This Summer July 2017

This summer 2017 I am spending a bit of time working out in the sierra foothills. I begin my day at 5:30 AM to focus on my work. Although I am sorely missing the city (S.F.), I will immerse myself once I return.

I’ve completed the Diebenkorn series of 7 works of various sizes where I appropriate his color palette. Below is my rather small  20 x 30″ OP (Ocean park) 79. Not sure if the colors will show correctly and it is still wet:

O.P. 79 by kathryn arnold

O.P. 79 by kathryn arnold

 

Diebenkorn's Ocean park #79

Diebenkorn’s Ocean park #79

Here is where I discuss my desire to complete this group of works: https://kathrynarnold.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/may-16-2017-just-an-update/

I was doing a search today for my page in Flash Art International Diary and ran across this quote in Virginia Woolf’s diary “had a moment of the old rapture…there was the old excitement, even in that old extravagant flash…” so had to order the book this was in “The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf” to find the entire segment on p 308 as this segment was intensely inspiring to me and rather coincidental that I came across it.

Here are some things I am seeing in my temporary environs/ quite different than my usual.

Spider suspended

Spider suspended (it’s eating a cricket)

and

blooming cactus

blooming cactus (it only bloomed for one day)

 

Please be invited to view my paintings and drawings at http://artistkathrynarnold.com/

I am thrilled to be included in the SFO TERMINAL 1 PREQUALIFIED ARTISTs SELECTION (2017)

I am thrilled to be included in the SFO TERMINAL 1 PREQUALIFIED ARTISTs SELECTION connected with sfac (San Francisco Arts Commission). For this, I submitted a few of my 100! (100 factorial) works – which create the concept of infinity in physical form.  The panel consisted of Amy Ellingson, Regina Almaguer, and Susan Pontious. This is a thank you to Amy Ellingson, Regina Almaguer, and Susan Pontious!

http://sfgov.org/arts/sites/default/files/17_3_15_SFO%20T1%20Prequal%20Panel%20Summary.pdf

So totally looking forward to the possibility of presenting my work in a form fitting for SFO Terminal 1.
“I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have this wish I wish tonight.”
100! The Silver Lining in the studio, Kathryn Arnold

100! The Silver Lining in the studio, Kathryn Arnold, oil on canvas

Here is a link that explains more about my 100! series.

https://www.nyfa.org/ArtistDirectory/ShowProject/dc6673eb-d282-46d2-904b-521b6d57ff05

Below is the criteria which was used for selection:

“Voting consisted of “Yes/No” majority votes based on the criteria of Artistic Excellence. Artistic Excellence is illustrated through quality of craftsmanship, mastery of skills and techniques, professional approaches to processes and presentation, and/or communication of a unique vision or perspective”

Waiting for the paint to dry (June 3 2017)

Just waiting for the paint to dry with this large work. Should be soon/ perhaps by September.

so far not titled by kathryn arnold, about 5.5 x 7 ft, oil on canvas

so far not titled by kathryn arnold, about 5.5 x 7 ft, oil on canvas

May 16 2017 just an update

On May 6th went to see Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibition at the sfmoma/enamored with the color – of interest their palettes which I find to be quite amazing/ might borrow to provide some limitations…one statement I read was that Diebenkorn had completed 66 large scale paintings in about a year and a half. To me that’s unbelievable/ but doesn’t mean it is not true!!! Just very difficult to imagine.

I also spent time with Larry Sultan’s Here and Home exhibition at the same museum – overwhelmed with feeling when I viewed his ‘family photos’ and his large scale renditions of the same . I guess because they just felt so ‘real’ and ‘genuine’/ but I actually don’t know if that was it – (also very southern california feeling which i love/ I could have stayed with them all day)

now so looking forward to the edvard munch works coming in June/ a fav

So beginning new series, appropriating color from diebenkorn (thereby matisse?) for now …interesting experiment …next will it be pantone color swatches? haha we’ll see . This is my summer work/ largest one will be 4 x 5’

Here is my initial search for color:

https://www.google.com/search?q=diebenkorn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjwiKaeluvTAhVL1mMKHZ4RCTgQ_AUICigB&biw=957&bih=651&dpr=2.5#imgrc=VX7FwkqBHTTGCM

Just getting started/ will post photos as they become available

Next paintings are going to KHROME Studios at SF Design Center, thanks to Slate Contemporary! February 2017.

Next my work is going to KHROME Studios at SF Design Center, thanks to Slate Contemporary!

Next week.

If you are interested,  below is contact information.

SFDC, Galleria 310
T: 415-864-0583
F: 415-863-1070
info@khromestudios.com
www.khromestudios.com

101 Henry Adams Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94103

You might also contact Slate Contemporary as well as they will work with you:

http://www.slateart.net/
473 25th, Street Oakland, CA 94612
Email: info@slateart.net
Phone: 510.652.4085

A great way to finalize February 2017.

 

"Passing Through", 34 x 84 inches wide, oil on canvas by Kathryn Arnold

“Passing Through”, 34 x 84 inches wide, oil on canvas by Kathryn Arnold

 

"It's About Being", 66 x 83 inches wide, oil on canvas by Kathryn Arnold

“It’s About Being”, 66 x 83 inches wide, oil on canvas by Kathryn Arnold

Please be invited: Feb.3rd,2017 I will be there at 5:30/ my work is included in a small group exhibition at Slate Art Contemporary in Oakland running Jan 12 – Feb 25.

Hi there,

I have a large work “It’s About Being” 66 x 83 inches included in a small group exhibition (3 artists) at Slate Art Contemporary, curated by Jillian Piccirilli and Mariah Llacuna of Slate. An additional work will also be at the gallery as well. (Both are imaged below.)

On February 3rd I will be there at 5:30 on (for the gallery’s extended hours)  and will talk about my work, answer questions, and be able to hang a bit. Hope you will come by!

Or come by during the gallery’s open hours,  info@slateart.net  or call  510.652.4085

Abstract Expressions

SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA , 94612

January 12 – February 25, 2017

Artists are  Kathryn Arnold and  Jimi Evins and Lea Feinstein.

SLATE contemporary is a brick-and-mortar art gallery located in the hip Uptown gallery district of Oakland, California http://www.slateart.net/

Below are images of the 2 paintings over at Slate Art Contemporary early this week.

Hope to see you soon! Kathryn

"Passing Through", 34 x 84 inches wide, oil on canvas by Kathryn Arnold

“Passing Through”, 34 x 84 inches wide, oil on canvas by Kathryn Arnold

"It's About Being", 66 x 83 inches wide, oil on canvas by Kathryn Arnold

“It’s About Being”, 66 x 83 inches wide, oil on canvas by Kathryn Arnold

Happy New Year! January 1 2017

Happy New Year! January 1 2017
Sending my wishes for each of you to experience all you ever dream of.

I am so pleased to receive this installation photo of one of my paintings – it came to my email just over a week ago. A great way to greet the new year. The title is “Random Acts: My Piece of the Sky” from my Random Acts series where I explore apparently random markmaking to experience a sense of order or poetic meaning which is also expressed through the title.

Now to sit down and review my NY resolutions for 2017 – one is to update more often here in WordPress. So stay tuned.

Installation of Kathryn Arnold's art

Installation of Kathryn Arnold’s art