Friday, August 29, 2014

NICE WORDS





WHERE ROCKS WANDER
oil/panel
8" x 8"



I LOVE ...

- Like Nowhere Else
- Heartbeat
- Where Rocks Wander
- Here Once Before
- Granite Flow
- Lily Pond and Dark Woods (grrr!)
- Harmony

Oh ... so hard to choose.  The next question will be when / how can I see
them?  

 I received the above wonderful words in an email today. This is truly flattering to know my work resonates with someone.  The paintings mentioned are a new body of work titled Wild Beauty and are now up on my website.  (Thank you Jeanne!)  This series, I painted in Pemaquid and Stonington, Maine over the summer and is currently at the Barb Jackson Gallery in Rockport, Maine until August 31st. 

 I am really excited about another new series I also started in Maine called Remnants.  You can see a few on my updated website under Works on Paper: Maine. 

The above painting Where Rocks Wander just sold and will stay in Maine with the new owners - that too makes me very happy!

Friday, August 22, 2014

GUEST ARTIST



Here I am at the Barb Jackson Gallery as the guest artist for this month of August with my 15 new paintings.  14 of them are oil on panel painted this year.  The show will be up through August 31st.  If you are in the area of Rockport, Maine please stop in at 22 Central Street.  The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 5 PM.

I am also happy to report two paintings in this show now have new owners.  Wild Beauty and Drifting Echoes are going to the homes of good friends and painting pals!  Thank you dear friends.




Wild Beauty
oil/panel
8" x 8"


Drifting Echoes
oil/panel
8" x 8"


Soon my website will be updated with a all the new work I have been doing this year.  I will keep you posted.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ARNOLD ARBORETUM

oil/panel 10" x 10"


April's Woodlands has been selected for the exhibit Artists in the Arboretum 2014 at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Jamaica Plain, MA.  I went there for the first time with my friend artist Linda Packard to paint there.   It was on Friday, April 25th.  The only reason I marked this day was because Linda was visiting from Maine to attend some events in Boston and at the Danforth Museum in honor of our mentor and friend Jon Imber.  We spent a glorious spring day painting there as a way to celebrate all the gifts Jon gave us.  Linda's painting Overwintered Cattails was also selected for the show.  You can see that on her website under Recent Work.

There was a large number of entries and only 28 paintings have been accepted so I am honored to be part of this show.  The exhibit opens on Thursday, September 18th with a reception that evening from 6-8 PM.  And the show runs until Saturday, October 19th.  The opening also coincides with Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) weekend on 9/20-21.  Viewing hours are 10 AM - 5 PM every day except Wednesday.  Please join us on Thursday, September 18th, for the artists' reception!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

GUEST ARTIST

WILD BEAUTY
8" x 8"
oil/panel
2014


Barb Jackson Gallery of Rockport, Maine has invited me to be the guest artist for the month of August.  This unique boutique gallery is located at the head of historic Rockport Harbor on 22 Central Street, just down the street from the Center for Maine Contemporary Arts. I am very excited about this opportunity to show my work for the first time in my home state.

Last week I dropped off 12 new paintings, all oil on panel, ranging in sizes 8" x 8" to 18" x 18".  This new work is a series of semi-abstractions of the Maine coastline, from Pemaquid to Stonington,  where I have been painting these past several weeks.  The new work will be on view starting Friday, August 1st, until Sunday, August 31st.

If you are in the area please stop in at 22 Central Street.  Rockport is just north of Rockland.  Next week, on Thursday, August 7th, the gallery is hosting an artist reception from 5-7 PM.  I will be there and am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.  Please join me for a festive event!



IN OURSELVES WE DREAM
18" x 18"
oil/panel
2014

The gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 - 5 PM.  For more information please contact me or call 207-542-6873.


Monday, July 21, 2014

FRESH AIR STUDIOS



For the past few weeks I have been trying out many new studios.  These new places have either been down by the rocks and sea or in the woods of Maine.  I have been off the grid awhile - at the end of June and a few weeks in July - not online, nor the cell phone or doing much else but painting daily.  I am excited about a new body of work I will be showing soon.

In the meantime here are some images of my different studios around the coast of Maine.  New work to be posted shortly!








rainy day studio until the sun returned



This last image is my favorite as I had two guardians keeping watch over my stuff and keeping me company.  They were also visiting, returning to this place they have come to for the last 30 years.  

Saturday, June 14, 2014

GROUP SHOW @ SCHWAMB MILLS



With many of the artist at 1165 Mass Ave we will be in the show: The Schwamb Mill Artistry & Craftsmanship Today!





This was organized by artists Mark Luiggi with assistance by Adrienne Laundry.  The show opens on Saturday, June 21st, with an artists' reception that day from 2:30 - 4:30 PM and it runs until Saturday, September 6th.  There will also be a closing reception on September 6th from 2-4 PM.




There will be 15 artists with studios in the building at 1165 Mass Ave exhibiting from my studio mate Wendy Young, neighbor Christiane Corcelle, Ellen Wineberg and Rick Berry.  So it will be a eclectic, energetic show!





I will be showing my mixed media painting titled If I Leave Now, in this exhibit.  This is mixed media on paper measuring 36 x 28 inches framed.  It is from my Journey Series.  To see more of this series please visit my website.

I hope you can stop in and see the show - viewing hours are Tuesday & Saturday 11 AM - 3 PM.  This unique historic building is located on 17 Mill Lane off Lowell Street in Arlington, MA.  Tel: 781-643-0554.  

Friday, June 13, 2014

WORKING THROUGH IT



While finishing the painting "Scribbles" I also worked on this painting too.  (See my last post on the other "warm-up," exercise painting.)   This was started last June but became buried under a pile of finished paintings.  Since then it has been hanging out at the studio waiting for attention.




This is on paper, mixed media consisting of mostly watercolor with graphite and acrylic too.  The size is 30 x 22 inches.  The middle part, as seen above, was to opaque, boring and flat.  So I played with line, removed the opaque layer (add water!), stamped, added more paint and scraped.




These photos are just reference photos, not high quality images, that I took w/ my phone while the painting progressed in the studio.  




I am glad I returned to this one even if it took a year.  Sometimes things need to just be before changes occur.