Sunday, August 28, 2011
6 x 6 inches Oil on Birch Ply
Here's pond across the street from where I live with Prickly Mountain in backdrop. I planted this willow tree in 1979 thinking it would have long tassels to swing on like the willow I grew up with. Not. Guess I didn't read the label carefully at the nursery about what KIND of willow this was going to be. Hmmm. Lots of different willows it turns out. Kind of a major disappointment, but it has a good presence anyway.
My plein air class happily painting away. We're in the storm path today with heavy rain and wind all day.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
11 x 14 inches Oil on canvas
3 of 4 paintings in The Big Red Barn Show in Lareau's American Flatbreads in Waitsfield, Vermont
The ones past mine on barn wall are Marilyn Ruscekas lovely pastels.
My Spring Meditation painting 30 x 40 was hung near entrance to the same show
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
6 x 6 x 12 inches Oil on Tissue Box - SOLD
Painting commission from iPhone of cat with a heart condition and her buddy who was grooming her.
I didn't have a canvas, and two young girls 7 and 10? asked if I could paint their cat while I was sitting at Red Barn Art Show last Friday. Not having an extra canvas I found this Kleenex box in my car, so I did it for them while their parents were dining.
Friday, August 19, 2011
8 x 10 inches Oil on canvas board
$375. + S/H
Not so often we get a model to stand for us. Loved the one hip higher gesture.
Leave me a comment Catherine if you see this!
~Open Studio Saturday August 20, 10:30 - 4:30 Please drop by if you can. Here's one corner beneath skylights.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
12 x 16 inches Oil on 1/2 inch Birch Ply
This painting is inspired by Billy's original in his studio where we were getting a Renaissance lesson on portraiture!
Billy Brauer's studio
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
20 x 20 inches Oil on canvas framed . Available from Parade Gallery, Warren Vermont
Here was my setting for the Great Plein Air Paint Out on Saturday. It's in process.
I painted it already framed for the 3:30- 5:30 Exhibit.
A fun day talking to folks who dropped by to talk about the process.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
8 x 10 inches Oil on canvas
And here is link from Boston Channel 5 Chronicle with a series on "Waterfalls" with me interviewed and painting with some of my students in our weekly plein air class: click here There were 4 segments and this is the final one!
Friday, August 12, 2011
14 x 14 x 2 inches Oil on Cradled Birch Ply - with 6 x 6 on top
This seemed like a good idea to combine these two paintings as a window within one. It appeared while carrying one on top of the other... oh well...double takes can be fun.
The Mad River Vineyard is such a lovely place to paint. I'll be posting another one next week.
Meanwhile tomorrow is The Great Plein Air Paint Out in the Mad River Valley in Warren and Waitsfield Villages. If you're around come visit the artists who will be all around. Two covered bridges, rivers, waterfalls, nice architecture, trees, churches.. lots of subjects to paint!
And next Saturday August 20 will be my Open Studio...I've started to hang paintings salon style, as well as sort my bins of inventory.. I bet I easily have 300 paintings to paw through! Figures are on one side, landscapes on another.
These are 8 x 10 or 11 x 14 in Oil with various frames...
Make an offer if you see one you like!~
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
12 x 12 inches Oil on canvas
American Flatbreads at Lareau's Farm now has the Big Red Barn Art Show through Labor Day.
I have 4 paintings in the show, including the large Buddha meditating in early Spring, and 3 local rural scenes. 2 farms and the Warren Dam and covered bridge.
Today I'm painting in Mystic CT.
Monday, August 8, 2011
12 x 12 inches Oil on MDF board
I'm pulling out older paintings and tweaking them for Open Studio coming up Sat Aug 20. 11-4pm
This one of Blueberry Lake near me was done before they removed Raymond Gow's house and it became a Town Park.
Anyone in Mystic Connecticut area Tuesday wishing to paint? I'll be there all day with easel if you want to join me?
Saturday, August 6, 2011
14 x 16 inches Oil on canvas SOLD
This was earlier stage, before the final above. I tried to soften the braces, enhance the eyes, and get the color better. Blake sat for this entirely which made it great to do, he took breaks every 20 minutes..
Every August 6 I like to do a painting in Memorial for Hiroshima, and entitle them all "That Sheep May Safely Graze"...
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Vermont Festival of the Arts. I began the painting in May when it was so cold.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
8 x 10 inches Oil on canvas SOLD
Here's one of the 4 portraits I did at the gallery today.
The owner Elisabeth Wooden Prior sat for this.
She has such gorgeous hair, I didn't want it to define her in this portrait done on a 8 x 10 size canvas, so I cropped the image to frame her pretty face.