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Mandarin Oranges, oil paintings

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First day of Schaumburg’s Prairie Plein Air Competition, and the weather is fine :). I’m working indoors today, but I did make it out to have my panels stamped in preparation for outdoor painting next week. These events are so fun – I get to meet artists in person that I only know online, like Maggie Capettini last year and Kate Burlette today! We get to make artwork between now and May 11, and the reception is at the Prairie Center for the Arts on May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. I’m looking forward to seeing artists there, and in action over the next two weeks.

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Linoprint: Break

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“Break” – linoleum print, 11 by 14 inches, gold ink on paper, by Deb Anderson

Recent linoleum prints have gone in a different direction from my oil paintings. This one explores a fragile, unsettled feeling I have sometimes. Being hollowed out, losing stability, maybe molting, maybe coming undone. The sharp hands keep coming up – sharp, accurate, sinister, precise. These images come from a lot of sketching and doodling, seeing if something looks right and interesting, if it rings an inner bell. Carving the blocks and making the prints, hanging them all over the art room is so satisfying.

Quite a few of my oil paintings are at the Glenview Library until May 14.

Upcoming event: I’ll be in a exhibition at the Danon Gallery in Evanston that opens on May 17 (6 to 9 p.m.), with Erdmut Lerner.

Tulips and Catkins

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Finished! This was my demo painting for the workshop at the library last week. I just added it to the exhibit today to replace a painting that sold. Thanks to everyone who attended the artist talk and workshop. And thanks to the staff at the library for putting it all together and hosting artwork in their beautiful display area. I hope to teach more workshops in the future. Send me an email if you’d like to be notified of future events.

I recently started teaching classes at the Insight Fine Art Studio in Skokie. I’m having a great time with it! The studio is lovely, filled with creative vibes. Mary, the owner, is wonderful. Check it out.

Radient Waves

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Lately when I’m painting I think about prismatic, colored light. I don’t see rainbows very often, but daily I see light bending and bouncing off every surface. I see how sunlight cools at the zenith of the sky and warms at the horizon.

My paintings, including the two above, are hanging in the beautiful display space at the Glenview Public Library until May 15. Join me at the library for my artist talk on April 4 at 6:15, followed by a painting workshop from 7 to 8:30. Register for the workshop here at the library website.

Marsh Plants

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Marsh Plants I and II by Deb Anderson

Hello! These large, color-filled paintings have been shown in progress many times on my instagram account (debrhapainting). They are now hanging in the beautiful display space at the Glenview Public Library. Join me there for my artist talk on April 4 at 6:15, followed by a painting workshop in the library from 7 to 8:30. Register for the workshop here at the library website.

Pleiades Triptych

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A trio of night sky panels, my biggest paintings yet (center panel is 72 by 42 inches), just set off cross-country to it’s new home. Exciting day! Orion on the left, Pleiades in the center, and Cassiopeia to the right. I loved the challenge and experience this commissioned project presented. Heart felt thanks to my patrons!

Upcoming Events

Gallery 1070 – I’ll have oil paintings and linoleum prints in a group exhibition at Gallery 1070 from February 2-25. Opening for the show is Friday night, February 2.

Youth Art Fair – I co-chair this fun event for young artists, and the 29th annual fair is coming up on February 17! Free and open to high-schools all the way down to preschoolers. Register online by February 3.

Glenview Public Library – I’ll have a solo show in the library’s foyer from March 13 to mid-May. An artist talk and painting workshop will be held in April. More details coming soon.

Danon Gallery – I’m excited to exhibit with Erdmut Lerner beginning May 17, at the Danon Gallery in Evanston for three weeks.

Deer Woman, Linoprint

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Winter-themed linoleum print. I’ll be putting this in my etsy shop shortly.