, juried by famous painter Jermey Lipking.  I don't enter many juried shows as I don't take rejection well but I guess that's part of the gig and then there's the hastle of deadlines, bios, and receptions.
 Juried shows are a form of validation.  One works in a vacuum doing your own thing, not knowing or caring for that matter if a piece will sell but a living must be made so out there goes your heart and soul to hang on a wall for others to throw darts at although people are kind and one never hears the negative, kind of like Facebook, nobody says what's really on their minds when you post a painting on FB everyone's like "lah, lah, lah, beautifull colors".  I guess that's the real value of juried shows, at least you get a thumbs up OR down about your work.  It's a hard row to hoe but as much as I seem to complain I like the validation. 
This show had a theme, "Nature's Gift of Water", and was promoted by the Plein Air Painters of Washington, PAWA, www.pleinairwashington.com.  They wanted a plein air piece and another that was a studio piece made from the plein air study.   Mr. Lipking chose some fine paintings so there must have been an impressive selection of work from which to choose.  I look forward to meeting him and the other painters in the show.  The American Art Company http://www.americanartco.com/  has been around since the 1800's.
 Here's the invite and my two pieces that will be in the show, they are both called "Sea of the Palouse" because the Palouse looks like waves on the ocean and the landscape was shaped by the ancient floods of Lake Missoula.  I'll be at he show for both the opening and the closing events Friday December 5th 4-7 and Jan 31st 3-5, 1126 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, Wa
Pleinair piece; "Sea of the Palouse" 11x14, oil and "Sea of Palouse II" 24x24, oil
 


Follow Up; Olympia Art Walk showing at Arthouse Designs Gallery

Had a great time showing at Susie Engelstad's Arthouse Gallery.  Sold 6 paintings, was invited to contribute work to a benefit for the Capital Theater in Olympia and another invite to compete for the cover art at the next art walk and made some new art friends.  Susie and staff did fantastic and the band "Pearl Django" was an extra bonus that played to a packed house.  Showing on the west/wet side of the state has been a great success.  We've proven to ourselves that sales of art is all about traffic.  Now to find more galleries.
This 30x40 painting sold in the first half hour.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My paintings at Arthouse Gallery in Olympia, Wa

 
Reception 5pm, October 3, 2014


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Farmscapes, July 2014

Farmscape, 11x14

Farmscape #3

Farmscape #5, 11x14

Farmscape #4, 12x24

 Farmscape #5, 11x14

Farm to Market, 24x24

paintings july 2014

Farmscape #12, 30x40

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Douglas, Wa, digitally re-mastered oil
 
Digitally reworking oil paintings is like polishing a stone in a rock tumbler.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Painting with Light


Finally getting handy with the ol Wacom tablet.  Have finally crashed through the old painting paradigm of canvas and oil. I look forward to joining the new generation of art. Learning new tools is a challenge for these old synapses although it's fun and exciting to paint with light.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Aerial Steptoe

Aerial Steptoe, digital print available on www.gregg-caudell.artistwebsites.com

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Magic of the Columbia
Back in my warm Sanpoil Studio, looking out on the cold windy grey winter world painting colorful, warm, happy, beautiful paintings of the wonderful summer I had chasing steelhead around the Pacific Northwest. 
This is a digital version of a 3'x4' oil painting currently in progress.  I think I like the digital version better than the analog version which encourages me to explore this medium. 
Susie Engelstad, owner of the Artworks Gallery in Olympia, where I show my work, has been doing some very creative stuff with digital art.  It's a growing medium for fine art so I best throw my hat in the ring and try to integrate the computer as more of a tool than I have been.
I mostly use it to work with landscape photos that I use for paintings but it is evident that there are vast possibilities that digital work opens.
 As the camera turned the art world on it's head for the impressionists so to the computer is to our world today.  The only detraction I have with digital art is that it isn't archival in the sense that good art lasts for hundreds if not thousands of years.