Painting Workshop - 9/24/2013

I will be giving a workshops in Carmel California, starting on September 24th and ending on the 27th 2015 . Please call Rick Brimmer at 831-620-2955 for details. As some of you know Pt. Lobos and the Carmel area is one of my favorite places to paint, hope you can join us. Your Friend in Art, Karl Dempwolf 

Painting the CA Missions - 3/17/2013

The CAC will be at the San Fernando Mission This Sunday March 17th from 9am to 3pm and I will be there to have some fun. Hope to see you there. Karl

Most Saturdays - 3/23/2012

If you are interested in taking a weekly Saturday plein air painting class let me know. Get on my mailing list and I will let you know where we meet to paint. I do this many Saturdays of the year but not when it rains or is 100 degrees outside or I'm off doing my own thing. Let me hear from you. kd 

Making Frames - 1/11/2012

For years I have been making some of my frames, which entails creation of a design to enhance each specific artwork. I hand-carve, gild, and place an appropriate patina for each frame at the same time don't attempt to compete with masterpieces the professional carvers create. Recently I have been working hard to improve the quality and complexity of the carvings, designed to showcase each individual painting, making sure they are never so ornate that the frame would compete with my artwork.

Why take time to make your own frames, some other artists ask, don't you see that most buyers really aren't interested in them or know whether a frame works with the painting. In response, I say that I've noticed that even some artists don't seem to take a great deal of care with what frames their work. In my opinion, very few collectors are indifferent to frame quality, but instead many do appreciate the design integration and effort that goes into the creation of the frame.

Today, paintings by Mitchell, Payne, and other masters which have frames made by the artist bring some of the highest prices paid for early California paintings. Not only do custom handmade frames make paintings look their best, but they add value as well. Important Events for your art calendar: In March watch for the San Marino Art League exhibit at the Huntington, which will include my work. The California Art Club will hold its 101st Gold Medal Exhibit in April at the Autry. In later Spring, Catalina will be the venue of a yearly art fest in which I'll participate Specific dates will follow.

Karl Dempwolf

My weekly classes are starting now March 2013 - 11/3/2011

If interested please contact me at [email protected]  Thanks. kd