Hot Wax / Cold Wax 2016

I am excited to be one of the artists showing in Hot Wax/ Cold Wax.  We’re having a closing Reception for Hot Wax | Cold Wax on March 26, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in Kerrville, Texas. If you are out enjoying Easter weekend & the Bluebonnet Trails, please stop in to see this wonderful exhibit.    http://kacckerrville.com/kerr-arts-cultural-centers-march-gallery-exhibits/

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Art & Bagels

Bruegger's Bagel Cafe

Bruegger’s Bagel Cafe

3267 Bee Caves Rd.

Austin,Texas

4th Movement   Acrylics/on Canvas by visual artist Barra Gustafson on display  February,3 rd, –March 2nd, 2013

Upon any sale from the 4th Movement Collection a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Eanes ISD.  Bruegger’s Bagel

Cafe is located very near to Cedar Creek and Eanes Elementary, West Lake High School and Hill Country Middle School.

www.bargus-art.com

EAST Austin Art Tour 2012

I am excited to be a part of the EAST Austin Art Tour 2012.  This is the last week end to see lots of art—visit studios, and join in the fun.

Textured Acrylic on wood panel ” Middle Ground” on display during EAST at Pigoata Studios. ( next to Big Medium)

Is risk worth the effort to find creativity?

Sometime I get stuck in a very snug safe place in my own cocoon and I forget …that to grow ….I must keep changing.  At this first thought, I quickly pull out my box of quotes that I’ve accumulated over time.

I found this one by Buckminster Fuller “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly”.   That quote inspires me to rethink where I am today.  Rethink taking a risk.   It seems to take me back to hope with the gentle reminder that God’s world is full of promise no matter the circumstances.  The struggle is worth the effort as hope spreads its wings to help me fly.  As hope and inspiration join together it improves my ability to open my mind to a new way of seeing the world.  I trust it will help you.

Take a risk.

Summer fades.

I’ve been on a creative journey for awhile — I am happy with my art, my life, and where I am going. I plan to post some of my work, but my desire is to use this blog to share some of my thoughts along the way that might add value for friends, and other artists.

Cool breezes, deep waters and sailboat racing on Texas beaches fade as summer comes to an end. The image in the video is a 24”x 36” acrylic painting created by using both my hands –much like finger painting. Acrylics’ dry fast, and I worked very quickly to produce the piece. I used brushes and fingers to paint the people and boats into the scene.

Please check out my web site    www.barragustafson.com