1/23 watercolor by John Gregg. Without Sioxsie the kitten paw prints. I had use the stippling brush to remove the prints.
Siouxsie snuck in to the studio. She tried to sneak on to the table to find out where the sound of the brush on paper is coming from. The top right thru the brushes was not expected. There is a reason for no kittens on the table.
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“Landscape 1/23” watercolor by John Gregg. It’s been awhile since I moved my watercolors aside and started with copper patina. My Copper Bookmarks with patina are still going great. I’m producing some wonderful colors. I will be going watercolors with no intention of faming the work. Painting for me.
My idea about how to show off what I can do with copper patina will be on diplayed at Las Vegas Artist Gallery next week. Copper is quite soft metal to work with and the patina can be from a deep purple, bark blue to a turquois. The piece that goes in to the book is made from hammer copper, this helps harden it so it’s harder to bend. The feather has been pressed and hammered in to shape but still can be bent. My artist side of me likes a feather to act like a feather, light and delicite. So please treat the feather as a feather made out copper by a artist. The entire piece has been laquered to seal the color.
Thank you Terry Pratchett I used a portion of your book Wee Free Men.
You can find my copper bookmarks at Las Vegas Artist Guild Gallery in the Galleria mall in Las Vegas NV. They will be there this Christmas
Copper Bookmark Feather with Patina The bookmarks is about 4″. I made part that goes in the book by hammering copper and will stand up being in books. The feather is from thinner copper. If you are where the feather can crushed put the whole bookmark inside the book. A laquer finnsh has been aplyed to the bookmark to seal the copper patina.
Copper Bookmark Feather with Patina. I’ve changed the patina to get some light Tuquoise with deep blue. These Bookmarks give me a small canvas to play with.
I havn’t worked in copper since I was doing altenitive firing on my pottery. I would embelish my pottery with copper, stones and wood. I havn’t posted while I set my watercolors aside and let art happen. I have copper, I was a electrician for 20 years. I pulled out a piece of wire and expermented. If something did not come out. I would take the things that did work and push them. This helps me to keep thing simple at first. Things come along with practice, copper is very forgiving.
I don’t follow some of the social meda I post on please find me at JohnGregg.com or John@johngregg
Christmas cards for 2022 will have something to do with candles. The first four candle with candle holder. I will cut them to 5″ x 7″ and attach them to the blank card. They will go to Las Vegas Artist Guild Gallery. I don’t make prints anymore I’d rather spend my time painting not cropping images.
Im not on ” Social Media ” any more, my WordPress Blog post on all platforms to display my art work.
To contact me please go to johngregg.com or #johngreggstudios
” TO THE BEACH ” and ” SUNRISE AT THE BEACH ”
To the beach is the second watercolor painting in this series
I like this combination “TO THE BEACH” A open door will get you where you want to go. We are headed to the beach next month. Last time was the shut down for the pandemic the day we lift.
Zion Narrows day 3 It was time too walk away for the day
I haven’t added the water yet the rocks are in first. I have a round watercolor palette for sand stone.
Zion Narrows is a watercolor painting using an old photo from my library. The top half has four or five layers of watercolors. Tomorrow the bottom half.
Landscape 6/22 Watercolor painting 22” x 7” I set the color wheel to blue. The color palette was blue and yellow.
The Celebrating Life 2022 show has some great local art. The work that got awards where let best. If your near Charleston and Bush stop by Charleston Heights Arts Center they all so a small theater with Guest Artist Series, Children’s Summer Concert Series and the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre performances.
Celebrating Life! 2022 Reception
and Awards Ceremony
Juried Fine Art Competition for Active Adults 50 and Better
Friday, May 27, 2022 | 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center | 800 Brush St.
Free and open to the public.
This is the 22nd year of the annual juried fine art exhibit, Celebrating Life! 2022. This year we have local artist, Linda Alterwitz as juror for the exhibit. The exhibit has proven to be appreciated and attended by many artists as seen by the artists who return each year! This exhibit never disappoints and people love to see all of the artwork in the building.
The awards ceremony is open to the awards winners and Artist selected into the main exhibit. Artwork that was not selected for the main exhibit or was not accepted into the show will have the option to be displayed in the “Salon des Refusés” show. Both exhibits will be on display after the awards ceremony with a reception. The reception and newly opened galleries are free and open to the public.
- Drawing and Pastel
- Painting (oil, acrylic)
- Mixed Media (printmaking, collage, computer graphics, etc.)
- Photography (black and white, color, digital, Electrophotography, etc.)
- Ceramic (both hand built and wheel thrown)
- Sculpture (non-ceramic)
- Watercolor and Gouache
Will remain on display through Thursday, June 23, 2022.
At the Charleston Heights Arts Center
The Salon des Refuses
Will be on display from Friday, May 27 through Wednesday, July 6, 2022
At the Charleston Heights Arts Center
Exhibition of Award Winners
Thursday, July 21 through Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022.
City Hall Chamber Gallery
495 S. Main St., 2nd Floor
“Moon Rise” was excepted in to Celebrating Life 2022. I plan on attending the reception this alert noon.
Celebrating Life 2022 excepted Moon Rise. The show will be at Charleston Heights Arts Center on Bush street Las Vegas NV going from May 27 to Wednesday June 23. Moon Rise was done last October using a watercolor palette of purple. I made the frame in my shop and cut a black double matt.