Slater Memorial Museum Reception

Opening reception at the Slater Memorial Museum Exhibition “CWA 86th Annual National Open Juried Show”. Honored to have my painting “Essence”, 48″ x 48″, oil on canvas chosen for this exhibition by Juror: Min Jung Kim, Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art. Exhibit on view until September 23.

“Rehearsal”, 36″ x36″, Oil on Panel

“Rehearsal”, 36″ x36″, Oil on Panel
Rehearsal", 36" x36", Oil on Panel
Rehearsal”, 36″ x36″, Oil on Panel

I am really happy that I finished this painting “Rehearsal”, 36″ x36″, Oil on Panel. Last week it was calling for me to finish it and instead of working on my other pieces I decided to focus my energy and finally finish her. The next steps now are to stain the sides and screw in heavy duty D-rings for hanging.

Diptych 4ft x 8ft

Diptych 4ft x 8ft
Artist Shilo Ratner_4ftx8ft_oil on canvas_diptych work in progress
Artist Shilo Ratner_4ftx8ft_oil on canvas_diptych work in progress

Things are moving along here in my new studio. It took a little while for me to get accustomed to the climate in the east coast in regards to paint drying time. I definitely took for granted how quickly oil dries during the winter in the Bay Area vs the East Coast. This oil on canvas painting is slowly coming along. It is one of several I am working on right now. Not sure if I will end up hanging this diptych by placing a hinge on the back or will just hang them together with a two/three inch space between. I’m on the fence so I think I will need hang it both ways when I am done and decide what the best way to showcase this piece will be.