It has been 2 years ago since creating a series of abstract paintings that came out of nowhere. I was to exhibit at Undercroft gallery. I let my mind take a vacation, let my hand be free to any color of pastel…exploring what my intuition wanted to say (see.) The series I coined; Mountain Pantone’s.This oil series took on an identity of its own. Rectangle shapes, long jagged lines, skinny horizons float in the distance. I felt like I was somewhere else, an interesting land Which was foreign to me.
With each stroke I felt like I was creating colorful mountains, caves, adventures unseen. I painted using the hand held jumbo Sennelier Oil Pastel on MDF board. The tones chosen held an earthy and spiritual vibe. A mixture of purples, blues, browns, Chartreuse, mac n’ cheese yellow, orange, black and white. I’ve only created 6-7 pieces from the abstract idea I held. I feel theres more left within me. I Untapped Oil painting techniques unexplored. More possibilities. This must be what it’s like to know about a buried treasure. I made sure to itch the nagging feeling today. I am so Ecstatic with the results!
I wrote a poem below. And I know I am not a poet or the best writer…but I enjoy writing one to Occupy a finished piece.
An idea sketched
I color in…
The hips of the hills
Call me in
Colors of the desert
No rest until
Are now painted
On New Years 2021 I got the pleasure of being asked again to perform a live wedding painting. For the last few years I’ve been booking for live Painting. I captured their first dance and it was beautiful (so was the decor! ) Over head hung a raised balloon center piece with forest green, gold, and black accents.
If you are getting married or would like to gift my service to an engaged couple, reach out to me using the contact tab. Share questions, wedding date, and city and I will send canvas sizes, costs, & references upon request.
October 10th 10-3pm 2020
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I will be exhibiting outdoors between the herons at the Main Street Plaza, in Downtown La Crosse WI. Come browse some oil pieces I’ve created along with other local artists. I will have my square handy for card payments as well.
This event is hosted by downtown Main Street Lacrosse and the Pumphouse Regional Art center. This event is FREE. Please wear a mask and enjoy browsing and buying local original works of art!
The world is standing still as I sit on a green yoga mat facing the sun. Absorbing the miniscule warmth on my forehead and brown sweater. It will reach 57 degrees today in La Crosse Wisconsin and I’m going to enjoy it. Rain is in the forecast all week after so making the most out of the day. 2 kids on bicycles, a goldendoodle, and their mom passby so far. Neighbors are outside on their porches, I drink coffee while typing…people are doing errands through the bank across the street. Everything seems relatively normal. The birds chirp above my head in the large trees on the street, my current focus is on how I can see the sky for once. It’s a spring sky blue with Hawks far above the ground swirling in figure eights. I had the thought to do a blog about acts of service. Even though this seems like a tumultuous time the whole world is doing acts of service for one another. While doing these acts of service it is important to focus on the best case scenario. We would be doing ourselves a disservice if we were only enabling others with the worst possible outcome. Let’s take a financial and career perspective on this love language. Everywhere there are others saving people’s lives, giving food, running errands for someone or just staying away from them for the greater good.
“Make magic today! Use your emotions as a guidance system to ask, “are you acting from anxiety or passion?” Construct your reality consciously to give a different reflection if your acting out of anxiety”.This is important to say because conversely a lot of people a high-strung nowadays
If you already took the leap into the spiritual work to do what you love for a living and get paid for it then the following paragraph isn’t for you. It’s for those who are still in fear and anxiety in regards to what they want to do for a living not fully supporting them.
I know it’s a slow and steady process but wouldn’t it be great if you did what you loved for a living? Acts of service that you love to perform that you also could make money from? I hope all the time that people have on their hands now will help them decide that their time is so precious and not worth risking to do things they do not want. Doing what you actually want helps the collective consciousness and vibration exponentially. Following your desires fills a hole, a gap in the universe that cannot be filled by anyone else at this current time. If you do not act now even the source of all there is doesn’t know what’s on the other side of that desire being filled. Let’s dive deep… for I can’t ask the global collective to release anxiety and fear in regards to a global pandemic without them having conversely changed their own lives first. There is another way to live, you have another choice to make after all this is done. What will you choose to FEEL each day you wake after this incubation period? The world is taking a respite, unless you are still working as needed by the global collective or just working for yourself and manifesting the highest outcomes. start today by asking some questions out loud. What do you need to do in order to bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be? Start asking that question and letting the signs and coincidences appear spiritually. At the same time start taking action steps towards that desired goal and way of life with pure intention and positive focus.
