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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August 18: Imagery Winery Gallery Day

Wine and art, you say? Heard that one before. BUT, this time I made an original painting for the label of an exceptional wine by Imagery Estate Winery. And trust me - this limited-edition red wine from Sonoma is delicious!

The 2016 Teroldego - a rare Italian grape that I’m happy to know about now - will be released on August 18. You can learn more about it (from the wine-makers) and more about ME (from, well, me) as I will be on-site for their Gallery Day. I’ll be signing bottles, so come on by and get yours.

Not local? You’ll be able to buy it online (under reds) after the release date.

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Loupe Art Streaming

My art is being streamed on Loupe - a visual art player, where you can “DISCOVER, DISPLAY AND BUY ARTWORK FROM AROUND THE GLOBE!”

Click here to explore, stream and/or shop the collection - including prints - so there are options for everybody’s budget.

Streaming art was a new concept for me - I’d love to know how you use it and what you think.

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.

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 in Singulart Magazine

Loved doing this interview for Singulart's online magazine:

Click image to read article

Click image to read article

Their questions made me connect some dots between where I came from (as global nomad), how my technique and voice have developed over time, and where I'm at in the Los Angeles art scene. I also got to think about which contemporary (as-in, still living) artists influence me, which was challenging at first because my go-to influences are artists who have passed. But it was exciting to realize how much stimulating art is being created all over the world - it's a great time to be alive!

I hope you enjoy and let me know in the comments if you learned something new.

C. Rasmussen |  Swarm Around Me  | 24 x 24 inches | oil on canvas | available  here .

C. Rasmussen | Swarm Around Me | 24 x 24 inches | oil on canvas | available here.

Meet Oni, the Studio Dog

Meet Oni, my 7-month-old puppy and studio dog (in training). He can be a bit of handful running around the studio and getting into everything - he particularly loves eating blue tape - but he's a sweetheart too and will do anything for treats (even pose for his silly master). 

Oh, and Happy National Pet Day (just found out about that)!

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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