Expression in the Information Age

I was just written up in an article in the Rickie Report and thrilled to share the link here:

The Rickie Report: Meet Dorene Ginzler

See why, “It’s All About Color” on Wednesday, January 24, 4-6pm when I will demonstrate my watercolor painting techniques on paper and talk about inspirations and influences for my artworks.

Spanish River Library Gallery, 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

The Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the elevator lobby area and refreshments will be served. This ‘Art in Public Places’, project is curated by Victoria Sheridan and is supported by The Friends of the Library Gallery, City of Boca Raton.

The art exhibit of my 13 paintings is going on now through February 4, 2018.

Bonjour! ~ Emotion in Motion ~

Bonjour!  A Glimpse and Greeting from Paris, France 2017 ..

My heart is filled with emotion!  For my art-loving friends, followers, collectors and designers, please enjoy my Paris trip photos of inspirational places for so many artists, art enthusiasts and the curious.

Watch my entire 2017 Paris Trip here on uTube : Paris Trip 2017

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, filled with multicultural history, art, excitement and visual grandeur found everywhere! If you have been to this part of the world, you are truly lucky and blessed.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to travel here, put it on your bucket list!

Flying into the Sunrise on Paris …

I’ve been around the world several times, this being my 3rd visit to France and is the FIRST time I have seen my artwork on exhibit in Paris.

I am so honored and to have my artwork chosen to be the featured piece in the catalog for Art Shopping ~ Carrousel du Louvre, Paris ~ 2017, being represented by AVA Galleria of Helsinki, Finland.

Thousands of people attended this art show, the lines were long for entering and everyone received a copy of the catalog! 

Edson and Helena Cardoso, the owners of AVA Glleria, did a fantastic job curating this show with artists from all over the world exhibiting original fine art paintings and sculptures.

I try to imagine how the King of France called this palace (Louvre) his home and the decisions made as to which room needed what kind of art !!! And, what to place where in the gardens! There is overwhelming beauty of architectural design and over the top opulence seen everywhere.

My eyes filled with tears of joy to see these magnificent Manet oil paintings and all their brilliance.

I’ve always admired the exaggerated size of the hands, feet and muscles of Rodin’s style.

It was awesome to be in the same studio room where Rodin created so many master-pieces! If only these wall could talk …

I also walked on the same cobbled stoned streets as those who have influenced millions!  Imagine seeing amazing artists like Renoir, Touluse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Cezzanne and Monet walking along, too, and maybe having a coffee and conversation with them. My little fantasy for energizing my soul…

View of Paris from the hilltop of Montmartre Basillica

Eiffle Tower had a 2 hour wait to take a ride to the top, so I decided photos from the ground were my best option on that rainy day!

I love food and everything sweet!  Food is an Art ~ So many choices …

All the glory joy and peace on earth ~ Notre-Dame Cathedral

Enjoy the flowers of life ~ Thank you for your support of loving art in our world !!!

~ Contemporary Interior Design ~
Interplay of Creative Activity

 Premium Kitchens, Contemporary Interior Design is showcasing a collection of my artworks in their beautiful Boca Raton showroom, located at 7400 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487

Another way other than a traditional gallery setting for interplay of creative activity to share the peace and happiness art and design can bring to people that transcends both time and culture.

 

Save the Dates ~ You’re Invited!

Dorene Ginzler Solo Exhibition
April 1 through 29, 2017
Reception: April 1, 3 – 5 p.m.

Many Moons, 2016, Mixed media, 43 x 35, $4500

 

Beginning her love of art at an early age, Dorene Ginzler explored various mediums while attending accredited universities in Michigan. Now living in Boca Raton, Ginzler focuses on   watercolors and oil paintings, mixing them with different media, to create atmospheric and abstract landscapes. She collaborates with individual collectors and interior designers to create custom work for residential and commercial environments. Ginzler’s work can be found in hundreds of private, corporate and public collections throughout the United States.

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Art Walk ~ Wilton Manors Art Expo
Solo Show

Art Walk ~ Wilton Manors Art Expo ~ on Wilton Drive ~ Wilton Manors, Florida

www.wmae.org

Saturday, January 21, 2017 ~ 6:00 -10:00 pm

Great event for Interior Designers, Art Enthusiasts, Art Appreciators and Collectors!

Support unique Local, National & International Artists!

PLEASE VISIT

Ludwig Framemakers + Art

2420 Wilton Drive

Wilton Manors, FL 33305

~ Spotlight Artist ~

Dorene Ginzler

“Accumulative Expressions ”

Light bites and sips will be served!

GINZLER. Untitled Diptych, oil on canvas, 72” x 136”

Contemporary Paintings on paper, pottery, and canvas created by Dorene Ginzler, BFA

~ International Artist, Gallerist and Teacher ~

Solo Show Exhibit : Opening January 21, 2017 and continues to February 15, 2017

The Untitled Diptych has an historical meaning for me and I am thrilled to be able to properly exhibit this painting for the first time at the Wilton Manors Art Expo! I owe many thanks to Ludwig Framemakers in Wilton Manors for the opportunity.

