I’m Open for the Portland Open Studios Tour

This weekend is the final weekend for the 19th Annual Portland Open Studios Tour and I’ll have my studio open. If you’re in Portland, come check me out Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm each day, at my studio at SW 71st Ave/Ashdale in Portland. Visit my website for details and my address – http://www.davidcastleart.com.

And just for visitors, I’ll have all artwork in my studio priced at 10-75% off regular prices, plus see more about how I paint my abstracts and hear about my upcoming Residency trip to the Arctic Circle!

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A Rash of Recent Acceptances Into National Exhibits Quickens My Pulse

"Bouyant" was chosen out of over 650 paintings to exhibit at the San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition in San Diego, California.
“Bouyant” was chosen out of over 650 paintings to exhibit at the San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition in San Diego, California.

I’ve had several of my new Metallic Squares series paintings accepted into well-respected, national juried exhibitions recently. I’m super-excited that my latest watercolor and oil paintings are receiving some attention and it gets my heart rate going in my studio to keep on exploring my Metallic Squares and painting more!

"My Personal Raincloud" one of 65 paintings chosen out of 665 for the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibit in Golden, Colorado.
“My Personal Raincloud” one of 65 paintings chosen out of 665 for the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibit in Golden, Colorado.

Downtown Denver Arts Festival… This Weekend!

"Trio - Key West", watercolor, 18 x 42 inches.

This weekend marks my seventh year exhibiting at the Downtown Denver Arts Festival!  Come by to visit and to see my latest series, “Solo, Duo, Trio”… I’ll be in my usual location at the intersection of Glenarm and the pedestrian walkway.  Here’s the schedule:

Friday: 4pm – 8pm
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Monday: 11am – 4pm

Hope to see you there!

Special Studio Exhibit: Oregon Coast Flapjacks

My painting sojourn to the Oregon Coast is over and I’m back in my studio!  For the past week I’ve been working hard to get 62 of  my Oregon Coast flapjacks ready for a special studio exhibit this First Friday, March 4th.  This special exhibit will only be intact at the beginning of First Friday, so come by early.  If you are a sojourn Shareholder and would like to pick up your share(s), please come by anytime Friday, March 4th, 4 – 8 pm.

62 framed flapjacks ready for my Studio Exhibit this First Friday!

Some Rather “Sparkling” Feedback…

I received some rather “sparkling” feedback from a client recently.  I love it when folks take time to send me their thoughts after having purchased my art.  And, I especially love it when they have this to say:

My wife Stephanie and I just recently purchased ‘4 seasons of trees’ from you at the Denver Pavilions Art’s Festival.

Your work touches our soul and brings us much enjoyment.  I especially like how the changing light hits the metallic paint and brings the trees alive.  Just outside the window real Aspens quake in the wind.  Your art work is having a dialog daily with them.

 We thought you should know that your passion and talent is appreciated and will be a lasting part of our family.

All the best to you — Art and Stephanie

My "Four Seasons of Trees" fine art print awaiting hand-embellishment.

 

 

Studio Snapshot: Getting Ready for the Downtown Denver Arts Festival

I’ve been getting ready for the Downtown Denver Arts Festival all week – here’s a snapshot of my studio today.  I just finished mounting my new Tall Idyllic Trees painting on canvas.

The Festival is at the Denver Pavilions (I’m in booth 16).  Here’s the schedule:

Friday, May 28  |  4-8pm
Saturday, May 29  |  11am-8pm
Sunday, May 30  |  11am – 5pm
Monday, May 31  |  11am – 4pm

Studio Snapshot on May 26, 2010

Colorado Watercolor Society Exhibit at the Colorado History Museum

The Annual Colorado Watercolor Society Exhibit is currently running at the Colorado History Museum in downtown Denver (13th and Broadway).  I have one painting that was selected by juror Ratindra Das.  The exhibit runs daily through March 14, 2010 – check it out if you’re downtown!

"Winter Storm Horizon", watercolor on paper, 20 x 20 inches (framed), $450.