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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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)
Watercolor and Gouache
Main Exhibition 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
Winners Circle 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.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’m in good health I took a break because my creative muse stopped. My muse was letting me know I was not fine. I removed Facebook and Twitter from my phone and pulled my work from from Las Vegas Artist Guild and City of World gallery’s. I covered the a large painting in my studio. Stopping “social media” I was no longer being pushed to be mad at something out of my control. Pulling my paintings let the pressure off my muse. It took months of to get back to where I was able to uncover my painting from March and put it away for later and put a new paper on a board.
So here is things moving forward. I will be feeding my muse with trips to beautiful places every month. I no longer look at social media. I will be posting my paintings on Facebook, Tumbler, and Instagram because it’s where people are.
If you want me to respond to you come over to http://www.JohnGregg.com. Go to my WordPress blog. All my work from the years is here.
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The last trip to Moab UT took 7 days with four camp sites in southern UT. Escalante, to Capital Reef, to Dead Horse, to Arches. Next trip is back to southern UT base camp near Natural Bridge nation park it will be at the first of 6/22 for several days.
The last place to show my work. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Its been about two months of not painting. So I’ve pulled all my work from everywhere. Last year was a rough year. I’m going to see what comes next.