Friday, May 29, 2009

Just a Few from the Tidemark Show

Here is a few of my pieces from the show at Tidemark, some of the photos don't really provide true color but at least they are not blurry..?. The top one "Stareing at the Glare" (11x14) is from my first trip to Boothbay to paint with the Plein Air group that meets weekly and was my first piece of the day.

The Second piece "Just Afternoon" (24x36") is from when I was painting at Castle Tucker in Wiscasset with Roberta, neither of us painted the castle, haha.

3rd piece is of Main St in Waldoboro, (16x20) I was painting in the street that day and yeah I know standing in the road with an easel will definitely get you some strange looks.... I got a few that day but I had to see around the cars..?.

This street has some great hills that look great as the sun goes lower in the day, I hope to paint this place quite a bit in the future.

The last piece is of " Lilac Cottage" (16x20") I think I paint Lilac Cottage or some part of it once a week at least, the owners John and Bill are great, and deserve much thanks for letting us (painters) park and roam their property for our paintings, Thank you! Lilac Cottage is a beautiful Antique shop that is surrounded by,,, you guessed it, Lilacs. They are starting to bloom and when they are full in, I will probably have to be removed by the police to stop painting them, ha.

My disclaimer: Blogger places picture where they want when they want so If my writing doesn't coincide with the photos sorry and good luck figuring it out.

Quote: "I've caught this magical landscape and it's the enchantment of it that I'm so keen to render. Of course lots of people will protest that it's quite unreal, but that's just too bad."

This extra Quote is something I enjoy and thought I would share it with you today, the end of both quotes ( Both Monet)are refreshing and fun,,, enjoy.

Quote 2: "We're having marvellous weather and I wish I could send you a little of the sunshine. I am slaving away on six paintings a day. I'm giving myself a hard time over it as I haven't yet managed to capture the colour of this landscape, there are moments when I'm appalled at the colours I'm having to use, I'm afraid what I'm doing is just dreadful and yet I really am understating it; the light is simply terrifying."


Eric Merrell said...

Great quotes Dan; just think of Monet's horror if he'd had to build a website and get the color to work online!

Paintings look great - and Lilac Cottage sounds cool.

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Eric, next time you make it to Maine I'll take you on the local paint tour including Lilac Cottage.
I think if he was shocked at the colors he was mixing to make the paintings work, he would be blown away by a pop up ad, never mind site maintenance.

Mick Carney said...

You seem to have cornered the market in that lovely turquoise that makes a regular appearance in your work. Another nice set. How did the rest of the show work out, any interest generated in your stuff?

Just a thought on further viewing of this set, the hilly street picture. Is it the buildings or me that seems to see a perspective disconnect between the church tower and the building further down the hill?

Dan Corey said...

Hey Mick, Maybe there is a market for "Dan's Green" hahaha (kidding)
yes i have had good amount of interest generated, and a even a few offers thrown my way to boot. I really couldn't ask for more then I have planned or in the works for this summer.
As for the piece, the house lower on the hill doesn't line up exactly with the chuch, but that house is lined up with other houses on the street that goes behind the church. But I think some of the distortion in the photo comes from my shoty camera skills or how close I was to he piece when i took the photo. The top of the church in the photo leans to our left and it is definitly straight on the piece..?.