Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Deja vu for you

The Red Inn in Summer II
6" by 8" by 2"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

No-you are not seeing double. This is painting number two that I referenced in the previous post-the second of the two paintings to be given as gifts for an upcoming wedding. SInce I knew I would be painting this in one session, I used Gamblin's Quick Dry White and Liquin Impasto Medium to help the painting dry faster for my June 13 deadline.

I took this photo below before the final white trim and fence went in so you could see my set up. You can see the first painting in the background.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Another Red Inn commission, only smaller

The Red Inn in Summer I
6" x 18" x 2"
Oil with a palette knife of Ampersand Gessobord

Steve and Colin asked if I would paint two smaller versions of my Red Inn painting to give as gifts to their parents while they are in town for their wedding. This is the first of the two paintings. I should have the other one done next week.

And I remembered to take a photo after the first session of painting so you could see how I began.

The Red Inn had its big season opening party last weekend and I was told that I already sold 7 paintings out of the 9 I delivered up there. WOW. I better start painting faster to keep up my inventory!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Two paintings become one

Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown
24" x 18" x 2"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro
24" x 18" x 2"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord

I was on fire last weekend while working at The Artists Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place. I finished both of these large paintings that were commissioned by a group of friends as a wedding gift to a couple that got married last year. One half of the couple is from Provincetown Massachusetts, and the other half is from Rio de Janeiro. The idea is that they would hang together as shown here:


I took several process shots along the way, starting with my sketch stage on the toned canvas boards:

And here are photos I took of the first stage showing how I started each painting:


They will be presented to the couple once they are dry enough to transport. I hope they enjoy them for years to come!

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