Monday, October 12, 2009

High Line Open Studios 09 Open Reception Party

Friendly Reminder -

This Thursday an Open Reception Party at 526 West 26 St, Studio 511, 6 - 8 p.m.

Scotto Mycklebust
Open Reception Party to kick off the High Line Open Studios 09 Chelsea Art Event.
Thursday, October 15, 2009, 6-8 p.m.
526 West 26th St, NYC
Studio 511

My art studio will be open to the public from October 15 - 18, 2009. New paintings will be on view.

Celebrate the New High Line Park in Chelsea Arts District with over 100 artists studios open to the public.

Official High Line Open Studios hours:

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October 6pm-9 p.m.
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October noon-6 p.m.

For a map and more information visit the High Line Open Studio website at

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Sandler's Visit

James and Gretchen Sandler of San Francisco visited the studio on their NYC trip this week. I gave them a tour of the West Chelsea High Line Park after the studio visit.

Red Hat Nude 3rd State

I worked on the Red Hat Nude painting this afternoon, and took it to its 3rd state.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

High Line Open Studios 09 Poster

Here is the wall poster for the HIgh Line Open Studios event. They will be available at my studio during the events, October 15 -18, 2009.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

24 Panel Painting Prints Installation

I installed the 24 Panel Painting in the studio today to see if I want to include it the High Line Open Studio 09, which is October 15 -18, 2009.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The "O" Painting, seated woman

This is called the "O" painting. It's a painting of the seated figure from a found advertisement for American Apparel. I went to the Metropolitan Museum one afternoon. Primarily to see the first painting Michael Angelo's made. It was just put on display. I looked at the De Kooning they have hanging. One of his early seated woman paintings. In yellow, pink, orange and green palette. It was still in my mind when I got back to the studio.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Three Smaller Paintings in progress

Red Hat Nude Painting 2nd State

Red Hat Nude painting in its 2nd state.

The "Givenchy Painting" in Progress

The painting is mounted on the wall. I use wood framing fragments to set the painting into a display mode. It gives me an idea what the work would look like if it was framed. It also provides for a sense of a bounder within the picture plane. It's just one of my tools for composition and design. I also like to look at the painting in a mirror when I am working on it. It reverses everything. Shows the short comings, especially with figurative work.

Scotto Mycklebust in front of the Givenchy Painting

The "Givenchy Painting" in the pinup state and mounted on the painting wall. I though I would take a photo portrait of me with the painting.

HD Video Tour of Scotto Mycklebust Art Studio, October 1, 2009

This is a HD video tour of my art studio I shot today. I am working on a very large canvas which you see on the floor and I wanted to capture its early stage. The video is about 3.5 minutes long. The large painting on the wall is called "Red Chair Nude". I just finished it a day before. The canvas on the floor is call "Givenchy Ad Painting", it's inspiration comes from a small magazine perfume ad insert I found on the street walking to the studio. I painted over it with gouache.