Monday, October 2, 2017

A beach wedding flower arrangements

While on Nantucket, Haydi took us to the Nantucket Yacht Club where they had been setting up for a wedding. She wanted us to see these beautiful flower arrangements that the mother of the bride had made. But look closer, they are all made from shells she collected on the beaches of Nantucket. So astoundingly creative and artistically crafted. They greatly appealed to my assemblage side. Have a closer look...

 









Friday, September 29, 2017

An afternoon in Siasconset

Front Street, Sconset
11" x 14" x 1.5"
Oil with a palette knife cradled board
NFS

This was the second painting I painted plein air during our trip to Nantucket inspired by the picturesque town of Siasconset (pronounced and sometimes also seen spelled Sconset).


Here was my set up and view.

Polo's set up right next to mine.

Here are a few more images of this beautiful place.














Monday, September 25, 2017

Nantucket Easy Street

Easy Street, Nantucket
10" x 10" x 1.5"
Oil with a palette knife on Blick Studio Artists Board
NFS

I painted this plein air while on Nantucket during a wonderful trip with my painting group, the Neponset Valley Artists (NVA). It will have a permanent home on Nantucket as it was given as a thank you gift to our hostess, Haydi.

Here are a few other shots from that day..

This photo shows my set up and view and my painting in progress.
Me-almost done with my painting.

 
And here is the group all set up and busy painting.

We had picture perfect weather with glorious blue skies the entire weekend. I will post more pictures from the trip as well as the other painting I did the next day in a future post.



Friday, September 22, 2017

The NVA on Nantucket

There will be several upcoming posts about our recent painting excursion to Nantucket with our painting group, The Neponset Valley Artists (NVA). To start, above is a photo of some of us at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. I think its a hoot.

In anticipation of our trip, I designed and created this sticker to give to everyone as a souvenir of our great adventure.
And here are some photos of the group in several of the beautiful places we visited and enjoyed together. What a trip with a great group of friends.




Monday, September 18, 2017

At The Flower Shop

At The Flower Shop
48" x 36"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas

This is my first painting this large in a very long time. I thought it would be intimidating but I actually found it very freeing. I bought a larger palette knife to paint this with which made it easier to paint the large shapes and keep it loose. I completed this in the two days while working at the new expanded art gallery location at Patriot Place.

Here are a few progress shots.

The sketch stage

Before the flowers were painted 

My set up

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Photos of the new gallery space

I wanted to share some photos that I took recently of our new, expanded art gallery and studio space at Patriot Place. We are having a Grand Reopening on September 23 from 12-9. 

This is the wall space that Polo and I share.

Polo is busy organizing our space.

Close up of my section
My new flower paintings hung up

Close up of Polo's section

Laura Zanghetti's artwork

Jon Dino's artwork

Jerry Aissis' artwork

Frank Quinn's artwork

Jack Gannon's artwork

View from one side to the other-look how large!!

View from the front entrance

Polo and I are purchased some new easels to hold large artwork in progress.

Views from outside at night.

View from outside during the day.

A new outdoor sign that Polo and I designed for the gallery.


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