— Patricia Doyle, “Silverlake 2,” acrylic, 12×24 in.
September 29 through November 12, 2017 Reception, Friday September 29, 2017, 5-8 pm
Patricia Doyle and gallery artists explore the landscape. Practiced, yet effortless — sprezzatura.
Single strokes of paint build roofs on houses and populate flocks of birds on the shore. A stripe of color demarcates a table edge or an ocean horizon. A few flicks from a brush become shrubs and trees, washes of paint create entire mountainsides.
What unites these paintings is repeated experimentation with material and tools to make the complicated look easy, and the complex look simple.
–Randall David Tipton, Over the Sea, watermedia, 11×15 in
August 25 through September 24, 2017
Marcia Burtt Gallery paintings and photographs of our ever-changing shared space, an empire with no national borders—the sky.
Clouds dominate paintings by Susan Petty and Randall David Tipton. Slivers of land serve as fulcrums for the immensity of clouds bursting above.
Erling Sjovold and Marcia Burtt paint clouds cavorting in blue skies. Small cumulus wander through Sjovold’s idylls, bigger ones streak over Burtt’s ocean and shores; sometimes expanses of clear blue turn realist paintings into minimalist works.
–Susan Petty, Distant Virga, watercolor, 20×28 in.
In the atmospheric works of Marilee Krause and Michael Ferguson, haze and fog on the horizon disguise the border between land and sea, diffusing light and color.
A storm on the horizon moves in on Glenna Hartmann’s pastel painting, creating a narrative for what is to come on the bluff paths in the foreground.
Bill Dewey’s aerial photographs show weather and changes in light and shadow on our Channel Islands as seen from above.
Patricia Doyle captures the last light of the day through clouds over the Pacific.
–Erling Sjovold, Mountains, Montecito, oil, two 12×12 in.
Michael Ferguson, “Rock vs Heather” 36 x36 in. acrylic on canvas, 1988. Frye Art Museum, Seattle, 1988.013
Look for Michael Ferguson’s painting in the Frye Museum’s exhibition:
Between the Frames: The Frye Art Museum Collection After 1952
APRIL 29 – JULY 23, 2017
Between the Frames explores the evolution of the Frye Art Museum’s collection, presenting sixty-five years of acquisitions in chronological sequence. The exhibition charts the Museum’s transformation from a personal selection of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century art, cultivated by First Hill residents Charles and Emma Frye, to a museum of the twenty-first century dedicated to regional and international creative practice in its myriad forms. Situated between founding legacy and future vision, Between the Frames considers the ways institutions shape and are shaped by their collections.
Thanks to all of the participants in our two Anne Ward iPad workshops. It was a great introduction to using an iPad to do drawings and paintings using the Procreate app. Special thanks to Martin Shinn for taking these pictures. The rose is an sample of the work he did during the class. Impressive and inspiring.
iPad Workshop with Anne Ward
9:00 to 1:00
Saturday, October 1 – FULL
new Sunday, October 2, session added
at Marcia Burtt Gallery
517 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara 93101
Full Moon Mustard
Learn to use the ipad as a tool to complement your artistic practice– Take some risks without a lot of clean up!
Anne has been using the ipad to create images for several years.
Recently, she upgraded to the ipad pro and apple pencil and loves using them.
Anne will show you how she has been using an ipad as a sketching tool and digital journal, and how she develops paintings which print out beautifully.
She will show you how she uses the ipad to ‘paint’ every day, even when there are only small snippets of time.
What you’ll need:
An attitude for experimenting.
A photo of something you’ve been wanting to paint or the object/s themselves.
An ipad with a stylus.
The procreate app.
Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “Coast,” an exhibition of paintings inspired by the edge of a continent: a landscape in flux.We are promised calm respite in paintings by Ian Roberts, Erling Sjovold, Anne Ward, and Marilyn Turtz. They present the ocean as a shape that draws us in but leaves details to our imagination.
Randall David Tipton, Rainforest Autumn 2, oil 20×16 in.
May 27 through July 24, 2016
Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “On an Overgrown Path,” an exhibition of paintings woven from and ornamented by organic forms, twisting lines, and patterned surfaces that construct baroque visions of our natural world.
Marilee Krause, Tidal Pools Series, w/c and pastel.
March 13 through April 26, 2015
Marcia Burtt Studio presents “Variations,” a group exhibition featuring gallery artists.
Each is represented by several works related by motif, place, or style. Variations in color, composition, or form are enhanced by the comparison, revealing the artists’ obsessions as well as their creative process. Continue reading →