Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sarah's blog post

Just a quick update on my last post. Sarah was so kind to post my latest painting on her blog, called Unshoveling The Past, along with some inspiring words. I now know the location, year, and a little more background on her photo.

Check it out!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Thinking of summer already

Beach Buds

18" x 18" x1.5"
Oil with a palette knife on cradled artist board

This painting was inspired by a photo I saw on a friend's Facebook wall. I hadn't painted any family photos in awhile and I thought this one was just too much fun to pass up. It's bigger than my usual size but I left the white border around the edges so I go back in later to paint in the date.

Sarah-if you are reading this, do you know what year this would have been? And thanks for letting me paint this cute picture.

My uncle sent me some great old family beach photos too. I think I feel a series coming on. And hopefully it will get me through the winter.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Just a couple of crazy cats

Crazy Cat

Approx 4" by 4"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas paper

Window Perch
Approx 5" by 6"
Oil with a palette knife on canvas paper

Just a couple a quick crazy cat painting done during class last week. Have a nice day everyone. Now go hug your cat.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Wild Things on exhibit

Saturday evening was the opening reception for "Wild Things". The caliber of art work was really impressive, the Cotuit Center for the Arts venue was so enjoyable, and the organizers of the show did an amazing job. Here I am with my trio of "wild thing."

Each piece had a write up from the artist as well as QR codes that take you to the artist's websites and galleries. Cool.

When you walk into the center, it's open and bright with real sails hanging from the ceiling. Cool again.

It's fun to see your name so big:

On the other side of the center, they had a performance by a local drummers and dancers. Wonderful.

Below are some of my and Polo's favorite pieces from the show. Looking at them now, I see that we really gravitated towards the more dimentional pieces. I've been having an urge to try some new materials and these pieces provided me with lots of inspiration:

This last piece is called Contemplating Freedom. A beautiful painting.

And a great evening all around.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mysterious disappearance

I was debating whether or not to post this, but perhaps the right person may see it.

The two Renoir commissioned paintings from my previous post never made it to their new home. The paintings were mailed over the holidays and when the box arrived at its destination, it had been opened and was empty.

Is that bizarre or what? Luckily the box was insured, but still very, very bizarre. And I have a very disappointed customer.

So if you happen to see anyone trying to sell some Renoir knock offs out there, can you let me know?
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