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Turkey Vulture in Watercolor – Show at the Clymer Museum !

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Turkey-Vulture-Watercolor-Krister-EideHere’s a watercolor portrait of a turkey vulture that I finished. Finished him time to be able to show him in the Natures Call Show at the Clymer Museum in Ellensburg. Thanks to Justin Gibbens and Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Northwest for making it all possible.

It’ll be my first show. I’ll also have an elk cow and crow in the exhibition. We’ll be driving out on the first Friday, May 6th, 5-7 pm. Food & Wine will be by Springboard Winery and music will be provided by the Lincoln Elementary School Music Club.
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Singer Sargent at the Met

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Great exhibition at the NY Met Museum last month – Singer Sargent and Friends. Not that I’m paint more, I learn much more from seeing original works up close. It was an amazing exhibition because of the range of styles  that he painted in. My photos don’t do the art justice, but since the exhbit has now ended, some of you might enjoy seeing the work.

I liked this portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife. Apparently Stevenson was a restless person who often paced, so Sargent caught him mid-stride.

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This beautiful panel was a study of a larger work .
I found this portrait an interesting study too because he masterfully drew a viewer’s gaze to the face. There was only a very general suggestion of the piano keys so as not to draw attention away from the center of focus.

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Cascadia Art Museum Opens in Edmonds

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lance-wood-hart-cascadiaThis past weekend, I had a chance to attend the opening of the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds. Edmonds (my home town) is a small coastal city just north of Seattle. The addition of a new art museum is very welcome to this area which has a small arts community. Developers took over an old Safeway building and converted it into a museum and outdoor dining area.

The 11,000 square foot museum had a nice collection of regional artists – works that I haven’t often seen in museums. Visitors are greeted by Lance Wood Hart murals (commissioned by the WPA in the 1930’s) that lead on to several gallery areas. Most of the display consisted of the works of regional artists and illustrators like Morris Graves and Irwin Caplan below.

It’s a nice gift to the Seattle area arts community. At one point last year the city’s art walk seemed to be in limbo because of some disputes with local artists, but since then we’ve heard that the Edmonds Art Walk is returning – all good news. There is a local painting group that I recently joined and I heard that Cascadia has offered meeting space to them – so hopeful there will be more positive ripples from having a new art museum in the city.

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