Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Doing any kind of an abstract piece is a departure from my usual subjects. I like to experiment with new approaches to art but it doesn't come easily for me as more of a traditionalist when it comes to subject matter.
This painting is available through my studio.
Trying to remain faithful to catching up on work done last year but not posted.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Finally getting caught up with posting most of my paintings more recently completed during 2013. As I indicated in a previous post I easily get behind in posting but that doesn't mean that I have stopped painting. Of course like any artist i go through periods of rapid production and periods of painting less often. Life often gets in the way of doing those things that one enjoys! On of the pleasures of winter is gazing out my patio doors to my bird feeder and whenever a blue jay or cardinal is feeding at the feeder it is always a great unexpected pleasure. Loudly protesting and often being a bit of a bully to smaller birds the color of the blue jay is always exciting against a snowy background. This painting was inspired by such a visit from this bird. The painting is available for purchase through my Sunset Studio in suite #326 at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA.
This painting in a more impressionistic style is of another peaceful spot on Cape Code Massachusetts in the town of Chatham and is of the gazebo seaside behind the Chatham Bars Inn. The inn is a favorite vacation stop over for many visitors to the Cape. When the gardens are in full bloom it is a riot of color and one of the most peaceful and relaxing places one can spend an afternoon. This painting is available through my studio.
Cape Cod which makes up what is often called the hook of Massachusetts is a favorite place for tourists to the area to visit. Toward the outer part of this Cape approaching Provincetown is the town of Nauset whith its famous barrier beach visited and enjoyed by many during those hot summer days. At the end of the beach stands the Nauset Beach Lighthouse. This quick little painting 8 X 10 oil on canvas was inspired by a visit to that famous beach during summer 2013.
Off the coast of Massachusetts lie several islands that are easily accessible by ferry from either Hyannis or Woods Hole Massachusetts. One of my favorite places to visit is the serenity and quiet of a small fishing village on the larger Island of Martha's Vineyard. This painting was inspired by one of those visits and is a representation of the very small fishing village of Menemsha Bay.
I am always drawn to the ocean and on this day the ocean was calm allowing for the reflection of the fishing boat in the water which was a new challenge to paint. New England and the Massachusetts coastline has
several of these small coves where similar scenes exist. This painting is available through my studio and would love a home on a wall in a summer home by the ocean.
In the continuing process of updating more recent work I thought that it would be nice to show a few pictures of the last big promotion at my Western Avenue Sunset Studio. On the first Saturday in February the Western Avenue Studios and Lofts holds what we call "Gifts From The Heart" a special promotion for Valentines Day. These pictures show a few of the improvements at Western Avenue that I have previously talked about as well as banners announcing this special promotion. On February 1st I was fortunate enough to have 87 visitors in my studio #326 at Western Avenue.