I’ve been watching the original Star Wars at Street Food Cinema (movies in the park = so fun!), so space ships are on my mind, even though I swear this is actually a building I’m painting. It will all become clear…
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.
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.
Next up: come see my newest - and biggest - work to-date at this 2-person show featuring myself and Kim Marra. Click the flyer to get full event details.
We'll be one of 45+ studios open at Keystone Art Space.
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!
While I like to celebrate women EVERY day, it's still nice to acknowledge this special day.
Click photo to view album of my solo show, Fenomenal, at LAUNCH LA. Last day to see it is tomorrow, March 3, 12-6PM.
Here's me talking about my process, inspirations & color palette at the Artist Talk on Feb. 17:
Join me tomorrow for my Curator Talk where I will walk you through the show, Memories on Location, talking about why I chose each artist and details about specific pieces. Here's a teaser:
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!).
My painting for Cratedigger Vol. 2 was inspired by U2's The Joshua Tree album.Read More
Group show pays homage to the lost art of the album cover. Opens Aug. 12.Read More
On finding the perfect studio.Read More
On set photos from my interview on Modern Art Blitz (3/19/17).Read More
I'm so excited to announce that I'm the Featured Artist on the new blog, Pop Ellay. Check out the full interview: Christine Rasmussen and the Places She Used to Go.
"In Christine’s work, you can see poignant areas of shadow and very careful divisions of lonely space. These spaces generate a sense of interior self-doubt and self-searching, said [Linda] Vallejo.
“She has an intense understanding of the secret language of our interior lives,” Vallejo noted." READ FULL ARTICLE
What does "Pickles Galore" mean anyway? Answer: absolutely nothing. Here's how my fellow exhibiting artists and I came up with the name - we all wrote two random words on pieces of paper, put them in a hat, and picked out various combinations. I guess we were in a silly mood that day, because the best combination was "Pickles Galore."
This show features 9 artists who I have been meeting with once a month for the past year in a Peer Critique Group. What's a "peer critique group"? Good question. This is a group of artists who gets together and gives constructive criticism about each other's art. This particular group is made up of LAAA/Gallery 825 members.
The show is curated by the fantastic Linda Vallejo, who is picking the work tomorrow, so we'll all be surprised on Sunday!
Come join us!
Click here to RSVP at the Facebook event. This show is free and open to the public.
Photos from the opening reception at Washington Reid Gallery.Read More