Art Unleashed Exhibit accepts two of Cedar Keshet’s paintings!

Morning Walk

Morning Walk, Oil, 11″ x 14″

My Studio Assistant, Still Life Oil, 9" x 12"

Dog on Rugs, Still Life Oil, 9″ x 12″

Hooray! I got two pieces accepted into the Art Unleashed Exhibit in Grand Junction.
It runs October 7 to 29, 2016 and is at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts
1803 N. 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Plan to attend the First Friday reception Oct. 7, 7-9pm to see all the artwork and maybe buy a piece or two.

The Art Center is definitely going to the dogs … and cats and other four-legged friends this October. They are excited to be teaming up with Roice-Hurst Humane Society to bring art patrons and animal lovers together for a fun First Friday evening, a fabulous exhibit, and a celebration of National Shelter Dog month.Artwork will be for sale, with proceeds going to support both The Art Center and Roice-Hurst Humane Society. A few priceless pieces from the permanent collection will also be sprinkled about for the eye and heart to enjoy.

 

Research in and analyzed about en Plein Air painting assistants

I (The Researcher) have compiled enough research now to determine that my dog (The Subject) has a unique yet well thought out and executed pose she assumes when she is assisting me en Plein Air painting.

Tova in Great Basin NP, NV

Tova in Great Basin NP, NV

The data shows the subject positions herself with optimal focus on the rays of the sun as compared to the angle of the shade. The subject also points herself in alignment with the researcher’s position during painting so as not to miss any movement on the researcher’s part.

Tova at Wild Horse Crossing, NV

Tova at Wild Horse Crossing, NV

The subject’s closed eyes are helpful so she can concentrate better on listening and smelling where the researcher is and also if the researcher is eating something the subject may want.

Tova at McClure/Kebler junction park

Tova at McClure/Kebler junction park

The subject’s relaxed position is her way of conserving energy so if she needs to spring to the researcher’s rescue or just quickly follow if the researcher moves, she can in an instant, mobilize.

Tova at Easely campgrounds, ID

Tova at Easely campgrounds, ID

This pose, named “Dead Dog” for its resemblance to highway fatalities, shows it is repeated in all instances where the subject goes out en Plein Air. Her use of “Dead Dog” pose in 99.99% of all recorded events shows it is highly effective in maintaining the subject’s ability to sharply monitor whereabouts of the researcher yet conserve her energy at the same time.

Tova at Lost Lake Slough

Tova at Lost Lake Slough

“Dead Dog” is effective due to its flexibility in being deployed in a variety of locations and situations, from driveway and gravel landscaping to interiors of vehicles.

Tova in Wanatchee, WA

Tova in Wanatchee, WA

Tova in the back of the Honda

Tova in the back of the Honda

The subject is very cunning in her nonchalant manner but the research shows its highly calculated.

Tova in the Sawtooths, Id

Tova in the Sawtooths, Id

It may seem that she is just passed out but she’s not.