Here are just a few photos from the opening reception and exhibition of “Artboretum: Creative Cultivations” featuring three artists: Rachel Brask, Virginia Purviance and Shawndavid Berry.
You know what they say…April showers bring May flowers! During the month of April our Turks Head Gallery is hosting “Rainy Moments: Paintings by Rachel Brask.” What began as a single moment of inspiration from a window fogged with rain and glimmering with color from the autumn leaves outside has turned into an obsession. Having perfected a technique to emulate the beauty of nature, Rachel’s unique works incorporate thick dots of oil paint aided by viscous stand oil to morph into one-of-a-kind shapes and eye-catching blends of color. While the stand oil requires 72 hours of continuous movement to works its magic, each painting takes several weeks to reach the tacky stage and months to dry completely. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait to see Rachel’s paintings; they’re currently on display during our Gallery hours of: Monday-Wednesday from 8:30am to 4pm, and Thursday/Friday between 8:30am-5pm.
Since being inspired by a window fogged with rain and glimmering with color from the autumn leaves outside, Rachel has spent the last several years perfecting a technique she developed using paint and stand oil to emulate the beauty created by nature. From warm blues melting into cool gray lavenders, to deep rusty browns that dissolve into a warm orange, each of Rachel’s paintings is a study in a field of color.
We’re looking to get your weekend started a little early the week of April 19 week when we host our 2nd Gallery Night Reception of the year Thursday evening, April 19, at Turks Head from 5pm-8:30pm. Featuring “Rainy Moments: Paintings by Rachel Brask,” the night will also include live music from guitarist Mark Armstrong and light refreshments.
While we’re sure you’ve had your fill of rain over the past few days, we promise you’ll enjoy Rachel’s works, which combine oil paint and viscous stand oil to create blends of color that emulate the beauty of nature and ensure no two paintings are alike. We hope to see you Thursday, but if you can’t make it, please remember that Rachel’s paintings will be on display until May 2nd.
Clad In will host oil paintings by Rachel Brask for the months of April and May 2018. This exhibition will feature the most recent “Abstracted Rainy Moments” paintings by Brask, recently painted during a two-week art residency at Truro Center for the Arts Castle Hill’s Edgewood Farm, located on Cape Cod. Throughout the residency, Brask scouted out potential locations and landscapes that she could photograph as reference images to inspire new scenes for her to paint, then to have it “rain” on her painting compositions.
There will be an artist reception on Thursday, May 10, 5:30-7:30pm. Come out for some light refreshments, meet the artist, and see how the the shop is curated to have the artwork and fashionware complement one another.
The day has finally arrived — the day that I must leave Edgewood Farm after an amazing 2 weeks. This is my last post and conclusion to this series.
Today was my last full studio day…would I be able to finish those final two blank canvases? Continue reading
Today was about getting ready for our artist in residency open studio for the public… Continue reading
Day 10 continues with a mad frenzy to complete my painting goal, coupled with a long night… Continue reading
Now that I’m into my second week of the residency, I realize I only have a few more days to accomplish what I hoped to with my art…
In today’s edition, grogginess, procrastination, and texture studies…
Now I could finally open the special package I found packed among my art supplies, marked “Do not open until Week 2 – March 18.” What could be in the box? Continue reading
The artventure continues.
The continuing adventures of Rachel Brask during her two week art residency in Truro, Massachusetts. In today’s episode, her painting process is positively productive, and possibly prolific, preceding her Provincetown paths…
My adventure continues on Day 4 of my art residency in Truro. In this episode, breakfast, paintings, and water. Continue reading
My third day here at my Truro art residency was as interesting as the first two. Here’s why. Continue reading
Today was my second day here in residency at the Truro Center for the Arts Castle Hill at Edgewood Farm. After settling in and getting situated the first day, I finally dove into painting on day 2. Continue reading