Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Artisté

The Artisté :: 6ft x 3ft
oil on cradled panel :: framed

An artist friend of mine (Mark Nilsson) is leaving the area… so I decided to do a full sized portrait of him before he leaves! It was fun to do a painting that large… 6ft x 3ft, or crazy... anyway it will also be in the Body Language show at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, OR. Mark and I worked on a mural project together a few years ago for Full Sail Brewing. The mural was 40ft long x 8ft tall. I could never have done anything that large without his help. He does huge paintings and murals all the time. We will miss him greatly! (I'm still hoping maybe he will change his mind and stay!)

The ArtByte Update:
I have also completed 2 ArtBytes now. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. One of them, is about how to paint your panels with black gesso and it is free. The second ArtByte is about painting a still life painting on black gesso, and it is $10. This one is newly updated I added some additional info, links, and photos to the original one.
If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, DPW has ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours forever.
Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!


Celeste Bergin said...

wow...what a painting! I have to get to the gallery to see this show....! I will also check out your artbyte. I'm excited that you are authoring those!

Steinunn Einarsdottir said...

What a great portrait Cathleen, real life size.
I have already got your ArtBytes, thank you so much for sharing.

Sandy Graeser Haynes said...

Cathleen, how super generous of you to do this fabulous portrait for your friend... I the ArtBytes are such a great idea, but I haven't looked at them yet... gotta check it out.... saw a group picture of your art group -- must be fun hanging out with Carol and all those great creative peeps !