Consider Dungeness artist Carrie Rodlend’s latest work a redux of the classics.
For the last year-and-a-half, she’s been working with art students to recreate some of the world’s most famous paintings as her teen and adult students advance their skills.
“It’s a good way to train the eye and learn geometry,” she said.
This weekend, Rodlend will auction off 33 of her reimagined works from the greats like Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh and more.
Rodlend opens her studio from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at 562 Holgerson Road in Dungeness. The auction begins at noon, with Karl Hatton serving as auctioneer.
She plans to carry and show the art to bidders as Hatton begins the auction. Minimum prices are set for all auctioned copies. Her original paintings, prints, and paper mache are priced as marked.
The art will be set up at her studio with the doors open and the auction taking place outside. Items will be spaced apart with social distancing strongly encouraged and masks available. There’ll be beverages (mimosas and champagne), too.
“I want to give people an experience while trying to make the pricing accessible for all walks of life,” Rodlend said. “I’m also going to take every precaution to keep safe, social distancing.”
As for her affection for the classics, she prefers them in her home, or at least her recreations of them.
“You never get tired of the classics,” she said.
Rodlend paints each work side-by-side with each student.
“Some of them are very accurate, and some are more of my interpretation,” she said. “Looking at copies online, I’d say these are pretty darn good.”
Her goal is to auction off all the artworks, so she can make room for new pieces, she said.
Rodlend, originally from England, was a fixture in local schools since starting her “Carrie Art” program in 1982 for students in Sequim and branching out to more schools on the Olympic Peninsula.
She retired from helping in schools and continues to teach from home and explore the great outdoors with recent treks to Arizona and Colorado.
For more on Rodlend, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-477-5011.
Carrie Rodlend’s auction/open house:
What: 18th, 19th, and 20th century auction of reimagined paintings
Featuring: Monet, Degas, and more.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11; auction stars at noon
Where: 562 Holgerson Road, Sequim; parking attendants on site
More info: 360-477-5011, email@example.com