Sunday, November 30, 2014

Charles Piecewic, Model #23

Charles was an excellent model.  We had our doubts that he would last, BUT HE DID!
Charles Piecewicz, Model #23

Aiden Tierney, Model #24

Another People Painting People person:  Aiden Tierney.  Four of us painted him.
Aiden Tierney, Model

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Jeannie Daroga, Model, #22

On Friday, October 31st, our model was Jeannie Daroga.  Jeannie was another wonderful model and because there was some confusion about where we were going to paint her, we got a little bit of a late start, so she took shorter breaks to enable us to get our time in.  She got a kick out of the various versions of herself we did.  Three of us painted her.


Cameron Piecewicz, Model, #21

Cameron did a super job of modeling.  She is 13 and listened to her 'tunes'.  We may have the pleasure of painting her brother soon.  Her mother, Becky, has brought us two more models!

Cameron Piecewicz, Model

Deanna Baumert, Model, #20

On Saturday, October 26th, at the church in Bradford MA the group painted Deanna.  She enjoyed visiting with those artists who were painting and seeing all the versions of herself.  I particularly enjoyed the day as I haven't seen her for years and she is a very special friend.
Deanna Beamert,Model

Father George, Model, #19

Friday, October 24th--It was a fun day indeed working with Father George.  We had lots of jokes and I learned so much more about my new iPhone as he got the same model and was very proficient in its operation, everyone learned more about taking photos with his phone.  He was interested in the process of painting as he has an interest in art, and it seems like he studied up before he arrived.

Fr. George, Model


Ann Murphy, Model, #18

On Friday, October 17th, our model was Ann Murphy.  It is so much fun to work with our models and talk with them while painting and taking our breaks.  The models always enjoy the process and visiting with the artists while the work is in progress.
Ann Murphy, Model

Monday, October 27, 2014

October 25, Cyclorama, Art and Antiques

Roof of Cyclorama

Hensche

Hibbard


Me at the Vose booth

My friend, Ed LeMay, and I almost always go to the Cyclorama for two shows a year, this one is the art and antiques show.  It was a warm day in Boston, unusual for this time of year, and I saw some of the renovations he has made to his urban inn, a marvelous job, great roof deck with view of Boston.  I was happy to be able to get out as my husband needs constant supervision.  Thank you Ed for a great day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Paul Strisik Show at Rockport Art Association, October 2014

A favorite artist's works are on display now until November 16th at the Rockport Art Association. There are 120 paintings on display of his and 104 paintings he and Nancy collected from other artists.  Today, Ron Straka did a gallery walk highlighting many works of Strisik's and discussing some technical points as well as giving many personal anecdotes from having been a friend as well as a painting mate of Paul's.
It was a warm autumn day and the 50-mile drive to the quaint village of Rockport was gorgeous here in New England with the leaves about 1/2 way towards their peak.  I was glad that another painting buddy, Ann Shadrake, could come along to enjoy the show.  I saw a few people there I hadn't seen in a while, and in the 2 1/2 hours I was there, I didn't get to see everything well enough so I'll have to go again before it closes.  Next week on the 22nd there is another gallery walk with David P. Curtis, so that will be a good time to see it again.  You can see many of the works by clicking here.
Ron Straka speaking at Paul Strisik show in Rockport MA
There is a very nice soft cover book that accompanies the show for only $19.95.

Monday, October 13, 2014

#17 Mary Ann Mikson, model

On Friday, Oct. 10th, we had the pleasure and confusion of painting Mary Ann.  She had business to conduct while modeling so it was a little unusual.  I will have to do quite a lot more on my painting.  Four of us painted her.


This is the only part of my painting that I liked.

#16 Judy Kimber

On October 5th Judy Kimber was our model for the People Painting People portrait project.
Judy Kimber, model

Friends from the Egli Thomson Umbria trip.

Me with Carol (hello people, if you have pictures of me, please send)
It has been two weeks since returning from Italy and I'm finally settling into my everyday routines.  I enjoyed going through all the photos and remembering all the good times, good friends and good food so here are some snaps:
Andrea

Bernie and Joan

Betty

Betty

Buzzy and Carol

Carol Pike Webb

Karen and Charles

Dave and Gail

Fran

Host Family at Agriturismo Camiano Piccolo, Montefalco, Italy www.camianopiccolo.com


Pat and Jim

Marge and Sandi

Maury and Nancy

Fran and Mickie

Carol

Peg and Pat


Carol

Edith

Margaret and Arwed, Trip Hosts

Nancy

Pat

Peg

Edith

Sandi

Sue

sisters



Dave and Vickie

Dave and Vickie
29 Names, please let me know if I need corrections.
Arwed and Margaret
Mickie and Fran
Gail and Dave
Bernie and Joan
Sandi
Me and Carol
Peg and Pat
Jim and Pat
Buzzy and Carol
Vickie and Dave
Marge and Andrea
Betty
Charles and Karen
2 sisters, Edith and ?
Maury and Nancy
Sue