Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of being invited by Jan Brown Checco to spend the day with some artists visiting from China. I met them at Jan's house, who I oddly had never met even though she lives less than a third of a mile from my house. We had coffee and I was given wonderful little books showing each of the artists work.
We then went to my studio in Eden park and I discussed my work. As none of them spoke much, if any English, it was interesting having these discussions through an interpreter, who I thought did an amazing job.
We had lunch in the park and then set up to draw and paint. At this point we were joined by Carl Samson. I worked on the same painting the entire time, but the Chinese artists buzzed around doing tons of sketches. It was fun to watch them work. Doing drawings of the ducks and all of them did wonderful sketches of me working. Of course how could they resist.
Here is the 8x10 sketch I did at the edge of the pond. It needs some ducks in it. I may go back to work on it.
It was a lovely time except for some idiot with a gas powered remote control monster truck. Unfortunately I did not have my sword, or I would have handled the situation. I thought it best to show the Chinese my peaceful nature. I will hunt him down later.
After dinner, we went to Carl's studio where we all drew from our favorite model Lisa.
Friday Laura and I went to an opening at Xavier of collaborative works done by artists from Cincinnati, China and Munich.
Here we are in my studio- Pictured left to right: Tang Qin, Jan Brown Checco, Huang Jing, Me (That is not a Chinese name- I mean it is me, Richard Luschek), Jigang Qin, and He Zhenahai.
Tang was as cute as can be, and does lovely work that looks like late impressionists paintings- She is the student of Huang. Huang does expressive paintings, my favorites seemed to be influenced by the work of Klimt, the other two artists are sculptors who have both done major public works in China.
I would love to be able to visit them in China and do some landscape painting in their beautiful country.
Friday, August 15, 2008
My huge solo show is still going on at UC Clermont college (see the post below)
A well known Cincinnati resident said "It really is the show of the year and if you don't see it you really have some serious lack in taste and morals".
OK, I am the one that said it, but it's true.
Now, if that isn't enough Luschek for you, I have 5 paintings in a show at the Baker Hunt Flower Show. It is a charity event with proceeds going to Hospice of Cincinnati. There are quite a few people in the show. Somehow my name didn't make it on the card. Can you imagine? They left me off. Don't they know who I am? I have a solo show! In Batavia! Don't they know I own a sword?
Well, I am in the show, so if you are dying to buy one of my paintings and/or you want to donate to Hospice, go check it out.
Baker Hunt Foundation
620 Greenup Street Covington, Kentucky 41011 (859) 431-0020 Fax (859) 431-9358
Here are some of my paintings currently on view.
Blue Watering Can, 20x16, oil on canvas
Tulips by the Studio, 7x5, Oil on panel
Summer Rose, 5x5, oil on linen