Thursday, August 26, 2010

Good Morning

  Hi or should I say good morning? This piece titled "Good Morning" 20"x16" will be part of a showing of my work scheduled for this coming Friday Sept 3rd. at Coco Vivo Fine Art in Boothbay Maine. (see link above)
 While I was painting this the woman that owned the house, the fence and the Sunflowers came out and was so happy that I was painting there she went in and brought me out the juiciest peach you have ever had.. So I decided she had to make a couple brush strokes, she did, did well and I think was somehow happier then I was with the peach..

Quote: "Morisot seems to paint with her nerves on edge, providing a few scanty traces to create complete, disquieting evocations." Octave Mirbeau

Saturday, August 21, 2010

"Paint the Town" Waldoboro Today

  Well it's  about 4:30 am as I write this, proof that someone can be somewhat coherent at this ridiculous hour.. Here is a piece I did recently in Waldoboro and may submit for the benefit auction this evening at the towns "Paint the Town" event. If you are in the area or have access to one of those jets ( you know the fast ones that whistle) swing in and check it out. I always have a great time catching up with other painters and meeting with collectors.

Quote "I know for sure that I have an instinct for color, and that it will come to me more and more, that painting is in the very marrow of my bones."

(Letter to Theo van Gogh, 3 September 1882)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Two More 20x24s

       Here are two of the four recent additions to the pieces on display at Camden Falls Gallery in Camden Maine. To see the other two you are just gonna have to drive over and see'em.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Waitin Ta Go


 I'm thinking of  doing a demo vid for the blog and would love some feedback on interest.. I promise I will not stare into the camera and drop the "Blue Steel" look on you.........    @ _@    


Quote: " Photography has greatly disturbed the imagination, because one has seen things devoid of  feeling.  When I wanted to get rid of  all influences which prevented me from seeing nature from my own personal view, I copied photographs." Henri Matisse

Friday, August 6, 2010

On a Positive Note

This painting was from a recent trip over to Waldoboro and will be available at the "Paint the Town" auction August 21st. When I was just finishing with this piece a woman approached me, asked if I was Daniel Corey, (I said yes) she then introduced herself offering her hand. I politely showed her my paint covered hands, instead she told me when and where her parents met me and that they were big fans.... Nothing prepares you for such a compliment.. Thank you.

 "In both figure and landscape....I want to get to the point where people say of my work: that man feels deeply, that man feels keenly" Mr Van Gogh

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Week of Insults...


 What a week its been.... I recently returned from a short (mostly business) trip to Cape Cod where I met with a gallery owner about possibly being represented. Long story short the words used to describe the piece above was " a generic still life ".... I know " criticism is part of the job" or "it happens" but I really feel like this piece has the qualities (good and bad) that fully represent what I am about.......I'm hoping that's not too "generic" ... 
  To round out my week of insults when I went to pick up a piece from a local plein air show I found it on a table with 5 or 6 other paintings stacked on top of it... now normally this would be NO problem BUT these 5 o 6 pieces were stacked on top of the FABRIC support that the painting was on....... so it was pretty stretched out... I also stopped by a different  "local show" to see how the show looked hung and found one of my piece hanging in the bathroom......yes it smelled like bathroom spray....nuff said.

Quote:  "I believe that the personality of the artist develops and asserts itself through the struggles it has to go through when pitted against other personalities." Henri Matisse

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pemaquid Pump House

  This piece "Pemaquid Pump House" 14"x18" is available thru Coco Vivo Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor Maine.
 (see link near blog title)