Wednesday, October 31, 2012

1255 One Hat

sold 'Hat' is the GJWP challenge theme for October - I had Cape Cod Mudheads on my mind. . .  still life, acrylic, 4"x 4"

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

1254 nine flipflops

We found nine flipflops and one loaf of crusty bread washed up on shore from the storm. Thank you for the emails checking in on us. .  .all is well here and Brie the dog is enjoying the bounty of sticks that arrived (magically) in her yard. .  . . . . still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase

Monday, October 29, 2012

1253 Twice

Mornin'! We've lost power twice so far since last night, but the electric company has restored it within an hour each time - thank you Hingham Light - heat and lights and coffee are nice  - regardless if we have the creature comforts, the creature and I are safe, high on a rock in the fishing camp. And I don't suppose a fluffy someone will move out of her nest she just made with blankets for the rest of the storm.
still life, acrylic, 4" x 4"sold 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

1252 Outdoors In

We're ready. The deck furniture is now in the living room for the duration of the storm - very chic. Other news: I attended a panel discussion today at the ICA. "New Voices/New Visions" featured four Boston curators - Al Miner from the MFA, Trevor Smith from the Peabody Essex Museum, Paul C. Ha the Director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center and Jenelle Porter of the ICA. Porter remarked on the lack of an alternative art scene in Boston. She went on to describe the active, artist run alternative art scene in Philadelphia and commented that these venues can act as 'feeders' for curators in contemporary art. (I quickly gathered that the small pile of paintings temporarily housed in the trunk of my car is not quite the alternative art space they were talking about.) still - like the calm before the storm - life, acrylic, 5" x 7" $100 click here to purchase

The lecture hall at the ICA Boston - we had front row seats.

Friday, October 26, 2012

1250 Borderland

sold There has been a turkey in the tree for most of the afternoon. still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

1248 Oddment Excitement

sold Only three Oddments left until #308 - my long awaited Duane Keiser painting. Thanks Gina for the title idea. still life, 5" x 7", acrylic

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

1247 Issue 2

Mount Hope Literary Magazine, Issue 2 launched tonight. Thomas Cobb author of "Crazy Heart," spoke this evening at Roger Williams University. You can read his short story, "The Rise of Capitalism in the West, 1909," on page 97. still life, acrylic, 5" x 7" $100 click here to purchase

Monday, October 22, 2012

1246 Sand Dollar

I'm too polite to tell you what Brie found on the beach today - but it was not as delightful as my sand dollar.  still painting, 5" x 7", acrylic, $100 click here to purchase

Sunday, October 21, 2012

1245 This and Others

This and other new paintings are on display at White Magedelena House in Hingham Square. Thank you everyone for coming out today - the day was festive and flew by - still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

1244 Arts Walk

I'll be at White Magdelena House, noon to four - Sunday  - 60 South Street, Hingham Square - and over 60 artists will showing throughout the walk this year. Click here for more details. still life, acrylic, 5" x  7" $100 click here to purchase 

Friday, October 19, 2012

1243 Game Night

Back to the old neighborhood, Hull Village for a little friendly competition tonight. still life, acrylic, 5" x 7" $100 click here to purchase

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

1240 Walk

sold Over 60 Artists will be participating in the Hingham Arts Walk is this Sunday, October 21st from noon to four -  I'll be at White Magdelena House - 60 South Street, Hingham Square - Maps can be picked up at Noble's Camera, 29 Main Street, Hingham Square. still painting, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

1237 First day of school

sold We started our first day of  class today at the North River Arts Society, the class is held in the newly renovated firehouse. This is the demo I did, but I was thinking of flowers - still life, 6" x 6" acrylic,

Thursday, October 11, 2012

1235 Chic Challenge

sold We had our GJWP monthly gathering last night. This month's challenge was 'Chic,' so we decided, unbeknownst to the hostess,  that we would paint pictures of her! Since our chic GJWPainter had recently attended fashion week in NYC (read the recap of the trip here at Posh Palettes, Pamela Copeman Design Group's Blog)  we were not at a loss for ideas. I followed Pam's trip on Twitter so I picked a photo of a spectacular shoe she tried on (I knew she wouldn't mind if I used one of her pictures). . . but little did I know this shoe was $4000 - I have grand taste. . . (is that for both shoes or just one?).

And here are some photos of the GJWP meeting last night. . . 

Today's daily painting still life, acrylic, 5" x 7"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

1234. . . 5,6,7. . .

sold I'll tell you more about today, tomorrow. . . still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Monday, October 8, 2012

1232 Homework

sold Our first written assignment for the contemporary art course I'm taking this semester had us reading, viewing and listening. We viewed artwork and read criticism on German painter, Neo Rauch and the Brazilian painter, Beatriz Milhazes. The we listened to music from a 1960's Brazilian artistic movement called "Tropic├ília" (I had no idea that some songs I hear - and like now - were made during this time). And lastly, we looked at  the work of architect Jean Nouvel. I liked them all for different reasons, but mostly for the stories they tell through their work. For me, I think Jean Nouvel summed up a common thread that was apparent for all of them, stating that "A city's heritage is not ignored, but brought to life." still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Saturday, October 6, 2012

1230 Acorns

I'm trying out a more bristly brush here for a more pronounced brush stroke. still life, acrylic 4" x 4" $60 click here to purchase

Friday, October 5, 2012

1229 They Did

sold Tonight, I saw the artist, Vik Muniz, give a talk at BU. Back in post #1132, I was impressed by a documentary about him called, "Wasteland." In the film, the artist returns to his native country, Brazil, and creates artwork around a group of landfill scavengers. Tonight's talk showcased this as well as other pieces he created, like, Couds. The piece, "Clouds," is just this, a line drawing of a cloud in the sky. The drawing itself mimics that of a child's interpretative line drawing but it is drawn by a sky writer. still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

1227 I do and don't

sold These new panels are thicker and have a little cut out on the back, so they can hang up all on their own. But they take careful planning in that one has to look at the back before one starts painting to determine which end is up. I'm not so good at this yet and today's painting has been rotated 90° CCW to accommodate the hook-y thing. still life, acrylic, 4"x 4"
Other News: Below is an image from my sketchbook of some thumbnails. I use these now (thanks to the reminder of my summer mentor) to be able to explore different compositions. Before I started using them (I did them all the time as a student and when I work on client things) I wasn't staying with the subject for a very long time, I would bounce around, get more flowers, what have you. But by drawing the thumbnails I spend more time with the subject and figure out new ways of seeing it. I don't transfer the thumbnail to the canvas, but use it as a rough guideline for planning.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

1226 Simply Smart (milk)

sold Other News: I attended The SAMFund Make a Difference Celebration at Black Rock CC this morning. The SAMFund received a generous award from Hood Simply Smart Milk "Make a Difference, Taste a Difference"  competition. Chris Evert presented the award this morning, with an added surprise.  More News Still: Brie, the dog, thought I should bring a deflated, slightly used (read chewed) tennis ball for her to autograph - since Brie can't read, I don't think she'll notice I didn't work up the nerve. breakfast life, acrylic, 6x6"

Monday, October 1, 2012

1225 Official

sold We got the beach back today - dogs are allowed again! still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"Other News: The GJWP painting challenge is posted, this month's theme - 'chic.'