Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Vermont HIllside

Shamefully, the only painting I got done this summer was during a course I took in Vermont in July.

This is one I did on the first day.

I have received some criticism on it, which is fine, but I still like it.

The class I took was called Space, Light, and Visual Order, and I think this little painting has those elements.

I got a lot out of this intensive week with Yuan Zuo, but I can tell you this:  he does not like the palette knife and I do!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Take the Path By the Big Tree
oil on canvas

Well.  That was a long five weeks!

This is one of the few paintings I made in this otherwise busy summer.

Frankly, it is a tad garish and I don't think too many people like it, but I do and apparently Elizabeth Geller from the deCordova Museum liked it enough to include it in the Post Road Landscape Show.

In the same show is an innovative and mesmerizingly beautiful piece by my friend, Mark Spencer.
He has created a digitally generated video that evokes a sense of landscape without being explicit about location.  It is magic.

Show opens Saturday, Sept. 7th, 2013 3:00-5:30 p.m.
1 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough, MA
show closes Sept. 25th

P.s.:  You've gotta click on the image to the feel of it.... it has gobs of yummy paint!