Deb R. H. Anderson

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.


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.

The BookMarket

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...with artist David Westerfield at The BookMarket

The paintings are up! I had a great time this morning at The BookMarket in the Glen, hanging work with other members of the Glenview Art League. I was happy to see David Westerfield there. His paintings are so beautiful and I’ve admired his blog for some time. The whole show looks great. The excellent work of Bob Leopold and Karen Porzak is included, and one other artist whose info I’ll add soon. The show will be up until April 3, so check it out!

Deb's paintings at The BookMarket

I ended up including the thirteen paintings in this photo. The new display system is very nice. Hanging everything was a breeze and it looks really sharp. I’ll update each painting’s post in this blog with pricing information. Contact me at deb underscore rha at yahoo dot com if you’d like to own any of them.