A sunny day cloud for a dark rainy day here in Rhode Island. I am not sure why its clouds I want to paint lately. I tried starting out a few bird sketches (to be in keeping with the below information which I wished to post) this morning: to no avail. I heard myself saying, outloud, "I just don't want to paint birds right now". It was clear as day so I let myself turn happily back to this painting I began yesterday. Oil on canvas, 40"x30".
I am glad to say I'll be participating again in Bird's of a Feather, Katherine Lovell's annual invitational art show. It will be held at her new studio in Tiverton, RI. The opening reception is Saturday eveing September 8, 6-9PM, I would love to see you there!
Here are the details: Birds of a Feather, Annual invitational Art Show, September 8-22, Kathrine lovell Studio & Gallery, The Mill Pond Shops, 3964 Main Rd. Tiverton, RI 02878
Oh bright memory! Out of the blue yesterday my sister texted a photo of some Moroccon slippers which she and I shopped for together. Today I am grappling with my own pair on a large scale in oil and here in watercolor at 6"x4".
Day 3 of Second Grade and I am feeling the glorious truth of regular studio time! I skipped phone calls/emails/errands/house cleaning this morning to head straight for the paint brushes. Its wonderful to me that in writing this post I am able to see how accurately the painting reflects my re-entry daze and the clamor of possibility. -Iwanttopainteverythingallatonce!
Oil on canvas, 24"x24", a painting of the souks of Marrakech, blurry. It will likely be included in one of two upcoming Moroccan themed shows with Elizabeth and other Canadian artists in Ontario. I'll post that information here.
Today Captain Spectacular begins the second grade. My nephew, however, is still on vacation and he and I spent the morning in the studio. He chose to paint Providence while I worked on marrakech. We are both working in pencil and acrylic paint on paper (approximately 20"x16" and 24"x12", respectively). After lunch he will teach me how to play soccer.
It was a beautiful rainy day in Newport, RI for the Newport Art Museum's annual Wet Paint. I painted the first at the corner of Belleview Ave. and Downing St. under a tree to keep out of the drizzle. The second is from Brenton Point where I painted in my car. Such a peaceful spot, with sailboats in the rain. These paintings will be in the Wet Paint auction Sunday August 19 proceeds of which support the Museum.
I am very excited about the prospect of doing a bit of plein air painting tomorrow morning at the Newport Art Museum's annual Wet Paint. It might turn out to be car painting depending on the weather. I'll bring this one along too. Its certainly wet. 20"x20", oil on canvas.