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Somehow I missed adding this in my previous posts... but, if you'd like to see my sketchbook – or other books in The Sketchbook Project – and you're not near any of the areas their marvelous sketchbook library will be visiting – you can actually see it online.
Where, you say? Why, at
My sketchbook – and all the sketchbooks that are part of The Sketchbook Project 2012 – moves next to Portland, Oregon, where it will be shown Friday (that's today!) until Sunday, May 11 – 13, 2012.
Then it heads up to Canada for the Vancouver show on May 16th and 17th. Wow... these little sketchbooks are logging a lot of miles....
You can learn more about their adventures on tour in the Sketchbook Project blog - here's a link to their entry about Chicago.
Friday, May 4th, marked the opening reception of Take a Chance on Miniatures at the Napa Valley Museum. Who woulda thunk - my painting on the upper left shares a panel with the paintings of two friends (and former or current students!), Diane Kuykendall on the left (her painting is in the middle), and Jennifer Deutsch on the right (next to her painting). And friend and fellow Calistogan and NVOS artist Charley diLimur's painting was just on the other side of Jennifer. What good company!
The show continues for three more weeks. I've got to get my raffle tickets and decide what works I want to take a chance on – but it will be a tough choice. There are too darn many that I really like....
Vineyard Palm, a 5" x 7" acrylic painting on panel, is my contribution to the Napa Valley Museum's Take a Chance on Miniatures show, opening May 4th, 2012.
I loved working out the aesthetic complexities of this piece (yes, believe it or not, a small size doesn't mean it's necessarily less complicated), which took me the better part of several days. I love its color – and, of course, its subject matter, a vineyard south of Calistoga.
The opening reception (free for members, $5 for guests) will be Friday, May 4th, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Vineyard Palm is one of eighty pieces juried into the exhibition – which is also a fundraiser for the museum. Luck and a $5 raffle ticket could get you this painting!
December already! I'm busy preparing for Black Stallion Winery's Holiday Open House & Art Show on December 10th. I'll be bringing my greeting cards and matted reproductions of my paintings, as well as some original paintings.
I may include a few of the relief print-and-stencil (and block print) paintings I've been working on this last month, depending on how much I can squeeze into my space, too.
Black Stallion Winery is at 4089 Silverado Trail, just north of Napa, and the event will be held from noon until 4 p.m. I'll be in good company, with some of my favorite Napa Valley Open Studios colleagues. You can learn more at http://blackstallionwinery.ewinerysolutions.com/events.
Karen Lynn Ingalls
I am an artist in Napa and Sonoma Counties, in California. I paint colorist landscapes of rural California, teach art classes and lessons, and live in Calistoga, California. I also teach private, group, and corporate art workshops in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and other parts of Northern California.