“Chalk Hearts,” oil on canvas, 10″ x 8″
This painting will be on display at Zip 37‘s “Valentine/UnValentine Show” that opens with a reception from 6 to 9 tomorrow evening (red wine! chocolate!) and runs until February 18.
I was thinking about grade school and the valentines we gave our classmates – available at the drugstore, punch-out, 40 per box. We would decorate a shoebox to collect our valentines and I always liked that part. Some painful memories but a few sweet ones in there, too. I recall coming across an old valentine in one of my dad’s books (the things that get tucked into books! A whole world of slender orphaned tickets, recipes, love letters, and currency ) just a couple of years before he died. I brought it to him and he got downright verklempt. He remembered the little girl who had signed her name. There was a reason he had saved that one and tucked it into a book all those years ago.
Blessed be the mystery of love.
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In rather loud colors.
Oil on stretched canvas, 6″ x 6″
If I stay up like an owl and finish another painting before midnight, I will be all caught up!
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Oil on canvas board, 5″ x 7″.
I don’t know that I’m in purgatory, but I’m certainly in an in-between place just now, with the end of the month deadline looming for vacating my studio.
But the Sufjan/Gallant below makes me feel better. Beautiful music is medicine.
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If they’ll never even hear you?
Happy Father’s Day.
Some stuff I’ve made since the last blog post:
I just want to be near you.
The Art of Winter exhibit at the invitation of Jennifer Mosquera. I had a blast painting my snowboard piece, which was displayed at DIA. I was flattered to be asked to show at Valkarie Gallery as a guest artist in the Resident Artists’ Gallery, at the invitation of Valerie Saverie. I’ll have 3 of my new paintings from the House that Jack Built series there through March 1. I am thrilled to have had “Because it is Bitter” accepted into Core New Art Space‘s national show, “Losing Love.” This show was juried by Niza Knoll, opens this Friday February 13 and runs through March 1. I have recently opened an Etsy Shop for my watercolors and small oils and have been immersed in trying to learn what the heck I’m doing there. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new Latin conjugations? At least, you can try. My shop is here. And finally, I’ve been remaking my website. The software I’ve been using for almost ten years is obsolete, so I was forced into a long-overdue rehaul. You can see the site, katiehoffman.com, here. It is still a work in progress but I’m having fun learning about Sandvox and what I can do with it. I hope your 2015 is off to a good start, wherever you are. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpFvqibrURk
I haven’t much been here lately, but it has been a busy beginning to 2015. I was excited to participate in
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I am just delighted to have had two paintings (pictured below) accepted into “Holy Moly- Religious Commentary in Contemporary Art,” an exhibit opening this Friday June 20 at Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver. The show will run from June 20 through July 26.
“Wedding at Cana” 18″ x 18″, oil on canvas, $575
“Prodigal,” 30″ x 24″, $825
I will also have my studio open this Friday through the modern miracle of cloning (or maybe just a very nice husband who has agreed to sit the studio while I pop out briefly to the Holy Moly opening), so if you are in the neighborhood or perhaps already in the same Fresh Art Building, visiting the opening reception of Rolf Helland and Earl Chuvarsky at CORE New Art Space, please come in and say hi!
Also here is the last little painting I have finished. “Blue Wish,” oil on canvas, 8″ x 8″. It’s about time for me to get serious and start sinking my teeth into some bigger canvas in preparation for my fall show.
The Blue Wish, 8″ x 8″, oil on canvas, $135
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Oil on canvas board, 8″ x 10″. # 3 of my 30 in 30.
Dedicated to a gifted painter – perhaps the shyest artist I have ever known.
She did not know her own power. Rest in peace, Kathy.
Oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″
Working title, “Fear Not.”
Oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″.
Christmas is coming.
The goose is getting fat.
I used to be pretty good at the enforced jollity of the holidays. Not sure I convince anybody these days.
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The days are dark and unlovely but I am trying to get into the spirit, making and mailing dozens of cards like the one above.
I will be participating in a Holiday Open House with my fellow Fresh Artists at 900 Santa Fe Drive this Friday December 7 from 6 to 9 PM and Saturday December 8 from 1 to 3 PM. We’ll have some holiday noshes available and this will be the last chance to buy my work at 2012 prices. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi.
Any Christmas not spent in a mental institution is a relatively good Christmas.