Inspired by some scenery on recent vacations and spending lots of time in Sandwich, as well as having a need to come up with some new material for the Gallery, I've been working on new paintings. Here are a few of them.
This is Atlantic Sunrise, from a photo taken by our friend Pam when we spent a week in the Outer Banks last summer. At 5 am, the light is really like this as the sun peeps over the horizon.
Atlantic Sunrise 12x24 (Sold)
While kayaking in the Berkshires, we had to paddle through a tangle of lily pads to get to the open lake. When the lilies came out, I got inspired to just float through them and paint them (from a photo, of course).
Water Liliies 12x36 $200
The little town of Sandwich, MA has such an abundance of scenery that just begs to be painted. I've been doing some of the town beach and the "off road' beach, Sandy Neck. Here's one of the town beach looking East.
Town Neck Beach towards Barnstable 9x12 (Sold)
I've been doing a number paintings of the salt marshes in the area and more beach scenes and will post them soon. Keep tuned.
Thanks to all for your support last weekend at the Gallery at Patriot Place. It was great to see you all and I appreciate your support. I managed to sell a few paintings and didn't spend it all on meals at the mall. Unfortunately, I couldn't take any photos. I got out my camera and noticed that I had no photos in the camera and thought I had deleted all my photos. It turns out I didn't have my memory card in the camera. Phew! Frank and I did some painting outside the gallery and had some conversations with people. The most interested were kids who either wanted to put some paint to our canvases or wanted us to paint them. Ellen Little took this photo of a couple of teens who asked if we could paint them.
I will be one of the “guest” artists at the Gallery at Patriot Place in Foxboro from Friday , 9/9 to Sunday, 9/11. This is a relatively new gallery in Patriot Place that is a great venue for the permanent artists and for guests like me.
I will have a variety of works ranging from beach scenes to red rocks to water lilies and some of the old trucks that I love to do. If you haven’t been to Patriot Place, this may be the excuse you need. Dine at one of the fine restaurants (or 5 Guys), see a movie, visit the Patriot’s Hall of Fame and stop by the Gallery.
The Gallery is located opposite the Good Life store near the CBS Zone. The hours are Friday, 5-9, Saturday 1-9 and Sunday 11-6. I'll be there during the gallery hours. (The Pats play Monday night that weekend.)
When I am in Sedona, I like to go to an old mine in Jerome to paint some of the old trucks there. The mine has lots of old equipment and is a great place for a "gearhead" to pass some time. Here is one of the big rigs that one can find there.
One of the artists with whom I've become friendly, Michael Johnson, liked them and suggested that I try to get them into the Windrush Gallery in Sedona where he is represented. He even emailed the owner which I thought was nice. If you click on the link, you will see that they represent Don Weller, Julie Weller's dad. So, I was pretty intimidated going in there. The owner was very nice and complimentary about my work, but did not have room for another artist at this time. He let me down easy.
So, I showed the trucks to the owner of the house we rent. She loved them and wanted to hang them in her new coffee shop in Phoenix. The coffee shop (Perc Up Coffee Cafe) just opened and she sent me a photo of my paintings on one of their walls. She thinks that the clientele would be interested in them. A review of the cafe said that they had "eclectic artwork adorning their walls". I hope that included my wall.
Over the weekend of July 9th, I was one of 3 guest artists at the new Gallery at Patriot Place in Foxboro. The traffic was a little slow but I enjoyed the company of Lynne Atwood and Elaine Levin. We had a nice time.
Frank Quinn, one of the permanent artists, was the official "hanger" and he did a great job. Here is a photo of my stuff on the back wall.
I only sold one painting over the weekend but, luckily, it was the biggest one. A nice couple bought my Autumn in Vermont painting for their living room.
I will be back in the Gallery on Sept 9th, 10th and 11th.
Welcome to my new blog. I have modified my web page to redirect you to this blog. Blogs are much more flexible and easier to modify than web pages so I should be able to keep this up to date. I will be posting here from time to time (when I have something interesting to show or tell you about) and will gradually move over some of my previous work from the web to the blog.