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
Orchids is my newest painting. After blocking in the basic composition, (two flowers on the upper and mid left and a long vertical for the stem), I created most of this work through negative painting. I painted a series of dark saturated colors in a “blocky” wash, grading from very dark and cool at the top to warmer and lighter on the bottom. I dropped a line of permanent rose from the top orchid, through the bottom orchid , which creates movement through the background, as it also ties the two flowers together visually. My goal was to create an abstract painting behind the flowers, which makes a more dynamic background. Use of negative painting and lots of white highlights give the flowers drama.
I wanted the orchid stem to flow into the background at the bottom of the painting. The background wash drips onto a light warm field of raw sienna. The orchid stem grades from dark blues-green into red and finally becomes part of the background drips.
Orchids was painted on 1/4 sheet of Arches 140# cold press paper. Image size: 7.5″ x 22″ Matted size 12.5″ X 27″ $350
I will be teaching several watercolor workshops in 2017. Each session will focus on different techniques, concepts, and effects. Please visit my workshop link to find a class near you: watercolor workshop schedule
more new floral watercolors below:
Many days we spent wandering the city, exploring neighborhoods, taking photos, sampling food, and of course drawing. The Plaza Civica has two churches that bookend the square. Kurt and I took opposite ends of the plaza, each portraying a different church. I chose the Templo de Nuestra Señora. My sketch captures the vibrant street life found throughout Mexico.
Here are a few more examples of the charm portrayed across Mexico, particularly in Mexican colonial cities.
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.
Please join us Friday evening, 11/18 from 5-7 PM at Backstreet Bagel Company for a celebration of new works including
- “Three Passions: Horses, Flowers, Travel” new artwork by Cheri Isgreen.
- “Upside Down” Karen Mercer’s new CD ; she will be performing selections from her album.
- Backstreet’s brand new gallery
Horses highlights my deep connection with horses, especially my special relationship with Monarch, who I have raised and trained from a green colt to a seasoned show, clinic, trail, and special events horse.
Flowers, like Horses focuses on my interest of how light defines living forms. Unlike Horses, (which I paint in a narrative style), Flowers are painted in a looser style that explores pure design and composition.
Travel samples a collection from my travel/sketch journals. These sketches were made in a variety of media, including pencil, ink, watercolor, and collage. Works are presented as 5″ x 7″ framed prints from Colorado, Utah, Texas, and Mexico trips.
Mark your calendars. New art, live music, appetizers, & beverages. Register for the drawing of artwork.
“Painted Daisies” framed watercolor 12″ x 15″ $200 copyright C Isgreen
“Sky Lights” 10″ x 19″ $200
“Pot of Gold” 10″ x 19″ $200
Looking for a way to loosen up your art? Are you interested in learning some new watercolor techniques? Have you wondered if you could be successful painting in watercolor? Do you love gardens, flowers & color? Cheri Isgreen will offer ideas, suggestions, techniques, and support to create lively watercolor compositions during each 4 hour class. Pick and choose the classes that fit your interests and calendar: $70/class
REGISTER HERE (click the link)
October 22, 2016 10AM-3PM Workshop in Gunnison at the Gunnison Arts Center; a portion of the proceeds for this workshop will benefit the GAC. 12:00 – 1:00 brown bag lunch & critique
November 5, 2016 2-6 PM Workshop in Montrose at the Cedar Creek Clubhouse; a portion of the proceeds for this workshop will benefit the Montrose Center for the Arts.
November 13, 2016 10AM-3PM Workshop in Gunnison at the Gunnison Arts Center; a portion of the proceeds for this workshop will benefit the GAC. 12:00 – 1:00 brown bag lunch & critique
December 3, 2016 2-6 PM Workshop in Montrose at the Cedar Creek Clubhouse; a portion of the proceeds for this workshop will benefit the the Montrose Center for the Arts.
“Bouquet” copyright C Isgreen
“Upsy Daisy” framed watercolor 19″ x 10″ $200 copyright C Isgreen
5″ x 7″ prints, framed in oak, taken from my Mexico sketch journal, pencil & ink. $25 each
All images copyright Cheri Isgreen 2014
“Three Passions: Horses, Flowers, Travel”exhibition of new work by Cheri Isgreen. Running through Sept 30, 2016 at the Blue Pig Gallery, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm and Sunday – 10 am – 5:00 pm
101 W. 3rd Street, Palisade, CO 81526