Sunday, August 21, 2011

At The Dock

This was my entry for Wet Paint, the big summer fundraiser for The Newport Art Museum which took place this weekend. A fun event that I've participated in for years, we painted at the State Pier again. I started 2 paintings before this, the 1st boat left the dock, wiped that off. Luckily I hadn't gotten very far into it before the owner and his young daughter came aboard, getting underway 10 minutes later. The 2nd one didn't get too far either before being wiped off. This one came together, but not without a struggle. Took alot of photos for studio paintings. Want to explore a larger format with these boats.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

State Pier

The fishing fleet in Newport has long fascinated me, both as subject to paint and an industry to respect and protect. This view is looking back towards Long Wharf.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Shell on Blue

When gallery sitting at The Portsmouth Arts Guild I usually try to paint a simple still life. Found this shell on the mantle in a bowl, perfect as I've done several other shell studies this summer.Mike Rooney was teaching a one-day workshop that particular day, which looked like a fun, super informative class. He's got a very full teaching schedule, glad to have met him.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer White House

Went back again to paint the Eisenhower House in a larger format.. Trying to simplify the trees, the multiple angles of the house, seeing it more as shape than "dormer window". Still hard, but I'm crazy about painting. On another note, many thanks for those who comment and for some reason I can't comment back! A glitch I don't know how to fix in Blogger.I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog and especially to comment!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Spring Bull Gallery

This is my panel  at  The Spring Bull Gallery where I am the guest artist  for the month of August and September. I also have a larger painting on the wall. I will be sending them some jpegs and my bio so that there will be some info about me on their web site soon. Great location on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. I am delighted and excited for this wonderful opportunity