Lon Brauer Studios http://lonbrauer.com/blog The Fine Art of Contemporary Impressionism Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:45:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.3 Finally back on the blog http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2014/02/24/finally-back-on-the-blog/ http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2014/02/24/finally-back-on-the-blog/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:45:46 +0000 Lon Brauer Studios http://lonbrauer.com/blog/?p=169 Djuana has been on me to get back on the blog.  We have it so why not??  And as in most cases she is very right.  After all, as she says, I write a ton of something every day.  I get up from bed, clean myself up as needed, get a cup of tea, and then sit down to check on what is going on… with things. Then I write emails, check on art websites, manage a few files, and then really get the day started by heading to studio.

These days I am working on a variety of things with anticipation of the art fair season.  Most pressing is producing enough inventory to be ready for the big crunch in April.  Simply making inventory really negates much of what I think this endeavor of making art is all about.  Although I never want to be making ‘chairs’, in the end it more or less comes down to that…at least with the art fair booth in my head.  I have a certain amount of wall space and I need to have enough to go around to fill the thing.  After all that is the point. At the same time I am obligated to make good work.  The up side is that I am pressed to keep on task in studio.  Nothing wrong with that.

So…next order of business.  I have an ongoing project.  Over the past few years in the booth I have had a bin with ‘prints’.  Photo reproductions really.  They are matted and priced affordably.  Sales have been OK.  At some shows it was the print sales that made it possible to come home without a total loss.  But I have never been comfortable with the reproduction aspect of the marketing.  I showcase originals on the walls…and this season I will be doing the same in the bins.  I have been making these 8×10 oil paintings on paper to be matted.  Two things have come from the work.  One is an inventory (again that word) of small works for the booth and the other – perhaps more importantly – is an opportunity to put out a lot of work.  A lot of work translates to growth.

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Best in Show!!! http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2012/04/04/best-in-show/ http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2012/04/04/best-in-show/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:32:05 +0000 Lon Brauer Studios http://lonbrauer.com/blog/?p=163

Upcoming shows:
More shows will be added as we get notification of acceptance.
Lon Brauer is a full-time contemporary figure and landscape painter
living and working in the St. Louis, MO area.
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Spring shows and events http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2012/02/17/spring-shows-and-events/ http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2012/02/17/spring-shows-and-events/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:03:29 +0000 Lon Brauer Studios http://lonbrauer.com/blog/?p=161 March 23-25                Bayou City Art Festival, Houston, TX

April 18-28                    Augusta Plein Air Art Event, Augusta, MO

May 11-13                        Art Fair at Laumeier

May 19-20                      Broad Ripple Art Fair (on wait list)

We hope to see you this spring!

Lon Brauer
Djuana Tucker
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‘Body Figure Nude’ show opens this Friday at the Lexington Art League http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2012/01/11/body-figure-nude-show-opens-this-friday-at-the-lexington-art-league/ http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2012/01/11/body-figure-nude-show-opens-this-friday-at-the-lexington-art-league/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2012 19:32:23 +0000 Lon Brauer Studios http://lonbrauer.com/blog/?p=157 Lon and I are going to Lexington, KY for the opening of the ‘Body Figure Nude’ show this Friday night at the Lexington Art League.  If you’re in the area come out and see it.  Lon has a couple pieces in the show and its a fundraiser for a good cause.

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Plein Air at The Confluence Greenway, Jan 10 http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2012/01/11/plein-air-at-the-confluence-greenway-jan-10/ http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2012/01/11/plein-air-at-the-confluence-greenway-jan-10/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2012 19:24:40 +0000 Lon Brauer Studios http://lonbrauer.com/blog/?p=152 Lon did some plein air painting at The Confluence Greenway yesterday.  They’re about 12″ x 14″ or so, both in oil.

Here’s the second one.


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Paintings, 12-7-11 http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2011/12/07/paintings-12-7-11/ http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2011/12/07/paintings-12-7-11/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 19:06:14 +0000 Lon Brauer Studios http://lonbrauer.com/blog/?p=144 Spot of Red Dear, in the Headlights Doughbry Afternoon Down Route 3 Fond Relics ]]> http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2011/12/07/paintings-12-7-11/feed/ 0 Painting from 11-7 draw group http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2011/11/08/painting-from-11-7-draw-group/ http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2011/11/08/painting-from-11-7-draw-group/#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2011 21:56:14 +0000 Lon Brauer Studios http://lonbrauer.com/blog/?p=138 Here’s the painting from last night’s draw group.  20″ x 16″, oil on panel.

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The Latest http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2011/10/27/the-latest-2/ http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2011/10/27/the-latest-2/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2011 23:38:46 +0000 Lon Brauer Studios http://lonbrauer.com/blog/?p=132 bound the-eyes-are-going headed-north south-on-3 ]]> http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2011/10/27/the-latest-2/feed/ 0 New works from the Big Cedar Lodge Paint-out http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2011/10/18/new-works-from-the-big-cedar-lodge-paint-out/ http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2011/10/18/new-works-from-the-big-cedar-lodge-paint-out/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:26:46 +0000 Lon Brauer Studios http://lonbrauer.com/blog/?p=101 big cedar plein air 06_z big cedar plein air 01_z big cedar plein air 02_z big cedar plein air 03_z big cedar plein air 04_z 2 big cedar plein air 05_z 100_2416

These were done at the Big Cedar Lodge Plein Air Paint-out, Oct 12-15.

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Done with one weekend, on to the next! http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2011/10/11/done-with-one-weekend-on-to-the-next/ http://lonbrauer.com/blog/2011/10/11/done-with-one-weekend-on-to-the-next/#comments Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:32:18 +0000 Lon Brauer Studios http://lonbrauer.com/blog/?p=96 We had a lovely time at Art in the Park in Highland, IL, especially since Lon won the award in the oil/acrylic category.  That’s always fun!  Sales were slow but they were about what we expected.  The organizers were great to the artists, and we had a great time hanging out with the friends we’ve made the past few months on ‘the circuit’.

Now we’re getting ready for the plein air event at Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, MO next weekend.  A couple days of painting for Lon and a couple days of  lolling about for me – what could be better??!!??  The show is on Saturday evening from 5-8,  so if you’re in the area be sure to stop by and visit – andy maybe buy a painting or two.  :)



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