Monday, November 26, 2012

Concord Art Association Holiday Originals Show

 Apple Versus Orange
6"x6" oil on Raymar panel

Farm Pond Pines
6"x6" oil on Raymar panel - SOLD

I've put two paintings in the Concord Art Association Holiday Originals Show, which will be open
November 29-December 20, 2012. The open house is on Sunday, December 2, 2:00-4:00p. I'm not going to be able to be at the open house, but do stop by if you are in the area. They have wonderful paintings, jewelry, and other art related gifts. I'll be checking it out on the 29th.

Concord Art Association
37 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nauset Marsh

"Nauset Marsh"
8"x10" oil on Raymar panel

Last month I visited Cape Cod with my dear friend Mary. We went gallery hopping and also managed to get out for a beautiful painting session at Fort Hill in Eastham. This is the view from the parking lot across the marsh to Nauset Beach and the old Coast Guard Station.

I've also included a photo of the painting at the end of that session. You can see that I had some adjustments to make, pulling in the marsh in the foreground and adjusting the values of the marsh grass (lighter) and water (darker). I don't usually modify my plein air paintings, but this one needed it. And if I showed you my original thumbnail, the composition would look a lot more like the finished painting...

Also wonderful on this trip, were the painters that we met. Our first morning, as we headed up Commercial St. in Wellfleet, we saw a fellow painting on the side of the road near Uncle Tim's Bridge. Of course we had to stop and admire his work, and it was well worth admiring. It was Michael Davis, and he very kindly answered our questions about the painting, and told us which galleries to visit to view more of his work. I don't think he has a website, so take a look at his work on the Kiley Court Gallery site (Provincetown) and the Left Bank Gallery site (Wellfleet). What a great painter and nice man!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hurricane Sandy relief auction

 "Southport Harbor"
4"x8" watercolor on paper
at auction, startin bid of $40

 Sunflowers IV
3"x3" gouache on paper
at auction, startin bid of $40

 Sunflowers V
3"x3" gouache on paper
at auction, startin bid of $40

I know many of you are as concerned as I am with the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. You probably have friends who were impacted, as I have. I was pleased when David and Carol Marine put up an auction to collect funds for hurricane relief, just like the very successful auction that they hosted for the tsunami in Japan. And I was remiss in not posting when I put my first painting in the auction, almost two weeks ago. What has surprised me is that only a fraction of the money has been raised in this auction for Sandy relief as was for the tsunami. After looking through hundreds of photos sent to me by a friend in coastal Connecticut, I know that we are far from being done, in helping out the communities that were devastated by this storm. So I've put in a couple of more paintings (the sunflowers), with the hope that they will attract more bidding. My first contribution came from my heart, since it is a painting of one of the harbors hard hit by the storm. The auction on that painting ends in two days. If you are interested at all, please go and take a look. And thank you.

I've also put these images on my facebook page (this is new for me!) in the hopes of getting some interest there. And thanks to all of you who also have paintings in the dailypaintworks auction. Here's to its success.