Monday, July 28, 2008

WIP, Hull View 18x24 Acrylic

Did a little more work on it (see above) and thought I'd post the progress....

Friday Paula Villanova (check out her cool blog) and I visited the beautiful home of our friend Janet who lives in Hull, MA (right near Oceanside 17 Gallery, which you should DEFINITELY check out).  We painted from the small juliet balcony which had a panoramic view of the Bay in Hull.  She served a wonderful lunch (so why does painting make you so hungry?) So much to choose from to paint!  I chose this view down the hill looking out towards World's End in Hingham, a Land Trust Preseve which is open to the public with wonderful walking trails and views from Hull to Boston.  Painted there last Fall.  
Anyway, it was hot as blazes, and I had to leave before it was finished, but this is what I got so far.  I will work on the distance, and shore up the shadow areas, but I like the view!  Thanks, Janet!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Barns in Portsmouth, RI, acrylic 14x18


We painted Plein Air at Judy Chaves' house yesterday in the late light.  We were waiting for the cows to come out, which they did, as we were packing up to go home & cook dinner :(   Apparently the cows (which are dairy cows, but I don't know that that matters) like the grass to nibble, but not these tuft-y weeds, so they grow, while the grass gets nibbled down.  Loved the light on the barn and out building.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pembroke Arts Festival, August 1 and 2, 2008


Today I heard that I got 3 pieces into the Pembroke Arts Festival Juried Show.  I'm thrilled that "Atheena Ballerina" won an Honorable Mention Award!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Opening at the Ventress LIbrary 7/14

A young art lover....

Paula Villanova and Nina Villanova being so kind, after hanging the show, to come to the Opening, too....

Tim and I, trying to get a good photo of both of us...


Well, the 'Opening' finally happened.  Monday night, with a light turnout.  My family & friends were there, however, and I think the show looked good.  Here are a few photos.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

New Stuff

A 'Toulouse Lautrec" inspired model...


A sunset on a "Hot Summer Night"...



And a Potato Field at "Wingover Farm" in Tiverton...


These paintings are what I've been doing on my 'week off' after my show got hung last week.  I swore I was going to give myself 2 weeks of 'no-painting', to lie fallow, so to speak, and rest from the (exciting) goings on of putting up a one-person show.  To repeat my Daily Blog - my show is at the Ventress Library, in Marshfield, MA through Mid August.  The show is sponsored by the North River Arts Association, and I am eternally grateful for this opportunity.  Photos from the Opening will be posted later this week.  The Opening is July 14, Monday, from 7 - 8:30.  No alcohol is served inside the Library, and there will be light refreshments inside.  But my car will be serving a Tailgate Party!  So to paraphrase Ernie Boc the car dealer ... "Come On Down!"