Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Paseo Mist" 20''x16'' Acrylic Painting

©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Paseo Mist''
20''x16''x1.5'' Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

A recent surreal painting based on influences of travels to Santa Fe. Paseo de Peralta circles the old downtown district of the city and is lined with adobe structures. I wanted to give a hint to the subject without going into a lot of details.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

"Mindscape I" 12''x12'' Acrylic Painting

©2010 Mark Yearwood
"Mindscape I"
12''x12''x1.5'' Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

A new landscape from my mind. What is the mysterious structure rising up in the distance?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Ascent"- New 12x12 Abstract Painting

©2010 Mark Yearwood
12''x12''x1.5'' Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
Back home after a weekend on the road to Wichita, KS Autumn & Art Festival. The weather turned out great except it was a little warm and humid for late September. The show had great volunteers and lots of perks for the artists. The setting was next to a lake in a beautiful upscale development and went well for a first year event. I think Wichita will make this show better and better in the future as word gets out.
Sales are starting to roll in from some of my galleries as well as locally and that always makes an artist happy! InArt Santa Fe Gallery will be open this Friday night for Fourth Friday Art Walk on Delgado Street in Santa Fe, NM. Stop in if you are in the area and see my newest work as well as all of the other great artists.

Monday, September 13, 2010

New Work- "Discovery" 24x24'' Acrylic

©2010 Mark Yearwood
24''x24''x1.5'' Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

I have enjoyed some quick sales at InArt Santa Fe Gallery, which is exciting! After this last fall show, I'll be refocusing on some new works to replace gallery work as it sells. I am doing a select number of festivals to get out and meet art buyers and I do enjoy them when the weather cooperates, but they are a ton of work and travel. I am ready to spend some real quality painting time in the studio as weather cools down as well as getting out and just soaking in some Fall air. This is my favorite time of year.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Is Art Ever Really Finished?

''Connections'' 30x30'' Acrylic    SOLD

This is a new 30x30'' called "Connections". The top photo is where I stopped the first time and called it finished. After it sat in the studio for a couple of days, it seemed to be taunting me to come back to it. Something just didn't feel right about it. Last night it seemed the turquoise glazing in the top center area was the part that bugged me, so I added the warmer glazes up top and then used some subtle blues on the left center area to balance things out.

I don't know if an art piece is ever actually "finished". I once heard someone say that an artist never finishes the work, but only abandons it. A guy I used to work with would say "stop tickling it to death!", meaning let it go before you overwork it. Pretty simple in theory, but sometimes hard to practice.

Paint! Paint and move along, please.

PS: I went back and tweaked some more after posting! :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

"Division" -New 16''x20'' Palette Knife Abstract

©2010 Mark Yearwood
16''x20''x1.5'' Acrylic Palette Knife Abstract

Saturday, September 4, 2010

InArt Santa Fe Gallery

©2010 Mark Yearwood
On Wednesday I made a trip with several new paintings to Santa Fe, NM and I am glad to announce that InArt Santa Fe Gallery is my new representative there. The gallery is located at 219 Delgado Street just off Canyon Road. The owners have a beautifully restored adobe home that is almost 100 years old that creates a warm environment for the quality fine art paintings and sculpture displayed inside and out. Old Santa Fe charm and history with modern touches and class. I look forward to the partnership with InArt Santa Fe and all of the opportunities being in this city full of fine artists.
My 48x48'' painting , "Legend" hangs on the front porch with a Robert Ash sculpture out front.