October Studio Update

Many of you may have already heard the news: We bought a house and it’s big enough to combine workspace with living space. 

This means the studio is getting packed up and moved along with the rest of all the stuff we’ve accumulated over the past 6-7 years.

The moving truck will be scooping everything up on Thursday October 19th and the transition process of shuffling things around will begin all over again, as it did just two short years ago when my paints and equipment first landed in our departing location.

I’m looking forward to settling in to our new space, our new home. This past month has been full of big changes;  the art supply store I work at moved several weeks ago, at the end of September. Quite the busy month.

More updates will be shared in November, and depending how quickly I can unpack I’d like to squeak in a holiday promotional sale on my paintings, to make room for new work.

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Upcoming Exhibition: “In Tandem” opens May 9th.

Tires, oil on birch panel, 24in x 28in Liz Ann Lange
Tires, oil on birch panel, 24in x 28in
Liz Ann Lange

This and other work will be exhibited May 9th – June 13th at Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

From the Updates section of the Frank Juarez Gallery website:

In Tandem

May 9 – June 13, 2013

Reception for the Artists: May 16,  5-8pm with an artist talk at 6pm.

In Tandem will feature works from two artists who share similar formative backgrounds, influences, and environments expressed through varying degrees of interpretation.

While attending Lakeland College from 2006 to 2010, Liz Ann Lange and Sara Willadsen both began incorporating architecture and views of Sheboygan County within their studio practices.

Working primarily in oils, Lange has continued to build upon her direct explorations of the community’s hidden spaces and unglorified tableaus, documenting her observations without bias or pretenses.

Willadsen employs mixed media to indirectly reference these same scenes by breaking them down to their formal parts and putting more focus on the physical materials that make up the work itself, resulting in suggestions of invented spaces.

Through color, composition, and perspective, Lange and Willadsen both create works guided by structural characteristics and ephemera encountered in the Sheboygan area.

Thursday Reflections

I don’t try to paint pretty pictures.

I actually dislike how pretty my pictures seem, now that I’ve seen them tiled together after editing my Oil Painting page.
It’s like cotton candy, saccharine and.. I don’t know.. nice. I could write an entirely separate post analyzing why I seem to take scenes that go largely unnoticed, and paint them in sugary, saturated colors. I see beauty in things which I assume others interpret as ugly, or don’t bother to notice or interpret at all, and then I turn them into candy.
It’s like I’m a kid with a sugar addiction when it comes to mixing color. I try to muddy my palette down, but the finished painting still appears so saturated and vibrant.
Ok, I’ll stop with this, and get to the point.

I visited my Alma Mater yesterday, with my dear friend and colleague Sara.
We viewed the current Faculty Exhibit at the campus gallery, then visited with our old professors. It was perfect timing; there were students working in the studio, but neither of the professors had any formal classes in session.

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Just A Quick Sketch…

I was feeling inspired last night as I was reviewing some of the photos I had taken at the Forevertron.

It is a place you have to visit more than once in order to really comphrehend everything you see. I have been there at least 4 times now, and my brain still goes into information overload when I’m there.
In addition to all that, his wife and son are continuing to build upon his legacy when he is unable to, so there are new and different things appearing throughout the environment as time passes.

I may have noticed this guy on my second visit, but he is one of Tom’s creations, a veteran player in (or near) the orchestra.

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