Leonardo da Vinci

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

--Leonardo da Vinci


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Art-Filled Weekend

This past, steroid induced, weekend of Art was a doozy.
Friday was spent at Kat Sowas Studio, where i was able to take in a Craig Srebnick figurative demo and then got a solid start on a still life painting. Then Vicki and i took in a Vancouver Orchestra Chamber Concert, that included a string quartet, piano, clarinet, two sopranos and ended with a killer violin solo.
Saturday we spent all day in Seattle with two of our sons, Kevin and Brian. We toured the UofW campus and got to see the great architecture, and stunning Cherry Blossoms, We were also introduced to the Frye Museum. A special thanks to, Kevin Weaver from Art on the Boulevard, for turning me onto the outstanding venue that owns very impressive works. The next time you are in Seattle, you MUST take time to visit The Frye. Maybe someday, Vancouver can have this level of museum.....
A Gargoyle peers over us as we pause to rest on a UofW campus courtyard
Bronze sculpture of George Washington, dedicated in 1909, looks west with a view of the Olympic Mountains.
Fun sculpture on campus.
 Pitcher and Flowers 11x14
And lastly, here is the still life that i started on Friday and reworked on Sunday. I was able to paint most of the day which put an exclamation on my weekend that was jammed packed with artistic adventures.
This weekend.....A workshop with my good friend, Eric Jacobsen.

10 comments:

  1. Whew! That sure sounded busy. The still life is gorgeous. I love the painterly effect and the oranges and yellows with that vibrant light blue.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, yah it was, but at the same time it was so fulfilling. To be bombarded with so much creative process is a real treat. Thanks for the comment!

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  2. What a great weekend Mike! So glad you go to visit the Frye Museum!

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    1. Yes, me too Kev. Thanks again for the tip. The Frye, like you said, is a hidden gem.

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  3. Meant to say..."got to visit" :-)

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  4. Wow! Sounds like "you know who". What a wonderful, well rounded weekend.

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  5. Hi Michael! I wrote a comment twice this am and I know Dave wrote a comment too---"poof"! They seem to be disappearing! Well, I LOVVVVVVVE that still life, I love everything about it...but especially the great colors and that cloth! Super good! Excellent post about your busy art-y weekend. Very high brow. The Frye is awesome!

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    1. Thanks C, i forgot to mention you in this post since you were a part of my arty weekend as well. It was so good to see you and look forward to seeing you and Super Dave tomorrow!

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  6. Michael, this a lovely work of art!

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    1. Thanks Quin! Hopefully you recognize the composition, i know you've seen it.

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