Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Heading Out, Original Acrylic Painting by Kelley MacDonald, 6x6




I needed a slight break from the Donut War, so I took myself down to the dock and spotted this guy, in the early morning hours, setting off for a day on his boat. Although I don't have a boat, I completely understand how being in one for the day could remove you from your day to day cares.

I had the good fortune to attend the Outside The Box Opening Saturday night at the North River Arts Society in Marshfield, MA, where a zillion artists took 8x8 inch squares and painted something that was 'outside the box' for them. I couldn't help myself, I was bidding and bidding! There's some awesome artwork there. My husband finally gently took my pen and led me off for a late dinner - a nice little date - but I'll return to re-bid, as the show is open till 9/ll/10!!! I'm determined!

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16 comments:

  1. This is a nice view, I particularly like the lighting as an indicator of time of day. (and place).

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  2. What a nice little painting and yes being on the water all day is a treat. I was sorry to miss the opening but will get there this week.

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  3. Soothing and nice to see on a HOT day

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  4. I like this a lot, Kelley! See you at your next open studio.

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  5. Great shore line, nice how the painting leads your eye around it, nice color of water in the foreground, lovely how you indicate a little bit of the mini waves created by the boat. Did you dump all the uneaten donuts in the water?

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  6. Wonderful Kell, but I can't help but wonder if there is a bag of donuts in that boat somewhere? ; )

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  7. a great piece here Kelley..the way you captured the light, the water, the figure, and the shadows....the composition..just all so wonderful.

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  8. Very nice.I love how you handled the background. Very loose.

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  9. Nancy, if you MUST know, I had just come back from Allie's Donuts and had 4 BOXES of them on the dock next to me, my props :) for the week!

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  10. This looks like complete serenity to me! Just what I need, lately! Kelley, your wonderful painting makes me want to be there! Also would love to see the paintings that you are bidding on. Any chance of posting them on you blog?

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  11. Thanks, guys! Nancy, the show is in Marshfield, an hour away, so I probably won't get to show photos - maybe towards the end of the month! Believe it or not the ones I bid on were mainly assemblage work!

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  12. This is great! Love the water! You really captured the moment.

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  13. Kelley this one has such a nice brushy quality and the treatment of the distance is really effective!

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  14. Beautifully done, Kelley. I like early morning myself.

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  15. I haven't been to your site in a while so it was a real treat to scroll through all the beautiful paintings. This one is so summer. Very nice!

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