Star Gazing In Colorado
This summer I visited some old friends, Don and Judy Miles in Colorado. I flew into Denver and we all went to Camp Mountain Glory in Larkspur and heard Malcom Smith speak on the subject of "Joy". From there we rode over the Rockies to Montrose near the San Juan Mountain range.
It was the nicest week as I star gazed at the wonderful Colorado night sky and we surveyed the moon through a ready-made telescope.
I am assembling a group of paintings that will be on exhibit at Artspace in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. I'm excited that they invited me to do this. I will let you know how it goes.
Above is a painting I recently finished titled "American Landscape Memorial", which will be on exhibit in the corridors at Artspace.
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
24" x 30"
My first juried show ever. It will be exhibited at the Tipping Paint Gallery at 311 West Martin Street which is a part of the 311 Gallery in downtown Raleigh. The show is called Eggistentialism, and opens May 5-28.
Summer Shoreline Outer Banks
The easel I painted "Summer Shoreline Outer Banks" on was a surprise, a great surprise gift from my artist friend Amy Feltzer. She said she had it for about twenty years and that it was from upstate N.Y. I have enjoyed working on it ever since she hauled it, and it's heavy, up three flights of stairs to my apartment. What an extraordinary and generous friend she is.
The Bride by Caroline Hohenrath
Acrylic on canvas
22" x 28"
I have always been drawn to the simple and naïve style of folk art. It's a form of painting I enjoy the most.
The colors of this work are rich and bold. The tree takes center stage in this work, depicting a strong and powerful presence, seemingly moving and flowing gracefully. The bride stands close by in a green pasture, and watches and waits for her beloved to come.
"Lavender Trees" was painted over a work I created soon after I moved to North Carolina from New York a few years ago. It is a landscape painted in acrylic.
The "Priestly Blessing" from Numbers 6: 24-26 was etched into the original painting. And with the new work that covers over it, that scripture is embedded into this one as well, like a hidden treasure.
The painting is very soft with beautiful variations of greens, blues, pinks and corals. It's one of my favorites because its so calming and peaceful.
Acrylic on canvas, unframed, 29 1/2" x 39 1/2". 1200.00
When you comb through decorating books and magazines, you will find that one of the key elements that make up a beautiful room are the paintings or artwork.
These elements can pull a color scheme together, or simply stand alone to be an exciting force of a collectors unique style.
Art enhances our everyday lives with color and form and ignites our senses through great design.
No matter what culture or economic background your are from, a beautiful object of art should bring a leap of joy to your heart.
"Home Blessing", this was a wedding gift I recently painted. It is acrylic, pencil, collage and cold wax mediums on canvas.