Stories tagged: painting
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 6:02 P.M.
Claude Monet painting fetches $81.4 million at auction
A painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed “Grainstack” series fetched $81.4 million at Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and modern art.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 9:23 A.M.
Claude Monet painting could fetch $45 million at auction
A painting from Claude Monet’s acclaimed “Grainstack” series is leading Christie’s New York auction of impressionist and modern art where it could realize around $45 million.
FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
North America’s oldest orangutan born in zoo dies in Seattle
The Seattle zoo says North America’s oldest orangutan born in a zoo has died after struggling with respiratory problems.
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
Graffiti artist Tasko captures fleeting moments of mind
In his youth, Jason Lopez – who uses the name Tasko – wore a cape; running around in the night with a rattle can, adding color to the doldrums and …
FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 2014
Photo project puts focus on process
Jere Smith’s palette was a slab of glass, 18 inches by 24, every fraction of every inch covered in paint. To photographer Dean Davis, the Seattle artist’s palette looked like …
THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 2014
Fly fishing niche extends Valley painter’s audience around the globe
Imagine an artificial fly floating on the surface of a stream with ripples of light dancing around it. Capture the image on canvas, and then reach out to the people …
FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014
Evans throws art, drinks in the mix
Beer isn’t her go-to beverage. “I like beer. I love beer,” said Sheila Evans, who co-owns Spokane’s Iron Goat Brewing with her husband and another couple. “Usually, when I have …
SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 2014, 2 A.M.
World War I: the war that inspired innovative art
NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. “Black and hideous …
SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014
For 25 seasons, Ruben Marcilla has painted signs at Avista Stadium – now a fading art in baseball
Ruben Marcilla started painting the signs on Avista Stadium’s outfield fence when the plywood was new, marking off sections that would become insurance and grocery ads so big and bold …
MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
Pet project: Spokane painter memorializes animals for grieving families
They say all dogs go to heaven. In the Inland Northwest, the most special of our canine companions also make it to Pat Adams’ canvas. Adams is a Spokane painter …
THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
Mt. Spokane grad paints pop art piece at Mead High School
Mario DeLeon, 24, had bounced around quite a bit by the time he hit his last year of high school. He moved from Texas to Spokane, where his family owns …
SUNDAY, OCT. 13, 2013
Do It Yourself: Paint strippers
Q. I want to remove several layers of paint from a large chest of drawers so I can stain and finish it to match other furniture. I’d like to use …
FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 2013
Mel McCuddin, Harold Balazs share show at Tinman Gallery
The older the artist gets, the fussier about anatomy. An extra arm joint, an oversize human head, a wing too big for its bird – the grotesque bothers him more …
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
Artist’s journey back to painting
J.D. Pederson grew up in a tight-knit, poor Puerto Rican neighborhood in Chicago. “There were block parties every summer, and we would share food and laughs with our Puerto Rican …
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
Artist’s ‘visual journal’ covers range of emotions
Debbie Hanks never intended to be an artist. But her thoughts, dreams and struggles needed a place to go, so she set them free in acrylic paint and mixed-media, reflecting …
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
The Verve: Spokane Valley artist embraces natural gift
It took Pam Evenson more than 50 years to realize the gift that was given to her at birth. “Painting is a gift to me entrusted by my ancestors,” she …
SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013
Pantone’s color of the year drew mixed reviews from designers
When Pantone announced that emerald green was its color of the year for 2013, reaction among designers and interior consultants was mixed. The company, which creates and matches colors for …
SUNDAY, JAN. 20, 2013
Home retailers predict blue will be this year’s refreshing color
As the new year begins, bringing new colors into our homes can help refresh and recalibrate our spirits. This spring, blues may be just the tonic we need. Many color …
SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2013
Soothing pastels seem to be the choice for the new year
Lemon sorbet and other pastels are the yummy paint colors for the new year Hard times call for soft colors.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013
Painter mines emotions with striking images
Tannea Zollinger’s work transcends the surface on which she paints as well as the images she chooses; she wants her work to evoke a memory, a feeling or allow the …
SUNDAY, DEC. 30, 2012
Do It Yourself: Better paint, brushes will get better results
Q. What’s the secret of getting a smooth finish when brushing latex paint on cabinets and other woodwork? I get brush marks unless I use spray paint. A. Start with …
THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012
Senior center celebrates Christmas creatively
Many of the residents at Lilac Plaza Retirement Center can no longer just jump in a car and drive around looking at holiday lights. Instead, residents decorate the different floors …
THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 1:28 P.M.
AP PHOTOS: Impacts of the Gulf oil spill
BP has agreed to pay a $4.5 billion settlement with the U.S. government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig, 50 miles off …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012, 11:01 A.M.
Baltimore police uncover 1951 Renoir theft report
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have located a 60-year-old theft report from the day a Renoir painting disappeared from the Baltimore Museum of Art that matches the description of an artwork …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012, 10:25 A.M.
Baltimore museum has strong case in Renoir theft
WASHINGTON (AP) — An expert on art thefts says the Baltimore Museum of Art likely has a strong case to reclaim a Renoir painting that was stolen in 1951 and …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012, 12:48 P.M.
Renoir artwork from flea market now thought stolen
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Renoir painting that caused a sensation when it was bought at a flea market for $7 may have been stolen from a museum six decades ago, …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012
Painting offers outlet for Cavin’s active imagination
When Vicky Cavin was first introduced to art in elementary school, she was more than a little intimidated. She couldn’t draw and her color choices were frowned upon, so she …
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
Painters enjoy art, wine at Van Gogh and Merlot
Intently painting a large sunflower on an 11-by-14 canvas, Vickie Moxcey takes brief respites to sip her glass of riesling. Moxcey is learning to paint during the Van Gogh and …
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
Audel’s reputation grows with the details
Some people have a brush with fame. Don Audel’s brush was his ticket to fame.
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
Ho Lan uses art, music to brighten lives
Ho Lan’s motivation comes from the desire to spread peace. Whether she’s singing, playing the guitar or percussion, composing a song, painting or even conversing with a friend or stranger, …