I'm so happy to be part of this amazing new online art gallery, curated by Bettina Hubby. 10 of my original artworks (paintings and works on paper) are for sale through Curatorial Hub. Everything on the site under $1000. www.curatorialhub.com
Patterns seen in the South West .... of the South West and other places
Museum of Native American Art, New Mexico
Museum of Folk Art, Santa Fe:
Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe. It was great to see the unusual ones, the more abstract cloud scapes were amazing.
I'm excited to be included in this group show. It opens tonight in Telluride, Colorado.
As part of the group show, "Objective Painters," the gallery made these great mini-documentaries about each of the participating artists, including yours truly. So flattered to be sharing the limelight!
Objective Painting: Featuring 12 Artists, Curated by James Hayward, Opening Thursday Aug. 3, 5-8pm.
Hayward has carefully curated a wide variety of artists, primarily from the west coast, ranging from emerging young artists to mid career internationally recognized artists.
"I personally know, admire, respect and collect most of the painters I have included in this show. I chose the title, Objective Painting, as it seemed sufficiently open to include figurative, landscape, allegorical, portrait, nature, fantasy and the surreal. I have tried not to focus on any one aspect of image making,” says Hayward of his show curation.
View paintings from Tom Allen, Diane Best, Gregory Botts, Amy-Claire Huesits, Brian Fahlstrom, Frank Gaard, Steve Galloway, Ed Johnson, Julia Lackner, Rae Lewis, Max Maslansky and Dan McCleary at Telluride Gallery through the month of August or on our website.
Catalogs are available at TGFA or by request.
Please email us directly with any inquiries: email@example.com
I've been working on these watercolors -- Inspired by Bauhaus fabric design, I have created hand painted designs that echo these shapes in natural, ephemeral colors. They are hand painted in ink, watercolor and gouache.
And prints as well as a great variety of products are available with the various designs at Society6 here: www.society6.com/julikalackner
#22-1949, 1959; Oil on Masonite and Untitled, 1966, Oil on Canvas
February 12 - June 18, 2017
Thanks to everyone who came to the opening! The show is up until Feb. 26
This is a peak behind the curtain of my process: I go into nature and take photos and color notes on site, then go back to the studio and often times will make a watercolor painting/study first and then a painting from that. Some stay fairly realistic to the original, some get more abstract in color and shapes. This one is of the Big Sur.
the inspiration photo:
the watercolor: "Land, Sea, Sky (Big Sur #5), 2015, watercolor and gouache on paper, 22.5" x 13"
the painting: "Land Sea Sky (Big Sur #5)" 2015, Acrylic and Silver on Canvas, 36"x48":
This is a peak behind the curtain of my process: I go into nature and take photos and color notes on site, then go back to the studio and often times will make a watercolor painting/study first and then a painting from that. This particular one is of the California Central Coast, early morning at Jalama Beach.
This is the inspiration photo:
watercolor: "Study for Jalama II" 2016, Watercolor, Gouache, Gold, Silver on Paper. 22"x 30":
...and the finished painting: "Jalama II", 2015, Acrylic, Silver on Canvas. 36"x48":
There is an exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art up right now that works in tandem with the "London Calling" British Art Exhibition at the Getty Museum (on view until Nov 13, 2016). The Santa Barbara show focuses on British art from Whistler to WWII, which is exactly where the Getty show takes off. It's well worth the visit.
These Eyvind Earle landscapes (1970-96) we the gems of the show for me. They seem to be glowing from within.
April 17, 2016–September 11, 2016
This is an Inspirational exhibition. Claire Falkenstein was a California artist who worked in many mediums, but I especially enjoyed seeing her paintings. The influence of the lanscape on nature on her work was so nice to see, especially in the painting of Yosemite. I also work closely from and with nature and it's always lovely to see how another artist does something along the same lines, yet different. Also her use of silver and other metallic paints, how they move and shimmer in the light, were great to see.
There are several works in progress in the studio. I've been working on these abstractions of landscapes for a while now. I was working on the Colorband Series which was based purely on the colors of landscapes, when the compositions of the landscapes started creeping in. It went from solely straight colorbands, to adding diagonals, and eventually realistic elements of the landscpae like the cliffs, mountains and rocks. The colorbands usually stay in the diaphanous parts of the painting, like the sky and the water. The geometric elements disrupt and draw attention to the surface, while interplaying with the colors of the landscape. I usually start with thin washes of acrylic paint to lay down the color and composition. Then I draw the lines and continue to paint with oil paint and silver leaf.
My absolute favorite watercolor paper is Arches. The thicker, the better because warping decreases with thicker paper. There is also another trick for this - before stretching the paper, glue a piece of vellum or tracing paper to the back. This decreases buckling.
on view until Septmeber 29, 2016
There is a gem of a show at the Getty right now, called London is Calling. It's about post-war art in London, focused on six artists: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj.
This is Michael Andrews' "Thames Painting, the Estuary", 1994-5. The wall label reads: "... On a trip to Canvey Island in Essex he made sketches, notes, and photographs of lugworm diggers and men fishing. These figures and a group taken from a photograph of late Victorians standing on the end of a Thames jetty are positioned looking out to sea, giving scale to the painting. Sand and ash are mixed with the oil paint, adding to the strong sense of place."