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Blog / News - Sunday - Sep 17, 2017
Link to enter: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4541

This year's Small Works Exhibit is STILL ON SCHEDULE and is NOT cancelled. We will be letting you know the status of your entries as planned around October 9th.

The Key West community is strong and we are working diligently to rebuild our island after Hurricane Irma to get it back up and running asap. Almost every building on the island of Key West weathered the storm in great condition including our host gallery, The Studios of Key West. Together with TSKW, we are excited to present a beautiful exhibit on November 2nd.

Thank you all for reaching out and touching base with us. We appreciate all of the support.


Blog / News - Saturday - Jul 29, 2017
To apply for Nowak's 2017 Lemonade Stand Small Works Exhibit please visit the link below: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4541

Blog / News - Saturday - Jul 29, 2017
Jim Hogan / 2017 / oil on canvas / 20 x 18 inches. This painting was started in Hermosa, Costa Rica and was recently finished in La Jolla, California. It marks the 20th painting finished in the Faces of Surfing Series.

Blog / News - Wednesday - Jul 05, 2017
I am pleased to announce that I have finished another painting for my Faces of Surfing Series of Bruce Irons. I traveled to Kauai to photograph him at his home for the painting.

After that trip, I met Barbara Golden of Golden Paints and Williamsburg Oils. She invited me to see their campus and factory in New Berlin, New York. I graciously accepted this offer and did visit them in October of 2016. She also sent to my studio a full color palette of Williamsburg Oils for me to try.

I dedicated the painting of Bruce to do just this - make it with the new palette of only Williamsburg colors. This was totally different for me because over the past 20 years I chose my palette based on my experience with two different brands of oils. I learned which of the colors in each brand worked best for what I was doing. Each of my paintings have been made with a mix of the two.

What I learned most from this new experience with Williamsburg Oils is the strength of their colors. When I would make a stroke with my brush loaded with paint, the color was on - and it was strong. Most of the time the paint would even cover over a wet layer below without mixing the two layers. I found this to be intriguing because sometimes I wanted the colors to mix wet on wet. It also made me rethink (after all of those years) my palette to canvas process which I have done without thinking for so long. This said a lot to me about the quality of Williamsburg Oils pigments. When adding cool darks to such as Phthalo Blue or Egyptian Violet to lighter colors like Naples Yellow (for example), I needed much less than I was used to using to get the change in tone I was going for. I feel because of this, Williamsburg Oils really did lend themselves to this painting and helped to capture the richness of the Kauai light on Bruce. I am excited to keep working and exploring with Williamsburg Oils for my next works. I am grateful to Golden Paints for getting me out of my comfort zone and introducing me to these incredible colors. Williamsburg Oils paints now have a permanent place in my studio.

Blog / News - Monday - May 08, 2017
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