Friday, February 19, 2016

I have created a public Facebook page for my art

https://www.facebook.com/stevenjparrish

I will be using the Facebook page to show paintings in stages as I work on them. Posts on this BLOG will expand to include to topics that require more than what can be covered in a short Facebook comment.

My wife Linda Volrath has a Facebook page for her art as well. You can follow what she is up to here.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004744533036

"Bethlehem Creek", Steven J Parrish, Oil on Linen, 8"x10"



Thursday, February 18, 2016

Workshop information update

The Shenandoah Arts Council has updated their website with more information and a registration link.

http://shenarts.org/event/still-life-in-oil-workshop-with-steven-parrish/

This link includes a description and material list.

Looking forward to 3 great days of Still Life painting.

"Power Cord", Oil on Linen, Steven J Parrish, 16"x12"

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Upcoming Workshop

I will be teaching a three day oil painting workshop April 18, 19, and 20, 2016. We will be using the controlled conditions of still life painting to work on problem solving that applies to all subjects. I will be painting two 4 hour demonstrations with the rest of the time being spent working together as you work on your painting. Participents should know the fundimentals of oil painting before taking this workshop. 

The workshop is being held at the Shenandoah Arts Council in Winchester Virginia. For more information contact Jaimianne at the Council. Here is a link to the councils notice.  info@shenarts.org

Hope to see you there;

Steven J Parrish

"We Three Apples", Steven J Parrish, Oil on Canvas,14"x11"

"Lemons and Silver", Steven J Parrish, Oil on Canvas, 9"x12"


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Virtuosos of the OPA




Presenting the artwork of 
Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 17 
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

at the prestigious Salmagundi Club
Forty-Seven Fifth Avenue, New York City

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please call 
Salmagundi Club at: (212) 255-7740      

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oil Painters of America online auction November 1st, 2014

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/31269502_bethlehem-creek-by-steven-parrish-opa

I have this painting included in the OPA auction
"Bethlehem Creek", Steven J Parrish, Oil on Canvas, 8"x 10"
















OPA is holding it's first online auction on November 1st starting at 8:00 AM CST. It is open to Master Signature and Signature Members so the paintings are from some of the best living artists in America. It will be interesting to see how well this is received by the art buying public. Here is a link to all of the paintings being auctioned. I hope you find something you like and buy it.

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog_gallery/62439

Sunday, July 21, 2013

"Bright and Shiny"

"Bright and Shiny" Oil on Linen, 10.5"x8.5", Steven J Parrish 




















This painting was inspired by my Aunt Sharon Koppen who past away suddenly. She was always Bright and Shiny, a great spirit who enjoyed our paintings.

The white vase and background of this setup was so bright that it made the the chalice, copper cup, and green satin ribbon look dark. I had a great time painting this subject.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Cheap A$$ Clamp

"Cheap A$$ Clamp", Steven J Parrish, 11"x18", Oil On Linen
I finished this painting earlier this year. The tools were lent to me by a friend. They belonged to his Grandfather who was a carpenter in the days before power tools. I liked the idea that he needed to sharpen his saw almost daily because a sharp saw was much easier on the arm power. The cheap red clamp was chosen solely for it's color, I have much nicer clamps but this painting needed some color.