Sunday, November 11, 2018

NOTRE DAME DE PARIS IN 1976

Notre Dame de Paris from the Quai se Montebello, 24 x 18 inch oil and pencil on paper by George C. Clark    SOLD

Let's crank up Mr. Peabody's WABAC machine and look at one of the oldest pieces I've posted here.  I spent the summer of 1976 attending the New York Studio School summer session in Paris.  My wife and I sublet an apartment in Passy and every weekday I painted either from nude models in a studio at the American Center for Artists and Students on the Boulevard Raspail or at various outdoor locations around Paris, all under the tutelage of New York painters Elaine deKooning and Leland Bell.  I painted this the day the class set up on the Seine riverfront across from the cathedral.  I never exhibited this painting because when we got back home from Europe I showed friends some of my work from Paris, and one of them bought this on the spot.  Thanks, Jim.    

Friday, September 21, 2018

CHICAGO: INsideOUT EXHIBITION SEPT. 21 TO OCTOBER 19, 2018

South Side Halloween, 36 x 80 inch acrylic on panel by George C. Clark   AVAILABLE

This large Chicago landscape is one of three paintings I have in the CHICAGO: INsideOUT exhibition at the Bridgeport Art Center at 1200 W. 35th Street in Chicago.  There is a large free parking lot on the north side of the building.  Enter the building on the side facing Racine Avenue and take the elevator to the third floor gallery.   The exhibition will be up from September 21 through October 19, 2018.  Work by 75 artists will be shown.

Collectors' Preview: Friday, September 21 from 5:00 to 7:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, September 21 from 7:00 to 10:00pm
Closing Reception: Friday, October 19 from 7:00 to 10:00pm

Friday, August 31, 2018

MR. PUNCH, THE DOCTOR (no, not that Doctor) & THE DEVIL

Mr. Punch, the Doctor & the Devil, 8 x 11 inch ink and watercolor by George C. Clark    AVAILABLE

I made this pen and ink drawing of Punch and Judy Show hand puppets on-site in the Toy Museum in Brighton, England and added the watercolor later.  It will be exhibited in the Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists show 2018 LATER IMPRESSIONS at the Old Town Triangle Art Center, 1763 N. North Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60614 from September 4 to 26, 2018.  There will be an Artists' Reception on Sunday, September 9, from 2 to 5pm.  All are welcome. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

WOODLANDERS GATHERING

The Cabinet Shop at Shake Rag AlleyArt Center, Mineral Point, Wisconsin, (.5 x 13.5 graphite pencil and watercolor by George C. Clark   AVAILABLE

I'm  just back from participating in the annual WOODLANDERS GATHERING at Shake Rag Alley Art Center in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.  What a great 4-day festival of rustic arts and crafts!  We always enjoy being with other creative people and seeing old friends and making new ones.  I did this little on-site painting there on a previous visit.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

I GET HONORABLE MENTION AWARD AT CAVA "ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS" EXHIBITION AT BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER

Photo by Pat Clark

I was very pleased and honored last night when my painting Belhaven Rooftops, Glasgow was given an Honorable Mention Award at the Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists exhibition ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street in Chicago.  The show will be up through January 30, 2018.  Gallery hours are 8am to 6pm Monday through Saturday and 8am to noon Sunday.  You can see a better picture of this painting from my "Traveler's Sketchbook" series if you scroll down a few posts.   

Saturday, November 18, 2017

RED ROCK CANYON NEAR LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, 10 x 16 inch ink and watercolor by George C. Clark   AVAILABLE

Red Rock Canyon is a National Conservation Area about 15 miles west of Las Vegas, Nevada.  It features a visitors' center and a 13-mile one-way loop road with many scenic overlooks with parking for access to hiking trails and rock climbing sites.  Pat drove me around the circuit once while I scouted good locations for drawing, then a second time when we parked at the locations I had selected.  The plants in the foreground at the overlook where I drew the red rocks and distant mountains were not very interesting, so I "transplanted" some cactus from another site nearby.  Artistic license.

UPDATE:
Red Rock Canyon, Nevada is currently on exhibit in the exhibition PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF CHICAGO at the Palette & Chisel Academy Gallery, 1012 N. Dearborn Street in Chicago through February 3, 2018.

Monday, November 13, 2017

GEORGE SQUARE, GLASGOW

George Square, Glasgow, 15 x 10 inch ink, watercolor and colored pencil by George C. Clark   AVAILABLE

I drew this one afternoon last July in George Square in the heart of Glasgow's Merchant City.  That imposing building houses the City Chambers.  The column at the right is topped by a statue of Sir Walter Scott, the novelist.  Sir Walter is topped by a seagull, as are most of the statues in Glasgow.  An exception is the equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington in front of the Gallery of Modern Art, which is topped by an orange traffic cone.  I kid you not.