Wednesday, July 27, 2011
This piece (16x20") is from my recent road trip out to Door County WI. I painted this while on the front porch of the Inn I was staying at. The heat was something that I wont soon forget and this particular afternoon the shade on the porch seemed like a nice place to get a painting in.
So at the dock side quick paint in Door County (my main reason for driving 2900 miles) I had decided before leaving Maine, that a 24x30" piece was the kind of excitement and challenge I wanted to set for myself. Go big and then go home was my motto. Ha! Anyway, the piece turned out, not so great and I did not win the invite back next year. I know, bummer for sure. The good news is I met a ton of great people and a handful I am sure I will keep in touch with for a very long time. I even got a few paintings that are heading for frames and hopefully an invite back for just being the guy who went for it and wants it the most. I will show some more of the paintings in the near future. Thank you Door County had a blast!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
This Saturday coming, July 23 this piece "South Bristol" 16x20" will be one of 10 pieces included in Maine Art Gallery's "Boat" show.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
So here is that finished piece I promised. This piece will be the largest of eleven paintings I will be showing at Maine Art gallery's "Boat" show. The show opens this coming week in Kennebunk ME.
As the photo shows this day was absolutely perfect. The only part that was real tough was when a boat would pass by, that dock piece I was set up on would knock into the pier behind it. If you were not paying attention like say you were wrapped up in a painting you would lose your balance and it would snap you right out of focus. Fun.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
This week coming is gonna be an interesting one to say the least. First on Sunday July 17th I will be participating in the "Cape Elizabeth Paint for Preservation" paint out here in Maine then I am off on a road trip to Door County Wisconsin for a paint out there. Now I'm not part of the invited artist list but I intend to be part of the quick paint event and have the possibility to earn my self an invite for next year. So wish me luck!
I will post the finished painting soon in my next post.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Recently I was invited to be the 2011 guest artist of the Pemaquid Gallery. This is Maines oldest organized group of artists and is located right in the Pemaquid Point Light State Park. I am really enjoying the chane to show my paintings of the area and hang some of my personal favorites. They actually let me decide what goes where. Crazy.
The above piece "Pemaquid Pickett" 16x20" will be available soon.
There will be a link to the gallery shortly up in the top right of the blog.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
This Piece "Sinking Ship" 16x20" was painted recently at Parsons Creek Farm. Sinking Ship is not out at a gallery yet as it is still drying but I want to announce a new gallery relationship! Maine Art Gallery in Kennebunk ME has a beautiful, uncluttered, multi-floor, naturally light filled showroom. You can click on their name or I will have a link to their site on the top right hand side of my blog header shortly. I recommend going in person though, the show room is really that impressive.
Happy Independence Day!