Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Al

16x16
Acrylic on cradled panel

It's been awhile because our computer died. I think I figured out a work around with BlogPad Pro.

This year seems to be going by so fast. Maybe it's a whirl because of the many deadlines I am trying to meet. There are work deadlines, boat projects and of course artwork dates. There are a couple of shows I hope to enter this summer. One of them is the 59th Juried Exhibition at The Haggin Museum. It's a national exhibit (gulp!). It will be an honor if "Al" gets in.

I recently attended "Fresh Works" another juried show. Both of my paintings "Cafe" and "Dinner Party" were selected with "Dinner Party" receiving a merit award! It was an interesting reception. I think it was the first time I heard a judge, in this case, Richard Ambrose, talk about the selection process. He looked for skill and also work that spoke to him. What an honor it was to be there!

Mr. Ambrose is the executive director of the Richmond Art Center in Richmond, CA. There is a current exhibit (3/19-5/22/16) of Bay Area figurative artist David Park and there is no admission fee to the gallery!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Worker Bee

10x10
oil on cradled panel

The inspiration for this painting comes from the pmp-art site. Photographer Paul Sherman posted the reference that I could no longer ignore. I hope to have this in the Valley Art Gallery for the spring show.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Rockridge Rose

6x6
acrylic on panel

Thanks to my friend Kristie who furnished the inspiration of this little painting!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Latest Commissions; The Pitts and Jean's Pup

 16x16
acrylic on panel
6x8
acrylic on panel

Thanks for looking. I am trying to catch up on commissions! I love dogs! I also love cats too!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Dashboard Hula Girl 2

6x6
acrylic on panel

I love Instagram. I found this photo reference on it and got permission from its owner to paint it. Thank you @spacecowboytx! 

If interested  in purchasing click here.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hannah

9x12
acrylic on panel
 
This is a commission that is overdue. Thanks to all of you who have commissions and are understanding about it.Your kindness is really appreciated!  I have been working through the loss of my father and couldn't pick up a paintbrush. He was proud of me and the urge to paint has started to return. I am on it! 

I am posting a progression of "Cafe"on instagram. Come follow me @kaethe_bealer.

Here's a blog posting from artbizblog.com that I thought was helpful about grief and art.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Buddy

8x8
acrylic on cradled panel

"Buddy" is a Christmas gift commission. I think its safe to post now! It was a fun one to do!