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Pastel Passion

August 1, 2016 in Art,art education,Art Gallery,Artists,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Marlene Kort,Paintings | Comments (0)

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Pastels_boxSince August is “American Artists Appreciation” month Hunter-Wolff Gallery selected one of its fine pastel painters, Marlene Kort, to honor this month.

Marlene works primarily with Pastels.  Rather than using oil paint, brushes, solvents and other liquids, she selects her color sticks of ground pigment mixed with a  binder. Shaped into drawing (painting) sticks, she layers and blends using her fingers. Pastels cannot be mixed on a palette like paints, but are mixed on a toothy paper similar to sandpaper by overlaying or blending colors. The color stays brilliant.

Although artists have been using pastels since the Renaissance, they did not become popular until the 18th century. Works created by numerous notable artists, including Edgar Degas, an innovator in the pastel technique, can be found in museums and look as fresh and vibrant as if created in more modern times.
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Pastel is a very flexible medium and durable. It can be brushed off or erased. It can be blended or layered. It is typical to blend colors with a finger. Finished pieces are best placed under museum-quality glass to eliminate glare, protect against UV light rays and preserve a painting for a lifetime! Consider a pastel painting by Marlene Kort at Hunter-Wolff Gallery the next time you shop for art. It will remain vibrant for generations and by framing with top-quality museum glass will be appreciated for a lifetime.
Many examples of Marlene’s available work for ownership can be viewed on our website . For more information about Marlene and her passions, click to read Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s August 2016 gallery’s newsletter.
Hunter-Wolff Gallery always has someone on staff to help with questions about art techniques, purchasing,
shipping, and other area’s of interest.  719-520-9494.
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An Antidote for the Status Quo

August 25, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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Mt. Massive Wildflowers, 40x30

Mt. Massive Wildflowers, 40x30

Let’s hope the status quo is challenged and looks different soon says some of our clients, frustrated with the economy.  I couldn’t agree more.  In the art world, it’s a term not often used.  Artists can’t grow and bring new ideas to the forefront without challenging themselves, improving their skill and developing new concepts.  What’s going on in the economy is something else; something we all can’t wait to see change and improve.

In the meantime, one thing we can count on is experiencing originality and beauty by collecting art.  Art transfers positive energy to our personal lives.  Being immersed in the art business 24/7, I sometimes take that for granted .  After returning from being away for more than a week, I experienced “with fresh eyes” what visitors see when they walk through the door. It was reassuring to feel a much needed escape from the status quo and so much positive charge among our collections.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to see new artwork hanging on the wall by Laura Reilly, Marlene Kort and some of our other dedicated artists. It was a wonderful reminder that we continue to offer what is important and needed in our lives to stay uplifted and positive about the future.  Stop in soon and see the new work now hanging by Laura Reilly—her work is always charged with energy, aesthetically appealing with a fresh contemporary flair and clearly provides the perfect antidote for the status quo.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow ~ Albert Einstein

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