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Painting With Oil

I recently posted a series of plein air oil paintings from 2003-2005 on my website.  I forgot how much I enjoyed painting in oils.

You can see the old paintings here:
http://www.kenswinson.com/prints3.php?paintingID=111

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So I opened my paint box, and was welcomed by my colorful friends.

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Oil painting can be a slow process, so I like to work on a few paintings at once.  Here are 2 paintings in the beginning stage.  It’s enough to get the basic idea.  If you think they look good now, just wait until I bring out the COLORS!!! 003
I love this one…goats raiding the garden!

Don’t forget, tomorrow, Wednesday July 6, I am giving a free art class in Old Washington, KY.  I’ll have an online version for those who want to participate from home.  You can get more details here:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122523554500136

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New paintings/animations

I have been making animations from my paintings, and i wanted to share a few.

You can watch them in the video below:

If it doesn’t show up on your screen, you can see the video by following this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SI0NJh8fTQ

If you love the artwork, and support my work, they are available for a limited time below:


A Year Of Peace

8×10 print – $25

11X14" print – $45

 

 


Beautiful

8×10 print – $25

11X14" print – $45

 

 

Truck Ride

8×10" print -$25

11X14" print – $45

 

 

All prints are on Somerset Velvet Watercolor Paper using archival inks and signed by the artist.

Shipping is FREE to orders in the US.

"Beautiful" and "Truck Ride" contain a digital watermark which will not be visible on prints.

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Fast And FURRY-ous

Last Thursday, I was at my favorite shop in O’bryonville (Indigenous) for a benefit/activity.  I made block prints, and we shared the proceeds from sales with Cincinnati’s United Coalition for ANimals

Here’s a short video about the event:

Follow this link if the video doesn’t appear:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MTiGl_6vJU

Sorry the audio wasn’t the best…there was a lot of background noise.

If you missed the chance to add a print to your collection, AND support a great cause; prints are still available for a limited time at my website:
http://www.kenswinson.com

Signed print, titled “Fast and Furry-ous”

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Get out of the house and be creative!

There are lots of creative activities to enjoy…and they are all FREE to attend.

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Saturday, April 15, Michael Colemire and I will offer a FREE screenprinting activity in Old Washington, KY from 12-5pm. Bring an old piece of clothing, and we will teach you how to print designs on fabric.
You can read more about the activity here: www.grassRootArts.com

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Tuesday, April 19, there will be a meeting for a new writer’s group in Maysville, KY. More at www.grassRootArts.com

Thursday, April 21, I will be at indigeneous, a handcrafted gallery in Cincinnati, with my Press; Printing a special edition print. 50% of proceeds from the sales of the print benefit UCANN, united coaltion for animals.

All of these activities are FREE, and good for our community and your creative spirit. Please visit my website’s calendar for EVEN MORE awesome activities!

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Someone Special Coming to My Studio…

I am happy to announce that my friend, artist and jeweler, Rob Weingartner will visit my studio this final Friday at the Pendleton Art Center.

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Rob’s jewelry is a true work of art.  He cuts his own stones, and then crafts them into gorgeous one-of-a-kind designs with silver. 

He has been out of town all winter, and this will be the first chance to see his latest/greatest works.

come see both of us, Friday, March 25 at the Pendelton Art Center in Downtown Cincinnati, at my studio 400A (on the 4th floor) from 6-10pm.

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In The Studio Framing NEW PAINTINGS

I’ve been doing some painting in the studio, and it’s time to put them in frames before showing them to the public for the first time. 

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If you didn’t know, I make my frames from scratch…they are handcrafted by the artist, just like the artwork they frame.

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Here’s a sneak peek at one of the new paintings, if you want to see them, plan to visit my studio at the Pendleton Art Center (studio 400A)

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FINAL FRIDAY – March 25- from 6-10pm
or
SECOND LOOK SATURDAY – March 26 from 11-3pm.

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Also, don’t forget, I am giving a FREE printmaking workshop at the Ohio River Valley Artist Guild in Old Washington, Sunday the 13th of March from 2-4pm.

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John Parker Painting featured artwork for the National Underground Conference

Last night, I was at the press conference and reception for the National Underground Conference, this year, it will be held in Clermont County this June.

I am pleased to announce that my painting of John Parker is being used to promote the event.  It will be used for the invitations, brochure, website, thank you notes, etc.

You can read a little more about the announcement here:
http://www.clermontcountyohio.gov/nr0111undergroundrr.aspx

I didn’t get a chance to take many pictures, but hopefully, you can see the art on the banner at the press conference/reception.  (and a large print on an easel further in the room!)

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If interested, I offer prints of the painting on my website. 

Follow this link for more information:
http://www.kenswinson.com/prints.php?theme=all&paintingID=177

 

I won’t name drop, but at the reception, I met some very interesting and inspirational people, and learned that Eliza Harris was a real person who escaped from a farm in Dover, Kentucky.  Her story is well documented (in more than just ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’)  She actually crossed the river 3 times to rescue her children.


Follow this link to learn more about my Eliza Harris linocut:
http://www.kenswinson.com/wordpress/?p=2039

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New Cards–Sneak Peek

I just finished a new series of hand printed note cards.  They are not for sale yet, but I wanted to give you the first look.

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I want to call this “Picnic For Two”

 

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I’m thinking “Shady Ladies”

 

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“Row Your (own) Boat?”

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“Peaceful”

 

I am also working on a special series of RED notecards.  They will be great gifts for Valentine’s day…and part of the proceeds will go toward United Nations Foundation’s fight against AIDS in Africa.

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You can read about RED here: http://www.joinred.com

Cards will be for sale this Friday Night and Saturday at the Pendleton art Center in Cincinnati

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think…I’m not the best at titles and would love to hear your suggestions…

and keep visiting my website and blog…more coming soon!