Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bowl, Fruit and Striped Cloth "Reimagined"

I had to revisit this painting several times until I was satisfied. The hardest thing about painting is getting those last few strokes right. It seems the design, drawing in, and even painting the majority of the objects goes smoothly. Towards the end, when I'm happy with what I've done, I seem to choke up. I see this on TV when a new golfer plays in a major tournament. They must feel there's a lot at stake and in those last few holes they fall apart.  In my painting, there was too much texture and fussiness in the original hobnail bowl so I smoothed it out and I substituted a couple of (what seemed) over large lemons for an orange. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Green Bottles and Slide Trumpet 2009

Here's an older painting from before I starting blogging. I always liked it and thought it would be fun to resurrect from the basement and share it. In fact, it caught my husband's attention and now he wants to hang it in his office. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Exhibits 2017

The FENCE SALON SHOW at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY will soon
 be over on July 2.
It's an interesting show, and I have two pieces on display.

In Saratoga Springs, NY,  the Saratoga Arts is holding their 10 x 10 = $100 show. This large show is being hung and opens July 1st.  I have three pieces there. 
See below for details.

The Oakroom Artists Summer Show at the Unitarian Universalists Society of Schenectady  is open to the public from July 1 through August 30.  I have one larger painting on display.

The summer and fall seasons are full of opportunities for people to view the work of local artists. 
I hope you come out to enjoy all these shows and have a good time.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Oakroom Artists Opening Reception

      Sat 5 PMShirt Factory GalleryGlens Falls, NY

Join us for the Oakroom Artists Group Show Reception this Saturday from 5 - 7 PM 
 Shirt Factory Gallery in Glens Falls, NY. 

The show runs June 7th - July 1st.