This is a new dot tree fresh out of my studio. She measures 22 x 26 inches and is created with acrylic and earth pigments on Fabriano watercolor paper. She is very colorful an vibrant with dynamic energy and is available for purchase online at my main site www.VanessaKatzArt.com.
For many years I did not paint – I was afraid that it would not turn out the way I wanted, it would not be good enough, that I would make a mistake. So why even start. Looking at a blank white canvas was intimidating and it was easier just not to start. I often purchased new brushes and paints because I wanted and intended to paint however I was just crippled with fear with all the “What if's” going on in my head and could not bring myself to start. Then I would eventually pack up my art supplies and relegate them to the garage.
What – Twitter Art Exhibit Los Angeles
When – Saturday 12th, 2013 – 7-10PM. Show runs Jan 12 to Feb 10
Where – Exhale Unlimited Gallery, 953 Chung King Rd, LA, CA 90012
An international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting Art Division, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting under-served youth in L.A.'s Rampart District. For more info, please visit www.artdivision.org.
Twitter put a call out to artists to send in postcard sized original art which will sell for only $35 each to raise funds.
I just joined Daily Painters Abstract Gallery and posted my first canvas on their site. I chose a simple colorful very minimal abstract that I have just finished titled ” Circles In The Sand”. It measures 20 x 16 x 1.5″ and is gallery wrapped with the sides painted to match the canvas. I used the Golden Open acrylic paints with this piece. They are much slower drying and behave more like oils. This gives a very smooth creamy appearance with rich dramatic color density. If you have not tried them yet you are in for a treat
I am thrilled to have new representation by Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ and to be featured in their new art catalogue. They have featured a very large abstract I recently finished titled “Behind The Buddha”. Just click on the link below titled “Vanessa Katz featured in Xanadu Gallery” and you will be able to view the entire art catalogue and see all the art work – it is a feast for the eyes and the soul. See what calls to you and that you love.
It has been my dream for a long time now to move my painting studio into my retreat but I was afraid and wondered if I could justify it to myself and my husband. When I saw this little picture online it really hit me – what am I waiting for? Why am I not just going for it? I do not want to be confined in a box, not now, not ever! Of course the only person getting in my way was Me! When I shared my dream with my husband, he immediately said “Why not”. It is truly wonderful to have such a supportive partner.
Fresh out of my studio just completed this striking abstract landscape. I wanted to create a peaceful minimal abstract for a modern master bedroom. She is called “Slumber My Darling”.
I also wanted it to be imposing so chose to create this on two canvases as a diptych to create a large piece when joining the two canvases together. Each canvas was 24 x 30 and therefore the finished piece is 60″ in length.
This is a gorgeous new landscape from talented artist Chris Cozen. She writes on her blog here entitled “Landscapes from my mind…” “It doesn't matter if it won't rain in Southern California for another 6 months, because if I want rain or a storm, I can paint one!”. Well said Chris, that is one of the many joys about creating that you can make it however you choose – sunny, cloudy, hazy or whatever may happen as you paint.
I was thrilled to get an email from The Teahouse Studio in Berkeley, CA to let me know that a place on Flora Bowley’s workshop had become available and would I like to take it. Yes was my reply done in seconds. I was thrilled, I was on a wait list and so wanted to experience a Flora workshop. I had read so much about her workshops and love her work however every workshop I was interested in was sold out for just about the whole year – wow, I was disappointed until I got this spot.