Friday, September 2, 2011

"A Novel Idea" at Koelbel Library

Olè   Oil   12" x 16"  R. Garriott

"A Novel Idea  -  Artwork Inspired By Books" is an exhibit in which artists have used authors and poets as their muse.  The exhibition, on view at Koelbel Library during September 2011, showcases the source of the inspiration and the artists final product."

My chosen book (not a novel) is about color:
Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color by Philip Ball
Written by a scientist (chemistry and physics), 
it's a bit of a heavy read but full of fascinating facts.

If you're interested in the history, mythology and science of color but
appreciate an easier read with lots of anecdotes,  I'd also recommend  
Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay

THE ART GROUP exhibiting at
Koelbel Library 5955 South Holly Street
Centennial, CO 80121
September 2011
Read about the show on The Denver Post's Your Hub



  1. spectacular painting r!!! congratulations and good luck, it's amazing and so good to see you back!

  2. I 've been gone from blogging a bit and to see the work I've missed on yours is truly a sin !
    I love it all but those tulips are the boom !

  3. Hey R., you've been missed!!! Wow, you have some beautiful colors happening in your latest painting! Excellent inspirational source.

    Wishing you the best during the exhibit!

    to continued creativity


  4. I always love to see what you're up to R. As usual, it's unique and interesting!!!

  5. Great painting. Funny, I read those books! (or at least skimmed them)

  6. Amazing painting and ya gotta love a good book recommendation from a trusted source, thanks!

  7. R, Thanks for visiting my blog. Gorgeous painting, as always.


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