A Brush With Rusty
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Art Challenge Gallery and CBS Sunday Morning Art Promotion

Watercolor and Colored Pencils

Promotion of an art business is like water to growing a crop.  You can get it into the ground but we need water for the business to grow.  I don't feel like my blog is ever a how-to for other artists.  I do think having this blog is one of the ways that I water my art business. 

I've been really happy with the work that I've done with Art Challenge Gallery.  We've just had a great video published on Vimeo  from the ACG challenge "Landscape".  

"Cuppa Sun"

CBS Sunday Morning had a very touching story about a man who kindly buys coffee for folks during their medical treatment. At the end of the segment my Sun Art aired.  The original is sold but there are prints and notecards  available.  For purchasing email me at Rusty Harden 

Thank you all for reading this week's blog.  And helping  me water my art business.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Quote Inspired Art Original Drawing Rusty Harden

 “What the Days…”
Pen and Ink
 5′ x 7″

I have a series of work in pen called "Bibelot".  A definition for Bibelot is a small object of curiosity or beauty.  Another definition, a miniature book.  

I think that describes my Bibelot  series.  The work is relatively small compared to my other work in watermedia or oil paintings.  Each is entirely an intuitive piece of artwork.  My subconscious allows me to express the  innermost latent mood in my soul.  

This pen drawing "What the Days..."  was inspired by the quote "The years tell us what the days never knew".  I jotted the quote onto the page and just allowed myself to draw without plan.  The connected images surprised me as much as intrigued me.  Like  the image of  a child's toy perhaps put away in an attic is suspended from the top of a man in a vest's hat.; from his feet images in the heap on the floor.  I feel like the man in the vest represents the "years" connecting the days from the past to the sum of the years. 

I have learned not to believe that this one day defines me or my experiences.  It does take years to see that there is a big picture that evolves as I add days to my life.  Years are made up of a lot of days....  

To see the artwork of other artists who dared to create artwork inspired the quote of their choice Art Challenge Gallery


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sun Art Exhibit at Studio 14, Tipp City, Ohio

Sun Art Exhibit
now through October 20, 2013

All of the Sun Artwork is in the library of the CBS Sunday Morning News program.  Many of
 these and others posted in the four annual Sun Art Theme Challenges that are in the 
online gallery Art Challenge Gallery have actually aired on the popular program.

Check out the 2013 Sun Art

Many of this year's Sun Art has been made into a beautiful set of Calendars.

To order your collectible Calendars 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sun Art 2013 "Sundrops" Original Watercolor by Rusty Harden

7" x 10"
Rusty Harden

This is my submission for the fourth annual Sun Art Challenge hosted by Art Challenge Gallery.  This painting  will be submitted along with the other sun art of the other artists to the CBS Sunday Morning Show.

Each of my submissions to ACG for the past three years have been aired on Sunday Morning a number of times.  I have high hopes that you will be seeing this one sometime this year.

(For one of my watercolor classes I taught how to paint waterdrops and reflections in waterdrops. That class inspired my “Sundrops” for this year’s Sun Art Challenge.)  

Thursday, February 28, 2013

"Color My World' Submission by Rusty Harden

18"  x 18"  Deep Canvas
Rusty Harden

This was my submission for the challenge:  "Color My World" presented 
by Art Challenge Gallery.  We have two themes a month to spark
creativity and to enhance the artists' web presence. 

Enjoy the slide show to music of the other submissions for "Color My World"

Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Spring Exhibit and Workshop Schedule for Rusty Harden

11" x 9"
Rusty Harden
(includes custom single mat and shipping in the US)

Spring Schedule

The Pump House Center for the Arts
Yoctangee Park, 
1 Enderlin Circle, 
Chillicothe, Ohio
(740) 772-5783

Exhibit Feb. 5 - March 17
Opening Reception: Feb. 8
7 pm to 9 pm

Vandalia Cultural Arts
333 J.E. Bohanan Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377
March 5 - March 31

Wombat Art Works
258 South Main Street, Waynesville, OH 45068 
513) 897-7174
Artist Reception:  April 12 
6:30 - 8:30

Watercolor Workshop
April 13 
Watercolor Back to Basics 
$90.00 (supplies included)
Wombat Art Works
258 South Main Street, Waynesville, OH 45068 
(513) 897-7174

Brukner Center Gem & Mineral Club
Miami County Fairgrounds
650 N. County Road 25
April 26 & 27

Geo Fair
Mineral And Gem Show
2250 E. Seymore Avenue
May 4 & 5