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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Win a Painting!

Drawing on July 4th
( You do not have to be present to win)

Help the Animal Shelter and win a painting-(maybe)

Tickets available at
or by calling 
Art Connections Gallery-512-581-1799

All proceeds go directly to the Shelter and each ticket you buy gives you another chance to win
this painting:
 Main Street
9 x 12

The Animal Shelter really needs extra help right now because of the additional intake of animals due to the flash floods in Texas and an outbreak of distemper.

Watch the three minute video here:Main Street Painting Video

Thank you everyone who has already donated to
Bastrop Country Animal Shelter
by buying a $5 raffle ticket!
(or more;)

We appreciate your help!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

You're Invited!

Please join me, Bruce Bingham, @
Art Connections Gallery
908 Main Street, Bastrop, Texas, 78602

June 5th

It's First Friday Art Walk featuring my oil paintings:)
refreshments handmade by Renate Kasper

oil paintings by Bruce Bingham

Save the date: June 20th
for a painting demo and light refreshments
at Art Connections Gallery

all proceed from the demo will be donated to
Friends of the Bastrop County Animal Shelter

I believe we live in a world filled with wonder,
surrounded by hidden beauty naturally embedded everywhere."

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spot of Tea

Spot of Tea 9 x 12 oil

This was painted on Arches oil paper. I picked some simple shapes
that I'm familiar with and made it up without a reference.

This made it easier for me to focus on spots of color and color relationships,
which was the point of this painting.

I let go of worrying about a finished painting or following
reality too closely.
I find painting like this meditative and very relaxing.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Workshop with Sunny Apinchapong Yang

Last week I attended a workshop in Scottsdale with Sunny Apinchapong-Yang, a former student of one of my all time favorite painters, Sergei Bongart. Sunny gave me permission to share his demo with you that he did on the first day. 

If you haven't seen his wonderful book called Intuitive Painting, check it out, it's available on Amazon books.  

The workshop was: Painting with emphasis on color:
Still life and Figure.

Sunny starts with laying in large shapes on a toned canvas.

Next he starts adding colorful darks:

Close up of colorful darks:

Then he adds the mid tones:

He continues to cover the canvas:

Then begins to refine:

And Sunny's fabulous finish:

Sunny completed this in about an hour and a half, making it look easy.
He's a wonderful painter, good teacher and has a great sense of humor.
I really enjoyed the workshop and I think all the other nice
people I met there did too.  

Funny story:  Sunny painted this with borrowed paints that students left at the school,
but he did remember to bring his golf clubs!

I hope you enjoyed seeing Sunny's demo process.
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Super Happy

I am super happy to be able to share that
these two paintings were accepted into
Old Post Office Museum and Art Center 4th Annual National Competition.

Shake It Out  9 x 12 oil on museum board

I was keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that one would be accepted.
Having them both selected was much more than I hoped for.
Feeling alot of gratitude these days.

Flambe 12 x 12 oil on museum board

Now I'm scrambling around to frame and get boxes to be
able to ship before I leave town.
NOT complaining- just sayin'!

So happy to have this opportunity.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

49th Anual RCAS show acceptance

Daisy Dukes 9x12 oil on board

Thrilled to say this painting was accepted into the
49th Annual Richardson Civic Arts Society show.
It's a great feeling to see that little green check mark
instead of a red x, because you never know.

So my buddy Robi and I are hanging around the studio and
packing the painting to send to the show.

 Lazy rainy day....zzzzzz

What?  Did you say treat??????

I love days like this.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chocolate Shadows

Chocolate Shadows
12 x 12 oil on museum board

This was my second painting entered in Paint The Town. 
I realize now how much pressure these paint outs are!
And I was expecting all fun and games.

I spent two solid afternoons painting a local bar scene but I finally had to cut my losses and scrape it off.

So at 5:00 on the last day while I was frantically searching for something to paint,
the sun came out, it was a beautiful day,
and the painting practically painted itself. 
I love it when that happens:)

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