Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Painting Birds - Cardinal

Oil    12x4"

I painted this little "cardinal" towards the end of the "Celebration of Fine Art" show.    The show ended on Sunday, and after 10 weeks there, it will be nice to get settled back into the studio to begin some of my commissions.     It was a very good year and I have some exciting projects ahead.  There were a lot of requests for "cardinals" so I plan on painting more of them.  This one came out nice and I am trying to find some more canvas in this size.  I like to continue the painting around the edge of the canvas which is very popular and then there is no need for a frame.  I am off the the Desert Botanical Gardens soon to try and catch some good photographs of  "birds" in the landscape.....hopefully I will spot a "cardinal" too.

Barbara Rudolph

Saturday, March 19, 2011

What's Happening at the "Celebration of Fine Art"

There is only 8 days left now at the "Celebration of Fine Art" in Scottsdale, Arizona.  It has been a wonderful year full of exciting events and activities.  There is still time to visit if you are in the area.  It is a unique experience to meet the various artists from all over the country and to see them creating their works of art.  Here are some pictures of just a few of the artists: 

Kevin Powers making beautiful glass art

More glass work by Keving Powers who comes each year from Osterville, MA

Dave Jackson is a painter from Mountain Green, Utah

My niece Addie, stopping by to help me finish a painting

Melissa Behr does original photography & painting and is from Ogden, Utah
Bradford Brenner is from Sebastopol, CA

Jennifer Bellinger is from Ketchum, ID and she paints the most wonderful oil paintings.

This woman came just to practice up on her drawing skills.  Working from a sculputre by Ken Newman.
The paintings in the background are by Whitney Peckman

Penny Benjamin Peterson paints wonderful contemporary abstracts

Here I am meeting with a new client Jim Lowman that has commissioned me
to paint a couple of his classic guitars.

Barbara Rudolph

Friday, March 11, 2011

Gabriel Bey Visits the Celebration of Fine Art


This morning started off busy at the "Celebration of Fine Art show."  "Gabriel Bey" a fantastic musician stopped in to allow me to photograph his "Virtu" trumpet and "Getzen" Flugel horn to use in some of my new oil paintings.   He also gave a little impromtu performance in my studio and also the studio of "Penny Benjamin Peterson."   

Gabriel performs with "Spooky Kool" and he also plays original music as well as some cover jazz selections.  He will be playing tomorrow evening at "The Lost Leaf" in downtown Phoenix.  You can also visit:  http://www.azculture.com/   to see a list of other places to see him play as well as other local cultural events.

There are only 2 weeks left of the 2011 "Celebration of Fine Art Show."  So....if you are in the area of Scottsdale, don't miss this wonderful event.

Barbara Rudolph
Celebration of Fine Art
My Website

Gabriel Bey can also be found on Facebook, My Space, Reverbnation, and AZ Culture

The beautiful red painting behind Gabriel is Penny Benjamin Peterson's  - visit her website at: http://www.pennytheartist.com/