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Sunday, November 13, 2016

New Work: "A Private Audience"

"A Private Audience"   32 x 32   oil


This sumptuous painting is a so full of texture and atmosphere. The warm glow invites you in.
"A Private Audience" was recently named a finalist in the 12th Annual ARC Salon exhibition.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Three Paintings named as Finalists in ARC Salon



Three of Charles' paintings have been named as finalists in this year's ARC Salon, a sensational online exhibition of representational work put on by the Art Renewal Center.

"The Silver Mask" is included in the Figurative category, and both "The Eternal Dance" and "A Private Audience" are part of the category Imaginative Realism.

Created by the Art Renewal Center, the ARC Salon has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious exhibitions of representational art. This year's Salon includes 1006 works created by 640 artists from 63 countries.

ARC Chairman Fred Ross, in his message on the Salon website, says:

"The quality of the work in this year's ARC Salon is nothing short of sensational, showing a richness and diversity of styles and subject matter comparable to the heyday of the Paris Salons and Royal Academy Exhibitions in the late 19th century. Without fail, each and every year that the ARC Salon has taken place, the quality, beauty and poetry of the works entered rise to ever-higher levels of achievement. The current ARC Salon is a testament to the character and nobility of the human spirit."

--  see the entire exhibition on the ARC Salon website
--  Art Renewal Center's website

Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Limelight" an Art Muse Contest Finalist


We are thrilled to once again have a painting chosen as a finalist in the Master Class category of the Art Muse Contest! This time it is "Limelight" selected by September contest juror artist Mark Lague.

"This is a very charming painting. It has a nice value pattern, brought on by a skillful use of alternation. Even though it's black and white, colour can be felt in the shadows. The uplighting is reminiscent of Degas."  -- Mark Lague

The Art Muse Contest is a relatively new online competition, with a different judge each month. Entries are divided into 3 categories according to the artist's experience: Master Class, Emerging Artist, and Budding Artist.

-- Art Muse Contest's website

Friday, October 7, 2016

New Work: "Limelight"

"Limelight"   10 x 5   oil

I'm loving these little monochromes Charles has been doing. Here's another one with lots of attitude and a beautifully graceful hand.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

"At the Edge of the Storm" at OPA Salon Exhibition


"At the Edge of the Storm"  20 x 16  oil

We're so excited that Charles was once again chosen as a finalist in the Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibition! "At the Edge of the Storm" will hang with the 275 other finalist paintings at Castle Gallery Fine Art in Fort Wayne, Indiana from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, 2016.

The entire exhibition is currently available to view online on both the gallery's website and OPA's website:
the exhibition on Castle Gallery's website
the exhibition on Oil Painters of America's website

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Oil Painters of America
2016 Juried Salon Exhibition
Sept. 30 - Oct. 29, 2016
opening reception - Friday Sept. 30, 5:30 - 9 pm
Castle Gallery Fine Art
Fort Wayne IN | 866-726-3699

Friday, September 23, 2016

Painting Demonstrations - October 1st in Atlanta

Why Grey Matters and Other Mysteries Explained

Next Saturday, Charles will be conducting two painting demonstrations with an emphasis on the importance of grey's relationship to color.

He will discuss how the painting process can be made easier and more creative through the use of items in Richeson's Grey Matters product line, as well as other Jack Richeson & Co. products and classic tools rarely used by artists today.

The demonstrations will take place at Binders Art Supply in Atlanta on Saturday October 1, 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Please plan on joining us if you're in the area.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Charles Named an ARC Salon Exhibition Finalist

Well, the notifications were sent out earlier this week and we were very pleased to hear that Charles has been named a finalist in the 12th International ARC Salon exhibition!

We don't know yet which painting made it in since their list only included artists' names. To increase suspense they're withholding title and category information until the online exhibition goes up and the awards are announced in early November. Finalist paintings are also eligible to be chosen for inclusion in the live exhibition, a new facet added last year to tremendous fanfare and success.

The International ARC Salon is an annual exhibition created by the Art Renewal Center which has grown to be the most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas. Their website is a vast repository of classical realist art and receives over 5 million annual visitors.

-- the ARC Salon website 
-- the Art Renewal Center website


Friday, August 26, 2016

"The Flutist" an Art Muse Contest Finalist


We got the word in a great email last week. "The Flutist" had been chosen as a finalist in the Master Class category of the Art Muse Contest by the July contest juror Allan Duerr.

Mr. Duerr, who is editor of Art of the West magazine, commented about the painting: "So well done, actually very close to my first choice. Great use of color and expression."

The Art Muse Contest is a relatively new online competition, with a different judge every month. Entries are divided into 3 categories according to the artist's experience: Master Class, Emerging Artist and Budding Artist.

--  Art Muse Contest's website
--  Art of the West magazine's website

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Bronze Horse in Profile" at OPA Eastern Exhibition


"Bronze Horse in Profile"   20 x 16   oil

We're very pleased to announce that Charles' still life painting "Bronze Horse in Profile" has been accepted into the upcoming Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition! It will hang with the 105 other finalists at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati, Ohio from Sept. 9 to Oct. 8, 2016.


The entire exhibition is currently available to view online on both the gallery's website and OPA's website:
the exhibition on Eisele Gallery's website
the exhibition on Oil Painters of America's website

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Oil Painters of America
2016 Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils
Sept. 9 - Oct. 8, 2016
opening reception - Friday Sept. 9, 4:30 - 6 pm
Eisele Gallery of Fine Art
Cincinnati OH   |  513-791-7717