Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
"Your blog is looking particularly spiffy," you might say to us.
"It's the new 'Buy' button on the left," we'd reply.
Because it's official: you can now buy Giclee prints on canvas of Richard's work online! We have a store! We've tried to make the original size available whenever possible, and we often have smaller sizes, too. If you'd like to check it out, go to: richardrussellart.com/store
And now for those 5 reasons to visit the store, as promised:
1) Because you need a great gift for a fine art collector, a literature lover, or a Shakespeare fan you know.
2) Because you'd like to see what's new. We'll be offering more sizes and reproductions of more paintings often.
3) Because you'd like to check out Richard's work but you aren't able to make it to his galleries or his solo exhibition at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
4) Because you'd like to own some of Richard's work, but aren't currently in the market for an original.
5) Because you just can't help but click on that stunning yellow button!
(And a big THANKS to Russell Web Design for helping us make the store spectacular!)
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Read the article here: Problem Solving: Richard Russell's Costumed Art, by Shawn Rossiter and then find out about the show opening by reading my post below.The Utah Shakespeare Festival draws around 150,000 visitors each year. We met some of them on June 28th and 29th at the opening of Richard's exhibit. On Thursday evening we were treated to a show opening where we met patrons, producers, and performers. Richard was asked to say a few words about the exhibit. I especially enjoyed his comparison between creating a painting and putting on a production. He mentioned how a painter has to cast, costume, and light a role, as well as design backgrounds and tell the story. His remarks really showed the connection between the exhibition and the Festival.
|Artist Richard Lance Russell just before the opening of "Truth, Mirth, and Turmoil," |
his 2012 solo exhibition at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
The next day, Richard had a signing at the Randall Jones Gifts and Gallery. As an artist, he works on his own a lot. Just him and the canvases in the studio. It was so rewarding for him to actually get to see people responding to the work, to talk to them about which paintings they liked and why, and to share his vision with the Festival patrons. We made a lot of friends and enjoyed the signing immensely.
|Artist Richard Lance Russell|
signing prints at the Utah Shakespeare Festival
|Painter Richard Lance Russell|
at the Utah Shakespeare Festival