Workshop Notes from Karl Dempwolf - 7/18/2018

It is hard to explain the struggles I've had - 4/13/2016

Blog April 13th 2016

One of my entries to the 105th Gold Medal Exhibitions at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, CA,  in April of 2016 and the struggles that seemed to never end, might make interesting reading for those that struggle to create. I thought for those who think that struggles only present themselves to beginning artists, and not to seasoned veterans, read on.  It all started with a car trip to Glenwood Springs CO last year where some wonderful vistas presented themselves, which I  sketched, and then photographed for my records. Eventually I decided to make a larger version of the sketch, and much later I decided to enter it into the Gold Medal Exhibition  after months of struggle. 

Mt. Sopris near Glenwood Springs CO 

In the distance is Mt. Sopris near Glenwood Springs CO. This then was the start of months of trying to create something I would feel was my best work.

My dilemma - 2/25/2016

Art Blog notes, my dilemma . Feb 24th 2016

I have a dilemma which needs resolving. My brother and I have been making frames together for years, they are part of my art part of my oeuvre, they define me and my work. I need frames of course and since my brother JD can no longer help me with this important part of my art life I am forced to do something, possibly buy them from suppliers or order them from master carvers. Another alternative is that I take the time and make them all by myself, a time consuming, labor intensive job that will take me away from creating my paintings. Stay tuned to learn what I intend to do, and how I have decided to proceed to solve this problem. Karl Dempwolf