You are invited to an art reception featuring my watercolor paintings celebrating horses, gardens, and travel. The reception begins at 5:30 PM. I will give a gallery talk about my inspirations, techniques, and processes beginning at 6:00 PM. Along with my watercolor paintings, I am offering a wide selection of prints, notecards, and tiny paintings. Live music and refreshments are planned. This event is part of the Gunnison Colorado First Friday Artwork, with many venues in downtown Gunnison participating with art, spirits, music, and food. For more information, please call Anne at 970-641-6111.
“Passionate Pursuits” runs through the end of June. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:30 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Conversano Mima White Horse Vale Ranch, Goldendale, WA Lipizzan Stallion
Along the San Antonio Riverwalk, 2/14/16
“For a Good Time, Call Ed” copyright C Isgreen 2015 $500
I have two shows coming up this spring/summer. My solo show opens in June at the Gunnison Gallery. I will also be showing in June with Debbie Watkins, fiber artist and Lynn Vogle, fiber/metal artist at Backstreet in Montrose. New works for these shows will feature my flower/garden paintings, watercolor works developed from my sketches and photos from Mexico this past winter, and of course more horse paintings.
This series of photos shows my process; how I create from initial studies/ ink drawing to final watercolor painting.
From Ajijíc, we traveled with friends to the state of Michoacán. Our first stop was to El Rosario Sanctuario de las Mariposas Monarca. The experience of seeing thousands of Monarch butterflies was magical- un milagro! (My beloved horse was born in Florida in a field of Monarch butterflies; hence he was named Monarch. To watch a small clip of the Monarchs at Rosario, visit my Instagram account- see link to the right.)
After visiting the Monarchs, our next destination was Pátzcuaro, the picturesque city of red tiled roofs and blocks of red-banded adobe buildings. Pàtzcuaro was founded in the 1320s as the capital seat of the Tarascan state, which included Michoacán, Jalisco, and Guanajuato, rivaling the Aztecs in power and influence. Even today, native peoples retain their colorful dress, food, and traditions.
The center of social life in Ajijíc is the Plaza. Along one side is the Cultural Center; along another side is the old stone church, Capilla Nuestra Señora del Rosario. The church was started in 1550 and dedicated in 1600. Its unique masonry features small stones outlining the larger building rock. Just down the street is the larger San Andrés church.
(similar composition to Page 10) This is a studio study of Guanajuato for my next painting which I plan to pour. (Stay tuned…) I call it “After School.” I took this photo because the lighting made a good composition, and the flagstone pattern in the sidewalk and street made an inviting entrance into the picture plane. It was only after I returned that I noticed the strong visual connection between the mother and her daughter. Even with her back turned away from the camera, I could see this pair had eyes only for each other. Such a sweet subject.
Just a quick sketch while we sipped our beers. Gardens abound everywhere in Mexico- not just on the ground or in courtyards. You find them on almost every rooftop, even welded to windows in small apartments.