Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Parking Ramp Series

 

Parking Ramp Series


    Since Covid-19 started the climate of our lives has change greatly, My day job was effected by the changes. The bustling of workers left and downtowns were left vacant, Homeless and the issues that followed became very apparent. This series is based on the view of the Parking Booth Attendant either reflections on the day or views through the video surveillance system.

Drawings 









Paintings 

"Dances With Stick Guy"

"I'm Not Hanging out in the Drive Lane"

"Ramp Respite"

"Karate Lobby"

"Grandma Exercising the Children"

"Pop A Wheelie Guy #2"

"6th Floor Party Time"

"Disco Nap"

"FU"

"Matriarch and Family"

Self-portrait of a Booth Attendant #2 

Self-portrait of a Booth Attendant #1


Thursday, November 11, 2021

November Events Studio # 205 will be taking part of


This coming Saturday

November 13th 2021
Come enjoy the fun!



Saturday 11/27/2021

Come Shop Small with us!
711 15th Avenue NE MPLS, MN 55413
 Studio # 205
Solar Arts Building



Wednesday, November 10, 2021

November 2021

Art out in the World

I was delighted to be selected to show at Artwork's Eagan with this lovely piece I made for my ACW PUPP piece that I had over at the Sociable Cider Werk's in August and September.   
The work out at Artworks is beautiful. If you want to check out the show it will be up until January 21st 2022.



Hip Hop Styling 



I also have started some new collaborations with my lovely partner Kim Whiteford. Kim has been making wonderful spacious backgrounds that i have added my figurative abstractions too.
We are calling then the Palm-Ford collection, here are a few examples.     

The Lover's 


The Dancer

This set of painting are on view in the Solar Arts Building studio # 205. Please stop by and check them out. We will be open this Saturday 11/13/2021 for an art and pub/brewery crawl. The building will be open from Noon to 5pm on the second floor.
Our address is 711 15th Avenue NE MPLS MN 55413. We are above Indeed Brewery.

Come stop buy the corner market and pick up a crowler and  open it once you securely on our floor. 

We will also be open on 11/27/2021 for Small business Saturday from 12pm to 6pm. I would love to visit so just pop on over.


Katie


Friday, October 1, 2021

What's New October 2021


What's New

Oil Painting is what is new!! I am hosting Oil Painting Classes at the Solar Arts Building Studio # 205 Monday and Wednesday Nights. I had been give a lot of oil paint over the years as artists either gave it up, or they didn't want to haul it across the country. Well I also had a pretty good collection started myself.. Any Who, practice make perfect..
 

Self Portrait 9"x12"

Water mixable oil on Canvas 


In The Studio


Currently in the class we are working on Seascapes, and it is a bit of a challenge.

Here are a few painting that i have been working on. I feel good about my skies, but my ocean waves are still needing a bit of work. Practice makes, well you know the line.




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I also have been doing a lot of work in my drawing books daily. I often have slow times at the daily grind. so I have been taking advantage of the time.


We started up the On Location Drawing Co-op group again with support from Art To Change the World.  Here watercolor I did at the Lyndale Rose Garden last weekend. 

On Location Drawing 

Co-op



If you would like to join us on our next outing, we will be heading to Lakewood Cemetery on October 30th, 2021 from 11:30am to 2:30pm. 

Here is a link to the facebook event page if you would like more details.


First Thursday

Our next open Studio event is on October 7th, 2021 from 5pm to 9pm. There will be fun and festivities come join us.

Here is another link to the facebook event page if you would like more details.  

https://www.facebook.com/events/184993410417396/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Bodies as a Means to Abstraction 4



Bodies as a Means to Abstraction

I have been slowly figuring out my compositions. I have been working with collage and making sketches in my drawing book.

 



I am using the drawing and collages as a meditation, hopefully capture and convey what I have been experiencing over the last year, and maybe even the last 5 years or so. 



The idea that I am trying to address in this work is the concept of personhood. Under that umbrella idea there is a whole slue of things that play into our experience as a PERSON(citizen's) of our great country (USA), that keeps "us" the citizen's fragmented from each other.
 
The list is long, but here are a few; gender ideal, idealized beauty, transphobia, homophobia, racism, stereotypes, objectification, classism and cultural appropriation.  


Since I started composing this blog post another unarmed black man  was shot and killed in uptown MPLS, WINSTON SMITH " Say His Name".  As well as, a protester was run down by a crazed racist drug addict maniac.




A Gay male was ran down by his homophonic neighbor. 

A mass grave of 215 Native children were found at an Indian school in Canada. 

Juneteenth is now a National Holiday, Great I love it! 

Now stop killing unarmed black folks!     




The last couple of years have been very strange. 
We now are dealing with yet another wave of 
Covid-19. The Delta variant, I cant keep up with all this. 



Monday, September 13, 2021

Pears

Pears

Sometimes I just get on a role of sketching and painting things, plants and in this case fruit.
I love drawing and painting pears at the moment. I find it fun and relaxing.
A watercolor, a sketch, an acrylic painting it is very fun to explore different mediums, especially if you haven't used them in a while.

   
Pear Drawing

Pear Watercolor #1

Pear Watercolor #2

Pear Acrylic Paint #1

Pear Acrylic Paint #2

Pear Acrylic Paint #3

Pear Acrylic Paint #4

Apple and Pear Watercolor

 I hope you have enjoyed this Pear blog post!