I created this image for the Tiverton Land Trust Land and Sea Gala coming up July 31st! It is a truly special event and a very worthy cause to support. Carmen Grinkis is chairing this event and she has done a fabulous job. The art auction is not to be missed, and the menu a veritable feast!
This painting was sold to a big patron of the arts and I feel truly blessed to know that it will be enjoyed and appreciated for it’s unique style and humor. Note that the lobster is getting a little fondle from his lovely date. For more information and to get your tickets or make a donation you can follow this link: www.tivertonlandtrust.org
Also a huge thank you to South Coast Artists for making this weekend an incredible event…11 years strong and I was graced with so many visitors and buyers that I am a bit overwhelmed. Open studios is such an amazing event with about 70 artists displaying their work in their studios and homes. The second round is coming up the 3rd weekend in August and I am busy making companion pieces for my sea series (Mr. Lobster is making an appearing in most of them). I hope to see you for the August tours if you haven’t had a chance to make it to this past weekends. For a brochure and artist information go to www.southcoastartists.org
For those interested, I am making scarves from this image and I think they will be rocking fun. Susan’s Wonderland can be right with you all gracing your clothes.
I was introduced to Greek mythology by my husband and have taken a great interest in learning about the Greek deities. We especially enjoy looking at Greek vases but would happily take another trip to Greece to explore more temples and sites.
You can see this painting as well as my new sea series at Open Studios this weekend July 19th and 20th from 11AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday. I will have lots of new work on display.
There are so many wonderful artists exhibiting from their studios this year that I am sure it will be a great event.
This link takes you to a downloadable map. http://southcoastartists.org/sample-page-2/tour-map/
I am number 5 on the tour map.
This is a 7″ by 5″ ink and watercolor on Aquabord.
The Holidays are coming and here is the perfect gift for the art and cat lover. Catology is a limited edition of 25 gallery printed gicleés matted to 14″ x 11″. Framed in a gold frame and wrapped with a ribbon. Your gift is ready for giving. Bitsy and Arthur tell me your cat will love it too.
$100 inclusive of shipping in the continental US.
I have always loved looking at Greek objects especially those that have creatures in the Egyptian Orientalizing style. We were fortunate to see many at the Antikensammlung Museum in Munich, Germany. I only had time to make a few sketch’s as we had so much to see. I was able to incorporate some of my drawings into this 12″ by 9″ Ink and watercolor on Aqua Board. The owl is listening in. Maybe he will get to hear about our trip. I promise I will get to that in a future blog post. This painting has sold.
I am happy to report that Bitsy is feeling better. She is moving around more and needs such careful watching. Keeping her from jumping onto furniture is quite the challenge.
Thank you everyone who has participated in my cart sale. It was a tremendous success. I have mailed out all the paintings and cards and have heard that some people have already received them. I just need to arrange delivery of 2 paintings. I cannot tell you how thankful I am by the outpouring of love for Bitsy and our plight. As I type she is resting her paw on my hand.
I still have a few more paintings at special Cat + Art sale prices that I will be posting soon. Joanne Grant will also be doing a special cart blog post on Monday August 12th so hop over to her site and take a peak. Her pastels are not to be missed. And of course open studios is coming up August 17th and 18th. The South Coast is absolutely gorgeous this time of year and the ocean swimming is great.
2013 brings a painting challenge that I am participating in.
It is Leslie Saeta’s 30 days of painting challenge for the month of January. If you go to her blog you can take a look at all the artists who are participating. Their new work will be posted daily.
I have started off with this this slice of my world but as I am taking a painting class this month, I will not be sticking with a theme. Rather I will be painting what I know and then what I am practicing. Taking on this challenge feels right for the New Year.
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Open Studios have passed and with it the flurry of activity painting, prepping, promoting and then meeting so many lovely visitors who came to see my work. I enjoyed giving a demo of the steps involved in making my paintings.
I got quite involved in making chickens this summer. I found that adding borders to my work has brought an illustrative quality to it.
A Couple Of Cute Chicks!
These girls are on 8″ by 8 ” Ink and Watercolor on aqua board and are framed in a distressed frame that works well with the subject matter. This work is for sale for $150 plus $10 shipping or 2 for $275. If interested please email me at email@example.com.
I also made this very royal looking chicken who is wearing some very gorgeous feathers. This is another 8″ by 8″ Ink and Watercolor on aqua board, also for sale for $150 plus $10 shipping or 2 for $275. They make a lovely pair of paintings.
I was working on a drawing at a friends studio today and we both noticed the lack of humidity in the air, a sense that fall is approaching although the days are warm and the wildlife abundant. I spent the evening swimming and catching some baby blue fish AKA snappers for those of you who live on Long Island and skipjacks to the locals.
My friend Kathrine Lovell lent me a book on various chickens and I liked the pose of this one. I love the look on his face. He seems to be saying “Don’t mess with me”. I have the feeling I have raised a chicken like this before. He wouldn’t go in his house, he strutted across the road in Arlington, MA, he slept on the top of a chair on our porch and he led the rest of the birds down the road to meet Alex as he got off the school bus every day.
Chickens though aren’t destined for long lives and one day a mama fox snatched him away.
This guy is painted on 2″ deep cradled aqua board and is 6″ by 6″ and for sale for $150 plus $10.00 shipping. If you are interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am busy making these chicks for upcoming South Coast Artist Open Studios August 18th and 19th. It is a great weekend to come on down and tour the many artists studios in this lovely coastal area. www.southcoastartists.org for more information.
I am having a lot of fun using a new surface for my paintings. I am making works on aqua board and think I will continue doing this as well as make my watercolors on Arches 300 pound watercolor paper.
This is called “Hair Grows” and is an Ink and Watercolor on aqua board. I like making smaller works. This is 6″ by 6″ and is SOLD. Thank you Jane. It will have a wonderful home.Thinking that this creature seems to be really mellow. Working on feeling that way too.
Looking for Lunch, 6″ by 6″ Ink and Watercolor on a 2″ deep cradle board.
Well, I was not as pleased with this one. My daughter likes it though so it will have a good home. I have found an interesting book, The Outsider Artist Resource Handbook and although I am not an outsider artist I am self-taught and a visionary artist. I have some works at a group show right now at Rope Walk Gallery in Mattapoisett, MA and at Imperial Gallery in Providence, RI. I also have several works at The Artful Heart in Arlington, MA. I would love to hear what you think of these new little guys.