Today’s Special – Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
John Rust/ Patty Rust 2015
I recently collaborated with my mom, Patty Rust on a painting for entry into a show at the Hal Marcus Gallery. We were accepted, so you will be able to see our painting at the opening of “All You Can Eat” on March 26 through May 22:
As part of Senator José Rodríguez’ ongoing efforts showcasing District 29, the Senator’s office held a call for artists to display artwork at his District 29 Office. Three of my pieces were selected and will be on display from December 7 through May 1 of next year.
The Senator will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Holiday Open House at the El Paso office on Friday December 7th. from 4-6:00 p.m. at 100 N. Ochoa, Suite A. If you missed my works on display at the Crossland Gallery you can check them out there. The pieces selected are:
Stop at 700 Mundy, 48″ X 24″, oil on canvas, 2012
The Great Fabens Getaway, oil on canvas, 36″ X 36″, 2012
All Tapped Out in El Paso, oil on canvas, 48″ X 48″, 2011
Laying the groundwork for another small painting, this one is 12″ X 9″. I had to get a bunch of small brushes, most of mine are medium to large sized and not useful at this level. The challenge for me is to try and focus/distill the image down without losing some of my painting characteristics. The next one I’ll be starting is even smaller!
I’m two days into a new painting and its coming along quick. It’s smaller than I’m used to working with, but the advantage here is speed.
Over the last few years, I have shot a ton of photos. Usually I try to work several together into my large collage style paintings. After browsing through my sets on Flickr, I kind of felt that many should be interesting little character sketches in their own right. I’m once again going to try something I don’t normally do, and work on these little pieces concurrently with my larger pieces.
Here we go off into uncharted territory, so I think it’s fitting that I start with a plane that was out at the War Eagles Museum.