Sorry I haven’t been so good at posting. I can usually do one (maybe 2) things at a time, and I have 2 shows in the near future. I am focused on working in the studio and making awesome paintings.
You can get a sneak peek online, but if you get a chance, you should come to the shows and see them in person
The first opportunity will be at the FUSION gallery in Bellevue. Friday, November 7th, from 6pm-10pm.
Second Opportunity is at the Banana Tree Studios in Flemingsburg, KY. Friday November 14th from 5-8.
Both shows will have different work, so try and make it to both shows. These new works will make great gifts for the holidays. So if you can’t make the opening, the work will be on display at both locations until the new year!
I had a chance to hop on my bicycle and follow the river on Route 8
I did a lot of sketching along the way
Hopped on the Augusta Ferry, and returned to Maysville via Rt 52
The next day, I hopped in my van and drove to the Fraley’s farm on Rt. 11
Bought some home grown onions, peppers, sweet potatoes and tomato juice.
Then stopped by the Doodles Gallery in Flemingsburg to leave them with some prints.
Went to the Purple Gypsy Studio to get a look at Pam Wiseman’s brand new wood fired pots. (took 2 home with me!)
Visited my friends at Artcroft for dinner, and met Jeff Hensley, their current resident. A talented and thoughtful plein air painter. The picture below is Jeff discussing a work in progress with founder, Robert Barker.
On my way home, I stopped at Toby Fried’s house to get a look at her latest wood fired pots. (took 2 more home!)
I’ve been busy this week, getting ready for Art-Off-Pike…a fun show in Covington (October 11th 11am-5pm on West Pike and West Seventh in Covington, KY)
However, I found a few days to get on my bicycle and do some sketching.
The first day, I rode along Key Pike and enjoyed the rolling hills, corn and horse/sheep farms
The second day, I rode to Sunflower Sundries outside Mayslick, KY, where I enjoyed sketching the chickens, barns, laundry hanging in the sun, and the farm’s friendly atmosphere.
For the rest of the week, I am in my studio, wrapping up a few new paintings, matting, framing, etc. I am thinking, once this show is over, I will take a week off and do a week long bicycling/camping/sketching.
This year’s theme is ” Art With A Kentucky Attitude “
The event will offer a light supper, and proceeds help the guild continue their support of the arts in the Ohio River Valley.
Friday, October 10th at 6:00pm
The ORVAG studio
504 Duke of York Street
Old Washington, Kentucky
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, and pottery. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and he uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
You can visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. He can also be found picnicking near his home in the Historic Village of Old Washington, KY.