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What's Happening!

Jeff's Place
Just Completed and in now in the 
Local Color Show
Artistree Gallery ~ Pomfret, Vermont

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Jeff's Place
This photograph does not do it justice but I just finished this
painting for the "Local Color" show at the Artistree Gallery.

This Years Round Barn Show is Here!

At the O
pening
2016 Round Barn Invitational
"Featuring the art of Vermont's Best Artists"

I was excited to get the invitation for this year's upcoming show
with that lead line but I also felt honored to be considered such.
I was in the invitational several years ago but my choice of work
that I submitted was  embarrassingly mediocre.  I called Kim, the 
director of the  show and asked her what we were  permitted to 
enter and was relieved to  hear that there are no  restrictions on
whether a painting has been in the show before or not. In other
words I have already chosen my very best work to go this year!
 I gave Kim the  commitment that I was "in."  Now they are just
waiting to see how many of the invited artists accept the invite
before they tell us how many works we can put in the show.
It should be a wonderful opening night of the show this year!

Three of the Paintings for this year's Show
All Kedron Valley work in the same barn
in 
South Woodstock, Vermont

Old Ale


Sunset

Memories of Arthur Wood




Last year's Round Barn Show

(Vermont Cultural Center)
The Round Barn show has wrapped up for another year and I 
made the three hour round trip up to Waitsfield to pick up my
paintings. Of the three paintings I had in the show Last Stand 
was by far the favorite from the viewers choice slips I got back. 
A few of the comments were "Wonderful!" "Interesting subject 
and colors, Looks real." "Beautiful detail - brings out a feeling 
of slight melancholy and anticipation for the next year." Here 
is  the painting:

Last Stand
   The corn is gone from the field and the last warm days of summer linger on at the edge of autumn. 
Time seems to hang suspended on days like this as summer holds out before yielding to the colder
days ahead. The old shed, too, leans precariously on the edge of its existence. The windows are gone 
and the wall is separated from the rotting beam that once supported it. In the end, all things must 
yield to death and decay, but for the moment, there is quiet dignity in this last stand before the fall.

Close Up


Old Ale
(This painting is now in the Local Color Show at the 
Artistree Gallery - Pomfret, Vermont)

I just completed this painting (6/15) from a the barn in 
South Woodstock. The same barn where Sunset and
Memories of Arthur Wood  were done. Only this
was in the hayloft above not down in the cow
barn below. For the Story go to 



Kedron Spring
It was March and the sun's glare off the snow covered field 
was absolutely blinding as I slid barn door back. To me this 
was more about a moment in time than about having a 'center 
of interest.' There is a quiet beauty to the brilliant sunlight 
and the promise it held for the season about to unfold. 
(01/21/15)



The Latest #1
Art In The Round Barn is now over and the one painting that got
the most comments of the five I had in the show was
Memories of Arthur Wood 
below

Memories of Arthur Wood
For the story on this painting go to
Viewer comment: "I love the lighting and contrast, the limited 
use of color, the extreme attention to detail, the story that 
accompanied it."

Viewer comment about all five of the works: "Captures the 
soul and essence of Vermont. Would love to add all of them
to my collection!"

The Latest #2
The second painting that got the most comments was
Through the Witching Glass below:



Through the Witching Glass
 The story on this painting is on the

Viewers comment: "Amazing detail. so real, you could reach 
out and touch it!"
Viewers comment: "I like the thoughtfulness of the artists
comments and the pieces."

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Last Year's Round Barn Comments:
By 'Viewers Choice' I was voted 
Favorite artist in Acrylics
At The
Art in the Round Barn Show last year.


Viewer's Choice Ballot Comments below

Best Viewers Choice Ballot Comment: (my favorite anyway) 
Art work title - "All of them!" 
"Gorgeous - lovely light and details. Thank you!"

Waiting
Viewers Comments
"Amazing story about the painting*" "A wonderful detail to capture!"
"Realism!" "The spiders web appears three dimensional. Wonderfully 
simplistic detail!" "Really imparts the feeling - Great!" "Beautiful"


Stella's Cow Barn, The Wake
Viewers Comments
"Evocative"   "Wonderful"  "Simple, Beautiful"


Myrtie and Mary
"Lovely rendition of an old barn" "Beautiful painting, Love the history!"
"Caught my attention"



Completed
8/26/12
Harry and Wanda
16 x 23
Acrylic on Panel
To see the story behind this painting go to:


Journey to Chadds Ford!
(Two summers ago)
Day 1
My wife and I were in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania this summer. 
We were driving down Route 1 and I saw road and remembered!
We drove up on Ring Road and found the Kuener's. 
Day 2
Today we spent the day doing the Brandywine Museum
bottom to top. Tremendous! At 10:00 am we went on the 
tour of Andrew Wyeth's studio. All of this was perhaps 
the best spent time and money an artist could invest.

That Evening!!
I was doing photography back at the Kuerner farm and 
all of a sudden a truck drove up and a man who got out 
asked  me what I was doing there.  Come to find out  it 
was Karl J. Kuerner, the grandson of Karl Kuerner o
Wyeth fame. When he found out that I was an artist he 
invited me up to his house. We spent two hours talking 
about art and sharing our ideas on painting. Fantastic!

The Kuerner Farm

Kuerner's  Today

Spring Fed Today

Andrew Wyeth's Studio
Chadd's Ford, PA
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Randall Gardner 
now represented by
The Hunter Gallery of Fine Art
Next to the Old Tavern Inn
in
Grafton, Vermont
(now closed for the season)
 
It's time to do a Vemont latch!
 
My new studio info on Whats New Page!
 

 
 From our trip last year to the 
for an Andrew Wyeth Show!
Last fall, Sharon and I drove to Rockland, Maine for the end of
a special Wyeth show. This show had some rarely seen Wyeth
work on exhibit including a very large watercolor that was the
study for his very last painting  and an incredible watercolor
study of Far from Needham. A great show! We also drove
out to the Olson house and walked down to the master's
gravesite. He was buried in the middle of a snow storm
in January of 2009.
 
 
Andrew Wyeth
At Rest above the Tidewater
Cushing, Maine
A few new pictures are up on my tribute page:
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Three New Book Acquisitions
Andrew Wyeth - Autobiography (finished)

Egg Tempera Painting by Coo Schadler (still reading)

Andrew Wyeth A Secret Life by Richard Meryman 
(re-reading now for the fifth time)

Andrew Wyeth - Looking Beyond 
I bought at the Brandywine Museum

Vertigo - I just bought it this fall at the Shelburne Museum. It is the 
catalog from the fantastic Wyeth art show we attended there.

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Rockland, Maine

(Home of the Wyeth collection.)
 
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