Thursday, February 27, 2014

Open Studios this Friday Night!

work in process
oil on board

Please join us February 28th for Open Studios at 205 School St., Gardner, MA 6-9 p.m.

Art, Music, and Refreshments

Follow the signs, you'll find us!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Figure studies
oil stick and graphite  on gessoed paper
approx. 6x7

You can still find the figure in the first piece, and probably not in the second.  
This was my intention.  I wanted to work using the model as an inspiration more than as a subject.   I find this more interesting than illustrating the human form.  

I would like to try to use these as a jumping off place for something larger. 

Anyway, it was a fun couple of hours with art pals in an undisclosed location in Worcester.  
I think we were there without the proper permission, so I am going to have to leave it a mystery! 

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Things That Keep us Together, diptych
oil stick on panels

This is from that workshop at R&F Paints that I keep going on about.
Not sure what I think of it.

Feels very busy to me, but I have not been able to find anything I want to edit from it.

I have finally gotten back into shooting my work, so I'll get some more up here soon.

I have some abstracted figure studies from a recent session in Worcester and some interesting mono prints from a delightful Sunday with Dean Nimmer.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Problem Solved!

Corner of my studio

You know I love R&F pigment sticks, but there is a dark side to every love...

As you use them, you have to tear off the identifying label, so sooner of later you (or at least I) have disorganized piles of dirty half sticks  jumbled on my work space.

I spend a stupid amount of time picking through these stubs trying to find a specific color, and making myself nuts!

But looky here:  I've come up with this space-saving, mobile organizer for the sticks and other supplies.

It is a large, metal shoe rack on castors.
The paint sticks go in little plastic bins or aluminum pans from the dollar store.

I've also got my baby wipes for quick clean up, space to hang papers or rags, and my swell new apron from R&F.

This frees up a lot of valuable area on my work counter without loosing much floor space.  Did I mention the wheels?
I love things that I can push out of the way!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Full Calendar

work in process, 2014
oil stick and drawing media on paper
28 squares, 6x6

Here are some tasty amuse bouche from a very satisfying workshop I recently attended at R&F paints with Lisa Pressman.  If you don't know her work yet, become acquainted.  She is on to something wonderful.

More on that (with pictures) later.

Here are some dates for your calendar:

February 28th  6-9 .p.m. 205 School St Gardner, MA open studios
  I will be showing mostly smaller pieces, some new, some old favs.  Cash & Carry!

March 21st 6-9:30 p.m. GALA Spring show at the PACC, Gardner, MA
   I will have a few pieces in this community show as well as one piece in the silent auction

April 5th 6-9 p.m. Sprinkler Factory Gallery, 38 Harlow St., Worcester, MA
   opening celebration for 'the [space] between' an exciting contemporary show featuring new works in
       painting, sculpture, installation and video
April 26th 3 p.m. Artists talks for 'the [space] between

May 9th 5:30-8:30 p.m. Imagine Gallery, 70 Main St., Northampton, MA
   My first solo show!   I will be showing work from the past five years with an emphasis on newer pieces.  
Curated by Tricia McDermott.

I hope you can make it to one of these events.  It would be great to see you!