| 15 May, 2014 19:38
Here they are... little javalini being born. I'll bet you didn't know this is how it happens. Check out the finished product... Javalina (not a pig!) Christmas Ornament.
| 05 July, 2013 14:29
Stretched canvases sometimes have a very thick edge, often 1 1/2 inches. This canvas edge can also be painted, eliminating the need and expense of a frame. In this painting, "Boarding School", the gallery edge on my canvas gave me the opportunity to inform the viewer what the painting is all about, ie. the boarding school in Yuma, Arizona, where these children were housed. I used "stencil" type for the title, the kind of type face used on wooden crates. I spattered white paint over the black letters to soften them and give an "aged" look. Some artists leave this edge plain; others continue the painting around the edge and some decorate it profusely. I have tried all three. To me the subject matter of the painting, dictates the edge.
| 05 March, 2013 12:59
This acrylic painting by Karlene Voepel, "Wedding Song", was recently chosen for the Sedona Arts Center's Juried Members Show, open daily 10 am to 5 pm in Uptown Sedona. The show runs through April 2, 2013
Friends asked, "Just what is a juried show?" In this electronic world, the artist submits photos of his/her artwork through the internet in a jpeg format to the committee (jury). The jury views the work in this form and chooses who will be in the show and the prizes to be awarded. The artist is then notified by mail or email if accepted or rejected. (This can be a low blow!) The chosen artists bring the real artwork to the art center or gallery. In the old days artists brought in the actual artwork to be judged by the jury or panel. The rejected work was then picked up and the chosen work was hung in the show. The new method is easier, but it is possible sometimes that the actual work does not look as good as the photo. In that case the piece may be refused when brought in to be displayed.
| 09 January, 2013 19:48
This is my "inner vision" of my daughter when she got a divorce. The little bird on her shoulder represents her 2-year-old son, so innocent and vulnerable. The toucan represents her soon to be ex. Crossroads in life are very difficult and complex. The consequences can be powerful and long-lasting. We try not to make judgements.
The Inner Visions Show will be in the main gallery of the Sedona Arts Center through January 2013.
| 07 September, 2012 11:59
See Karlene Voepel's acrylic painting, "Rock Star", in the Members Show at the Sedona Arts Center; opening is tonight at the Friday Night Gallery Walk and will be on display till September 22nd. The charismatic rock star is Joshua Michael Kennedy, a local hot lead guitarist. Check out his hair and cool expressions in this double portrait, in stereo! Gallery hours: 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week.
| 11 November, 2011 13:44
You don't have to check out a book to check out my 5 new paintings on display at Yavapai College Library in Clarkdale, Arizona. You'll see an amusing "Conversation" between a masked man and a sculpture, a very charming boy in blue dancing a jig, and some boisterous babes in black. Exhibit closes December 6th.
Library Hours: Mon - Thurs: 8am to 7pm, Fri: 8am to 4pm, closed Sat, Sun & Nov 11
| 24 October, 2011 13:32
Last weekend we rode the motorcycle to the Annual Gem & Mineral Show in Sedona to purchase some ammonite, beads and polished stones to embellish my horse sculptures. There were the usual booths featuring geodes, crystals, rocks in all colors, shapes and sizes, harvested lovingly from the earth. My husband, Monte, was asked, "What do you collect?". He answered, "I don't collect anything." The "rock-hound" stared, mystified by his reply.
The booth which way out-classed them all was Christopher Paul's jewelry. His exquisite necklaces and bracelets were the end result of rock collecting. I didn't know there were so many shades of gold, elegantly crafted into a bezel to show off the beauty of blue lapis. Christopher enthusiasticly explained how exotic peach and white shells were cut to form the beads in his elegant neck pieces. "I love beads!", he exclaimed. So do I.
| 03 September, 2011 18:10
You can see the award winning painting,"Waiting", by Karlene Voepel, in person at the Sedona Arts Center through September. There is a show of members' work in the Special Exhibitiion Gallery. Monte Voepel's sculpture, "Journey to the Sea", is also in this show. Visitors have the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece in the show. The winner will receive $250!
| 22 May, 2011 18:40
A few months ago I attended my first Renaissance Fair in Phoenix. What a magical experience! And, what an inspiration for a series of new paintings! I am presently working on the second oil pastel on watercolor paper. This is not an easy medium as mistakes are hard to correct. Some you just have to live with. These first two paintings have to do with a certain crystal ball. They almost look like illustrations for a story that doesn't exist. Or at least, not yet. I will start showing you the paintings as soon as they, and I am ready. (Is this how you write a blog??? I'm not experienced in these matters.)
| 27 March, 2011 22:18
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Calendar Of Posts
- The Birthplace of Javalini
- What is a "Gallery Edge"?
- What is a Juried Show?
- "Crossroads" in Inner Visions Show at SAC
- Rock Star at Sedona Arts Center
- Renaissance Inspired Paintings on Exhibit
- From Rocks to Gems
- "Waiting" in Show at Sedona Arts Center
- Renaissance Paintings in the Works
- Horses Available at SAC