Monday, August 24, 2015

Paintings of Men and artist Darryl Pottorf



Dear Art Lover,    
     I am getting excited about my art event with long-time artist and collector Warren Cullar in his Austin, Texas, studio.  Event is Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. each day on 8 & 9 September.  Address is Warren and Kitty’s home, the studios, and garden at 12102 Conrad Road
Austin, TX 78727.  Please mark your calendar and come on out for that (it is just after Labor Day weekend).  I would love to see you.     

     Well, I admit to being remiss on my sale postings for August.  I guess it must be less important to promote the works than make new art.  While I am busy in the studio in Cedar Creek, Texas, I hope you enjoy looking at my August offerings of earlier paintings and drawings.

     Today, let us celebrate men… because why not?  

     The August Art Sale continues… see postings here on my blog this month or the corresponding album on Facebook.  Offer ends 31 August 2015.

Payment plans accepted; no finance charge, as usual.

Until 31 August this artwork is available for the low price of $200.

MANta [model Eric Silva] AVAILABLE ORIGINAL ART 
12 x 16 oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
copyright 11 March 2006 Kelly Borsheim
 
http://www.borsheimarts.com/painting.htm

     This next image is NOT of an original painting.  “The Triumph of Icarus” original artwork sold shortly after I painted him.  This is a giclee [fine art reproduction, in this case on canvas].  The image was a favorite of artist Darryl Pottorf [long-time artistic partner of Robert Rauschenberg] and Darryl has even used it in collaborative works.  If you are interested in the mixed media works he has in his Captiva Island studio, contact him via http://darrylpottorf.com/

     Besides the collaborative work that Darryl, Simon Steele, and I did actually together in December 2011, there are at least two other works in which my Icarus was used.
Gallery 5 shows Daedelus’s Son:  http://darrylpottorf.com/gallery5.htm
Gallery 8 has one that I had not been aware of before:  http://darrylpottorf.com/gallery8.htm

And no worries… I was told that if any of the art that contains my hand is sold, then I will be paid for my art by them, my friends.

My August offer:
The Triumph of Icarus [AVAILABLE giclee ... framed]   $400
40 x 20 inches reproduction on canvas copyright Kelly Borsheim http://BorsheimArts.com/




     If you decide that you want cheaper shipping and do not want the frame or even stretcher bars, the giclee may be rolled up and shipped in a tube.  Just let me know your preferences.

Back to work now… happy shopping!

Peace,

Kelly
~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor and painter

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Parco della Montagnola Bologna Paintings



Dear Art Lover,     
     My first time in Italy was in 2004.  My art [13 works] had arrived there a year earlier, thanks to a request from Museo Gilardi in Forte dei Marmi.  I backpacked around Italia for six weeks.  Anacapri and Firenze [Florence’s real name] were my favorite destinations, a hard choice to make with so much beauty and art around that country!
    Here is what I wrote on my Web site in 2005 about Bologna:

      Bologna, Italia

     I had not originally planned to go to Bologna. I was not avoiding it, I just did not know anything about it. However, one of the benefits of hosteling is meeting many travelers who give you feedback and tips along the journey. A girl named Anna that I spent a couple of days with in Perugia told me that she loved the energy in Bologna. Someone else said the same thing.
     So, after I left the Amalfi coast to head north for an art reception Christiano Merra held for me at the Museo Gilardi, I had to figure out what to do with some extra time. I had originally planned to go to Caprise Michelangelo after leaving Cristiano's in Forte dei Marmi, Italia. But when I asked the hostel which bus to take, I began to understand that it was highly unlikely that I would find the birthplace of Michelangelo without a car. As it turned out, the hostel in Bologna had an opening . . .
     I look forward to returning to Bologna -- there is still so much more I have yet to see!

     I have been back to Bologna several times since then for a variety of reasons and usually not alone anymore and never for very long it seems.  But each time, I go back to visit my favorite sculptured fountain there in the Parco della Montagnola, Bologna.  It is not hard since it is quite near the central train station.

