Monday, November 18, 2019

"Seeds of Peace" Group Exhibition


This is one of my Shiva Paintstik paintings that will be included in this "Seeds of Peace" exhibition at the Maritime Garage Gallery in Norwalk, CT.  While I will not be able to be at the opening, I hope you in the area will be able to attend. 

So yes, I do create artwork that does not center around cycling.  You can see all of my artwork at www.greigleach.com , although nothing beats seeing it in person. 

This is the exhibition invitation should you be able to attend.

SAVE THE DATE
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
 
The Maritime Garage Gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening reception for


SEEDS OF PEACE

 
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Participating Artists:
Soledad Bence, Bobbie Bernstein, Giselle Mabasa Biagtan, Mary Ann Biehl, Nancy Breakstone, Jack Caserta, Eric Chiang, Heidi Lewis Coleman, Naomi Cruz, Eugenie Diserio, Roger A. Duffy, Rita Faucher, Drayton Gerety, Harold Grimes, Shanan Haislip, Charles Hall, Lesley Husband, James Irvine, Greig Leach, Lynn Stepehsn Massey, Julie O'Connor, Jennifer Prat, Charmaine Rawsthorne, Mark Schiff, Anne Smith, Cyn Elise Sterback, Jim Velgot, and Gregory Ziebell.
Curated by Nadia Martinez

 
Images: clockwise, I Believe in Magic--Do You? by Julie O'Connor, Spiritual World by Jack Caserta, Seeds of Freedom by Mark Schiff, and Mountain Calling by Jennifer Prat



The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” placemaking initiative, an effort to support art in parking spaces. It is free and open to the public from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. www.norwalkpark.org/public-art
 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

The paperwork side of being an artist



Thank you for applying for a VMFA Fellowship! Good Luck!  

To learn more about the Fellowship program and it's history we invite you to visit our dedicated 75th Anniversary Fellowship page. Let us know what you think of our online application process in this brief survey.
Expect to receive a letter in the mail notifying you of your application status the last week of January or the first week of February. Should you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Fellowship Office

Fellowship Program Coordinator
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard | Richmond, VA 23220
804.204.2685 | 
vmfafellowships@vmfa.museum




This is just part of what it takes to be able to keep making art.  Many years back, 1986-87 I was awarded one of these Professional Artist Fellowships from the VMFA.  I have continued to apply almost every year since.  The last thirty plus years have seen quite a bit of artwork come out of my studio.  The work is all clearly done by my hand, but media, techniques and imagery have evolved over the decades.  

This is one of the pieces that I had included in that 1986 application.


And this is one from this year's application.  

Happily, both of these pieces of artwork are sold and not cluttering up my studio.  You can see most of my artwork at my website, www.greigleach.com 

And remember, we are all stiving to make good work, get it seen, and make a living from our artwork.  So please buy some art from a living artist!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Newest Artwork (that isn't cycling)


Since I somehow managed not to make a still photograph of this piece, here is a video of the finished piece from my YouTube channel.  This is a combination of stained glass, wood and aluminum, with the addition of painted section created using Shiva Paintstiks (richesonart.com). 

This work is based on my painted interpretation of the scriptual stations of the cross.  I am hoping to be able to create all fourteen stations for a church in the coming years.  You can see the earlier paintings at my website, https://www.greigleach.com/thumbnail_list.php?mgd_id=7219

Here are some other time lapse videos of the final weekend of work on this piece.  I participated in a "48-to-Create" event at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA, taking the opportunity to work with other fellow art makers.








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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Yorkshire 2019 - Elite Men's Road Race: First for His Country


As Mads Pedersen (Denmark) out sprinted the erstwhile favorite, Matteo Trentin (Italy) he became the first Dane to ever when the Rainbow Jersey of UCI Road World Champion!  Trentin seemed gutted to not have the legs to finish the sprint he had opened up.  While I am sure he accepted it, he looked most distraught in winning Silver.  It was Stefan Kung (Switzerland) who had followed the wheel of the American, Lawson Craddock that set up this three way sprint for medals.  Kung didn't have much of a sprint but seem quite contented with his Bronze Medal.

It has been a great World Championships and a wonderful season of bike racing (yes, I know that there are still a few more races this season), but this is the last of my cycling art paintings for 2019.

This is a small 4x6 inch original watercolor painting that is available though my website at www.greigleach.com, or you can simply follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Since it is an original it is first come first served.  The painting was created using Yarka St Petersburg watercolors from Richesonart.com. The work sells for $75 plus shipping. And yes, international shipping is available.

Please be sure to visit my YouTube Channel and subscribe if you like what you see.

https://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Yorkshire%202019/3400892-53-266225/First%20for%20His%20Country%20%20UCI19-53.html

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Yorkshire 2019 - Elite Men's Road Race: Late Attack


Peter Sagan (Slovakia) - the three time former World Champion - had been hiding in the peloton all day.  In fact, I wasn't even sure he was in Harrogate for the Worlds at all.  But here he is attacking the peloton with about three kilometers left to race.  Sagan has left it a little too late, but did hold off the rest of the very reduced peloton to take fifth on the line.  I admit it, I am a big fan of Sagan.  I even have a picture of him holding one of my early paintings of him that was awarded him for being a "Rider of the Year" in the early days of his career.  Naturally, I had to paint him since he finally showed his face (sort of).

This is a small 4x6 inch original watercolor painting that is available though my website at www.greigleach.com, or you can simply follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Since it is an original it is first come first served.  The painting was created using Yarka St Petersburg watercolors from Richesonart.com. The work sells for $75 plus shipping. And yes, international shipping is available.

