Monday, September 21, 2009


Quiche, 9"x12", acrylic, $300, framed. © B. Sistak Baur, All rights reserved.
This painting has a touch of expressionism to it. Expressionism, loosely, is a style in which the artist attempts to depict the internal emotions and responses that are evoked instead of an object's reality. Here are some links on expressionism -- wikipedia, WebMuseum in Paris, Art Movements

With this painting, I go away from the actual item and work more on depicting what I think is going inside it. Continuing the use of heavy impasto, the crust is created with an acrylic paste so that it can hold the interior liquid, capturing what an actual crust would do. The top of the crust rolls over on itself, identifying it as hand made and with the baker's own style. The interior part is made of the more fluid paints and the colors represent ingredients. It is churned a bit to represent how they are loosely combined. You can see some of the interior bubble-up over the crust.


Art Fair - Lakeview East in Chicago, 9/26 & 9/27

We are officially into fall -- warm afternoons, cool nights, it is a great time of year. Truth be told, for our area, our days may be warmer now than they have been most of the summer! And that makes it is perfect for the beautiful fall art fairs.

This weekend is the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts in Chicago. Lakeview East is a neighborhood on the north side not far from the Wrigley field area. There will be 150 artists, food and musical entertainment. This fair is sponsored by the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce which they are working very hard to create a fun experience. I am sure the folks there will be gracious hosts. It is Saturday and Sunday, Sept 26 & 27, on Broadway from Belmont to Roscoe. Look for me in booth 119.


Art Work on Display at The Bistro on the Boulevard in St. Joe, MI

This is an elegant bistro overlooking Lake Michigan. The chef there invited several artists from the KRASL Art Festival to display art work. I have two paintings on display - Carrot Cake and Marble Cake. These two paintings, as well as the others on display there, may be purchased at the bistro.

If you are in that area, stop by and take a look. Tell Chef Ryan Thornburg you are a friend of one the artists there. By the way, I spotted a lovely outdoor deck and if you catch an autumn-warm afternoon, you might be able to enjoy it.

-- Barb

The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library (Video)

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