Thursday, June 14, 2007

NOT a Daily Painting, but...




Tim planted these gorgeous black irises (which I didn't want but now I LOVE) and I'm working on a 16x20 plein air painting (see bottom photo). Still have to work on the background and the leaves, but.... we cut one of the stems and put it in our kitchen (right near the sink where I clean my brushes, etc) and for the past couple of days I've been berating myself for being so SLOPPY with my paints, there have been drips of deep, deep violet on the counter and on things AROUND the counter - and I just found out that theses flowers DRIP some kind of painty/ink that looks and acts just like deep violet acrylic paint! WHO KNEW? So ... one less thing I can yell at myself about. These are amazing flowers that look black until the light hits them and then they have this magenta/violet that glows going on...
SO sorry about the lack of Daily Paintings... I'm getting ready for a Plein Air Show in Bristol at Gallery 297 (Opening July 7th... please, please come if you are in the area!) as well as my show at Westport Rivers Vineyard, local art competitions and my ANNIVERSARY TRIP to Paris (30th anniversary - yay!) with Tim! I'll be back on the Daily Painting Trail in July, I promise, promise, promise.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Gerber Daisy, 6x6 Acrylic


These were the flowers I brought to sit on the table at the Beacon Hill Artwalk. I haven't killed them yet, so I thought last night I'd paint them. It's funny, but pink to me is a hard color to paint, in acrylic or in oil - I am never satisfied with the brightness or richness of the color.
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Monday, June 4, 2007

First Bite, 6x6 Acrylic

SOLD



A little bit of glare, as you can see, but this was a particularly tasty watermelon and I had to paint it! Seedless, and I find often that these don't have quite the flavor of the seeded ones. It was great to paint today, after taking the week getting ready for the Beacon Hill Art Walk, which was yesterday. I think this was my last BH Artwalk, as bad weather and low sales combined two years in a row to make it not quite worth it. We'll have to see. It was fun to be with Mary Sheehan Winn (see side bar for bloglink), Joan Brancale, Nancy Colella and Tatiana Sink.


I'd like to mention here **** that the July/August issue of American Artist features my buddy Nancy Colella in a great article, and **** in the Spring/Summer issue of Cape Cod Life/Arts Edition there is a beautiful article about my girlfriend Joan Brancale and her work - check them out!

******************edited for better photo of painting***************
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