Saturday, May 3, 2014

North Shore Art Assoc. Wine and Chocolate

This past Thursday night I attended the North Shore Art Association's opening gala with my sister, Pat, who was up from Florida to visit her sons.  It was a well-attended event with an overwhelming odor of chocolate, nice.  The show was very well hung, I don't know how they could squeeze in even one more painting--but it didn't look too crowded.  Here is a shot including my painting, 'View for Two', showcasing Forsythia, a wonderful springtime bush here in New England.
View for Two, a scene overlooking fields in the first blush of spring (two cardinals are also in it and the Forsythia bushes, yellow flowers on the right, are bright and cheery).

Here is a painting of one of my favorite artists, David Curtis, and this is not his usual plein air take on things, he usually does a broader landscape design, but I like this one and the colors are great.
David Curtis

In addition to the opening show, there was a wonderful solo show in another section of the NSAA galleries by
Paul Ciaramitaro Solo Show
"Wooden Boats and Iron Men"
April 24 - May 11
Gordon Grant Room

Reception Sunday, April 27 (2-5pm)
Open Free To The Public

Here are a few photos I took of his work.  There were a large number of paintings and drawings in every medium and every size and, gosh I would say maybe half or almost half were SOLD!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Demo at Buttonwoods, Haverhill MA

Susan Spellman, a children's book illustrator, spoke Sunday on the process of creating art for and publishing children's books.  The hour and a half demo and talk was very interesting and informative.  She has been working at this for many years and has more recently concentrated on fine art.