Monday, January 31, 2011

From the Archive: Variations on a Theme

These were both small painting/prints of sheep I did for an art fair in Indiana in 2006.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Small Ghost Town Drawing

4x6", Charcoal and graphite on paper - based on a photo from Animas Forks ghost town

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Another small drawing

4x6", Colored pencil on paper

I've been using colored pencils for the first time in years as preparation for the drawing class I'm teaching.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Upcoming Exhibits + New Drawing

Here's a small drawing (6x8") I did as a demo for a drawing class - sketched with watercolors then drawn over with colored pencils. The spring semester is fully under way now so I'm adjusting to the new schedule and some new classes. I'll have more new works in the coming months in preparation for several group shows mostly around Colorado:

Opening Feb. 4
"In the Flat Field"
Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC

March 11-April 23
"Feminine Influence"
Working With Artists Flash Gallery, Lakewood, CO

May 6- July 28
"Do It" @ Philip J. Steele Gallery
Rocky Mtn College of Art and Design, Lakewood, CO

May 13- June 25 Opening June 3
"2011 National Contemporary Exhibition"
Grand Junction Art Center, Grand Junction, CO

Friday, January 21, 2011

This will be a great show - opening tonight.

Habitat: Exploring the Relationship Between Our Natural and Manmade Worlds

Featuring Artists: Ricky Allman, Chris Ballantyne, Molly Dilworth, Christina Empedocles, Gregory Euclide, Evan Hecox, Tat Ito, Paul Jacobsen, Josh Keyes and Jean-Pierre Roy
Foothills Art Center
January 21 - March 13, 2011

  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 21, 6:30–8:30pm
  • Gallery Talk with Molly Dilworth: Saturday, January 22, 2pm
  • In the Gallery with Molly Dilworth: Visit with artist Molly Dilworth while she creates a site-specific painting in our front gallery during regular hours, January 22–24
  • Gallery Talk with Paul Jacobsen: Thursday, January 27, 6:30 pm (MEMBERS ONLY EVENT. Space is limited! RSVP to: by Monday, January 24)
  • SCFD Family Free Day: Saturday, February 26, 11am–2 pm; Kids create their own unique habitats

Through the art of 10 nationally-ranked artists working throughout the United States, Habitat will become a tour- de-force presentation of the rapidly evolving world we all live in. Through painting, installation, graphite drawing, found object sculpture and more, these artists conceptually reflect upon how technology, development and consumerism has created a compelling human occupation of the earth’s once rudimentary habitat. A far cry from the “traditional” portrayal of environmental subject matter, Habitat will explosively, yet intelligently, examine the sophistication that is the modern world, and its undeniable effect upon the planet’s natural state. This exhibition becomes a unique opportunity to support a dialogue that is extremely contemporary, relevant and overflowing with passionate opinions and perspectives.

Some of the artists that have come together for this exclusive show have never before exhibited in Colorado, and all are beginning to make signifcant impact on the national and international art scenes, with several showcasing works in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th Street, Golden, CO 80401
Mon-Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Weekend

A couple of photos I took during our snowy weekend in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Photo of the Day

Source: "Charlie Down" - She hadn't been there long (still warm), and moving her carcass off the road revealed the salty silhouette from passing cars on a winter highway. Young female coyote with a beautiful winter coat.

FYI: This photo wasn't edited/retouched in any way.

©2010 Dylan Menges

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Project finished

Three rolls of masking tape later:

a small drawing of a broken statue done on canvas as an experiment

Although we never made it to Cafe Greco in Rome (pictured below), I ran across it in a book and it loosely inspired our new dining room. Rome in general inspired the wall painting.

photo source.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Current Project

Inspired by all of the elaborately painted interiors of Rome, I've started adding some decorative painting to our dining room:

lots of tape
part one complete
part two complete


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