Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Art in the Park October 23, 2010

I painted this two hour portrait study demo of our model Olivia
in oils on canvas.

Last Saturday I hosted a painting and drawing event at Griffith Park for the Society of Illustrators. I had a costume model pose under one of the large trees near the carousel and we all enjoyed the morning working in our individual styles. Here some pictures I shot of the event.   

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Portrait painting workshop

This past year I have attended a painting workshop on Tuesdays. We do portrait studies from models. I paint in oils on canvas. These are samples of some of the portraits I have done . Each painting was completed in about two hours.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Society of Illustrators "Art in the Park" June 19th 2010

Here are some pictures from the Society of Illustrators "Art in the Park" event on June 19th.
Everyone enjoyed the time we spent together at Griffith Park painting sketching or working in watercolor. We hope to do this again soon.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Upcoming SILA Event
Saturday- June 19, 2010 - Art in the Park Mixer

Pencil to painting, sketchbook to canvas! Join the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles for a Saturday Art in the Park Plein Air painting with Keith Batcheller. The morning will start with 

a plein air demo presentation. Open to sketching, painting, 
pastels,or a medium of your choice. Bring your art supplies, a 
hat and sunscreen to enjoy painting outdoors to kick off the summer !

Saturday June 19, 2010
Griffith Park - near the carousel
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Light refreshments provided.

Free for SILA Members, $5.00 for non-members and non-member students with school ID.
Please call the office at 800-799-6368 or email at to save your spot by noon on Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St. Alhambra, CA. 91801 Free for SILA members
$ 10 for non-members $5 for students with school ID
The Nucleus Gallery and The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles will be hosting a informative meeting for artists who are interested in selling their work in galleries. Ben Zhu the owner of Nucleus Gallery and my self will provide insight as to what we have experienced with the gallery business. So if your are starting to sell your work or thinking about getting your paintings into galleries this meeting should help give you some information that can help you.  
Hope to see you there.  Keith  

Monday, May 3, 2010

The San Dimas Festival of Arts on April 23-25 Presented the 34th Annual National Western Art Exhibition & Sale at the Walker House. This year I had ten paintings for sale in the gallery. My painting "Bristle Cone Pine" was nominated for Best Oil Painting.

                               Keith with friend and model Bill Cameron. I met Bill 

                               at the painting workshop that we go to on Tuesdays. 
                               I thought that he would make a great cowboy model 
                               and talked him into modeling for me. I had recently 
                               bought a puppy for my wife Sandi and wanted to have
                               Bill hold our dog in his arms. I shot over 60 photo's
                               to get what I needed and Bill did a great job of putting
                               up with a squirming little puppy. 
                                   The Walker House

This year I sold limited Edition Prints of the Walker House. I did this painting last years for the "Slow Draw". It is a Plein Air painting that was done in three hours. The original painting was purchased by David Bratt who is the Festival event coordinator. If you are interested in buying one of the prints they will be for sale year round in the Historical Society Museum on the second floor of the Walker House.  The edition is of 100 signed and numbered prints.  They are $100.00 each and $250.00 framed  You can also contact me by e-mail and I would be happy to ship you prints of the Walker House.

I did the 45 minute "Quick Draw " on Saturday at the San Dimas Art Festival. This year I did a drawing of a buffalo head. It was done on canson paper with charcoal and Conti a Paris pencils. Its a very stressful affair as people are crowded around you. Some people are asking you questions and the auctioneer is trying to interview you as well. When the 45 minutes are up you put a frame on it and then it goes up for auction. This year the wining bid for my art went to David Gillies one of the judges of the show.

On the opening day of the San Dimas Western Art Show the Daily Bulletin and a few other loca
l news papers ran this article about me and my family.
Click here to read the article

On March 26th I was one of 60 artists and sculptors invited to be in the Cattlemen's Western Art Show in Paso Robles California. It was a great experience. The people where very nice and I plan on being there again next year.
           My work on display at the Cattlemen's  Western Art show.

     The Paso Robles Press News Paper ran this article on me.
     Reporter Hayely Thomas asked me how I got the reference 
     photo's for my buffalo painting " Meal Time" and she must
     of liked the story.

           Keith with friends Dennis Asbury and artist Don Weller.

Keith with friends wildlife artist Gary Johnson and Sculptor Richard Myer at the Cattlemen's Show