Saturday, June 30, 2012

1132 Didn't They?

sold I just watched the documentary "Wasteland." In the film artist Vik Muniz, returns to his native Brazil to film and create artwork of/about a group of recyclable landfill pickers. The film is memorable for many reasons, particularly as to how Muniz redistributes the funds generated by the sales of the work.  still life, acrylic, 6x6"

Friday, June 29, 2012

1131 Bayside

sold After I painted my flowers this morning, I went for a morning walk on the beach. It was high tide, so we ended up here on the bayside, which is just across the street. This is my GJWP monthly challenge post. . . last month's challenge was "Tools of the Trade." And you guessed it, I painted flowers. Although I definitely could have tied flowers into this month's theme too, I thought it'd be nice to do something different. Landscape, acrylic, 5" x 7"

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

1129 This End Up

New panel, 1/2" thick complete with a built in hook in the back - which makes it difficult to turn the painting upside down if you feel like the direction you are in needs, well, a new direction. still life, acrylic, 4x4" $60 click here to purchase 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

1126 Contents

I opened this can and froze the contents in order to use it for my flowers. Which must mean I'm done thinking about the panels. still life, acrylic, 5" x 7"

Saturday, June 23, 2012

1125 slab

sold Different thicker panel, 1/2" thick - with built in hook in the back, but I like the other thinner panels better, because I can use the front or the back and they fit in my panel holder on my easel, the thicker ones are too thick.  (I seriously need to get over this panel thing.) still life, 4x4" acrylic

Friday, June 22, 2012

1124 Warming Up

sold I'm getting along with the new panels just fine now. still life, acrylic

Thursday, June 21, 2012

1123 Squishy

That humidity I loved yesterday is still here today and it's making for some really soft edge work in this painting. still life, acrylic, 6x6"

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

1122 All Day

I love the humidity, this painting stayed wet most of the day, so I kept playing with it. First the flowers were on the window sill, then the floor, then in the sink. I was chasing the light, apparently (first rule of what not to do). It was about four other paintings before I finally stopped. still life, acrylic, 4"x8" Other News: Openings this Friday night; Forever Farbush, at Oceanside 17, 17 Rockland Circle, Hull, MA  5:30 - 8:30 • Page Railsback Open Studio from 5-8, 36 North Street, Hingham, MA • Kelley MacDonald, 6-8:30 at Art Stable Gallery in Westport, MA

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

1121 After but Before

Although I do most of my daily paintings at 5am, because I like to start my day painting, my preferred light to paint with is in the afternoon. Today I painted these around four-ish - after Brie's walk, but before her dinner. . . I've been thinking of light as an object, something that takes up space and cannot be contained. still life, acrylic, 6x6"

Monday, June 18, 2012

1120 Three Coats

sold Three coats of paint for the base layer does the trick for getting these brand new panels ready for painting. I used red and  I'm going to try gray too. I also tried clear gesso but it was gritty, so I didn't like it. Other News: I have been watching the documentary "Painters Painting" this week. A lot of footage of artists in NYC prior to 1970. still life, acrylic,

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

1115 Surprise (surprise!)

Sunflowers again! Surprised? But wait there's another surprise - Happy Birthday Suzanne - this bunch is just for you. . .

Friday, June 8, 2012

1110 Girls

The Girls (who just can't stop painting) got together this evening for our monthly critique and dinner. Tonight we gathered in an old summer house directly on the water. Nothing but years of summer fun in that house - a legacy of beach days. still life, acrylic, 6x6" $100 click here to purchase

The view from the top floor. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

1109 Paint (as paint)

I've been thinking about applying paint as paint. This makes sense in my head.  still life, acrylic, $60 click here to purchase

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

1108 A Lot of Blue

sold This was a good blue mixing test. still life, acrylic, 6x6"

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

1107 take out

sold I've been thinking about taking things out of the picture and putting things in - I'm looking at two ways of filling space, just to see. When I work on the bigger paintings I put things in, then cover them up with paint, then put them back, then cover them up again, it's a process and some things get left behind. still life, 4x4" acrylic  Other News: Below is the drawing I did last week of the Provincetown space I was living in. The drawing is on Fabriano paper with walnut ink and some acrylic for the darks. It's around 50" I think. (click to enlarge)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

1104 Not a Morning Painting

I did my five a.m. painting, but later while I was reading a book by Terry Smith for my hw assignment for next week's class I kept looking at the space between these two hydrangeas. I thought it would be interesting to paint, which of course, ended the reading.

Friday, June 1, 2012

1103 Rules

Since January, I've been writing, drawing and painting in a sketchbook (almost everyday). Sometimes I record ideas and sometimes color combinations I see or find. Today I recorded hydrangea blues in the book. still life, acrylic, 5x7