I often say that it is easier to run naked on the beach than to show some of my Artworks, which represent decades of accumulative expressions of my blood sweat and tears. My philosophy over the years has been to create art for arts sake; it is what is; it’s all about color; it’s not about the money.

In 1979 I had a tragic loss of my patron, best friend, sole mate, number one fan, my father. My world went upside down and implementing my dreams were put on hold. It is this painting titled, Untitled Diptych, in which I painted a broken heart.

I built the stretcher bars using a radial arm saw making the lap joints with top grade sustainable California red-wood. Using cotton duck canvas stretched and stapled in place, I then applied four layers of gesso, sanding in-between each layer to properly prepare the surface for oil paints. I mixed the pigments into glass jars with linseed and stand oils, including various varnishes. I then poured on the soupy oil paints onto the canvases placed on the floor while standing high on ladders and jumping around the paintings. Organic shapes and splashing magically evolved during the spontaneous yet planed actions of this painting process. Then I used a squeegee and brush to move the paint around. It was a great emotional release of my pain.

In the lower right corner you can see where the skin broke and oozed out of the pinkish tertiary colored band of color as I tried to set it on a vertical plane trying to push time and gravity. So the 2 (two) canvases rested for 4 (four) years on a horizontal plane to develop a skin hard enough so I could move them around and one day be I would be able to fill in the white gesso areas with color.

Fast forward to 2008 I finally had the opportunity and emotional state to fill in the gesso areas by painting with blocks of color to repair the broken heart. The choppy brush stokes in many areas of the color blocks are reminiscent of flower pedals representing the happiness and peace I find in nature, warming my heart with joy.

As my father used to tell me, “ All good things come to he who waits”. And that’s the truth of my painting story.

Creating the WOW factor for the Big Apple!

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keefe
I am honored and humbled to exhibiting my paintings with these Fine Art Galleries
                                                                                                                                                      Booth # 465
                                                                                                               Booth #315
Please enjoy theses videos of my work in progress creating a collage with the WOW factor for the big Apple.

Work In Progress 2Creating the WOW Factor for the Big Apple

Posted by Ginzler Studio Gallery on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Work In Progress 1Creating the WOW Factor for the Big Apple

Posted by Ginzler Studio Gallery on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

How to Find Your Creative Self ~ My Top 10 List

  1. Love your Art Studio, no matter the size or location.

I’m so excited about my new studio gallery space. Organizing the move is a challenging and rewarding time to review and appreciate your lifetime experiences, admire your hard work and get energized for opportunities yet to unfold.

 

  1. Make your working area a light bright fun clean and a happy space.

If you can pitch the florescent lighting and replace with energy efficient LED fixtures you will find more umph in the afternoons and feel uplifted to keep on working (in addition to the much needed coffee break). The more natural light the better with northern exposure being the best source, but whatever you have just make it work for you! Your eyes will thank you at the end of each day.

 

  1. Organize your art supplies.

Don’t waste time rummaging around your stuff to find the perfect brush or tool to use in the heat of the passionate process. You loose the train of thought and the “motion of expression” (topic for another blog); it will show in your work as something was interrupted. Been there done that! Preparation is so important.  I now use clear boxes labeled for easy to find goodies all stacked on shelving racks.

 

  1. Re-purpose those old kitchen items.

Cookie sheets and cake pans are perfect paint palettes or utensils with interesting contours and shapes to trace or try using them as applicators to push pull and drag paint on various surfaces to find new and interesting lines and textures.

 

  1. Re-read your favorite reference books and old magazines.

It’s like taking homeopathic medicine ~ a shot in the arm, and suddenly you feel better about everything in your life and the ideas begin to gush. I personally love “The Art Spirit” by: Robert Henri. I always find a new philosophical twist with inspiring ideas for composition design color and more reasons why I create art.

 

  1. Work in a series.

I use a similar color palette on canvas or paper of the same size as one will inevitably turn out good enough for uploading to your website, and suitable for framing to exhibit in the future. Be patient with yourself, everything takes time and not everything will turn out to be a master work of art for infinity.

 

  1. Take a walk in the fresh air.

Breathe deeply. See all the beauty in nature that surrounds us.  Use those colors and shapes in your work when you get back inside the studio.

 

  1. Look at photos of the wonderful places you have traveled.

Reminisce about the conversations, sights, sounds and smells of it all.  Draw in your sketchbook from your photos (try not to use someone else’s photos or picture postcards) and create awesome new compositions worthy of painting and make your memories last forever.

 

  1. Look at those old paintings you set aside to marinate and re-evaluate.

Please, do not toss your artwork when you are annoyed with it during the moment of initial creation. They might look better to you, maybe even great several days, months or even years down the road. Creating Art is like cooking. Sometimes you have to set aside, marinate, and mix something else in a different bowl or start with a clean sheet of paper. Sometimes I cut or tear up what I think are not so great works on paper into small pieces and paste together in a collage with other sorts of papers for a new look at the wonderful colors and shapes. Include some letters, words and/or numbers that are a meaningful expression of you or thoughts you may have. They also make great gift and note cards, just size them to fit a standard size envelope to wow your collectors with original fine art!

 

  1. Eat good food exercise sleep love laugh sing dance and just do it.

Make art everyday, be your creative self and the world will be a better place!