Thought I would paint an abstract meadow. I have loved the snow melt these past 2 days. Every morning there has been a wonderful fog covering the landscape.
This is a 5″ by 7″ painting on aqua board that is varnished and ready to hang. I have made it to day 9 of Leslie Saeta’s challenge and I am determined to complete a painting each day of the full 30 days.
It is wonderful meeting other artists and seeing their work. I am so pleased with the connections I am making. I even plan to trade a painting with one of the wonderful painters in this challenge.
This painting is for sale for 50.00 plus shipping.
Filed under Art, New Work
Flaubert is taking a stroll through the jungle looking for someone to play with. He is a young elephant who has made friends with the kind giraffe and the rather raunchous leopard. He has a lighter and bluer sky in his background than this photo depicts. Night photography did not capture this as well as I would have liked.
Flaubert would be happy to come to your home for the holidays. He is 5″ by 7″ and framed in an oak and black shadow box. There are finely ground mica chips in much of the paint so this painting glows in the most delightful way. This is an ink and watercolor painting on aqua board that is varnished so that one doesn’t need glass to protect it.
This painting is for sale for $250 plus shipping.
I’ve Got My Eyes On You!
I was working on this piece so that it would be in the Art Stable Gallery’s Holiday Open House yesterday. Thanks to everyone who came and joined in our holiday cheer.
In this painting, I went crazy with patterns.I love the work of Henri Rousseau and have made another painting influenced by his style. This leopard is eyeing the Mother Goddess. The bird monkey is wondering what the offspring will look like. That will be for another painting.
This is an 8″ by 8″ Ink and Watercolor on 2″ deep cradle board. You can see this work as well as many more of my works at the Art Stable Gallery weekends through Christmas from noon to 4:00PM.
This painting sold at the Holiday Open House.
Filed under New Work, Studio
Pard On Me
Those of you who know the book, The Medieval Bestiary will recognize the Pard. Pards were feline animals with spotted coats that were known to be extremely fast, considered as fast as cheetahs. Pards would mate with Lions and have offspring that were Leopards. This is another one of my newer Henri Rousseau influenced paintings. I am working on 2 more at the moment.
This painting is done in ink and watercolor on Aqua Board and is 5″ by 7″. It is framed in a black shadow box frame and is for sale for $250. To purchase click the PayPal link below.
It will be on display at The Art Stable Gallery Westport starting Saturday unless it finds a home sooner.
Here is hoping you can come and meet the artists at our Holiday Open House on Sunday November 18th, 2012 from 2-5PM. It should be a lovely afternoon to browse the gallery and have a glass or two of cheer.
Filed under New Work, Studio
I have been reworking this painting with some advice from Don Cadoret, Kathrine Lovell, and David Formanek and here it is! I found a lovely wooden shadow box to frame it in and it really makes this work pop out. I am busily trying to finish several Henri Rousseau influenced paintings for The Art Stable Gallery Westport’s Holiday Open House on Sunday November 18th from 2-5PM.
All 8 artists will be present with lots of new work so this will be a great afternoon to stop on by.
This is a 6″ by 6″ Ink and Watercolor on Aqua Board and is for sale for $200.00 framed in a shadow box.
Kind of knocks my socks off.
Filed under New Work, Studio
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.
What Big Teeth You Have!
Here is a little guy I did on aqua board as some of my new work for open studios. It is for sale for $75 and is 4″ by 4″. It is varnished so no need to frame unless you choose too.
Another little guy who is tuckered out as I am from this past weekends open studios.
He also is 4″ by 4″ on aqua board and for sale for $75.
Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported my work and the South Coast Artists open studio tours this past weekend. If you missed it you will have an opportunity to come the weekend of August 18th and 19th. It is a really wonderful way to spend a day touring around various artists studios as well as see the lovely countryside and the wonderful beaches and shops.