Sunday, September 23, 2007

Art Friends, September 26, 2007

Hello Everyone,
I am pleased to share with you today a new work, Cake Reflections. What I discovered with this painting is the intense focus that is achieved when just one of the pastries in the painting has the thick impasto technique. The moody blues and muted reds draw you in. The front cake provides a bright balance.
Cake Reflections, 11”x14”, acrylic, $400
© 2007 Barbara Sistak Baur.
Viewers are mesmerized by the multiple cakes and colors that set the tone for the painting. This painting is one of several I have captured from a single bakery case. Bakery cases are chock full of delights inspiring many paintings from one setting.

I have lots of other news to share, as well. Scroll down.

Barbara Sistak Baur, Artist

Now Online
--Many friends stopped by the recent art reception at Caffé Luna. A reporter stopped by and snapped a couple pictures (there was even a picture in the paper!). Those and several others are posted. To see them, click the Events topic.
--Also posted are four new works in the bakery series including The Baker which shows a glimpse of the person who created the pie. Click the Bakery Art topic to see them.
--Figure Sketches. These are colorful little paintings done with oil pastels during my figure drawing club. They have a loose, abstract quality. Check them out – click the Figure Sketches topic.

Now On Display
-- Sweeter by the Dozen at the Caffé Luna in Crystal Lake (in front of Hobby Lobby), Mon-Sat from 6 am to 6 pm, Sunday 7 am to 3 pm. An impasto painting display. Closing Sept 30.
-- America's Car I & II, car-art tables, at the Algonquin Public Library, part of the Village of Algonquin Public Art program, a year-long display. Closing October15.

Newly Accepted
I am pleased to announce that my artwork will be among the art on display at the 10th annual "Chicago Art Open," from October 4, to October 27 on the second floor of the Iron Studios, 3636 S. Iron St. in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. The event's opening reception will be Friday, Oct. 5, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. The show is sponsored by the Chicago Artists' Coalition (CAC). I will be showing Grand Bakery.

Newly Accepted
I have just been notified that another piece, Lemon or Cherry?, has been selected for the 2007-2008 Village of Algonquin Public Art Program. This is a year-long public display. The village philosophy is that public art improves the quality of life for residents. I agree and I am happy to say that this is the third year in a row that I have been privileged to participate.

On the Easel
What else--another bakery scene! This one features a carrot cake with delightful carrot decorations.

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