Monday, December 31, 2012

"From Douarnenez Harbor"

"From Douarnenez Harbor"
6"x8" oil on Raymar panel

I was putting together some paintings today to take to Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, and found one that I hadn't posted from my trip to Brittany this summer with the Wapping Group, one of the highlights of my painting year. This was painted from the coastal village of Douarnenez in one of the rare moments of sunshine we had on that trip. And now for sale at the gallery. It was such a fun trip and I met some wonderful UK painters. What a nice thought on which to end the year.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Winter Stream
6"x6" oil on Raymar panel

I apologize for showing a painting that has already been on the blog, but when I think about the holidays this one keeps coming back to me. And I keep searching for similar views when the snow flies, like it has done the last few days here in New England.

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday week, and wish you a joyous new year!

Before closing, I'd like to point you to Katherine Tyrrell's Making a Mark blog. Katherine has gathered 16 paintings divided into 4 categories: still life, nature, portrait, and landscape, from paintings nominated by her readers. We are all invited to vote for one in each category. I've made my votes, and in some categories this was a very difficult choice. I hope you will take a look and do some voting yourself.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Life Drawing

Lounging at Concord Art - maybe a minute

On the Pillow at BFAC - 5 minutes

Seated at Concord Art - 15 minutes

Last week I had the pleasure of attending two life drawing sessions, one at the Boston Figurative Art Center in Somerville, MA, and the other at the Concord Art Association. At both sessions, we started with short poses (3 minutes at the BFAC, 5 at Concord Art), and gradually moved up to 15 or 20 minutes). The BFAC session was on Monday night, and I started with a pen, and moved to pencil for the 10 minute and longer poses. On Tuesday, inspired by the work of Rob Adams, who I met on the Wapping trip I took in June I did a little experimenting at home, and was ready to try water color on Wednesday at Concord Art. That was really fun, though I will bring more suitable paper next time!

Both of these groups have life drawing all winter long. The BFAC announcements are done through, the price is $25 for a 3 hour session, and a reservation is required. At the Concord Art Association you just walk in, and it's $10 for a 2 hour session. Both start at 7PM, BFAC on Mondays, Concord Art on Wednesdays. Check to see when the next session is scheduled.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Yarmouth Frame and Gallery Holiday Show

Ornaments - SOLD
6"x6" oil on Raymar panel

Acadia - SOLD
6"x8" oil on Raymar panel
From Meadow Pond Bridge
6"x6" oil on Raymar panel
Nauset Marsh
8"x10" oil on Raymar panel
These are my paintings for the holiday show at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, which is opening tomorrow (Saturday) from 4-7. The gallery is overflowing with paintings (300 at last count) so you may just find that special something for your gift or wish list. I'll be there and would love to see you and to wish you a very happy holiday season.

4-7PM December 8th
Yarmouth Frame and Gallery
Route 1
Yarmouth, ME