Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Square Where? Over here.

Roll of The Farm 12x12" two. Diptych, available

Looking Up, 12x12" available
BIW, The Maine Crane, 12x12" available

If you were hoping I would add some new pieces, today is the day..
 Here are three new pieces for you to consider. One is a Diptych of two 12x12"s and two are 12x12". I will have a regular rambling post up in a day or two. So come on back.

quote: "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home" Twyla Tharp

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ground Control to Major Tom

 So one of the first pieces I painted in my new studio is this still life. The studio is north lit which is new for me. I have usually ended up with south and east facing windows in my studios. this can be good and bad depending on what your going for. Luckily, I want to be able to recreate all lighting situations and the new one is "north".
"Studio, So Still" 10x20" available

So another recommendation from a trusted friend, I was urged to contact Utrecht and show them this painting. Thinking that they may want to use it, buy it..?. who knows? So I did. I know, I spread good news here like its bird seed but this one ends anticlimactically.. They have ignored my emails (or i just tried the wrong people??) of just asking who I should contact at Utrecht.. So believing fully in my friends recommendation that someone at Utrecht should see this piece I have taken to the streets here ( virtual bloggish streets) to ask if any of you know someone at Utrecht and If you do can you tell them to look at this piece.?. If they are interested, I will accept payment in the form of Titanium White in large tubes or cans.. :))

Quote: "The Day is coming when a single carrot freshly observed will set off a revolution."
   Paul Cezanne

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Out N About

All Aboard, Study, 11x14, available
All Aboard, 24x30" available

So recently a good friend told me that there was a place I could go to paint and there would be a train parked there.. So I went. Just when I was about done with the Plein Air piece 11x14" (see top photo) the clouds rolled in. This was the beginning of  a recent big snow storm you might have heard something about..
 The photo below is a very bad photo of the studio piece (24x30") from my small plein air piece, photo and imagination. I froze painting this.. As I type this, more snow is falling. Fun!

Quote: "It is good for young people to have a model, but they should forego looking at the model while they paint. " Paul Gauguin

If you are interested, there are still a handful of very modestly priced pieces for sale in my Etsy Gallery Store. The link for this store is in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Once, Twice, Four Times a Lady

Balanced, 6x8"available
Nap Time, 6x8" available
Wobble, 6x8", available

 Here are four more figure pieces that I have for sale at an extremely modest price. $40. each. just email me @painter 03 @ yahoo . com (spaced to elude spam bots) and i will get your choice right out to you. these are all painted on heavy archival paper that I have coated with a few coats of high quality gesso.
  As always there are still some pieces to view on my Etsy Store Gallery and a Sale for the next couple days at my gallery in Camden, Camden Falls Gallery. Both have links in the upper right hand corner of the blog.


"Get back to the joy of painting and trust that all you need to know is within you."

"Good things come when one no longer cares about pleasing anyone else."

both quotes are by Ken Kewley. 
Sphinx, 6x8", available are four more 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Recline, Shovel, Recline Shovel Repeat

Fainting, 6x8", SOLD

 I type this as snow falls for what is supposed to be the "Blizzard of The Century" this sounded ominous  when I first heard that title till I remembered that this century is only about a dozen years old.. Like anything mundane we must try to make it Art and in any good art there is drama. The weather people are definitely trying to be weather artists.

 So while you may still have electricity and while I do, thought I would post a few more of my on going efforts in quick pose figure sketching. Reclining foreshortened poses like these are enough to make most all figure drawing/painters go bananas. Only tip i can give (that may actually help) is measure your shadow shapes and try not to be tricked by common knowledge of form. You are looking for the uncommon and original shapes that a human form creates.
   Like the last post, all of these are 6x8" and for sale for a modest price of $40. each. If you are interested please contact me at painter03 at yahoo. com. again, spaced to avoid spam bots. (I had to further disguise my email by taking away the @ symbol.. I was spam attacked within half an hour of this post going up.) Thank you for stopping by, stay warm !
Upside Down, 6x8",available
Sunday Afternoon,6x8",available

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Figure Sketch Du Jour

"Who Me?" 6x8" available
 Three more pieces in my current affair with figure sketching. All of these are 6x8" on gessoed archival card stock like paper.  To give a better idea of the color the ones with background showing are on white. Ive come to the conclusion that if I expose these images to that level you get brush stroke glare and lose the color. Damned if you do, damned if you don't..?.  I would be posting all of these in my Etsy Store but like i said in the last post, putting these up for sale there costs money and at one point I had about 40 items for sale. So the gallery is thinned down to a reasonable amount of work on display. I will be adding new work regularly just not five at a time.
 So, these three, 6x8"s, Oil on paper are priced at $40. each. if you are interested email me at painter03@ yahoo dot com. That email is spaced and spelled out so the spam bots don't flood me with spam.
 For the record, I wasn't gonna post these for sale but a trusted friend saw them and suggested it.  

Quote: "The living model, the naked body of a woman, is the privileged seat of feeling, but also of questioning.... The model must mark you, awaken in you an emotion which you seek in turn to express." Henri Matisse
"Posed" 6x8" available

"Ponder" 6x8" available

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Three Of A Kind

Three of a kind 6x12, available
 So recently I started attending the local figure groups in the area. This piece "Three of a Kind" 6x12" was a  three successive poses of the same pose and the model rotated every five minutes. I am loving the lack of time that a five minute pose causes. All other concerns besides "the essentials" fly out the window and you just step on the gas. I will be selling these short poses, mostly on gessoed, archival heavy paper on my Etsy store. This one happens to be canvas covered board. The link to my Etsy store is in the upper right hand corner of the blog.

 If you visited the Etsy recently you may notice half of the gallery is missing." My virtual walls are bare!!" you might say.. well, if there was something you were contemplating let me know. I have to pay fees to keep that store open and list so if it didn't get that many views, off it went..

Friday, February 1, 2013

Frozen Results

Frozen Result,  18x12, possibly for sale if you ask nice enough.
 Here is that piece I was talking about in my last post. It was barely double digit degrees outside with the wind chill and i even painted up hill both ways!! It seems like i was warm enough to get the drawing right and after that I lost it.. The brush went wild and on its own adventure. I like it though and for about forty minutes Ill take it.

 This scene is at my new place and caught my eye when i first came to view it. I know I will be trying again in the near future but hopefully a little warmer out when I do.

A rumor I heard once is that (have I said this before?) Russian painters used to bring vodka to mix into their oils to keep them looser, the paint that is.. Sure they did..

Thanks for stopping by!

Quote: "No Matter how hard you work, there's someone out there who's working harder. But don't let that discourage you. Hard work doesn't necessarily mean effective work" Harley Brown

I guess if you're lazy that quote is pretty comforting.. ha! I'm kidding..