Monday, September 7, 2020

A website and new blog!

This month I am starting a first time website - Lynda Naske Fine Art.  I will be continuing any blog posts on this website but will not be able to transfer all my old posts.  My website will be a way to show all of my available artwork as well as writing about the travels my pieces make to events and shows.

I hope this will be a great new thing and I can share what I love to do in better ways!  Hope you will check out Lynda Naske Fine Art and enjoy scrolling through my portfolio.  Click on an image to see the full piece.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Paul Nigra Arts Center Women's Show!

My drawing, "Tea for Two" is currently on display at the Paul Nigra Center's 2020 Art Show - "Women's Movement - Art By, For and About Women".  This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote.  The Art Center is located at 2736 Route 30, Gloversville, NY and this exhibition runs until March 27 when a reception from 6-8 pm will close the show.  The drawing captures my daughter's hands in a long ago outing we shared.  The image has always seemed iconic - the simple and enduring moment of intimacy experienced by two people over a pot of tea.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Shirt Factory Gallery

I have had two drawing accepted for the upcoming Shirt Factory Gallery annual juried Small Works show.  "Footlights" is a pastel still life collection in a favorite genre - a still life of shiny and reflective silver objects.  "Gimme a Little Squeeze" is an accidental still life grouping of lemon slices in the bottom of my sink.  This show runs from February 12 - March 14.  The Gallery is located at 71 Lawrence Street, Studio 120, Glens Falls, NY and is open every day from 8am to 5pm.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

LARAC/NCAMembers Show and

"Saddle Up" was my entry for the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council/North Country Arts Members' Show.  I drew this one from an instant "still life" I found when my grandchildren were taking a riding lesson.  I loved working with the warm, weathered browns of the different sections of leather and the pleasing composition!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Arkell Museum

"Hide and Seek" was accepted for the 2019 Arkell Museum juried show for the month of December.  This subject of this drawing is rather a whimsical one.  The cabbage teapot and other greenware items provided many nooks and crannies for a froggy game of hide and seek.  I created the spooky shadow areas with a flashlight.  See if you can find the one who is hiding.

Lake Placid Center for the Arts and NCA Crandall Library

I did a tribute to my father called "Dad's Hands" last year.  I always spent Friday afternoons with him watching the old westerns cable channel.  We sat in the matching recliners with lap quilts and sometimes he wanted to hold my hand.  I usually had some art things and my camera handy and captured some lovely images while he was snoozing.  Most shows require that pieces be for sale but I was able to show this piece at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and NCA Crandall Library juried shows.  Since I focused on the hands in soft light for this piece and did not show my father's face, I felt that it had a wider meaning to anyone who has an elderly loved one with the beautifully weathered hands of a long life.  He passed away soon after I took this photo.

LARAC 2019

"The Beet Goes On" was on display in Glens Falls, NY at (LARAC) Lower Adirondack Regional Art Council's juried theme show - The Process.  This drawing showed the process from seed to plant to canned finished product.  I really enjoyed working in the bright reds and greens and the colorful details of the packaging!