I have started a new series of paintings in a group called “Tree Hugging Cowgirl”. I collaborating with the Western Slope Conservation Center in Paonia.
I am planning on going to places that are up for a lease sale by the BLM in December. These leases are for gas and oil drilling a.k.a. Fracking. They are very near where I live in Paonia. I am also going to go over to Crested Butte and paint the ranchlands areas that are in need of conservation as well as the ones that are already protected.
Not all of these areas are welcoming.
This is up Steven’s Gulch
Obviously no one is welcome here
At least there is a trailhead at Hubbard Creek.
Not everyone is respectful of our outdoors
I haven’t been thrown out of anywhere yet. As a matter of fact, I haven’t even seen anyone at these areas. I am going to post when I go out on Instagram, hopefully I’ll remember to blog, too. But I do get busy and overwhelmed at times.
Back wall in the Village Smithy Restaurant
My work is in Carbondale, CO at the Village Smithy Restaurant, 3rd and Main, during the month of May. If you’re in Carbondale, grab a bite to eat from 7-2 and check out my paintings. Its a pretty setting and very vital and happening. And the baked goods are yummy!
This is the main wall in the Village Smithy Restaurant.
St Xavier, en Plein Air Oil, 8″ x 10″
San Xavier (A-Vear) is a mission south of Tucson, AZ. Ansel Adams made it famous in his photos he did mid 20th century. I painted it en Plein Air when I was at the Plein Air conference in April 2016. It has been accepted to the exhibition: “Wish You Were Here”. It is a national juried exhibit of art that focuses on Southwestern Arizona. The show opens July 29 through August 28, 2016.
I have 3 paintings in the upcoming group show through the Hotchkiss Fine Arts Association. The exhibit will be from February 5 until March 14 of this year. It is being held at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia, CO. There will be a dozen artists featured in the 2D and 3D show.
I’m inviting you to attend the opening on February 5, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. Stop by, view some art and say hello to us artists.
H. Cedar Keshet, A Brief Retrospect: 2009-2014
Canal Stroll, oil, 12″ x 9″
Back Yard Clouds, oil 12″ x 9″
Artists H. Cedar Keshet will be exhibiting her paintings in the Paonia Public Library starting February 18, 2015. The paintings will include watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings. Many are landscapes of the North Fork valley and the surrounding areas.
Trinchera Ranch Thunderhead, oil, 14″ x 11″
Adobe Obsession 2, acrylic, 24″ x 18″
Keshet paints the landscapes of the West as well as the occupants within these areas. This exhibit is a retrospective of works from 2009 to 2014. New works will also be included. All works are for sale. The Paonia Public Library is located on 3rd street in Paonia. Hours are 10-6, Tuesdays through Fridays and 10-2 on Saturdays.
On the Road to the Chama Put-In, acrylic, 36″ x 24″
Did You Say Hay?, oil 12″ x 9″