All art copyright (c) Mike Kloepfer
"The level of achievement that we have at anything is a reflection of how well we were able to focus on it."
-Steve Vai

Sunday, May 30, 2010

99 Pieces of Art on the Wall

I entered a painting in the "99 Pieces of Art on the Wall" charity auction for the VSA, the Colorado society for disabled artists.
I was delighted that my new abstract piece sold, and raised money for the charity:

Here I am with Mickey McVey, who invited me to participate in the show:

Here I am with Trish, the proud new owner of the painting:

Trish was excited to acquire the painting, I was happy that the piece sold, and we raised money for the charity. Everybody wins!!!

NEW "Wall-O-Matic" rig!!!

I had an idea for my new "Wall-o-Matic" (originally named "Wall-o-rama") rig that would allow me to work as large as I want to. The simple materials (inexpensive 'butcher paper' on a continuous roll...) would facilitate working freely without hesitations or intimidation, and just keep the sketches flowing. So I went out to get the materials. FOUR HOURS... later, I came home with the materials. I had no idea that plain old 'butcher paper' was so difficult to find!
But I LOVE it!!! Here is a snapshot of the setup:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New experimental painting!

I am working on a new experimental painting, inspired by the photographs taken by the Hubble space telescope. It's very exciting, and unlike anything I've done in the past. I am donating the painting to the "99 Pieces of Art on the Wall" charity event at the VSA - Colorado's disabled artists association.
They gave each artist a 10" x 10" panel and told us to do whatever we wanted. So I decided it was a perfect time to try some experiments with glazing that I had been thinking about, and the images from the Hubble Space Telescope were the perfect inspiration. I like to think of it as an image of raw, creative energy. The piece was totally experimental, spontaneous, responding to what was happening on the surface.

Nebula 2010_001
Acrylic on panel, 10x10"