Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Work in progress

30" x 24"
Oil on canvas
I've been working on this for a couple of weeks.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

4 Pictures @ 3 Venues

So, the rather loose thread I've woven through my most recent postings has been an accounting of my absence for many prior weeks.  While not posting I painted and drew and did some reading, as well as the other stuff I mentioned above. Most importantly though, I developed a plan to show more work and now find myself engaged in it.
Showing pictures requires energy!  The painting process is such a  powerful draw that it is tough to set priorities not involving picture making.  So planning to show some work requires an extra effort, I think. (My work space clutter will attest to the fact that I'd rather move paint than other stuff; it is easy to see to my path of least resistance!)  Well, actually getting some paintings out of my work room is a significant component of this "plan".   More room for the coffee cups.
And a budget for framing, if necessary, entry/exhibit fees, marketing materials, is part of the "get the work seen" effort so I've found some time was required to look into those things.
So that about does it......that's where I was and the result is:
four pictures completed during the last several years are going to be displayed with works of other local artists at art centers and galleries in Shelburne Falls, Easthampton and Turners Falls, Massachusetts this month and into March.
It's great to participate and be included in these exhibits, each of which is organized around a broad theme and curated with a commitment to promote art!





  

Top to  bottom:

Triple SSS
Nina's Nook
123A Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376 
February 7 - March 14, 2015
Curated by: Nina Rossi

Paradise [not yet] Lost
The Art Garden
14 Depot Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
February 7- March 31, 2015
www.theartgarden.org
Curated by: Jane Wegscheider

Passion
Elusie Gallery
43 Main Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
February 14 - March 7, 2015
www.bigredframe.com
Curated by: Jean-Pierre Pasche


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Charcoal pencil and water on mat board



This is about four years old I think.  Fast work as I recall.  Someday soon (when I have purchased a new camera) I actually will show some current things!!  Found this backed up in a location I was unaware of.  Thanks to the cloud I didn't actually loose all the images I'd thought were gone.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Edited photograph of floral piece

It may be of little interest to those familiar with the properties of photo editing software that someone like myself would get excited experimenting with it.  Sorry, can't help myself!  Anyway, the prospect of making real adjustments to work seems pretty exciting to me.  I like the idea that technology can show me alternatives.  Maybe it just means that I've got a really limited imagination!  Here's the original image.....which actually fairly represents the actual painting and below is the toned-up version made possible by editing software.  So, yes I'm going to tone up the piece.
Cheater?