Please be sure to visit my YouTube Channel and subscribe if you like what you see.

https://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Yorkshire%202019/3400887-52-266225/Late%20Attack%20%20UCI19-52.html

Yorkshire 2019 - Elite Men's Road Race: Three Men, Three Medals


It was now down to just three men on the front end of the race.  With just four kilometers left it was Mads Pedersen (Denmark) leading Stefan Kung (Switzerland) and Matteo Trentin (Italy) towards the final turns and climbs of these rather amazing (although wet) World Championships.  Of the trio, it is Trentin who had the reputation of being a world class sprinter.  He has spent the last couple of months racing in the European Champion's Jersey, but would gladly trade it in for the Rainbow Jersey of World Champion.  So with three men, it means they all will take home a medal, it just comes down to what medal it may be.  It seems very unlikely that anyone can come across the gap given it was over a minute with less than four kilometers.

This is a small 4x6 inch original watercolor painting that is available though my website at www.greigleach.com, or you can simply follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Since it is an original it is first come first served.  The painting was created using Yarka St Petersburg watercolors from Richesonart.com. The work sells for $75 plus shipping. And yes, international shipping is available.

Please be sure to visit my YouTube Channel and subscribe if you like what you see.

https://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Yorkshire%202019/3400879-51-266225/Three%20Men,%20Three%20Medals%20%20UCI19-51.html

Yorkshire 2019 - Elite Men's Road Race: Three More


Up the road, the original break was joined by three more (although it was now only five guys up front), so this trio set off to join in on the chance for a medal at the line in Harrogate.  Toms Skujins (Latvia) was eager for both Gorka Izagirre (Spain) and Carlos Betacur (Colombia) to help him chance down the front of the race.  For Izaguiree, it was important for him to get the country's colors out front.  So many of his countrymen have already abandoned the race, including the defending World Champion.

This is a small 4x6 inch original watercolor painting that is available though my website at www.greigleach.com, or you can simply follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Since it is an original it is first come first served.  The painting was created using Yarka St Petersburg watercolors from Richesonart.com. The work sells for $75 plus shipping. And yes, international shipping is available.

Please be sure to visit my YouTube Channel and subscribe if you like what you see.

https://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Yorkshire%202019/3400876-50-266225/Three%20More%20%20UCI19-50.html

Yorkshire 2019 - Elite Men's Road Race: Three After Three


With just thirty two kilometers left to race, it was time to be off the front.  With three guys up the road, this trio of Mathieu Van Der Poel (Netherlands), Daniel Martinez (Colombia) and Matteo Trentin (Italy) were hoping to get to the business end of the race.  Van Der Poel and Trentin are two of the names that have been bandied about as being the one that will pull on a warm, dry, Rainbow Jersey.  Martinez was just smart enough to catch a good set of wheels when he saw them.

This is a small 4x6 inch original watercolor painting that is available though my website at www.greigleach.com, or you can simply follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Since it is an original it is first come first served.  The painting was created using Yarka St Petersburg watercolors from Richesonart.com. The work sells for $75 plus shipping. And yes, international shipping is available.

Please be sure to visit my YouTube Channel and subscribe if you like what you see.

https://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Yorkshire%202019/3400875-49-266225/Three%20After%20Three%20%20UCI19-49.html

Yorkshire 2019 - Elite Men's Road Race: Launching


Mads Pedersen (Denmark) was the first to bridge across to the duo of Stefan Kung (Switzerland) and Lawson Craddock (USA).  As the Dane and Kung climb up the Oak Beck Hill, it was Craddock who found his legs just didn't have it anymore.  Craddock, as he had in his first Tour de France, fought to stay in the race, but this time he eventually pulled off the bike.  With the American gone, it was looking like Pedersen and Kung were going to have the legs to go the distance.  And it was quite a distance, 258 kilometers in the cold and wet.

Watch this painting come together in this quick time lapse video.  You can see it here and on my YouTube channel.


This is a small 4x6 inch original watercolor painting that is available though my website at www.greigleach.com, or you can simply follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Since it is an original it is first come first served.  The painting was created using Yarka St Petersburg watercolors from Richesonart.com. The work sells for $75 plus shipping. And yes, international shipping is available.

Please be sure to visit my YouTube Channel and subscribe if you like what you see.

https://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Yorkshire%202019/3400872-48-266225/Launching%20%20UCI19-48.html

Yorkshire 2019 - Elite Men's Road Race: A Small Gap


I had wanted to entitle this painting, "Showing Their Colors," but then realized there isn't much color between the two of them.  It appears that Lawson Craddock (USA) and Stefan Kung (Switzerland) had gotten their kit from the same store.  Beneath their rain kits, one was in red, white and blue and the other was wearing a white cross on a read field.  The only color in the painting came from the fans and officials along the side of the crest of the climb Oak Bend. 

The duo was opening up a small fifteen second gap on the every dwindling peloton.  Was this going to be the move that ended in a Rainbow Jersey?

This is a small 4x6 inch original watercolor painting that is available though my website at www.greigleach.com, or you can simply follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Since it is an original it is first come first served.  The painting was created using Yarka St Petersburg watercolors from Richesonart.com. The work sells for $75 plus shipping. And yes, international shipping is available.

Please be sure to visit my YouTube Channel and subscribe if you like what you see.

https://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Yorkshire%202019/3400671-47-266225/A%20Small%20Gap%20%20UCI19-47.html