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Coming Soon – Art Show & Sale

Posted in Art, Art Show, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , , on April 26, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

 

Park Hill Art Club 2012 Spring Show & Sale

May 4 – 6, 2012

The Park Hill Art Club Spring Show & Sale opens Friday, May 4, 2012 with an evening reception, 4:30-8:00pm. Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 Montview Boulevard, Denver, Colorado hosts the event. The Show continues Saturday, May 5th from 10:00am-6:00pm and Sunday May 6th from 9:30am-4:00pm.

More than 100 artists participate with nearly 200 framed and hundreds of unframed original works of art in a wide variety of media and styles. Prices range from less than $20 to $1,000+. Loyal patrons arrive early on Friday for the widest selection both for their own homes and collections as well as creative gifts.

Bob’s two framed works will be Taos Courtyard 2012 and Winter in Gothic. Both 11×15” watercolors are double matted in 16×20” frames.

Kilborn Courtyard 2012 Winter in Gothic

 

 

 

 

 

Among Bob’s matted, unframed paintings are ten new watercolors he’s completed since the first of the year including favorite subjects such as Santuartio de Chimayo, a New Mexico Mini-Quilt, Rio Pueblo Vista, Pilar Chapel, Arroyo Seco in Bloom and Sea Sentinel. Mark the date on your calendar to see these and works from other Park Hill artists.

Santuario de Chimayo 2012

Mini-Quilt 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rio Pueblo Visa

 

Pilar Chapel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sea Sentinel

Arroyo Seco in Bloom

New Painting – April 25, 2012

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on April 26, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

 

Gothic, Colorado

Winter in GothicWinter in Gothic

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After much encouragement Bob left New Mexico behind and looked to the Colorado mountains for his latest painting. The inspiration came from a photograph son Eric took on a cross country ski trip to Gothic this winter. Eric's Gothic Photo 2012

Gothic is located 8 miles north of Crested Butte, CO. A silver mining boom town in the 1880s, Gothic faded to ghost town status. Today the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory populates Gothic in summer for research and education about high-altitude ecosystems.    

 

Photo © by Eric Yackel

 

New Paintings – March 2012

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on March 25, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

 

Recent Paintings

With New Mexico on his mind Bob’s newest works have returned to favorite scenes – a courtyard in Taos, the much loved church at Chimayo and picturesque rural villages. These will be among the paintings he exhibits at the Park Hill Art Club Spring Show and Sale, May 4-6, 2012.

Kilborn Courtyard 2012

Kilborn Courtyard 2012
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Country Church

Country Church

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Santuario de Chimayo 2012

El Santuario de Chimayo 2012
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New Mexico Village Church 2012

New Mexico Village Church 2012

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Mini-Quilt 2012

Mini-Quilt 2012

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New Paintings–February 2012

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on February 15, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

 

New Watercolors 2012

Bob is back in sync with his artwork, completing several new watercolors. As snow lingers in our yard he’s thinking of blue skies and summertime.

Sea Sentinel

Sea Sentinel

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Arroyo Seco in Bloom

Arroyo Seco in Bloom

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Rio Pueblo Visa

Rio Pueblo Vista

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Taos Gates

Taos Gates
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Art Show–Madden Museum

Posted in Art, Art Show, Paintings with tags , , on January 12, 2012 by Nancy Yackel

This is Colorado

The annual This is Colorado exhibit at the Madden Museum of Art runs January 12 – February 23, 2012. Sponsored by the Heritage Fine Arts Guild of Arapahoe County, the juried show features original two-dimensional works by 80 Colorado artists.

An evening reception celebrates the exhibit’s opening Friday, January 13 from 5 – 8 pm.

 

High Road to Taos - Madden Show - AR

High Road to Taos

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This is Colorado framed work by Robert Yackel.

Jennifer Garner, Director/Curator of the Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Center for Visual Art, served as juror for the 2012 exhibition. Associate Professor Garner teaches BFA Thesis and Exhibition and has served as juror for numerous exhibitions including the highly acclaimed Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

The Madden Museum of Art is located in Palazzo Verdi at 6363 South Fiddler’s Green Circle, Greenwood Village, Colorado. The museum is open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, admission is free. During the first two weeks original unframed bin works by featured artists will also be available for purchase.

Kilborn Workshop–July 21, 2011

Posted in Art, Paintings with tags , , on July 22, 2011 by Nancy Yackel

Adobe and Pottery

Workshop day four started with sketching in the flowery courtyard in front of the Kilborn Gallery in Taos. The building was originally built by Bert Phillips one of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists.

