Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How I Painted KSU CBA Diptcyh Commission

I always enjoy seeing how an artist does a piece of work. So here goes for you to see how I painted the diptych commission for Kansas State University College of Business Administration's new building.

This diptych (two paintings) will hang in the CBA Executive Conference Room. The following two images give you an idea of the location.

On site Signage for KSU CBA new Business Administration Building - completed August 2106
CBA Executive Conference Room under construction.
The niche at the far end will display the diptych.

Now check out the HOW and WHAT I did to complete this BIG commission.

Underground for the two panels.

Working on Panel 1 KSU CBA Commission - Nancy Teague

Support bars sure help in moving the panels for KSU CBA Commission - Nancy Teague

Stepping stool comes in handy on Panel 2 KSU CBA Commission - Nancy Teague

Now the lower areas on Panel 2 KSU CBA commission - Nancy Teague
Painting the sides of the canvas to complement the work - KSU Commission - Nancy Teague
Finally done!
I did it! "Risk In Progress" diptych 72"x96" Acrylic on Canvas ©2016 Nancy Teague
Did you catch my title? "Risk In Progress" - a special play on words!

Oh, and one last thing to do - Documentation! High resolution images are a must.

My goodness, what a stretching and fun commission!

Thanks to Paul Dorrell, owner Leopold Gallery in Kansas City MO, for submitting my name for consideration of this KSU Commission. And thank you to CBA Assistant Dean Stacy Kovar (and her committee) for accepting me for this BIG art project.

What a blessing, in many ways!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

How I Started the KSU Diptych Commission and Big Lesson Learned

As I expressed in my previous blog, "BIG" was on my mind because of the big 72"x96" KSU College of Business Administration Diptych Abstract commission.

Big meant making "BIG" studio changes:
  • rearranged my studio to make it bigger
  • essentially got rid of my 'office area'
  • gave away my desk
  • moved my filing system to another room
  • stream-lined my canvas storage carts
  • added more protective panels on the floor to increase painting area, hence protect carpet tiles
  • re-positioned my easels - for more room to paint and to step back further to view work
  • determined bigger painting tools
  • figured out containers for bigger amounts of mixed paint  (The answer? Pyrex Glass Storage Bowls! Best price -

Then there were hours finding resources and learning about some history of Kansas, Manhattan, Kansas State University, KSU Business Administration College, and the Flint Hills.  After that, mulling over and imagining what I would create.

Then lots of studies - sketches, drawings, color determinations, compositions for ultimately two paintings.

Finally submitted a Study. Getting it approved. Then the painting began!

But, the final paintings do not look like the Study submitted and approved! Only the color palette bore resemblance to the final paintings.  

A big lesson learned - trying to follow the approved Study put me in a box and the initial work was not working! I had to get free from that "Study" internally and externally so I could  move back into me being me  - where the true flow and joy happens. And it did! Stay tuned for the rest of the story

Note to self - Be willing to be stretched, but stay true to you.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

KSU College of Business Administration Gives Big Commission to Nancy Teague

"Big" is on my mind lately. Big abstracts, big canvases, big commission, big honor, big challenge, big opportunity!

A big thank you goes out to Paul Dorrell, my gallery rep in Kansas City Mo, owner of Leopold Gallery + Art Consulting. And a big thank you goes out to Assistant Dean Stacy Kover of Kansas State University College of Business Administration. 

The KSU Business Administration Art Advisory Board worked with Paul in accepting his proposal for me to do a 72" x48" diptych for their Executive Conference Room in their new Business Administration Building! 

Over a month ago I was able to visit the campus to tour the new building under construction. My goodness what an impressive building this will be!

The Executive Conference Room in the works. My commission will fit in the niche on the far wall - two 72" x 48" canvases. This is a BIG room! Needs big art!

Here I am trying to grasp this BIG commission.

But I'm feelin' good - I got this!

More to come on this BIG project. Stay tuned.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mark Arts formerly Wichita Center for The Arts Abstract National Exhibition Includes Nancy Teague Abstract

I am delighted to share that my abstract acrylic painting, "Refreshed", was juried in to the

Abstract National Exhibition 2016 

being held at Mark Arts / Mary R Koch Arts Center (formerly known as The Wichita Center for The Arts)  in Wichita, KS.

The Juror for this exhibition was Sandra Duran Wilson of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

"Refreshed" ©2016 Nancy Teague  20"x20" Acrylic on Canvas

The National Abstract Exhibition 2016 runs from July 8th through August 7th.

Opening Reception is July 8th, Friday, 5 - 7pm.

The Arts Center hours: 1-5pm   Tue-Sun.

Should be a great show! Stay tuned for more after the Opening Reception.

To view more of Nancy Teague Abstracts visit her website.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Leopold Gallery Kansas City MO Representing Nancy Teague Abstracts

I am very pleased to announce that Leopold Gallery in Kansas City, MO asked to represent me!

What a wonderful opportunity to have my work on display in a large metropolitan area.

Leopold Gallery has been showcasing artwork for twenty five years. Paul Dorrell, founder and owner of Leopold Gallery, is also a leading Art Consultant in Kansas City and the surrounding area for large corporations, offices, public centers, and homes.

Leopold Gallery  Kansas City, MO

 Here are a few of the works that Leopold Gallery is curating and exhibiting. To see all my works at Leopold go here.

"Going Up" 40x30 (c) Nancy Teague

"Adjusting" 20x20 (c) Nancy Teague

"Commonalities" 30x48 (c) Nancy Teague

Besides Leopold Gallery, I am also represented by Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, KS. These two galleries certainly know art and their clients. I am thankful to partner with both of them!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

StoryHook Interviewed Nancy Teague How Fun Was That!

What a treat to have StoryHook, of Lincoln, NE, want to interview me for my story and then sum it up.

An interesting part of my story has to do with a hand tremor in my dominant hand. Now, that made for an interesting influence in my art, let alone parts of my everyday life!

You can read my story by StoryHook right here!

Thank you StoryHook!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Triptych New Work by Nancy Teague

I began with a 30x30 and soon realized the composition lent itself to a series. Hence the unfolding of three paintings, each building on the other.

The paintings can stand by themselves as solo pieces, but when two or three of them are put together it makes for a strong yet restful statement.

"Persuaded", "See Beyond", and "Reflect" speaks to the fact that there is always more. Sometimes we need to be persuaded that there really is more out there. Once moved by persuasion, then we will begin to earnestly 'look' with expectation and excitement. Lo' and behold, when we do 'see', it brings us to deep reflection in the simple beauty and wonder of it all.

So keep your eyes open, there's more! You are made for deep unto deep.

"Persuaded" 30x30 Acrylic (c) 2016 Nancy Teague

"See Beyond" 30x30 Acrylic (c) 2016 Nancy Teague
"Reflect" 30x30 Acrylic (c) 2016 Nancy Teague