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New Oil Painting

This painting was inspired by a scene I came across in Buenos Aires last month, while walking to visit a painter I’d met on Facebook. It was wonderful to meet someone in the flesh who I’d only known online.

Infill Construction 12" x 12" oil
Infill Construction
12″ x 12″ oil

 

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New website

I haven’t posted for a while because I’ve had someone working on a new website and this blog and all the past posts will be moved there. I’ll leave this one for now and I hope to be able to move all the subscriptions to the new site so that everyone who currently subscribes will still receive a notification when I post something to the new site.

I want to thank everyone who’s followed me this year. I wish you a happy holiday and hope you’ll continue to check in with me at the new site.

Right after Christmas, I’m traveling to Argentina for a few weeks and I hope to find time to do some painting, while I’m there. (Burglars take note, I have a house sitter).

 

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Show closing soon

Via Delle Molle 36" x 24" oil on panel
Via Delle Molle
36″ x 24″ oil on panel

There’s one week left to see my show at Brian Marki Fine Art. Thanks to all who came to the opening and to those who have stopped by over the past weeks. I’m grateful that some pieces have found new homes. If you’re in Portland before the end of October I hope you’ll have a look.

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“Observing Observing (a white cup): Bill Sharp”

The opening for the Observing Observing show at Prographica Gallery in Seattle is this Saturday, Sept 12th from 2pm til 4pm.

The gallery has published short interviews with the participating artists on their blog. You can see mine here.

PROGRAPHICA: In the Mind of the Artist

With each exhibition, we will post interviews with the participating artists along with a photo of said artists in their studios and images of their work. In the future, we will post videos of artist interviews.

“Observing Observing (a white cup)” opens September 12th and continues through October 31, 2015

Curated by Eric Elliott, Michael Howard & Norman Lundin. More than twenty artists (both gallery artists and not) accepted the invitation to submit work.

Reception for the artists, Sept. 12, 2 – 4 pm

Artist Interview #22: Bill Sharp

Bill Sharp in studio 8-15

1. How did you respond to the idea of the white cup?

I took the idea of painting a white cup as an opportunity to explore different approaches to the subject. I did several paintings and drawings using different media and methods of image making.

2. Are you a full time artist, if not how do you support your art?

I was a full…

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Dragon Fountain

I guess I’m slow at digesting experiences. It was a year ago that I spent a month painting in Italy with the Jerusalem Studio School Summer Program in Civita Castellana and I’m just now starting to turn those experiences into paintings. The time spent with a community of painters focused on painting exposed me to a variety of ways of thinking about painting and I’ve felt a little undirected as I allowed things to percolate and make subtle changes to my painting. Here is a piece that will be in an upcoming show in Portland.

Dragon Fountain 12" x 24" oil
Dragon Fountain
12″ x 24″ oil
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“Observing observing” – group show at Prographica in Seattle opening on Sept 12

I’m very happy to have been invited to paint for an upcoming show at Prographica Gallery in Seattle. The piece below will be included with the work of many fine painters who’s work I’ve admired.

"White Cup with Spoon" 36" x 18" oil on linen
“White Cup with Spoon”
36″ x 18″ oil on linen

About “Observing Observing” Sept 12th – Oct 31 2015

At Prographica, we’re curating a show about “… how artists who observe, observe.” The title implies, of course, that, somewhere along the line, artists who use recognizable imagery, work from direct observation when creating their art. This show is about that observation.
Because the show is about “observation”, we have selected as a thematic constant, the “white cup.” Why a white cup? Because it is ubiquitous and carries no emotional baggage.  It is the “observation” that is paramount, not the cup.
As source material a white cup is not difficult to paint.  But, it is damned difficult, to make interesting. And, so, it is a challenge of a peculiar sort. A challenge analogous to that of a film actor in an all-important scene, where there is a close-up, no action, and no dialogue. For an actor, such a scene takes some considerable talent to pull off and make interesting. For an artist, too, it takes considerable talent to pull off and make interesting the observation of a white cup.

Curated by Eric Elliott, Michael Howard & Norman Lundin.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Brian Blackham, Fred Birchman, Sarah Bixler, David Campbell, Kimberly Clark, Dean Fisher, Cable Griffith, Laura Hamje, Kenny Harris, Amy Huddleston, Carrie Kapp, Matt Klos, Kathy Liao, Judy Nimtz, Elizabeth Ockwell, Anne Petty, Bob Schlegel, Bill Sharp, Graham Shutt, Jordan Wolfson & Evelyn Woods.

The show opens on Sept 12th with a reception from 2 – 4pm. If you’re reading this and will be in Seattle, I hope you’ll drop by and have a look.

3419 East Denny Way Seattle, WA 98122 206-322-3851

Prographica Gallery Website