Author Archives: Southwest Art

Kyle Ma, Yellow Zinnias, oil, 9 x12.

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Although he doesn’t follow a strict process for his loose, impressionistic paintings, Ma generally starts with big shapes and ensures the relationships between drawing, value, and color are correct.

Kim Power, After the Flood, oil, 16 x 12.

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Guided by an interest in examining the building blocks of creativity, Abend Gallery and Gallery 1261 asked artists to paint directly on their palettes, bringing together the beginning and final stages of an artwork in one place.

David Dibble, Bern, oil, 18 x 18.

Emerging Artists | David Dibble

Last year Dibble received an honorable mention at the Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Exhibition for his portrayal of a sunlit barn in layered earthy hues of amber, ocher, and flax.