REMARQUES I

REMARQUES I

A remarque is a small original sketch done by the artist on a limited edition print or book.

“Often when I’m asked to do a remarque, I grumble all the way to the studio because it will interfere with whatever painting I’m working on. But once I get started, I realize how little time I devote to just plain drawing and I end up enjoying myself.”

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HALLOWEEN 2009

HALLOWEEN 2009

“It’s time for Halloween Dreams —

“I admit to harboring a special fondness for my excursions to the darker side of things. The cathartic joy of giving vent to the things lurking in the shadows and the viewer’s visceral reaction are a big part of the payoff.

“Come, creatures of night!”

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PRELIMINARY CONCEPTS I

PRELIMINARY CONCEPTS I

“Much has been written by artists on the ‘fear of the blank canvas,’ but I have the opposite problem – I have too many ideas. Working out the details in sketches and studies helps me focus my mental picture, so that I can refine it into a finished work.”

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WARMTH & LIGHT

WARMTH & LIGHT

“While growing up in California yellow was my least favorite color, so it’s surprising for me to realize how often I’ve used it as a primary color scheme in a painting. Here is a selection of images featuring summery yellows and oranges.”

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ILLUXCON 2010

ILLUXCON 2010

MICHAEL AT ANNUAL FANTASY ART GATHERING

Each year, the place to be for serious fantasy art fans is IlluXCon in Altoona, PA. Meet Michael Whelan, Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell, Donato, Dan Dos Santos, Jordu Schell, and more than 50 other artists November 11-14 for the only fantasy art symposium of this kind.

http://www.illuxcon.com

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TREES PLACE GALLERY

TREES PLACE GALLERY

GALLERY SHOW, CAPE COD, MA

Michael Whelan and Russell Gordon will have a new show at Trees Place Gallery, Orleans, MA. Come see many new works and to meet the artists at the opening reception on August 21.

http://www.treesplace.com

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SPOCON 2010

SPOCON 2010

MICHAEL IS GUEST OF HONOR IN SPOKANE

Michael Whelan is the Guest of Honor at Spocon in Spokane, WA, July 30-August 1, 2010. Located at Gonzaga University, SpoCon will be Michael’s first trip to Eastern Washington. He will have original art and prints on display.

http://www.spocon.org

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ALBIN POLASEK MUSEUM

ALBIN POLASEK MUSEUM

SEE MICHAEL IN WINTER PARK, FLORIDA

Michael will be a guest of the Albin Polasek Museum in Winter Park, Florida April 17 & 18.

On Saturday at 11 AM, he will discuss his career and present a slide show at the Winter Park Public Library and on Sunday afternoon he will be the featured guest at the closing reception of the Maidens and Monsters Exhibit at the Polasek Museum. We look forward to seeing you there!

http://www.polasek.org

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DREAMSCAPE EXHIBITION

DREAMSCAPE EXHIBITION

WHELAN ART IN AMSTERDAM

Michael will have 3 paintings in the DREAMSCAPE EXHIBITION in Amsterdam, March 13-21.

ISLAND, LE CHEMIN ALLUME, & THE SEAWALL will be on exhibit at Loods 6, KNSM Laan 6. Joining the best of both European and American Visionary artists, this exhibit showcases the exciting and growing world of imaginary realism.

We’re sorry that Michael cannot attend this year, but it’s a great opportunity to see his work.

http://www.imaginaryrealism.com/

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THE WAY OF KINGS

THE WAY OF KINGS

NEW WHELAN COVER ART

Debuting today on Tor Books’ website is the first Michael Whelan cover in a long time. #1 best-selling author Brandon Sanderson’s THE WAY OF KINGS will be released late this summer, but you can see the front cover and the work in progress.

http://www.tor.com

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