Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
It has been an amazing summer and I am so pleased I have joined The Gallery at Frenchman's Bay in Somesville on Mount Desert Island. This week I am the featured artist and there is a casual reception on Wednesday, July 18 from 4-6 pm. If you are visiting the island, please stop by and see my new work.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
I started this piece while on Monhegan Island in September of 2010. It was a good autumn for apples and I had no trouble gathering a handful from the sides of the road to use in my still life. Also featured are Lisa Brackett's amazingly delicious doughnuts! For various reasons I was unable to complete the piece while on island, so I carefully wrapped the doughnuts up in wax paper and tucked them into a small metal lunchbox I had providentially won at a Bingo event at the Island Schoolhouse the same week. The doughnuts traveled well and arrived back home with me in good shape. I reset the stage in my studio here (fortunately my neighbor has a scrub apple tree so I have been able to replace the wild fruit!) It took a while but I finally managed to finsih the piece last month.
It is now being show in a still life exhibition at Artists' House Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. The gallery director there, Lorraine Riesenbach, has been wonderful about including me in several group shows despite the fact that I am essentially on leave of absence from most of my other work obligations due to being in graduate school. Although participating in the shows is a bit of a strain, one more flying ball in my very large juggling act, it's probably a very good thing not to lose the showing momentum. Participating in showing work keeps you grounded in reality...and reality sometimes feels a very long way away from graduate school..land of theory! ;-) So I am grateful to her for her persistence and patience with me.
Beyond the Ordinary Still Life
February 29 through April 1, 2012
57 North Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Wed - Sun 12-5 PM or by appointment
1 - 4pm
artists' house gallery website:
Sunday, February 19, 2012
|"September Squall Over Mt. Desert", Oil on Linen 28" x 44"|
For years I have wanted to paint the view from Islesford to Mt. Desert. I had an exciting time last fall painting on Islesford. One day it was very blustery and all of a sudden the sky started to darken and this wild squall descended upon us. I wanted to capture the squall as it moved in on this glorious day. In minutes everything was grey and wet. Below is my initial block in.
|Initial Block In|
In the sky I wanted to capture the layers of atmosphere and the way the clouds spilled over from one to another. It was a bit of a balance between the impending storm and the gorgeous day that was diminishing every second.