Lina Raymond’s April and May art show will highlight her “2012” collection of acrylic on wood paintings at the Ballard Cupcake Royale.
Raymond said she let herself get lost in gestural abstracts to help cope with toxic political times. Reigning in new freedoms, the artist is enjoying painting for her own enjoyment and even indulging in the “De Kooning” bio.
“It really added fuel to this bent,” said Raymond.
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This image shows the conductor engaged in conversation while repairing a little part. He was telling a little of the history of Ballard’s local train service and comes from a series of images turned digitally into “fine art”. Continue reading →
Crystal Barbe works on a painting from the Magnetisme Animal series
By Amy Smith, UW News Lab
For the second year in a row, Bherd Studios and Tasty Delectable Collectibles will be exhibiting an all-women-artists art show beginning Friday, Feb. 10.
Titled “Pretty, Sexy, Dirty Girly”, the exhibit features 20 artists from around the Pacific Northwest at the two galleries, which are located only a few blocks apart from each other on Greenwood Avenue.
The “Girls Gone Wild” show, at Tasty, will showcase artwork in a variety of materials and mediums, said Sheri Hauser, owner of Tasty and curator of the show. Continue reading →
Birds of Ballard: They live right next to us, if only we know where and when to look.
This weeks image is a collection that was taken from my boat through the window that I work in front of, camera at the ready. CLICK!
The Merganser, The Goldeneye, American Coots, Cormorants, Great Blue Heron and even, the misunderstood pigeon, to name just a few, all have very interesting aspects, fun things to watch. Continue reading →
The Great Blue Herons of Ballard and “The Nesting Colony in Kiwanis Ravine.
This image is an artistic study comparing the soft lines and curves of nature, co-existing and complimenting with the hard lines and curves found in production.
On the end of the dock where I live, a Great Blue Heron was standing on top of a piling, trying to hide his large framed body behind a yellow steel emergency ladder. I could see the tip of his beak, the dagger, poking out from the RHS of the ladder.
I consider my artwork and developing style as a half waypoint to another level, mixing media, which will be done by hand after the digital has been created. However at this time, as in many developmental projects, it is unclear how this will be achieved.
One of the goals in my art is to be able to create an image, which is neither photograph nor painting. “Impressionism” might describe the style and direction I am taking my work towards.
This weeks image:
At times, I blend a “normal” image with one that has been taken all the way to the left.
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are a complex series of locks that sit at the west end of Salmon Bay, part of Seattle’s Lake Washington Ship Canal. They are known locally as the Ballard Locks.
I live aboard a boat only a few blocks from the Ballard Locks. These Locks and surrounding area have provided many interesting sights. Planning and construction of the Locks started around 1906 and the first vessel passed in 1916 before the official opening in 1917. Continue reading →
On January 6, local artists put their work on display throughout Fremont for the first Art Walk of the New Year. On the first Friday of every month, local art shops, galleries and restaurants host different artists of every medium. This month’s artists included Ben Chamberlain, Erin Hilleary, Lewis Curtiss Jr. and Justin Hillgrove.
Chamberlain, a Ballard resident, specializes in digital art and ink washing. His art is available for purchase at Frame Up Studios through the end of the month.
Hilleary is a multi-medium artist based in Capitol Hill. Aside from painting on canvas, she also paints silk. Her work will be featured at Brown Paper Tickets for the next three weeks.
Curtiss specializes in collage pieces, which take the method of quilting to the next level. His work can be found at ArtFX until January 29.
Walking space was limited at Portage Bay Goods, thanks to Justin Hillgrove. His acrylic paintings and creative characters drew big crowds. Hillgrove’s work will be available at Portage Bay Goods through the rest of January.