La Lana Wool - B

Conjecture of the day was whether or not the wagon wheel framing the window on the right is the original broken wheel that brought Phillips and Ernest Blumenschein to Taos.

Kilborn Corn Pots - BLater the class relocate to the Kilborn home for more sketching and lunch before an afternoon of painting at the studio. Stephen’s colorful pottery and artwork decorate the historic adobe home.

Task of the day was selecting the painting each attendee gets to frame for the Friday evening show at the Gallery. Bob chose his canyon work. Good choice.

The workshop show is held Friday, July 22, 2011 from 6-8pm. The Kilborn Gallery is located at 136A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, New Mexico.

Kilborn Workshop–July 20, 2011

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , , on July 20, 2011 by Nancy Yackel

 

Rio Pueblo Landscapes

Wednesday was landscape day with the workshop group gathering southwest of Taos, overlooking a scenic canyon cut by the Rio Pueblo. Nearby the river flows into the Rio Grande.

Rio Pueblo Canyon - B

Bob Sketching - Rio Pueblo - B

Spring green foliage along the river banks glistened in the morning sunlight. The rocky canyon walls later appeared in the artists’ paintings in a multitude of colors. Everyone’s still trying to decide what the herd of animals on the other side of the gorge were – pronghorn antelope, elk, mule deer, sheep, goats? All agree they were not cows or horses. Will Kathy’s zoom lens give us an answer? Update – they were goats, which is what Bob said – right again.

After returning to the studio everyone got busy creating their individual Rio Pueblo interpretations. During the critique session the consensus was that Bob’s colorful rendition was complete. I bet he can’t help but add some final touches.

Rio Pueblo - B

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Kilborn Workshop – July 19, 2011

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , , on July 20, 2011 by Nancy Yackel

 

Phish House – Sketch & Paint

Tuesday morning workshop participants gathered at a private home, the Martinez House, to sketch and photograph the unique characteristics of the adobe built in the 1920s.

Sketching at Meredith's House

Windows, doors, vigas, stairway and landscape features – each artist found different details to place in their paintings. You can see where Bob drew his inspiration for the day. 

Photo of Meredith's House - B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meredith's House - B

 

 

 

Adapting his own style and whimsy there’s more details to be added before Bob considers this a completed work.

Stephen Kilborn Workshop – July 18, 2011

Posted in Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , , on July 18, 2011 by Nancy Yackel

Hidden Taos

For the fourth consecutive year Bob is attending one of the watercolor workshops given by Taos artist and potter Stephen Kilborn. The theme Bob selected this year is Hidden Taos, little known locations in the Taos area. This would seem to b a perfect fit since Bob’s favorite subject matter is adobe architecture.

Stephen with Painting - B

The Kilborn workshops focus on abstracting the landscape. Bob doesn’t approach his paintings with a great deal of abstraction but the weeklong workshops have proven to be great inspiration and motivation. Through these experiences he has found his own style and technique.

The basic format for the workshops is on location sketching in the morning before arriving at the Kilborn studio in Pilar, New Mexico. After a delicious lunch prepared by Stephen’s wife, LaVerne, participants spend the afternoon painting in the studio. Nearing 4:00pm it’s time for margaritas and a critique of the days work. Participants come from multiple states and art experience ranging from novices to art teachers, a comfortable environment for all.

Pilar - MondayOn Monday, the first day of class, the group sketched and gained inspiration from Pilar’s surrounding vistas of mesas, pinon pines and the Rio Grande. Bob never finishes a painting in one afternoon but he got a great start, even having time to incorporate hundreds of his tiny squares. We’ll see the finished painting sometime in the future.

*New*–July 2012

Posted in Art, Paintings, Watercolors with tags , , on July 16, 2011 by Nancy Yackel

 

Summertime on Canyon Road

Summertime on Canyon Road - B

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Bob completed this watercolor some time ago and I’ve been slow to get it on the website. The scene recalls many walks along Santa Fe’s well loved Canyon Road, a narrow, curving street bordered by  galleries, restaurants, shops and adobe abodes.

We’ve found that Sunday mornings are a favorite time for us to explore Canyon Road, when all is quiet. An ideal time for photos or just to enjoy the sense of place. Peeking into gallery windows we make a list of which ones we’ll return to visit.

The watercolor Summertime on Canyon Road is 11”x15”, matted for a 16”x20” frame.