Sunday, March 31, 2013

1406 Sunlit NYC

sold This month's GJWP challenge is "Sunlight" - I took the photo reference for this painting when I was in NYC. I opened the curtains in our hotel room to spot the sun bouncing off this water tower. landscape, 6" x 6"

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

1401 Re-imagine

Tonight marks the launch of the third issue of Mount Hope Literary Magazine - click here to view the magazine  - the publication is produced twice yearly at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI and features fiction, non-fiction, interviews, poetry, photography and a graphic novel. .  .

Author Margot Livesey read at the event tonight from her latest book, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, which she described as a 'reimagining' of Bronte's Jane Eyre - after listening to Livesey read the few first few pages, I'm hooked - my copy has been ordered! still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase

Friday, March 22, 2013

1397 Night Out

Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening at the South Shore Conservatory. The show is up until June 7th for anyone who still wants to see it. still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase

Thursday, March 21, 2013

1396 Slide

sold still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"  Other News: Join me for an opening reception - - Friday, March 22nd from 6-8 at the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham. Twenty daily paintings are on display in the Dorothy and Robert Palmer Gallery. One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA 02043 (781) 749-7565

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

1394 Pepe Giallo

After our gallery walk on Saturday, we happened upon Pepe Giallo for lunch and to our surprise in the way back there was a heated patio/garden area, filled with fresh flowers and plants. still life, acrylic, 4" x 4" $60 click here to purchase

Monday, March 18, 2013

1393 Chelsea

sold We arrived in NYC early on Saturday and headed straight to the galleries in Chelsea just as they were opening. Our first stop was the  Monya Rowe Gallery to see Vera Iliatoya's show, Days of Never. Second on our list was Jean-Michel Basquiat at Gagsoian,  this exhibit featured over fifty of Basquiat's works. . . in between we saw an exhibit at Pace by painter Adrian Ghenie  and then an exhibit of Jim Dine's paintings  and a  stop motion claymation film by Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg at Zach Feur and a photocopy of a Richard Serra piece (don't ask).

Oh, another highlight was a Philip Gustin painting and eee - so many more galleries were seen. I need a week for each block. . . speaking of the block, we saw an outdoor installation by El Anatsui which was above us on the High Line -  they converted the old elevated railway into a public park - art everywhere! So. . .  this is a recap of our morning and early afternoon, more soon. still life, acrylic, 6"x 6" $100 click here to purchase. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

1392 Central Park South

sold I did this little painting in the lobby of our hotel early this morning in NYC. It was the view out the window and what better way to utilize my limited color palette by honing in on the grays of the buildings. . . more about NYC, from Matisse to Manet to making it back home again - tomorrow! 4x4" acrylic on paper board

Saturday, March 16, 2013

1391 Checklist

I packed my bag with an even more revised limited palette and discovered another space saving tip - cutting the handle off the brush!  So, I'm wondering did you ever read the book, Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson? He and his old college friend decided without too much preparation to hike the Appalachian Trail. At the start of the hike, Bryson's traveling companion threw the coffee filters out of his backpack to lighten his load - That's about describes how I packed. still life, acrylic, 4" x 4" $60 click here to purchase

Friday, March 15, 2013

1390 This time tomorrow

sold By this time tomorrow we will be at the Matisse show. . . by way of about six galleries and one parade. still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Thursday, March 14, 2013

1389 Art Walk

sold It's spring break, so I'm planning on meeting some classmates in NYC to see as many art exhibits as possible in 30 hours. This is my sketchbook of choice for the trip, or as you might imagine,  it's the only one I have room for, it's 4"x 3".  still life, acrylic, 6 x 6"

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

1385 Slurp

donated Has anyone made a book by uploading (slurping?) straight from their blog? If so, what company did you use?  still life, 6" x 6" acrylic

Friday, March 8, 2013

1383 Six

sold Brie got snow for her birthday today. Lots and lots of delicious snow. And for Brie's birthday, I got a random act of snow plowing - right when I was thinking, Do I really need to shovel all that? I wonder if I can just drive right over it. . . still life, acrylic 6" x 6"

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

1381 Snow Globe

sold Brie the dog is doing a snow dance and she is also wearing her pajamas backwards - she wants her snow-snacks back. To her fluffy little dismay the patches of snow (snow-snacks to her) suddenly melted this week. still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

1377 Take It

sold I saw two other exhibits this week in Boston that I have been wanting to see which both close this weekend. First I saw Passing Time at MassArt, which was a group show of time based artists. My favorite piece was an installation by  Félix González-Torres (link to NY Times article for more info on the artist), called Untitled (Public Opinion). This work consists of 700 pounds of black rod licorice candy which González-Torres expects the viewer to take - in fact the message of the piece is linked to the slow removal of each piece of candy. González-Torres uses 'ideal weights' of candy to convey different subjects and meanings, in this particular piece the disappearing missile shaped candies represents the rise in war death tolls and when the pile of candy lessens it is replenished, just as soldiers would be replaced.

Next, I went to the ICA to see the exhibit called, This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980's. It's hard to say exactly what my favorite piece was in this exhibit, because there were so many varying artists and works and I adored so many. But I was delighted to see two of Adrian Piper's Calling Cards, and there were even copies of them to take home. OH and I have the wrapper from the piece of candy I took from Félix González-Torres piece too  (it was my favorite, black licorice, it never stood a chance at being saved). still life, acrylic, 6" x 6"