Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lupine Gallery, Monhegan Island

   After my recent trip to Monhegan Island (mentioned a post or three ago)  I am elated to announce that my work will be showing at Thee Lupine Gallery on Monhegan Island. I am honored to hang on the same walls as some of my heroes in painting... what else can I say?...

Quote:   An artist is not paid for his labour but for his vision" James McNeill Whistler

Thursday, July 29, 2010

International Stance

 This piece "International Stance" 16x20 is available at Camden Falls Gallery in Camden Maine.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sunny Side Up

   So this weekend I ventured back to Monhegan Island for first time since my residence there last year. When I first arrived I was greeted by so many friendly faces and warm welcome backs. Thank you Monheganites!

 This year M.A.R.C (Monhegan Island Residency Corp) is doing an anniversary show including all the past recipients of the residency award (including me) . It should be one great show and I hope my favs are part of it! Google em for more info! see ya there.

Quote:   "It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly." Claude Monet

Quote II : "I'll look in a sorry state when I get home; my clothes have faded in the sun."  Claude Monet

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Poverty Farms

 "Poverty Farms" 24x36" available at Coco Vivo Gallery.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Chocolate Milk

This week I have decided to revamp the look of the site/blog would be cool to hear some opinions on it.
 The piece shown here "Chocolate Milk"  is an 8"x8" oil, available at Coco Vivo Fine Art right here locally in Boothbay Maine through their gallery in Charleston South Carolina.
Quote: "I paint with the stubbornness I need for living, and I've found that all painters who love their art do the same." Suzanne Valadon

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Showing at Botanical Garden

This piece is from the recent paint out at the Botanical Gardens here in Boothbay Maine. "Portrait of Delphinium"(20x16") will be on display July 18th-25th at the Botanical Gardens with an artists reception July 19th 5-7pm. Hope to see you there.
This week I am also announcing my summer/fall Plein Air Class. This will be a twice weekly class that you can sign up for multiple classes for a discount or if your around only for a week or two you can drop in for a modest price. This will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the Bristol and Boothbay area. for more info feel free to email me. (I will not answer pricing questions on the blog) Coming soon will be a site/blog dedicated to the class, its locations and the weekly happenings. It will be a blast!
Quote: "What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas but their obsession with the idea that what has aready been said is still not enough." Eugene Delacroix.
That has to be one of the best quotes I have come across.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Cream Machine

Here is a 16x20 of my latest muse.. the Tractor... They are all over Maine and seems like when you think you have spotted the oldest working one or the strangest colored you bump into one that is a step above the others.. I personally am looking for the craziest ratio of front tire to rear tire size. Before I considered painting them I vaguely remember seeing one with at least 6 foot rear tires... I will find you!
Quote:"I paint forms as I think them, not as I see them."Picasso.
The more I paint the more Picasso makes sense.. Has anybody else made this discovery about Picasso or any other Artist? This could be good conversation..?.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Slippery Slope

This week has been a little hectic with delivering all my latest work to galleries:

Camden Falls in Camden( ) and

CoCo VivO in Boothbay Harbor( )

Also today I attended the Plein Air Paint out at the Botanical Gardens in Boothbay (a couple miles from Coco Vivo gallery) This paint out is a two day event, July 3rd & 4th. There will be a reception on July 17th for selected displayed works. I will not be there on the 4th to paint. Sorry. Beach day!

This painting "Farmers Lunch break" (14x18) is one of my favorites of recent. I think it is the simplicity that appeals to me. What do you think? This piece is at Camden Falls Gallery.

Quote: John Sloan in Gist of Art, 1939
"Though a living cannot be made at art, art makes life worth living. It makes living, living. It makes starving, living. It makes worry, it makes trouble, it makes a life that would be barren of everything -- living. It brings life to life." *Sloan