Friday, April 25, 2014

artists' forum at Trinity

Artists' Forum at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Ave
Portland, OR
Sunday, April 27, 2014
9:00 am-- 10:00 am

Come see and hear the artists of PDX Women in Abstract Media share their art journeys and talk about their paintings in a casual setting at Trinity Cathedral. Maybe you have a question? Ask away!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

non-Apron painting

The "Apron Stirrings" show continues to hang and draw positive and excited comments. But, now, for a break from Aprons!

Everywhere I look, the Spring flowers are filling the landscape with color and pollen. Timing is everything when you paint between sneezes.

Since my acrylic paints are still out, I continued with them for this subject. The painting sat on my easel for a couple of weeks, unfinished, and unsatisfactory, with no line work. Then, one day I saw it and thought about my India ink and decided to "wreck" it. The lines brought focus and depth to what were good shapes but a boring painting.

Spring? Oh, yes. Bring it on!

The Lumineers "Flowers in Your Hair."

Sunday, April 6, 2014

what stirs beneath the aprons

 Opening night of "Apron Stirrings" was fun and interesting to see and hear people respond to my paintings. 

And it gave me a chance to talk to people about the work, too. The open exchange of ideas is always stimulating and this night was no exception.

A Little Bit about “Apron Stirrings”

For the last several years, I have experimented with abstraction and ways to communicate in my paintings without being anchored by traditional representations of subjects. 
In “Apron Stirrings” you see part of my experimentation. Only two things remain constant in this series: a very real subject (Bill Park’s printing apron) and a limited palette (Cadmium Yellow, Quinacrodone Red, and Pthalo Blue). From there,  I let the paintings flow and develop over the course of a year. 

Communication involves not only the artist, but the viewer. What you see and how you experience the relationships in the paintings is part of your personal life story.  There is no right or wrong story and I love that!

Although the series started with an apron, the paintings are not about aprons at all. They are about the complex dynamics of relationships. This is what stirs beneath the aprons.

In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art Gallery presents

 "Apron Stirrings"
Katherine van Schoonhoven

April 4 -- 27, 2014

2025 SE Jefferson Street
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Opening night: April 4, 2014

"Apron Stirrings" 
Opening Night and Artist's Reception
Friday, April 4, 2014
5:00 -- 8:00 pm

In Bocca al Lupo Fine Art Gallery
2025 SE Jefferson Street
Milwaukie, OR

The show is hung and it looks exciting and vibrant and beautiful. In addition to the Apron paintings, you will see many of my monotypes at the show. You can see them in the painting above, arranged on the floor before we put them up on the wall.

I hope to see you at the reception. If you can't make it then, please come by and see the show at your convenience. 

Gallery hours are: 
Thursday 1 - 5
Friday 1 - 5 (except 1st Friday, open until 8)
Sunday 10 - 2
or by appointment

Special thanks to gallery owner and artist Roxanne Colyer Clingman for her unflagging encouragement and hard work. Without her, this show would not have happened. Thank you, Roxanne!