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The Life of a Canvas—the art of painting over

detail of work

detail of work

Nature: “The One, Ginkgo Horizon”, 60×48, mixed media on canvas.

“I am not just a pretty picture,I am a canvas rich in history and is the last image I will see. I have been painted over at least 4 times fully to a new image each time. I have lost count of the layers of paper and paint that have come

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Opening at LA Artcore Union Center of the Arts-Los Angeles

Impact Of Life:  New artwork by Karrie Ross

LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts
August 3rd thru August 31, 2014
Karrie Ross / Michael Wood / Dani Vinokurov
OPENING Reception: Sunday, August 3rd from 3 to 5pm
Conversation with the Artists: 4pm

Los Angeles — Karrie Ross will exhibit a selection of paintings, created over a two-year period, at LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts, from August 3rd thru 31st, 2014. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12noon to 5pm. Opening Reception and Meet the Artist at 4p.m. Karrie’s work spans a variety of images offering surreal faces, and the whimsy of a figure with an egg, to Continue reading

Water Works Show Opening Ojai

Water Works Show at the Porch Gallery, Ojai

Symbol; 22x30; watercolor on lana

Symbol; 22×30; watercolor on lana

Show up from July 5 – August 17, 2014

Curated by Juri Koll
With Catalog Essays by Peter Frank, Shana Nys Dambrot & John Seed

The artists in this show use watercolor, inks, and other liquid media for a variety of reasons – some love the risk of not being able to alter the result once it hits the paper. Others have a more formal reason for the process. Some use the medium as a contemplative, almost reverential experience, or for “quiet meditation or being present in the moment”, as Shana Nys Dambrot says. All these motivations inspire these works, and engage the audience with the here and now, regardless of when the work was completed.

“I paint watercolors because they are alive, their blending creating another reality that was not planned or expected.  The chemistry of the medium is all about water… in the air, time of day and year, how liquid the paint and if the paper is prewet or dry. For me, painting with watercolor is “high-risk” you never know how a piece will turn out. Water, the flow of life and change.”

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