Thursday, March 29, 2012
I just got back from putting the final touches on my booth at the RI Home Show( #112). There's a whole section of the floor devoted to artists. I wasn't looking forward to all the work that goes into putting up a booth at a show like that, but there's so much energy in the air that it's kind of infectious. When people want to sell stuff, anything goes! There was even a huge flatbed truck with a free-form, fiberglass (?) in-ground swimming pool on it.
If you're interested in going, email me and I can send you a $2.00 off coupon (admission is $10.00).
Monday, March 26, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I was reading a book about David Leffel where a friend of his says that he thinks Leffel's paintings are about "quiet". So, I thought, this is an interesting concept, I think I'll do a painting about "quiet". And I'm fairly happy with the result.
A word of warning, though, if you want to paint beets- beet leaves don't stay fresh very long! I had to buy a second batch of beets, because by the time I set up the still life and decided what I wanted to do, and got it blocked in, the beet leaves were so wilted that they were beyond redemption. So, back to Stop and Shop for another batch. I put them in a bucket with an inch or so of water overnight, to try to hydrate them, and once I got them set up the next morning, I kept spraying them with water. Then I painted fast.
I'm wondering though- does the stem at the top end too abruptly? Should a put leaves on it and make it part of the larger group? I think I probably should, but part of me is perverse and says, if it's a little uncomfortable, that's OK.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
I decided to try having a booth at the RI Home Show, opening March 29- April 1. They're going to be building a modular home in the middle of the show and the interior designer is decorating it with paintings etc. from artists in the show. Several of my paintings were chosen, the above being one of them.