Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wellesley Paint Out and Auction

Larry and I painted last month in the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's plein air event "Paint!" and are looking forward to going to the auction this Saturday night. Over 40 artists descended on the Horticultural Society's grounds at Elm Bank and the surrounding area on September 20th and 21st and most have donated 2 paintings each to be auctioned off this Saturday to benefit the Society's educational programs.

The paintings can be viewed at the Hunnewell Building at Elm Bank today, tomorrow and Saturday and will be auctioned this Saturday night October 20th.

The top two paintings (seen abave) are Larry's "Church at South Natick" and "Library at South Natick" and the bottom two are my "Tending Weezie's Garden" and "Charles River Coffee House" which will be in the auction on Saturday.

Monday, July 2, 2007

"Surf Walkers" Award

Yesterday, Larry and I went to the opening of Exhibition II at the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester where this painting, "Surf Walkers" received the Beverly A. DeMont Memorial Award. It was a glorious day by the shore, the coolish dry Canadian air a relief after last weeks heat wave. The new show and the sculpture exhibit are well worth a visit.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Grand Prize Winner !!!

This painting, "At the Museum" was recently chosen Grand Prize Winner in the Masterpiece Canvas Elite Salon Contest which was co-sponsored by the Artist's Magazine who will do a feature on me as part of the prize.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Paintings ready to ship

These three paintings will be shipped to The Walsingham Gallery
in Newburyport, Massachusetts tomorrow for their new show which opens March 16th. It's a wonderful gallery and I am glad to be a part of it. Visit their website...... I'm sure you will enjoy!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

still life demo

I chose the objects for this still life because
of the complementary colors blue and orange.Step1--Drawing....nothing fancy or detailed, just a pleasing arrangement of shapes.

Step2--Find and lay in the big shape of the darkest darks.

Step3-- Lay in the big shape of the mid tones seeking the relative differences in tone,intensity and temperature. I also put in a stroke of the lightest light as a reference to help see the relative differences in value.

Step4-- Lay in the big shape of the lighest areas of the painting, noting the relative differences in tone, intensity and temperature. I am not painting "things", just the big shapes of light, midtone and darks that the light makes over the whole scene.

Step5--finish----coming soon!