Thursday, September 1, 2016

NEW BOOK COVER



Lily Pond & Dark Woods
o/p
10" x 10"  2014


My painting, Lily Pond & Dark Woods from my Wild Beauty series, has been chosen as the cover of a new book titled Splash, Plein Air Poetry, Old Frog Pond Farm, 2016.  This is my second book cover & I'm very exciting to be part of the many artists events at Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard, MA.

To obtain copies of this book featuring the poems of 19 artists please click this link.  




To attend the poetry reading on Sunday, September 11th @ 2 PM please click this link. Here is a description of the event from Old Frog Pond Farm's website:

Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio's Poet-in-Residence, Susan Edwards Richmond, has once again invited poets to walk the rich landscape of pond, waterfall, fields, and woods of our farm and write poetry inspired by a particular location, artwork, or vista.  This year's theme: SPLASH

We invite you to join us during the fall harvest to walk around the farm, stopping at the various locations of inspiration to listen to the poems. Chapbooks of the poetry will be available for sale.  Refreshments will follow the reading.



Special thanks to Linda Hoffman for selecting my painting and to Lynn Horsky for the beautiful cover design!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PAINTING UPDATE



acrylic/panel 36" x 36"

When I lasted posted on this blog it was May 28th, 2016.  Yikes.  Only a few months have passed - still it's embarrassing how little I have posted this year with all my grand plans!

This painting above was featured in the last posting.  It went through a few more workings and I called it finished in August as pictured below.





But a week ago I decided it wasn't "finished" and I reworked the painting.  Below is the latest version.  For now I am letting it rest so I can revisit the other large panels strewn throughout my studio in various states of rawness.

When is a painting finished?  I think, maybe, when the painting tells one it is....  We will see...




acrylic/panel 36" x 36"






Saturday, May 28, 2016

IN THE WORKS




I have been busy in the studio working large with acrylic on 36" x 36" birch panels.  Here you can see the progression of one panel, #9 out of 12,  that I am working on.  It is a painting in process.  




I started this group of panels in January.




Each one has a story to tell.




Besides working each day in the study I am also documenting the panels many lives of chaos, to refinement and back to chaos.   




This is the current state of panel # 9 from yesterday.   The journey continues...



Monday, April 18, 2016

INSPIRED BY TURNER

Lily Pond & Dark Woods
oil/panel


Katherine Henning, Associate Curator at Saatchi Art, has chosen my painting Lily Pond & Dark Woods to be be featured in the Inspired by Turner Collection at Saatchi Art's homepage.  This painting, part of my Wild Beauty series,  is oil on panel 10" x 10" in a black floater frame measuring 11" square.

This painting was done plein air at one of my favorite spots in Maine.  Now with warmer temperatures arriving I will soon be out abstracting the landscape plein air.  I am very excited to have my work curated into this new collection and featured with the many other talented artists on Saatchi.  You can see more of my work on my website under the Wild Beauty series and at Saatchi Art.

Many thanks to Katherine Henning for this honor!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

NEW HOME

Without a Destination
mixed media/paper
30" x 22"



From my Journey series the above painting Without a Destination has been invited to a new home in New England.  This painting went through many journeys in its development - see the image below.  Quite different from the initial rendering!  I often take photos of work in process.  It helps me critique my work, especially if stuck, and avoid getting lost.

One never knows where a painting will take them.  It is always a fascinating trip and even without a specific destination it is worthwhile.  You can see more of this Journey series on my website or visit Powers Gallery in Acton, MA to see the paintings.




Friday, February 19, 2016

WINTER IN BLOOM


FINDING A WAY THROUGH
mixed media/paper
22" x 30" 2015

Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, MA invited these two paintings to exhibit at their Winter in Bloom, A Month of Flowers show.   This exhibit is running from February 5 - 28, 2016.  Each weekend Tower Hill offers events for all ages.  The artwork is complimented by floral arrangements specially created for the event.


INNER SIGHT
mixed media/paper
22" x 30" 2015

I am excited to have this new work shown in this special place. It is delightful destination spot to visit in all seasons and especially in these winter months as the place is buzzing with events both inside and out.  Tower Hill Botanical Garden is located on 11 French Drive in Bolyston, MA, an easy drive from the Boston area.



Thursday, January 28, 2016

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS




New classes and workshops will be offered (all levels & water media) soon at Concord Art Association in Concord,  at Mother Brook Art & Community Center in Dedham, and at the Rockport Art Association in Rockport, MA.

Rockport Art Association: 2 day Expressive Painting Workshop on Saturday, April 30 / Sunday, May 1 from 9 AM - 3 PM.  All levels, any media.  Stay tuned for links to sign up and more workshop details.

Concord Art Association: Abstracting the Landscape,  5 week class starting Tuesdays May 24 - June 21, 1:30 - 4:30 PM.

Mother Brook Arts, Dedham, MA  1 day weekend workshops TBD and a 5 week beginner water media class on Tuesday evenings, starting April 5th, 6:30 - 9 PM.

I will be posting dates, times, class descriptions and links in the next few days so please check back.