Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bark worse than Bite?

How's this for a change of pace?  Meet Bandit.  He's my sister's dog. He's still in progress. At this point, I'm working from the top down.  He should be ready in a few more sessions.  I have a few more commission-type paintings to complete in the near future, then I'll get back to my usual routine.  Bandit is 12x12" and I think the square worked out well for this composition.

I went Thursday night to the Rockport Reception to start this new season, and it was wonderful to see their collection of paintings by some of their famous painters from years gone by.  Tonight I'm going to a demo and critique at Newburyport Art Association by nationally well-known artist Donald Jurney.  I'm wondering what to bring to have critiqued.  I'm thinking of bringing a large landscape of the Great Marsh in Spring (last year, shown below) which needs some help with the color of the marsh.  I'll let you know what he says.
For those of you who are painting for the A Painting A Month Club Challenge, there's about 10 days left!  See information about joining or to see this month's photo!

Thank you for viewing my work and let me know your comments.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

On this Valentine's Day, I wish you lots of LOVE from all those people you love too.

Circle of Friends 11x14" oil, Boquet for Mom 9x12" oil, contact Mary

I finished my January flower painting and also the next one for February!  I really like the rhythmic brush strokes or the rhythm of the arm that is more evident somehow when painting flowers.  These paintings were done for the A Painting A Month Club, a blog I started a few months ago for landscape painters in our area of New England.  I'd love to have more members join, so if you or anyone you know in northeastern Massachusetts or southern New Hampshire wants to join, just go to this site to join:  Write me at if you have any other questions.

Why flowers?  Well, since I paint in the studio during the winter, winter feels better to me when flowers are in sight.  So I thought, why not paint flowers?