Wednesday, April 25, 2012

At the Crest - Original Oil Painting of a City Street - Art Show and Painting Demo. at Chemers Gallery




















"At the Crest"
9"x12" Oil on canvas panel.

Saturday April 28th I will be demonstrating my approach to landscape painting during the day at Chemers Gallery in Tustin, CA from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. along with several other professional painters. If you'd like to learn more about the painting process and see some painters at work then swing by!

Then from 5:30 - 8:00 the gallery will have an opening reception for their Scenes of Tustin Art Show and Sale. Two of my paintings, one of which you see here, will be available for sale at the show. All of the artwork in the show features scenes from the Tustin area. Both amateur as well as professional artists will have work on display.

Professional artists include Dana Cooper, Kevin Davidson, Dori Dewberry, Nancy Goldman, Julie Hill, Steve Kell, Linda Keyes, Ian Montelongo, Jonde Northcutt, Alan Nowell, Paige Oden, Max Rodriguez, Sharyn Sakimoto, John Sawyer, Kim VanDerHoek and Jim Wodark.

If you are in the area, I'd love to see you at the opening reception!

Artists Reception April 28th 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The show runs from April 28th - May 12th.

17300 Seventeenth Street, Suite G
Tustin, CA 92780
714-731-5432

Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday by appointment 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Crystal Cove Shoreline - Original Oil Painting of the Beach at Crystal Cove - California Painting




















"Crystal Cove Shoreline"
9" x 12" Oil on canvas panel.

This painting along with two more landscapes of mine will be part of a group show at the Randy Higbee Gallery beginning this Saturday April 28th. The show will feature artwork by some of the best landscape painters in California. All the artwork in the show will be approximately 9"x12" and under which means many paintings will be reasonably priced. Also, Randy Higbee puts on a great art show with plenty of friendly artists and art lovers and good food and wine. If you are in the area stop by for a glass!

Opening Reception April, 28th 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Show Dates April 28th - May 12th

Less is More Exhibit
Randy Higbee Gallery
102 Kalmus
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-546-2156 
Tuesday - Friday 9:00-5:00

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tomato in Peril - Original Oil Painting of Dishes a Tomato and a Knife - Kitchen Painting



"Tomato in Peril"
8" x 8" Oil on canvas panel.

For a limited time this painting will be up for auction at DailyPaintWorks.com with a very low starting bid.

A few weeks ago I set up this still life for my students in my Monday night oil painting class. I usually hear a collective sigh from everyone that is filled with anxiety when they first see me fiddling with a still life.

Is painting from life more challenging that working from a photograph? Absolutely. However, there is no faster way to learn and grow as an artist than to try time and again to translate what you see in real life onto your canvas. You gain a much better understanding of how light behaves, how colors interact and how shape is formed with value.

That said, I think my students still believe that I'm trying to torture them with vegetables, fruit and dishes.

When I set up this still life I liked the overall composition then while painting it, I imagined that the tomato must be hiding in the cup because of the menacing knife outside on the plate waiting to carve it up. Silly, I know.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Yard Workin' - Original Oil Painting for the Scenes of Tustin Show at Chemers Gallery



"Yard Workin"
6" x 16"
Oil on canvas panel.
Available through Chemers Gallery

This year for the first time I will be participating in the annual Scenes of Tustin Show at Chemers Gallery. This juried show will hang work from both professional and amateur artists and each painting will feature a scene from within the City of Tustin. Two of my paintings will be in the show.

Professional artists include Dana Cooper, Kevin Davidson, Dori Dewberry, Nancy Goldman, Julie Hill, Steve Kell, Linda Keyes, Ian Montelongo, Jonde Northcutt, Alan Nowell, Paige Oden, Max Rodriguez, Sharyn Sakimoto, John Sawyer, Kim VanDerHoek and Jim Wodark.

If you are in the area, I'd love to see you at the opening reception!

Artists Reception April 28th 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The show runs from April 28th - May 12th.

Chemers Gallery
17300 Seventeenth Street, Suite G
Tustin, CA 92780
714-731-5432

Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday by appointment

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bluff Reflections - Original Oil Painting of the Back Bay Wetlands in Newport Beach, California



"Bluff Reflections"
11" x 14" Oil on canvas panel.

For the next few months this painting along with 5 others of mine are on display at the Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach, California. My work is being exhibited along side two other very talented local landscape painters. All of us have been painting in the Back Bay during the last few months creating new work especially for this show.

Admission to the Muth Interpretive Center is free and open to the public. It is a wonderful place to to learn more about the coastal wetlands of Newport Beach and it's mission is "To promote and support the protection and preservation of California Coastal Wetlands through environmental education." The center has lots of fun learning opportunities for adults as well as children. Also, the Center is a model for all other Southern California facilities of its kind. It sets new standards for protecting and preserving open space and endangered wetlands in a highly populated urban setting.

If you are in the area I hope you'll stop by the Muth Center, learn a little about the Back Bay and then go enjoy the amazing landscape. There are lots of painting opportunities as well as walking trails in the area.

My work will be on display from April - June, 2012.

Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center
2301 University Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949)923-2290

Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Closed Monday and major holidays.


To see more of my artwork visit www.KimVanDerHoek.com