Parco della Montagnola, Bologna, Italy - The Fountain
Parco della Montagnola, Bologna, Italy - The Fountain
     Traveling alone gives me guilt-free time to do as I like.  In 2004, I took time to paint this sculpture from several vantage points.  Here you may see an image that an Italian woman took of me at work one afternoon.  
Parco della Montagnola, Bologna, Italy - Kelly Painting The Fountain in plein air


For more images of Bologna, visit this page:  http://www.borsheimarts.com/painting/2005/bologna.htm


The August Art Sale continues… see postings here on my blog this month or the corresponding album on Facebook.  Offer ends 31 August 2015.  These works are located in Cedar Creek, near Austin, Texas.
Today’s listings:
Parco della Montagnola, Bologna, Italy - Oil Painting Fountain detail abstract

Parco della Montagnola, Bologna

24" h X 36"   [plus a frame, not yet shown... will post in comments later]
Oil on Canvas
© 2005   Kelly Borsheim   - Offer:  $950

Parco della Montagnola, Bologna, Italy - Painting Sketch for larger work

Study for Parco…
10 x 15 acrylic on watercolor paper
© 2004   Kelly Borsheim   - Offer:  $75


Parco della Montagnola, Bologna, Italy - Oil Painting Fountain detail torso

Torso Study, Parco…
15 x 10 acrylic on watercolor paper
© 2004   Kelly Borsheim   - Offer:  $75

Payment plans accepted; no finance charge, as usual.

Peace,

Kelly
~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor and painter

 P.S.  Happy birthday Nathan and Mark!


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Bastrop Fine Arts Guild Texas


Dear Art Lover,     
      After I left the Italian Consulate in Houston on Monday, I drove west and made a couple of stops in Bastrop, Texas.  Many, many years ago when I was branching out to neighboring towns to try to build up my art career, I had gotten involved in the Bastrop Arts Community.  I taught in an Art After School program for elementary children and I joined the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild. 

     Boy, has the guild and the city taken some dramatic leaps forward!  The gallery run by the Guild has moved to 815 Main Street and the space is such an improvement!  It is open and has windows in the front and on one side that allows visitors to see some art even when it is after normal gallery hours.  They also have a classroom in the back.  I was grateful to several artists there who opened the gallery so that a small group of us had time to meet and swap stories.

Bastrop Fine Art Guild Artists CJ, Myrlene, Peggy, Mike, Kelly, with Jeff in front
Bastrop Fine Art Guild Artists CJ, Myrlene, Peggy, Mike, Kelly, with Jeff in front 

Bastrop Fine Art Guild Artists Peggy, Mike, Kelly, and Myrlene
Bastrop Fine Art Guild Artists Peggy, Mike, Kelly, and Myrlene

     In addition to that big change, I drove past a convention center!  All new, of course.  And the Guild members showed me the architectural plans in the works for a new community art center that will be across the street from the Bastrop Convention and Visitors Center.  This kind of thing was never something that I heard any of the Guild members of my time even dreaming about!

tasty dinner prepared by Bastrop quilter Elizabeth Overholser
tasty dinner prepared by Bastrop quilter Elizabeth Overholser

with my friends in front of one of Elizabeth's quilt [E is second from left]
with my friends in front of one of Elizabeth's quilt [E is second from left]

      Four years ago when I left Texas for a return to what I had started in Italy, there were horrible wildfires in our area.  So many people in Bastrop lost their homes and were displaced for a long time.  I am so happy to see that grants and other wonders are being given to Bastrop to help rebuild this artsy community.

The August Art Sale continues… see postings here on my blog this month or the corresponding album on Facebook.  Offer ends 31 August 2015.
Dana Lounging - Original Oil Figure Painting from Life by Kelly Borsheim
Dana Lounging - Original Oil Art
Today’s listings:
Dana Lounging - AVAILABLE $200
20" h X 10"Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas [framed]
© 2006 Kelly Borsheim 






 
Dana's Backside  - Offer:  $300
16 x 20 oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
2005 by Kelly Borsheim
http://www.borsheimarts.com/painting/room06.htm


Dana's Backside - Original Oil Figure Painting from Life by Kelly Borsheim
Dana's Backside - Original Oil Figure Painting from Life

Gillian - Original Oil Figure Painting from Life by Kelly Borsheim
Gillian - Original Oil Figure Painting from Life by Kelly Borsheim
  
Gillian    -  Offer  $200
20" X 16" Oil on Canvas framed
2003 Kelly Borsheim
http://www.borsheimarts.com/painting/room05.htm



"Gillian Draped"   - Offer $850
24" h X 48" Acrylic on Canvas (including metallics) © 2003 Kelly Borsheim
http://www.borsheimarts.com/painting/room06.htm

Payment plans accepted; no finance charge, as usual.

Peace,

Kelly

~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor and painter

P.S.  Happy birthday to my wonderful Godmother and sweet Aunt Carole!

Gillian Draped - Original Figure Acrylic Painting from Life
Gillian Draped - Original Figure Acrylic Painting from Life

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