Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"Grates and Broadway Series " 2013

"Grates and Broadway Series "  2013
Richard E. Fluhr
These new paintings are heavy in texture and dark while loose in line with a view through a grate or a wrought iron like grille, with various back round information relating to man made waste.

"Grate with Yellow; Medical Waste"
acrylic on canvas 22" x 28",  2013
"Side Grate with Yellow;
Medical Waste" 

acrylic on canvas 8" x 16",2013

"Grate Over the Herman Park Pond"
mixed media on canvas 60" x 48", 2013

"Grate; Scene of the Crime" 2013
acrylic on canvas 34" x 48"

"Grate with Deco Pattern;
 Rampart Street"

acrylic on canvas 24" x 46", 2013

"Broadway Series",  Hung as a group to fit the location.

"Grate" Painting in the Studio

"Broadway Series" on display 2013

A group of six
   in Black and White, with
 shadows, unfinished. 2013

You can view this group of paintings as a movie here if you would like.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Paintings from Hawaii trip

Finished this group of paintings from Sept. 2012 trip to Hawaii with Rudy for the wedding of my niece, Rachel to KC Hammond.  We stayed at The Royal Hawaiian, known as The
 "Pink Palace of the Pacific" 

"Pink Palace of the Pacific" 2013, Watercolor on Arches Paper.

"Royal Hawaii 2" 2013, Tempra and Watercolor on board.

The top painting has palm trees and the others have the Plumeria.

"Royal  Hawaii, 1927", 2013, Acrylic on Canvas.

In this painting I create the feeling of the hotel in its heyday, circa. 1927.
This is a wedding gift for the Bride and Groom.
Congratulations to Rachel and KC

 "Royal Hawaii Coaster Group 6",  2013, Acrylic on Bar Coasters

These are painted on coasters from the hotel bar showing the Bell Tower. For more info. on the Royal Hawaiian go here; - The Royal Hawaiian‎

Monday, April 22, 2013

American Heart Association's salute to power women 2013

Red wine, dark chocolate and heart art: American Heart Association's salute to power women

Richard and Rudy at the party.

Seven local artists, seven generous women and one colorful night — theAmerican Heart Association's “Red Wine Dark Chocolate” celebration held atGallery M Squared was an artistic happening honoring the Circle of Red, women who commit $5,000 annually to AHA coffers.
Houston artists Richard Fluhr, Shelley Shanks Lockwood, Taft McWhorter, Karin Stensrud, Christina Todaro, Alissa Garcia Trevino and Tra Slaughter each created a three-dimensional heart commissioned by a Circle of Red member. The whimsical, over-sized hearts were unveiled on the evening hosted by Bank of Texas.
Among those receiving their hearts, to be placed publicly or privately as the ladies choose, were event co-chairs Beth Wolff and Susan Vick plus Laura Davenport andBarbara Duganier.
 Joining the party sipping red wine, sampling dark chocolate and noshing on appetizers were Bank of Texas' Valerie Gibbs and Randy Walker, plus Alfie Meyerson, Brownie Trainer, Evelyn Leightman, Joan Eischen, Shayne Stinson, Cheryl and Todd Finney, Hong and Dorion Ogle andJason Fuller.

In progress in my studio; what a mess!