Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
We drove down to Philadelphia this weekend to drop work off for a show at the F.A.N. Gallery for their "New Talent" show opening Friday, August 6. It's not a big gallery, but it's in a great location, a block away from the Betsy Ross house, so if you've been dying to see historic Philly and do some gallery hopping too, now's the time! This is one of my paintings that will be in the show. Stop in and see Betsy, she'll tell you why she told George Washington that the stars on the flag should have 5 points, no more or less.
Friday, July 23, 2010
I went to Cape Cod on Wednesday and went painting with two very good friends. We've been trying get together to do this for a long time, and finally got a day when it all worked out.
Later in the day we went to Tree's Place Gallery to see the show of paintings by Kim English. Wonderful paintings! I want one!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Bristol Narrows is a pretty spot on the water in Bristol that seems to be a well kept secret that only locals know about. At least that's my impression. I've been wanting to paint this red house for a while now, finally did.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Yesterday we painted at Watson Farm in Jamestown. I had never been there before. What a beautiful place! It's open to the public for a small fee 3 afternoons a week, but for the month of July it's open to artists for free on Thursdays in exchange for a painting for a fundraiser in August. It's run by a wonderful couple, Don and Heather Minto, and this '51 Chevy is one of Don's prize possessions. (It does run, even though it looks like it hasn't moved in years.)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Little Compton 12th Annual Art Show, which is up for this weekend only. Stop by if you're in the area!
The bottom painting was a little demo I did for my class in Little Compton. We painted at the home of the owners of Sakonnet Vineyards, a really lovely spot with some beautiful gardens.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
I'm teaching a class through the Portsmouth Arts Guild on Fridays this month, and my intrepid little group met yesterday for the first time. We're painting on the streets of the historic little town of Bristol, RI, and we managed to find a shady area at Independence Park to set up and work on black and white value studies. NOBODY wants to paint in black and white, but in the end they all agreed it was a very helpful lesson. Next week, color, I promise!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Yesterday afternoon we went painting at a place called Bristol Narrows. This was the second painting I did, painting as fast as I could to catch the light before it was gone. At first I thought it might be a lost cause, but I ended up fairly happy with the result.