Saturday, November 22, 2008

Gary Kelly: An Artist at Work

Saturday, November8, 2008

Henry Myrtle Gallery hosted Gary Kelly to come and paint for us. I have enjoyed his work for many years. (He could live anywhere but he lives in Cedar Falls!)

I was on my way to Henry Myrtle and saw these pumpkins on 23rd street.
Just had to put them on.

Gary provides insight to his pieces.
The whys and what he was thinking.

His wife Linda looks on at Gary teaches us all about his use of
oils, composition, lighting and other elements of his paintings.

An artists palette.

What do you bring out? What do you try and subdue?

We loved to watch him paint.
I could watch for hours. Really.

My friend, Judy, who is an artist as well,
poses with Gary and the piece he was working on.

This is my favorite. Le Tour de France.

Gary packs up. The couple hours flew by for us.
Jim inspects a piece a little close.

Thursday, November 20th, 2008
The opening reception.
Paris and the French Riviera

Of course these are my favorite.

The feeling is very intimate. The pieces pull you in.
You ask questions to yourself about each one.

The finished piece.

I love this grouping of biographical pieces.

It was fun, exciting and educational to watch Gary paint. I'm sure all of us came away with something, if not as an art concept perhaps as a way of looking at life and how it falls around us.

Here's to art and Gary Kelly! I thank him for sharing with us.

Take care and take pictures.


Deb said...

You are soooo lucky, I love his stuff.

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