Rotating art for Summer Entertaining

One of the perks of being an artist - I always have art to rotate through my house every time I’m entertaining guests. Makes for a good storage solution between exhibitions too:)

Cheers to lazy days of summer & sippin’ on a cool beverage!

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Agglomeration @ Keystone Gallery

Wow! I’m so proud of this show that my wonderful studio mate Kim Marra and I put on last month, and the immensely positive reception of the work just goes to show that we’re on to something! Click the button to see more photos and read all about our show.

Kim Marra & Christine Rasmussen at Keystone Art Space.
Christine Rasmussen & Kim Marra at Keystone Art Space

Bright, billowy clouds

I feel like I’m moving into new territory with this painting. Not only in scale - at 4 feet by 5 feet it is impressive! - but also because of those bright, billowy clouds. I work from photos I take, and so much of the year Los Angeles is blue skies, casting the most amazing light. But sometimes I miss clouds - almost as much as I miss rain and thunderstorms! - and we were blessed this springtime with some amazing ones:)

I could talk a lot more about this painting - including how that pink wall wasn’t really pink, but was inspired by some color palettes I saw in the 1/4 exhibit of Robert Rauschenberg at LACMA - talk about large-scale! But I’d love to know what you think about this piece, any questions you have, comments welcome!

Currently on view at Keystone Gallery through July 1.

C. Rasmussen, Ave. 20, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

C. Rasmussen, Ave. 20, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Spring Open Studios @ Keystone

Thanks to everyone who attended our Spring Open Studios at Keystone Art Space! We enjoyed chatting with so many art lovers.

Photos from STUDIO C14, shared by Christine Rasmussen & Kim Marra. Hope you come back to our 2-person show in June in the Gallery space (details here).

In front of Christine Rasmussen’s paintings.

In front of Christine Rasmussen’s paintings.

C. Rasmussen, large pieces from  Fenomenal  series.

C. Rasmussen, large pieces from Fenomenal series.

Works in progress by C. Rasmussen

Works in progress by C. Rasmussen

In front of Kim Marra’s paintings.

In front of Kim Marra’s paintings.

Classes for Creatives: Coming Soon

I am teaching two new classes for artists & creatives:

  • Self-Care for Artists: 3 Steps to Thrive is an online course that will be available via Skillshare.com, debuting in October. Watch my short introduction video to get a taste.

  • Networking for Introverts is an in-person workshop I offer here in LA. Upcoming date: TBA.

If you would like to be notified when these classes are live, please contact me or sign up for my newsletter. And feel free to share with anyone else who may be interested.

Inspiration from My Yoga Studio

I get inspiration from places that make me feel safe, and one of these is my yoga studio. In fact, I’ve made 2 paintings to-date inspired by the view out their window (which I often view upside-down in downward facing dog pose!). Here’s one of them - with artistic license, of course!

C. Rasmussen |  I Try to Show Them  | oil on canvas | 30 x 30 inches |  available

C. Rasmussen | I Try to Show Them | oil on canvas | 30 x 30 inches | available

When I mentioned this to the lovely staff of One Down Dog, they invited me to hang 4 of my paintings in the Eagle Rock location for the month of September, celebrating Yoga Month. I will be present doing an Art Pop-up and selling prints on Sept. 15 (9am-12pm) and Sept 18 (4-8pm).

Check location hours if you want to stop in and view the paintings at other times (no yoga required!). Paintings also available through my SHOP.

Open Studios - June 9 - Studio C14

I moved into a new studio in April, sharing with the talented Kim Marra. Our work compliments each other and it's been such a joy to have her energy and inspiration in the studio. We invite you to join us on SATURDAY JUNE 9, 6-10PM as we open our door wide. EVENT DETAILS

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We'll be one of 45+ studios open at Keystone Art Space. 

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C. Rasmussen in her Los Angeles studio, 2018.

C. Rasmussen in her Los Angeles studio, 2018.

Kim Marra in her Los Angeles studio, 2018

Kim Marra in her Los Angeles studio, 2018

Feature on Voyage LA

I got interviewed in Voyage LA, as part of their series An Artist Voyage: Exploring Local Creative and Artist Works. Check it out here

C. Rasmussen, Los Angeles, 2017. Photo credit: Louise Flores. 

C. Rasmussen, Los Angeles, 2017. Photo credit: Louise Flores. 

I love this photo by the talented Louise Flores. It's on the same street as my studio - you can see where I get some of my painting inspirations from - and we staged it with the red cloth to mimic one of my paintings! 

Exhibition Photos: Fenomenal

Click photo to view album of my solo show, Fenomenal, at LAUNCH LA. Last day to see it is tomorrow, March 3, 12-6PM. 

Photo credit: C. Rasmussen

Photo credit: C. Rasmussen

Here's me talking about my process, inspirations & color palette at the Artist Talk on Feb. 17:

Photo credit: Krista Machovina

Photo credit: Krista Machovina

Exhibition Photos: Memories on Location

I'm so proud of how Memories on Location turned out! Not only did the work look good together in this industrial space, but each individual artist shone. As one of them put it, "You can tell these artists are committed to exceptional craftsmanship."

Click photo to view album (and see a time lapse video of the installation!).

Photo credit: C. Rasmussen

Photo credit: C. Rasmussen