Please share this friends! This will be one of my largest show ever! Dedicated to my on-going appreciation and love for where I call home; Virginia!
I feel as though i have just finished a painting marathon! I started 40 paintings in less then two weeks. Two weeks, painting from sunrise to sunset, with rain only causing me to pause, not stop. I knew that the more I painted and saw today, the richer and more true tomorrow's paintings would be. Being able to invite others to paint with me was both inspiring and satisfying. I loved offering others a taste of what I had been given with this Residency. I kept an eye out for rattle snakes, and now realize that I got used to the perspective of looking down (from the Park) at the rest of Virginia. I look forward to sharing the finished work in the future.
I invite you to join me, have a drink and refreshments on January 20th from 4-7PM for this special exhibition at Gay Street Gallery in Washington, VA. See the 20+ paintings started while on my 2017 summer Residency.
The Gallery will donate 20% of the sales price to the Shenandoah National Park Trust for all of my paintings sold on January 20th.
Read About my residency in Elan Magazine
Read about my Residency in The Peidmont Virginian (starting on p.34)
6A Morning Light 9 X 12 oil on panel
My newest works are posted right now, as I finalize my preparation for this years Studio Tour. For those two day of the Tour, some paintings will be on sale with greatly reduced prices. I am working on a few commissions right now, and you will be able to see them in progress, and also see my new series of paintings from my Artist Residency in the Shenandoah National Park. I will be having an exhibition of the Park paintings with an opening reception at Gay Street Gallery on 20 January. The opening studio will include landscape oil painting of both Virginia and my travels. Don't forget to follow me on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/kevin.h.adams.1 ) and Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/kevin_h_adams/ ).
Morning Haze 20 X 20 oil on canvas
Two links: one to the press release from the Shenandoah National Park, and one of the first articles about my residency.
I know I haven't posted on "At my Easel" in a while: sorry! I have had two paintings chosen for the historic Black & White Show at the Salmagundi Club. The first show was held in 1878. Just wanted to share them with you. The show runs thru 2 March, 2017.
We had a great week of hiking and painting while in Maine this Summer. This is only one of the dozen paintings that I started on that trip, and now finished in the studio.
This was a beautiful sunrise that I have tried to capture from the edge of town.
I have now been home for a little over a month from our trip to Cuba. I am starting to finish the first set of paintings from that trip, and just had to share what I am doing. Having wanted to go, and now having gone twice to Cuba; this work is as much about my memory about how I felt while there, as it is about what I saw. These four paintings are the view from our apartment while in Havana on our last trip. I think they will be framed individually, but wanted to show them here together.
Having just returned from my second visit to Cuba, I am overwhelmed with memories of colors and textures, and the the vitality of the Cuban Culture! I feel the work that I accomplish from this trip, needs to convey as much the spirit of the people as it does the colors and textures of what I saw. I have only been back in my studio for two days, but I needed to share one of the paintings that I have started in this new Cuban series. This is: The Malecon, 24 X 36 oil
Shadows are my friend! They help carve out the volume of the structure, and help you see the range of true colors found in any one color that is in front of you.
Another new painting of Spring awakening!
This Spring the colors have caught my attention in ways that I don't remember noticing them before. The intensity and richness has been so inspiring!
This is a new painting, which is part of an on-going series addressing how we see, not how things are. Hope you like what I am trying to share, by torquing the angles a little on the houses . You can see others in this series on my website: www.kevinhadams.com
On my last hike, I was reminded how much the colors, textures, and patterns of nature speak to me. This is from my last hike up in Shenandoah National Park a few weeks ago. This painting isn't finished, but I think it already is saying some of the things that I wanted to share about nature and all that it is about!
I was just over visiting my mom for a short visit, and we went for a drive. It was foggy and damp, and I loved all of the muted colors. This is from sketches from on that drive. You can see this and other available work at: www.kevinhadams.com