Rachel Brask to Exhibit at BankRI Galleries March-April 2018

After a recent studio visit by curator Paula Martesian, several of my paintings from the Abstracted Rainy Moments body of artwork for a two month solo exhibition in two BankRI gallery spaces.

  • March 1-April 4, 2018: BankRI Gallery at Pitman Street
    (137 Pitman Street, Providence, RI)
  • April 5-May 5, 2018: BankRI Gallery at Turks Head Building
    (1 Turks Head Plaza, Providence, RI)

There will be a reception on Providence Gallery Night, Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the BankRI Gallery at the Turks Head Building, 5-8pm. The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments at the reception.

Accepted to Edgewood Farm for Artist Residency

I am excited to announce that I’ve received notice of my acceptance into an artist residency at Edgewood Farm, in Truro, MA, for a two week residency. Continue reading

Rachel Brask Exhibiting at DeBlois Gallery with

Rachel Brask will be part of a three-person exhibition at DeBlois Gallery in Newport, RI,  along with Virginia Purviance and Shawndavid Berry. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, April 7,  2018, 5-7pm.

The DeBlois Gallery is located at 134 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI.

More information and exhibition images coming soon.

Time Lapse of First Phases of Painting ‘Rainy Moments’ by Rachel

Here’s a time lapse video showing several hours as only a few seconds in the process when I was painting one of the smaller oil paintings in my “Abstracted Rainy Moments” series.

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Commissioned Rainy Moments Triptych

Between November & December 2017, I had the experience of being commissioned for a painting by a former superior of mine as a Christmas gift for his wife to hang in their bedroom. They had been following the progression of my “Abstracted Rainy Moments” and wanted to have one of their own for their home. Continue reading

2018 Resolutions

For the new year, I’ve made a few resolutions. For 2018, I will commit to my art practice more than I had in 2017. A few factors have enabled me to have a little more time outside of my day job to work in the studio, and I’m committed in 2018 to make that happen. Here are my resolutions, key words and thoughts going in another new year. Continue reading

My Pop-up Art at West Elm

On Saturday, January 6, 2018 I was the featured pop-up artist at the West Elm store in Wayland Square, Providence, RI. It was a nice opportunity to get out and see some of my art and how it could function in a home decor store. Check out some of the photos from the day below.

 

2017 Year in Review: My Top 12

This past year my studio has been busy, and it’s been a great year. Here’s my Top 12 photos to review the highlights of 2017 in my art studio. Continue reading

2017 In-Studio Artist Residency Days 10-11: The Mountaintop

After starting the week unable to pick up a paintbrush for fear of what would or would not come out on canvas, these final 48 hours have given me the opportunity for redemption, and to move forward past that redemption.

I’ve envisioned a ‘rainy moment’ painting for awhile to include a mountain lake, but just hadn’t gotten to it (like many good art ideas). I started that idea, and I’m pleased so far with how it’s turning out.

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2017 In-Studio Artist Residency Days 8-9: Redemption

As you may have read in a few previous posts about the status of progress for my 2017 in-studio artist residency, you will notice that this period of 10 days started off on a bumpy and somewhat uninspired start (except for the day trip to NYC – that was inspiring).

In the previous two days, progressed onto brushing gesso and inscribing canvas, so my goal for today is to actually start painting another ‘rainy moment’ onto a large canvas. Continue reading

2017 In-Studio Artist Residency Day 7: Urban Night Rain

Once I graduated from painter’s block to brushing gesso, my next adventure was to put paint on that black gesso. I had been contemplating an urban night rain series of photos for awhile now, so this week is a good time to start experimenting with what method would be most effective for an urban night rain scene.

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2017 In-Studio Artist Residency Day 6: Painting Pep-Talk

So after I created my blog post for yesterday, I did go ahead and I gessoed four small canvases. The saying about momentum is true, because once I started out doing that, I looked around the studio to see what else I could gesso without being too committed to the perfection of the outcome.

I gessoed a 16″x20″ canvas with black gesso. Continue reading

2017 In-Studio Artist Residency Days 4-5: Failure to Launch

I’m on day 4 of an in-studio artist residency in order to focus on exploring the next direction in my ‘rainy moments’ series.

I have a confession. Continue reading

2017 In-Studio Artist Residency Day 3: Daytrip to NYC

As part of my in-studio artist residency, I wanted to plan a few field trips out of studio to spark some creativity with a change of location, and going to art museums always helps to get that going — art museums help to remind me why it is that I paint. Why do art? Why live art? Because. Art. Continue reading

2017 In-Studio Artist Residency Days 1-2

At around this time last year, I had decided that I was going to take 10 days off of everything else just to focus more intensively on my art, and on the next direction for my art. A good portion of the work created in the “Abstracted Rainy Moments” series of paintings took place during that in-studio artist residency.

I decided that I needed to do it again, and that I wanted to make this an annual practice. Continue reading