Here is a new painting of my curious creatures in conversational triads. There are a few trumpeter‘s in the picture to remind me of my son who played the trumpet until he went off to college.
This painting is 9″ by 12″ Ink and Watercolor on Arches 300 pound cold press paper. It is for sale for $400 framed in a light maple frame.
Sunday night was the opening of Birds of A Feather and it was a truly hopping event. Paintings were flying off the walls. I have 2 chicken paintings in the far right corner of this picture. They are on aqua board.
The show is open until September 22nd so there is plenty of time to stop in and see the work and maybe pick up a wonderful piece of art. This year there were many chickens, interesting bird’s nests, beautiful bird pottery, cedian painted pillows, bird jewelry, encaustic, a photo of an egret on aluminum- it sold before the opening and someone ordered a second one- and some really cool gulls along with many paintings.
The show is at Kathrine Lovell’s studio at the shops at Mill Pond in Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton, RI.
Beautiful weather these past few days. Catching many skip jacks, snappers or baby blues depending on where you are from. Had a wonderful swim last night as the water turned a glorious pink due to the reflection of the sun and the clouds at sunset.
We were graced with company from Kelley MacDonald,
and her husband Tim who took a try at surf casting as we saw schools of being chased away by jumping blues. those blues provided us with dinner last night and we had enough to enjoy them for dinner last night as well.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
I was looking though one of my books and noticed a black and white 18th century lithograph of 2 chicks with their mom. I decided that I would like to make a painting of 2 little ones with their big fluffy mom Medyn style. The colors really pop in this painting.
I find it touching how all animals protect their babies. Having had 2 babes of my own I know how that protective instinct kicks in the second your child is born. Then it is on to a life time of balancing protecting and letting go.
This painting is an ink and watercolor on 2 inch deep aqua board and is 8″ by 8″. It is ready to hang and is for sale for $250 plus $15.00 shipping. If interested please contact me at email@example.com
Open studio tours are coming up on August 18th and 19th and make for a really lovely day trip. There are so many wonderful artists on this upcoming tour. Hope you get a chance to come on down.
Hide and Seek is part of my new series of smaller creatures and sea life on aqua board.
It has a wonderful cheerfulness about it. Sold.
- They Fly Through The Air, 5″ by 7″ Framed in a Wooden Frame $50.00/SOLD!
- I DO!
This is a lovely little 6″ by 6″ painting that I have just finished on aqua board. Sold.
And lastly is an 8″ by 8″ painting on aqua board called Nautalisk. I have added a few pictures to show the process of making my work. This painting is for sale for $125.00 framed. It is on view at Partners Country Store in Westport, MA.
Nautalick inked in.
Nautalick being worked on.
Nautalick, 8″ by 8′ Ink and Watercolor on Aqua Board. Framed and for sale for $125.00. On View at Partners Country Store, Westport, MA.
If you are interested in purchasing any of my work please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let me know what you think of these new works!