Friday, March 30, 2012

Last Light

So this week was started with a pleasant surprise. I was notified that I was the featured artist on the Judson's Plein Air Journal. Here is the link:

Can you believe it? I really like the fact that they used more obscure (personal favs) pieces in the article and even quoted me. Thank you Judsons! My Very first pochade was a Guerilla Box, (9x12" if you're a gear nerd.)
Just incase someone wants more info in those pieces you can find them hanging at Maine Art Gallery in Kennebunk Maine. The link to them is in the upper right hand corner of the blog.

The Piece above is a studio piece titled "Last Light" and is an odd 29x20"

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mellow Yellow

Just a quote today but it's a good one. I chew on this one a lot. Please feel free to comment/chime in and let me know what you think of it or the painting(untititled, 9x12").

"To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams."
Giorgio de Chirico

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sun Bleached 24x30

 Ok, I'm back. My off season abuse of the Blog is about over. I promise! This is a recent painting (Sun Bleached 24x30")  from near my new home area in Brunswick. I saw this pattern of darks, some great color and had to paint it. I actually didn't make it off my street while searching for a muse this day.

 As I write this, Maine is in the early stages of possibly a foot of snow, it is really coming down and looks beautiful. I wish we could move the holidays a little so the snow here would match up a little more with Christmas... Who's with me?  Lets move Christmas!!

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures"
 Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887

"Each painting has its own way of evolving... When the painting is finished, the subject reveals itself"
William Baziotes