Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On the Fence

Here is a shot of my easel and a piece on it that I painted yesterday. I'm thinking the palette shot is one of my favorites when they are shared online so here is my contribution to that. This piece was my reaction to a perfect day. It was low 70s, slight breeze, painted at one of my favorite locations to go to every year, Lilac Cottage. Topping it all off the street name there is " Summer St" Doesn't get much better.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Painting Painters

Here is a piece (20x16")I painted recently of fellow painter Carol Palmer. This was painted while Carol painted, moved and even put up an umbrella eventually. I feel like I got more out of this piece then I originally asked for. I love when that happens.

Yes the easel really is that big compared to her! Lol

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Parson's Porch

This piece was painted recently at the same location as the last post. When all cylinders are firing I really like try to keep it abstract for as long as possible and yet still be recognizable. Maybe, keeping it abstract is really keeping it real..?.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Parsons Creek Farm

This is a recent piece ( Parsons Creek Farm 11x14") was painted at my Aunt and Uncles home/farm nearby. I went for the flowers that were in bloom but ended up painting the scenes that captured my attension and wouldnt let go.

If you are heading down east this summer and would like to sit in on one of my Plein Air or indoor painting classes they are very affordable and I would happy to have you. Contact Boothbay Regional Art Foundation at (207)633-2703.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Patty's Seafood

This piece (8x10") was painted recently at one of my favorite summertime only seafood stops. Pattys Seafood is right on rt 1 in Edgecomb ME. One of the best lobster rolls in Maine and good prices to boot. I didn't get to have anything as I finished up just as they were opening and had to move on..

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Painter of Mud

Recently I traveled down to P Town in hopes of talking with a couple galleries and meeting up with some painting amigos. I am happy to say mission accomplished on both fronts. This quick 6x8" painting is of my friend and fellow painter Frank Gardner. Frank is having show of his latest and greatest work this Saturday at the Addison gallery in Orleans MA. If your in the area check it out its worth the trip. I promise.

If you notice the title of this piece is "The Painter of Mud" this is not a knock on Frank's color choices it's because he is working on a project inspired by Charles Hawthorne's Mud Head paintings. He started a new Blog (linked form his blog) just about these Mud Heads. I would post the link to it here but I am blogging from a mobile device.