Note cards are in!! Each pack has 2 each of 5 different Santa paintings and plain white envelopes - perfect for little holiday notes to friends or just to have around as decoration - they would even look cute framed! I'll have them at the RISD Holiday Sale, my Etsy shop or stop by the studio
here is my handsome date checking out my work at the Artists for Save the Bay event. This show is going on until Dec 28 - and is a great way to support local artists, Save the Bay and get some original bay themed art for a gift - a win,win win! more info HERE
and these 4 cuties are all ready to be hung at the DeBlois Gallery in Newport RI for their Invitational Itty Bitty Picture Show - opening this weekend -
6x8" oil - sooooo not chillin right now! - getting ready for the RISD holiday sale, framing paintings for a gallery, commissions, mailings, teaching ... in between all the mom duties, and holiday planning.
You know the drill - same crazies at your house, and at the North Pole too ..... sooooo, back to sipping the now luke warm latte... I'll drift off to Santas beach, ya coming?
So happy to be apart of Artists for Save the Bay again this year. What a great way to support local artists and the Bay....check it out HERE - the Opening Reception is thursday, Nov 18, - 5:30 - 7:30 @ the Save the Bay Center in Prov. - which is such a cool building btw
6x6" oil - every year during this week I HAVE to go outside and paint - and it has to be trees - Ive got a thing for dark trunks against the orange leaves. Also has to be loose and painterly, I want to capture the feeling of being in the woods this time of year not every branch,leaf or twig
6x6" oil - a treat from saturday night at my studio with girlfriends ---I am completely obsessed with my larger works - these little ones have truly become my warmups before diving into the big ones. It really is a great way to loosen up and get 'ready'
20x20" oil on canvas --- Furlough series - a departure, a vacation, breathing space -- painting the way I've been thinking about for a while now....still fascinated by people at the beach as a subject but now there are other things at play. Layers for one. Getting away from realism is another. So take a little vaca with me, lets see where it goes
20x20" oil on canvas -- the one that started it all - this new series - -this thing that is consuming my thoughts and keeping me up at night :) ..... best seen in person and guess what you can! soon i'll host an open studio to celebrate my new space but until then you can stop by Oct 17. I'm in the 30 Cutler St. mill building
20x20 oil - below is a close up - bought a bunch of 20x20 canvases today and painted 3 already - pushing things into a more abstract zone, thinking about the negative space and the thick vs thin paint and the drippy stuff too. Normally the subject would be the thick paint and the background or the negative space...the "ocean" around the subject would be the thinner paint. Today I thought "what if I flipped it ?"
more exploring of this.... enjoying a more contemporary bent and the bigger size
here are 2 of the demos Carol Marine did at the workshop - so great to get back to basics and be a student again - for 3 days straight. Carol - is a terrific instructor - wise beyond her years! Great bunch of artists in the group too!! I will post links to some of them soon.
Below are some of my boards - some of them are 10 min studies.. I'm super comfortable painting my way around the human form but put an apple in front of me!! eeeek - scary!! Soooo they were my focus during this workshop - .... Carol is THE Queen of painting apples so thought I'ld learn from the best