Monday, March 16, 2009

Birthday Weekend

Above and below are the work of Thomas Sgouros, a Providence painter who had a show in the Bristol Art Museum opening this past weekend. I went on my birthday with Tim, just because we happened to be walking by - and I was blown away - these are huge canvases, maybe 6'x6', and the colors are to die for - the camera distorted the shape and color, and not having the image in front of me, I couldn't adjust it! I dragged my son Conor over to see it while the lasagna was baking (yes, I ended up overcooking it) and we walked into the aftermath of a talk by the artist - COOL - on his way out the door I couldn't resist telling him how much I enjoyed his work - and got a photo of the 2 of us in front of one of his pieces! I saved the lasagna with a little extra sauce, and ended up eating way too much of it (I forgot Tim had made his famous German Chocolate cake, too)!

And below, I've shown a little detail, and the whole of the mother-and-child painting done from a photo at the beach last summer. The little red haired boy was so fun to do with his big diaper laden swimsuit! Once again, they were silhouetted. I'm not finished with this, but all I'm really going to do is put in their reflections, which will help them 'stand up' in the water.


Nancy B. Hartley said...

Kelley, First of all, happy birthday to you!!! I love the photos of Thomas Sgouro's skyscapes. They look like your post on Feb.26th. That is a gorgeous painting! Also, I agree with you about Slumdog Millionaire, I covered my eyes too.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Thanks, Nancy! Oh, if I could only paint like Sgouro! And now I know I could go to the movies with you ;)

Maura Fine said...

Your sky paintings are gorgeous, especially the three dimensionality of the clouds, very ethereal!
On Slumdog Millionaire, I covered my eyes through most of the beginning and got up a couple times to see what was playing in the other theatres.

Paula Villanova said...

Wow, these Sgouro paintings are fantastic. I love his use of color and the size of the paintings has major impact too. I also love the little guy in your beach painting...It cracks me up to see that is a good subject for a silhouette!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Maura, you make me feel so much better by saying that about Slumdog! And, thank you so much for the comment on the skies. I'm excited to be working on them, and that's a good thing! Paula, thanks, the stance is IT!

Dean Grey said...

Wow, you weren't kidding, Kelley!

Thomas' paintings are HUGE! Quite impressive.

How lucky that you got to see them in person. They look awesome!