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Sunday Brunch- 9.25.11- The Artists Way

Now that the busy Summer  wedding season has wrapped up, I will get some time to engage other creative ventures for awhile. It serves to refresh, enliven and inspire all the rest. If you are in a shoulder season as well-  I have a suggestion for you,  if I might. Give a hand to painting and not just any kind or type- how about plein air? It’s the perfect time of year for such an adventure. I’ve been trying to get Aaron Schuerr, a wonderful Livingston local artist to start a weekly or biweekly class for those of us interested.  If you are, message me. :) Recently Aaron invited his friend Frank Serrano from California to co- teach a workshop in the Paradise Valley. I missed it due to the ramp up of wedding season this past June.  Aaron has impressed me with his work. It’s been fun to watch his growth and progression as an artist for the past 12 years. I would certainly own a few of his works by now and most certainly will by the time this whole thing is over.  The same could be said for Frank Serrano. His plein air work is atmospheric and simply stunning- beautiful loose landscapes and cityscapes fill his days.  He almost daily posts some new piece he created that day sitting sea side, on a rock in the mountains or off to the side of a sidewalk in Montrose on facebook. His work inspires me to pick up my brushes again. My dad, now nearly 80, still mumbles questions to himself  about why Im not an artist to this day. ( I am, my work just doesn’t hang on Gallery and Museum walls, it gets eaten and listened to, but the old dog will never understand that)  It’s been a long hiatus, but buying Franks plein air video and working with Aaron are in my near future.  Time to break out the dusty brushes and enjoy filling my lungs and life with wild Montana skies and perhaps even farther afield until wedding season begins again.

http://www.pleinairgallery.com/index.html for Frank Serrano

http://aaronschuerr.com/

One of Franks titled

El Matador

 

 

 

 

and one of Aarons titled

Red Winged Balckbird

(yes, there is one in there)

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s show as it happened:: Thanks as ever for making the Sunday Brunch on the Moose a part of your personal songline. :)

Ryan Adams- Two- KBCO Vol 19

Jackson Browne- My Opening Farewell- Saturate Before Using

Joseph Arthur- Morning Cup- could we Survive

David Wilcox- Leave It Like It Is- How Did You Find Me Here

Chris Trapper- Starlight- Songs From The Drive-In

Neil Young- Red Sun- Silver & Gold

Michelle Shocked- The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore

Kenny White- Until You Learn- Symphony in 16 Bars

Lyle Lovett- North Dakota- Live in Texas

The Shins- New Slang- KBCO Vol 19

Colin Hay- Where the Sky is Blue- Gathering Mercury

Eliza Gilkyson- Lights of Santa Fe- Your Town Tonight

Tony Furtado- Waste of the Moon- Deep Water

Chris Whitley- Loco Girl- Dirt Floor

Willy Porter – Undertow- The Trees Have Soul

Darrell Scott- And the River is Me- The Invincible Man

The Decemberists- June Hymn- iTune Sessions

Bruce Cockburn- Pacing the Cage- The Charity of Night

Indigo Girls- Winthrop- Rarities

Anders Osborne- Coming Down- Coming Down

Slaid Cleaves- Green Mountains and Me- Sorrow & Smoke

Joan Baez- Diamonds and Rust- Diamonds and Rust

Amos Lee- El Camino- iTunes Sessions from Soho

Patty Griffin- Goodbye- Flaming Red

Keb’ Mo’- Kindhearted Woman Blues- Keb’ Mo’

Peter Bradley Adams- I May Not Let Go- Between Us

Beth Orton- Wild World- How to Deal soundtrack

Cat Stevens- Katmandu-Classics

John Mayer- Message in a Bottle- Any Given Thursday

Suzanne Vega- Marlene on the Wall- Close Up Vol 1

Alexi Murdoch- At Your Door- Towards the Sun

Van Morrison- Celtic New Year- Magic Time

Ryan Adams- Lucky Now- Ashes and Fire

Johnatha Brooke- Little Bird- The Works

Simon & Garfunkel- 59th Street Bridge Song- Greatest Hits

Jeffery Foucault- Mesa Arizona- Ghost Repeater

Ray LaMontagne- Devil’s in the Jukebox- God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise

Shawn Colvin- Secret Gardens- Collaborations

Nick Drake- Free Ride- Pink Moon

Alison Krauss & Robert Plant- Killing the Blues- Raising Sand

Green River Ordinance- Where The West Wind Blows- The Morning Passenger EP

 

 

Mastering Plein Air in Oil with Frank Serrano – DVD

 

 

 

 

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