Friday, September 23, 2011

"Get Real" IGOR Section in Oct Issue of American Art Collector Magazine

This is the beautiful cover on the October issue of "American Art Collector Magazine"  that just came out.  No...the bird on the cover is not mine, but what a fantastic painting by artist Frank Gonzales.  After two weeks of not feeling well because of  a bad cold, I was so excited to receive my copy of the October issue of "American Art Collector" magazine on my doorstep today. 

Get Real - The International Guild of Realism  has a 16 page spread on the upcoming "Realism" exhibition in the October issue of American Art Collector.  The show is being hosted by the beautiful "Sage Creek Gallery"  The opening is on September 30th from 5-8pm.  It will hang through October 22nd.

It came as a complete surprise that my "All That Jazz" painting (above) was selected for a full page advertisement for the show.  I feel completely humbled by this and am truly honored to be part of this incredible group of artists that span the globe.  The exhibition will have 75 works from contemporary to classical realism bringing together the worlds leading realism artists in Santa Fe. 

 Be sure and pick up a copy of this magazine which is also featuring the "art of the nude."  If you would like any information about this painting you can contact the "Sage Creek Gallery" for information and view the entire selection of work for the "International Guild of Realism" show on their website.  Email me with questions you may have.

Show dates:  September 30th - October 22nd

Barbara Rudolph
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Sage Creek Gallery
International Guild of Realism 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Double Bass with Bluebird - Oil Painting "Singing the Blues"

"Singing the Blues"

This oil painting of a "double bass" has an "Indigo Bunting" sitting on the bridge.  It is 14x14" and is painted on canvas.   I photographed the antique bass at the Musical Instrument Museum and thought the little "blue bird" would be a perfect fit for this painting I call "Singing the Blues."   You can read a little about this instrument on my previous post.  It is a one of kind painting.  If you would like more information about this painting "Singing the Blues" please contact me. 
Barbara Rudolph

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Double Bass Painting "Singing The Blues" in-progress

In-Progress oil painting
"Singing the Blues"
(still needs shadows, details and of course...bird legs)

I have been searching for an old "double bass" instrument to photograph for some future paintings.  I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to take pictures of the beautiful Amati violin on my previous post, as well as the cello.  I am still looking for the "double bass" to paint a full sized piece, but in the mean time....I also am so lucky to live so close to the new "Musical Instrument Museum."  This museum called the "MIM" is the most wonderful museum and collection of musical instruments from every country in the world.   Last spring I took some pictures there, (which they let you do as long as you do not use the flash)   I photographed the beautiful old "double bass"  below.

At the MIM - "double bass"

This instrument "double bass" was labeled probably from Germany or Czech Republic dated from 1930 - 1945.  It had so much character and I wish I could know and hear it's history.  I decided to just focus in on the center (bridge) part of this instrument for my painting "Singing the Blues."   This painting in-progress measures 14 x 14".  It will be for an upcoming show in Tucson Arizona in November at the "Jane Hamilton Gallery."  I'll post more info on that next month.

Last year I did a painting called "The Blues Band" (see below) where I painted the neck and the scroll of the "double bass."  That painting was a big hit and although the original oil has sold, I have a limited edition series of giclees on canvas that came out spectacular.  (see my website for more information on "The Blues Band.")

Check back in again soon to see the progress on the new painting "Singing the Blues."

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Barbara Rudolph