Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waterfire, 6x12 Inches, Oil


In Providence, RI, there was an effort to make the rivers in the city a place where people could come together and enjoy a safe, beautiful celebration with music, food, entertainment, and.... FIRE in the rivers!  It's wonderful, and they build fires in the brasiers in the river and they are tended by volunteers who dress in costumes, and travel in boats.  Gondolas full of people enjoying the evenings go up and down the rivers.  People sit on stairs and benches that line the river.
This painting is on 1 1/2 inch Gallery wrapped canvas.  It is reserved for an upcoming show.

AND in other news - I'm going to be giving a talk on Blogging Your Art Successfully at North River Art Society on Thursday Sept 29.  7 p.m.  Will be fun and full of good tips!  :)  Come on down! 

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12 comments:

  1. The reflections on the water are fantastic. This is a wonderful painting. Since we live on the river, this would be a great celebration for our town.

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  2. So cool! I was just in Providence a few days ago. This must be quite a sight to see.

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  3. Why don't you ask someone to film your talk about blogging so the rest of us can see it. Really nice painting BTW.

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  4. Nice painting Kelley! And what a cool thing your town does! That sounds like such a good evening ; )

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  5. Wow..You nailed the subject FIRE! I am so looking forward to your workshop.

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  6. That's an idea, Sue! Thanks! for both the idea and the *like* :)

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  7. Wonderful Kelley. I never attended Water Fire when I lived in MA. Looks like I missed something spectacular.

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  8. Great Painting Kelley, Love how you captured the feeling of the moment with your brushstrokes and color. I have been to Providence to see the fires in person and it is so cool to see. More cities and towns should adapt this idea.

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  9. very cool!! i love the reflections, beautifully done kelley!

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  10. Love the painting- gorgeous colors and cool format! Wonderful idea to film the blog talk that you are doing. I know it would be awesome for us to all learn. I have heard and know what an amazing teacher you are:)

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  11. Wow!!! Too cool!! Love the painting and the story! That is really fascinating, I bet that is something to see in person:) Love, Love, Love this Kelley!

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  12. Kelley your painting brings back some such memories of Providence. Can I say this is a "hot" painting. Appreciate your suggestions on my blog post and wish I could be at your talk. Just love meeting new blog friends!

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