Horse Study #42
6″ x 8″
oil on panel
©2011 Tracy Wall
(Had some cool colors of paint leftover on the palette, so I warmed up by doing this little painting. Felt good because I haven’t done a horse in a while and I sorta like some aspects of it!)
I am a fan of seeing art exhibits of artists who’s work I admire, thought don’t do it often enough. So I gave myself an “Art Exhibit” day, and took off to see two north of Denver.
First I stopped by the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center and saw an exhibit of works by Jill Soukup. Not only do I love her use of paint, but was surprised at the huge size (measured in feet) of some of those pieces. There’s a few narratives she wrote about the work that I found interesting. (Also, too, what a delight this facility was! Never been to this charming new place.) This show only goes through next weekend, so catch it if you can!
I went further north and saw the 20th annual Governor’s Invitational Art Show at the Loveland Museum/Gallery. There are nearly 60 artists on display including the likes of Kim English, Michelle Torrez, Stacy Peterson, Desmond O’Hagan, Ken Velastro, Kit Hevron Mahoney, and other wonderful painters. What a banquet for me to feast on! I learn so much even from seeing finished works. Someday I’ll get my invite. :)
I know this sounds so cliche, but seeing the impressive works of wonderful regional professional artists like these is truly inspirational for me. It helps me to believe that I can actually do this!