Tag Archives: Sufjan Stevens

30 in 30 Day 26 – Silent Owl

In rather loud colors.

Oil on stretched canvas, 6″ x 6″

SilentOwl

Available here.

If I stay up like an owl and finish another painting before  midnight, I will be all caught up!

30 in 30 Day 8 – The In-Between Place

The-In-Between-Place

Oil on canvas board, 5″ x 7″.

Available here.

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.

 

 

What’s the Point in Singing Songs

If they’ll never even hear you?

Happy Father’s Day.
Some stuff I’ve made since the last blog post:
DoesItHurtToBecomeAButterfly

ItTurnedHerHead

InheritTheWind

KissingBooth
PinkWillow

Poppet

ProtectedTweets

RayOfSunshine

RedDragon

Shaman

ShamanII

SmallScentOfASpringEvening

Sunrise

TheCatCameBack

TheDevilInTheDetails

TheGhostOfStanleyMilgram

TheSeedOfADream

TheSeer

WingsOfDesire
Babar

BabyBeet

BadDreamBunny

Blackbird

Blinders

BlueDogBlues

Calico

DrowningUnicorn

DrowsyOwl

ElusivePrey

FolieADeux

Galatea-II

Goat-Boy

HerHighness

HumbledPeacock

LadyBug

LeilaInTheArtichokeGraveyard

LittleRedHen

Memory'sReluctantMarch

MissingTheMountains

Monarch

OutLikeALamb

TheGardenOfGrief

WinterBerries

Wrestler

I just want to be near you.

Where were you?

I haven’t much been here lately, but it has been a busy beginning to 2015. I was excited to participate in The Art of Winter exhibit at the invitation of Jennifer Mosquera. I had a blast painting my snowboard piece, which was displayed at DIA. KatieHoffmanAOWSnowboard 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. ThisIsTheFarmerSowingHerCor 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. BecauseItIsBitter 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

Bluish Blue Wish/Holy Moly, it’s Third Friday.

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.

WeddingAtCana

“Wedding at Cana” 18″ x 18″, oil on canvas, $575

Prodigal

“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.

TheBlueWish

The Blue Wish, 8″ x 8″, oil on canvas, $135

Flowers (For Kathy Wolohon)

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.

 

 

Flowers-for-Kathy-Wolohon

In the Wilderness

Oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″

InTheWilderness

WIP: Sore Afraid

Working title, “Fear Not.”

Oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″.

WIPFearNot

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.

Happy Holidays

xmas2012-2The 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.

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Any Christmas not spent in a mental institution is a relatively good Christmas.

Fear and Trembling

30″ x 24″, oil on canvas.