Warm Wishes to ALL! xxoo
Warm Wishes to ALL! xxoo
Due to the pending snow storm, we have cancelled our Gallery Opening Party. Stay tuned for rescheduling info. We are also thinking about having some hours open next week for any last minute shoppers.....now its time to hunker down and make some hot chocolate and snowflakes of my own
I've been painting this image larger - 16x16 and have been playing around with the composition. this is one of those studies.
Friday, December 19th, 7-10PM Friends & Collectors Evening Nami Gallery & Studios 30 Cutler St #205, Warren RI401-474-0339 Artists Maeve Donohue, David Gonville and Debbie Miller invite you to a celebration reception with hors d'oeuvres, libations and of course, new art!
In addition to our paintings we are unveiling our new gallery space, prints, cards and oil sketches, offering our friends and collectors a chance to buy original art this holiday season with prices starting at 25 dollars. If you would like an invitation mailed to you, please send us your mailing address.For more information visit our website: http://namigallery.blogspot.com/
To all the 'black friday' shoppers out there - heres hoping you find the perfect gift!
My first encaustic! - encaustic is painting with hot wax. - and man, is it different than what I normally do - totally out of my comfort zone! But completely fun and addicting. ---ooh the layers and depth! its completely freeing. Ive been waiting to use this stack of old childrens book pages too.
typically theres a few paintings going on at one time here in my little studio. Its kindof funny right now to look around and see the clash of seasons going on. The Beach vs. the Snow.
Ive got winter on my brain. No doubt the beach will be back but for now its all about the snow :)
Ran by this tree today. Something about it made me go home and get my paints. Maybe it was those last few leaves hanging on, the blue/orange -my favorite combo, or the 'personality' of the tree...whatever it was, glad I went back.
Fall Favorites. Fridays are my day to experiment and have fun painting. Usually that means bigger,looser and a different subject. - although wonky still lives are kindof a 'go to' thing for me.
painting on an cad red light ground - another thing I do alot. even primed a 3'x4' canvas today1
A very personal painting on many levels - Completely inspired by my brother and his Hinterland Series, its of the beach were we spent many many childhood days and drawn from a photo of his daughter running there. meant to be a loose and dreamy interpretation of a favorite place
***FYI*** this sunday 12-5pm is the Warren RI Walkabout (open studios,restaurant tastings etc) -
I will have some of my paintings, (maybe some prints too) on display along with David's work in their old studio space that we are in the process of turning into a gallery space for our work and my sister - in -laws work too. The space is a work in progress but its starting to take shape and we'ld love for you to stop by and say hi - its #205 in the Cutler Building 30 Cutler St Warren
there is something about people leaving the beach that I just cant resist. a favorite subject for sure
Autumn's Gift to New Englanders - the fall color! Have a nice long weekend of leaf peeping!
A sweet little gift - painting presents is a challenge, but as it turns out, a great way to warm up. So I may have more of these from time to time. Perfect for the upcoming gift giving season :)
yesterday I said I was inspired by the paintings of Kimberley Applegate - and I am - but she paints chairs - not presents!!! Karen Appleton is the uber talented lady who paints the presents!!! Check out her website -she's got a great self portrait on there plus loads of packages
My favorite from this little series. much richer in person, cant seem to get the colors right in the photo
thick panel with slots in back for hanging - no framing needed
more loose, suggestive painting going on here. Not so sure about the title but I've been working in my little studio space nonstop since early this am and this is the best I could come up with :)
6x8" oil on gessoboard - contact me for availability
oops - I was supposed to post yesterdays painting today so it would show up on the
Daily Painters home page - the theme for October 1 is 'orange' . So I'll repost this one
more experimenting here.
this is on a 1/4 inch board with black edges and a cutout in the back for easy hanging.
A beach break is a surfing term for when a wave breaks over the sandy bottom rolling into the beach, but I also like the idea of a 'beach break' - taking time out of our regular lives to go to the beach-
-speaking of regular lives: posting early today because I teach kindergarten art on tuesdays.
- I'm thinking about teaching some kind of workshop for adults in 2009 too - any thoughts on that?
-also, I totally appreciate EVERY comment and email I get - lately Ive been slow to respond - due to my busy fall schedule and sharing my computer with a teenager and a couple of pre-teens! - keep the comments coming though! I really do read them and enjoy them.
kelley - no special days in Oct. - just my favorite month here in NE.
Anne M - I sent you an email. did you get it? send me an email, I'ld be glad to help you out.
a re-work of an older painting - adding orange - for October, my favorite month :)
**yesterday I went to the RISD museum to see the new Chace center and also the Dale Chihuly exhibit and the David Macaulay drawings - all amazing -if you are in the area don't miss these!!
Ive been working on a small series of 'bigger' beach scenes - less detailed, more suggesting, lots of paint. they are very fun and possibly leading me in a new direction.
**stay tuned for where this will be hanging!**