Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Art Show In Italy And New Work

 

"Shades Of Black"     Casein on board   12 x 12"  
©2010 Kathi Peters
 
HORSE UTOPIA – ART OF THE HORSE IN FLORENCE, ITALY.
AN ART EXHIBITION AND FUNDRAISING EVENT  FOR THE ITALIAN HORSE PROTECTION FOUNDATION
 
I was invited to take part in an exciting new event showcasing thought-provoking and moving works of art that is being held to raise money for the Italian Horse Protection Foundation, a non-profit association which rescues horses from cruel and life-threatening situations. Over 50 artists are participating with their work from all over the world. My painting “Shades of Black – winter #3” is my painting showcased in this event.
The exhibition received the patronage of the Mayor of Florence and the Minister of Culture will open the event.
 This will take place at the Porcellino Gallery from the 18th to the 28th of May and on the 29th at the Palagio di Parte Guelfa the final reception.  Then the art is being sold by silent auction and each work will have a card with information about the artist. People can bid throughout these 11 days. The Reception on the 29th is on invitation only for all the bidders and invited guests. All proceeds will go to the Italian Horse Protection Fund, a non-profit association www.horseprotection.it. If you are in Italy…or want to bid ….For info you can call 3336830988 or email: art@porcellinogallery.com
 Warm spring days means outside time, gardens, horses and less studio time. I am working on 18 x 24’ oil on canvas and did finish two smaller caseins. I also sent down some new works for Equis Art Gallery inventory of my work. I hope folks in the Red Hook,New York will head over and see what they have there.  The works below are 2 smaller works I finished and they are available for purchase. Now back to the work at hand!
 

 
 
 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"My Community", I'm Juried into A New Maine Show!



              "Bushy Tailed" Casein    12 x 12"  And   "Bright Eyed"   Casein    12 x 12"

Reception: 4/25/2014 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: River Arts Gallery
(207) 563-1507

241 US Route 1 (North)

Damariscotta Maine 04543

This exhibition has work in many mediums that address the theme of “ My Community ”.  Artists were encouraged to take the theme of  “My Community”  broadly – family, friends, activities; neighborhoods, gatherings, things that bring us together,  community of present, past or imagined. I had 3 works juried into this exhibit.





Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Working The Farm and Painting -That Is My Day


The garden's early blooming daffodils,so sweet.

My goodness, how times flies.  I have been busy…and a bit distracted. Spring has found its way into our neighborhood and our gardens still need tended…horses beg for attention. Some of my days, though, have found me in the studio. I have painted a few new works, shipped some of my work out to new collectors and to galleries and shows. I have delivered some art work River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta,Maine.  With spring comes walks with Nell, time to breath in the smell of our woods wet with melting snow, cedar, pine and spruce perfume the air, and birds are singing the age old 'rites of spring' songs. Life is good and sweet on the farm. I am starting to pack my pochade with the idea of getting out side and doing some painting of beautiful Maine……but for the most part, now my time is spent doing studio work.

 
 'Barn With The Yellow Door"  , Casein on paper,  8.5 x 13"

 "Barn With The Yellow Door" is a scene depicting our barn and my old  Tennessee Walker Duster, who I sadly lost last year... just about this time of year too. I miss the old boy, and as he was always my muse....when I went to paint our barn, my old Duster had to be in the painting too.

Our two Morgan boys, my 'Ginger Boys' , are now my muses....and this next work is of Devon. He prompted a mixed media piece in graphite and gold leaf. His face, chiseled and handsome, his large soft eye always gives my heart joy. Hopefully " Sweet Man' will touch someone else's heart too. I love the way the small gold leaf parts of the drawing highlight his face.

"Sweet Man" , Mixed media on claybord, 12 x 12"
 I am ready to start a new work now...in watercolor. So it is time to paint!!