Does this quote apply to you? Does it even ring true? Well he is a world famous artist, so we will take his advice...teaching four classes next week here in Burlington for the annual Vermont Art Event. So we will work and inspiration will find us!
Thursday, July 14, 2016
The idyllic Vermont scene looking across a cow pasture towards the mountains. Fluffy billowing clouds complete my watercolor landscape sketch. I think this is my fifth cow painting to date...I'm enjoying painting them. Tomorrow is the opening reception for the anniversary show at Furchgott and Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. Just dropped off some new work. Enjoy your summer everyone!
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
This little study done in my sketchbook measures about 5" x 5" and was a study in darks vs. lights. I don't know who won, the dark or light, in this bout...but let's say it's a draw and they are well balanced by the support of the mid-tones. Or at least I hope some version of that theory :)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
I am framing and organizing for upcoming shows....the paperwork, delivery, pick up, entering, refreshing etc....of paintings to various venues is an ongoing cycle....like a merry go round...so this painting is titled "Spreading the Joy", which I hope folks feel when they see my work. Oh and by the way I've opened an Etsy store....hope you check it out!
Monday, June 20, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
For me practicing is key...and I try to draw or paint or create something every day. This includes going to figure sessions where I have the chance to sharpen my eye and observe from life, proportions, lights and shadows and all that comes along with that...not easy, but an ongoing merry-go-round... This drawing was done with watercolor pencils on grey toned paper that I never ended up using water on.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
This weekend is the state-wide Open Studio event here in Vermont. Many artists' studios will be open for visiting, perusing, buying and chatting! I will be taking up some space at one of those studios/gallery....in Warren at my friends Gary Eckhart and Roarke Sharlow's beautiful place. Moosewalk Studios....starting at about 10 am on Saturday until about 5:00...they will be there all weekend...me only on Saturday...hope you can stop by...(I'll have cards, prints, originals and some small oils) Click the link to go to their website for address etc...and follow the yellow signs out there along the Vermont roads!
Monday, May 23, 2016
A little rhododendron sketch in another Kilimanjaro paper sketchbook....that paper is growing on me... It is bright white...the sizing is not too hard and it has a good texture (cold press). I am also using more of the cooler yellows on my palette...like lemon, Winsor, hansa etc....continuing to learn and grow.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
I am so happy to announce that my painting "Little Jester" was selected for publication in North Light Books' latest watercolor competition, Splash 18: Value| Light & Dark! Available next year....looking forward to seeing it in print. On another announcement note...I will be doing a demonstration for the Vermont Watercolor Society at their annual spring meeting this Saturday the 21st of May in Killington. Also check my sidebar or website for my classes schedule for the Vermont Art Event in July.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
The third and final painting that will be at the Bryan Gallery show in Jeffersonville, VT opening this weekend....(details on my website) This one is titled "Knitter's Delight" (my nod to Rapper's Delight..favorite song!) and features a curious and inquisitive sheep. Original size is 15"x15".
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT will host a show titled “From Farm to Table” from May 6 to June 26. I will have three paintings in the show ("Vermont Vermillion" from a previous post is also exhibited). This one is titled "Choco-Latte" and is my third bovine painting to date, I do believe...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
My new painting that is going to be framed and delivered along with two others for the Bryan Gallery "From Farm to Table" exhibit which runs from May 5 to June 26 in Jeffersonville VT. The other two are animals and they are not of the feathered variety! I'll post those here in the next several weeks.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Posting a photo from my sketchbook of two swans and a glimpse of my "doctored" travel palette, which consists of multiple pans (half and full) from different companies. Plus I squeezed extra pigment in empty spaces where I think a small brush would normally live. How to maximize a small color footprint!