Tonight, Tonight🎤...at the gallery, Art Works in Brevard, NC I will be demonstrating my pastel painting from 5-9P.M. Come have a glass of wine and see y'all there! My wall at the gallery holds my Cold Wax and oil paintings in addition to the artist of the month pastels. PAINTING ABOVE : Cold Mountain Air2016C.L.Burgess 12x12 oil /cw on wood
"Easeling along", a phrase coined by the late painter Robert Genn, seems to fit the bill at this summer's start. Competitions over, exhibits up, award received. Back to work.
This abstract pastel seems to sum up my feelings of late.
I have had three of my current pastel pieces juried into upcoming exhibitions.
Purple Mountain was accepted into the Southeastern Pastel Society International Exhibition. The show will be displayed at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art – Lowry Hall, 4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta GA. It will hang from May through June. Reception on May 19, 2016.
Richard McKinley Juror
I will have these two works, Night Light and Mills River Afternoon at the 2016 North Carolina Statewide Pastel Exhibition, On Common Ground: From the Mountains to the Sea at the Museum of Art in Hickory NC.
Elizabeth Mowry Juror
Opening reception: May 21,2016 from 6-8:30. The show will be up until August 21.
Took a break from organizing my pastels and decided to revisit a scraped off painting surface that I used an alcohol wash on and just play with color. The other night's sunset came to mind, how it carved its intensity through the branches of the treetops outside my studio. Right before everything gets darkly silhouetted, there is a cool stillness in contrast to the heat of the setting sun.
Who would have guessed? I am thrilled about this small plein air pastel painting.
Well...it is a good thing that I took a look at my emailbox promotion section last eve or I would have missed this! Duh! Yikes! I am so very happy to be included among the many fine pastel artists selected by Juror Richard McKinley for the 17 Annual International Exhibition by the Southeastern Pastel Society in May. My work below is the piece that was chosen from among 300+ entries. 100 will be on view at Lowry Hall in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta GA May 6-26 2016. Yes, very happy indeed! Thank you Richard and the staff at SEPS and congratulations to all the other artists on his list!