Love & Light, AH
Quality time or “time spent” is one of the five love languages I am covering today. Most of us will be spending more time at home with the spread of the Covid-19 Virus, so how are we spending our time? And with whom if anyone? With all this activity going on I am just thankful the last two art shows went off with out a hitch! The Five love languages group exhibit had an amazing turn-out, it was a wish come true that A.E.H. Studio was packed full Feb 22nd 2020. I have been needing to cover this and to post pictures on the blog but man I was on cloud nine for a whole month that I forgot to post! Click here for artist/musician interviews.
I got to see a dream of mine come true right before my eyes. If translated into a Tarot card it would be a 6 of staves moment, a victory lap! I just want to thank all the artists and musicians I know for being a part of it and being you! A special thank you to all the patrons of the arts who bought local work especially who made an appearance.
Back to quality time….the point of the artshow was to bring the community OUT and TOGETHER. I really have been spending more time alone for the last two months to do my work but I also met TONS of new people thanks to the Art Exhibit I curated at the studio. Most of Lacrosse is working from home, I haven’t been quarantining myself from loved ones & friends, I think it is essential to see at least someone and hangout (and still be creating new things.) I just have to say when I spend quality time it is usually one-on-one. Its not my favorite love language for it really is hard for me to focus in group settings. In my intimate / close relationships I like to dive deep intellectually and spiritually to really see where that person is at. I also need others to want that of me. If that need isn’t there then that means the relationship wont deepen (which I need) then compatibility isn’t there. Everyone’s needs for time spent are different. Some people just need a friend to vent to. Some just need surface level happy relationships so they dont have to dive deep and truly show themselves. Unfortunately most people fall into the surface level relationship category. In order to deepen your relationship with someone I have a few nuggets of gold for you. ASK QUESTIONS –be curious about that persons likes and dislikes, what is on there mind predominately. HOW DO THEY SHOW THEIR LOVE- invest some time together and see how they communicate. BOUNDARIES- what are your boundaries that need to be in place and what are theirs? MEET IN THE MIDDLE- compromise in conversations. Step 2 steps forward and perhaps they will feel comfortable to do the same.
With love and light always,
Event: A.E.H. Studio Gallery Holiday Open House
What: Presenting to the world my curated studio space A.E.H. studio gallery with a holiday open house. All art shows are free to the public.
Date: November 30th 5:30pm-8pm Location: 1501 Saint Andrew St. St, La Crosse, WI 54603 (2nd floor) Enter building, take left up stairs, right through doors, right down the hall, I am on the right. Restrooms and elevator available, motion sensored lights in building. Info: Mingle & enjoy refreshments whilst viewing local artworks for sale by photographers, painters and a local wood worker. Pink, Purple, & Periwinkle: A love Affair Artshow
Who: Hello, Ashton Hall here! If you have been following on the heels of my career as of late you would have seen I have been making great strides into grand territories professionally. Opening a half year lease to focus on my artwork, I’ve decided to open my studio space up for the public to enjoy. In short the surrounding community is welcome to browse my studio during open hours and during exhibitions. I will be including local artists on the studio gallery walls that arent under the confines of subject limitation and commission. Since I have years of experience curating and exhibiting my own work and others in galleries, bars, cafes, theatres and other public places I’ve decided to use my expertise to organise several group shows. These solo & group shows will highlight my own work and local artistians unlimited perceptions. I hope to bring community together for several nights through Nove,ber 2019- April 2020 to talk art, culture, and grow revenue for artists in hopes of finding funds for projects in their careers.