A Thanksgiving painting. McMichael finished this painting early, early this Thanksgiving morning. When his significant other saw it, she named it “The Collection”. She said it was a metaphor for all our lives. As we go through life, we collect things, some good, some challenges, some joyous, some sad, and like these rocks some times are smooth and some are rough, It is this collection of life’s experiences that make us what we are this Thanksgiving. Painting by Garry McMichael -
12 x 36 - Acrylic on Canvas
Our own artists - Henryk Ptasiewicz, Deanna Nash and Joyce Yarbrough have paintings at the Dog Museum, 1721 S. Mason Rd, St. Louis MO 63131 in Queeny Park. Pictured below is the portrait of Kirby with acrylic painting by Henryk Ptasiewicz and the dog he portrayed. Also, Deanna Nash's pastel portrait of Otis and his owner. Exhibition will be on display until February 19, 2017.
MaryJo Clark’s pastel painting, Stacked Up, has been accepted in the juried exhibit, Art St. Louis XXXII, The Exhibition. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Art St. Louis Gallery located at 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO 63103.
Art St. Louis XXXII, The Exhibition is the 32nd annual all media, all themes, all styles, all techniques juried exhibition of Art St. Louis. This year, 139 regional artists submitted 577 artworks in all media from which 54 artworks by 51 artists were selected for the final exhibit, including MaryJo Clark’s pastel painting.
To develop the concept for each painting, Bradley read the libretto to learn the story of each opera. Each artwork is
a storytelling of the action of the opera in a single composition. It is so interesting to see what Bradley chose to use to represent the whole opera in a single painting! The watercolors are held together by using a linear design quality and juxtaposing the intensity of color. The opera painting below is La Rondine.
Greg Matchick has a solo exhibit of his nature and landscape photographs of Missouri on display during the month of May 2016 in the main lobby of the Metropolitan Building. The lobby and art wall are open to the public and there is no admission to access the exhibit.
On exhibit are ten 20" x 30" canvas photographs that showcase the natural beauty of Missouri, primarily of the Missouri Ozarks including the St. Francois Mountain and Ozark Scenic Riverways regions.
The Metropolitan Square Building is located at One Metropolitan Square at the corners of N. Broadway, Pine Street, Olive Street and N. Sixth Street in the heart of downtown St. Louis, MO.
A new "Poet" in Kyle's series about a singer/songwriter and his trusty bottle of bourbon. 18x24 inch watercolor. For sale at the Green Door Gallery in Webster. #watercolor #guitar #blues #thePoet
Henryk Ptasiewicz just finished a three week artist -in-residency program in Steelville, MO. He was invited to Steelville High School to teach the students drawing. He was to do watercolors and landscapes for the town of Steelville but they loved his portraits so much he wound up doing all these custom oil portraits. He also does pet portraits and house portraits. While he was in Steelville, he received a commission to do the cover of the album for Rusty Young, an former member of Poco. What an honor!!!
He will be at Green Door art gallery, Saturday, September 19 during the Old Webster Jazz Festival from 11am - 9:00pm. Come in, bring your loved ones, human or pet or a photo or call for reservations 314-402-1959
Luck's watercolor painting of Bob Gibson, which he will soon autograph, was auctioned off for $2,500 to benefit the American Parkinson Disease Association. Prints are available at Green Door art galley. He is donating all proceeds to the APDA to help fund research and treatments for Parkinson's. Please spread the word to help a good cause. Thank you!
Taking the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge for January 2015 was something Vic Mastis had tried to completed in January 2014 but didn't finish. She hadn't prepared a head of time. This time she thought ahead. Vic got her boards ready and reference materials all set so that she wouldn't spend an hour trying to decide what to paint and on what size. Painting bigger seemed like a good idea as last year when she had painted so small it was stifling. Not only was there painting but this was a national challenge so she had to try to take a decent picture of a wet canvas, post on Facebook, then post on the national website which was busy a lot of the time. All this took more time. http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com/2015/01/looking-back-at-thirty-paintings.html
After the first ten days, she started painting faster and started being more spontaneous- with this came more assured brushstrokes. Soon duties started piling up at the house. Vic couldn't spend hours on a painting everyday....so it was back to the smaller canvases but not as small as last year. Trying some new subject matter like a peacock, a scene with little buildings on a side of a mountain with the ocean in the foreground, the cypress trees in the bog were all new experiences to paint. There were 5 wipe offs, which meant that she had to paint another one that day. Sometimes Vic barely made the midnight deadline. Her husband was wondering when things were going to get done at home. Finally the challenge was completed January 30, 2015 with thirty brand new paintings. To see more 30 paintings in 30 days: http://www.vicmastisart.com/newsblog/
Donna Fox will be at Green Door art gallery demonstrating and taking custom orders for her jewelry - March 21, 2015 from 2- 4:00 pm
She is bringing in 100's of sample of custom ideas to fit your every need. She can do letters, initials, schools, symbols, Mother's necklaces and bracelets and much more. Come in and get your one-of-a-kind jewelry ideas ordered. Call for an appointment 314-402-1959 or just come in.
Vic Mastis Owner of Green Door art gallery.