Thursday, May 26, 2011

Opening Reception, Barns and Gardens, II

Roxbury, CT

Artist and teacher Marija McCarthy looks at my work. This painting seemed to be a particular favorite with many people.

I'm reassuring Ruth that there's wine in the punch.

People braved the rain and seemed to enjoy the work.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Opening Reception, Barns and Gardens, I

Roxbury, CT

Here I am explaining something to someone while "waiting for my public" at my opening last Saturday.

The show gave me a chance to paint large works for the main room, while the hallway gallery worked really well for the small paintings.

The sunny morning had turned into threatening storms. Well, at least there was food.

And then the rains came in earnest. Stay tuned more tomorrow.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's UP!!

Roxbury, CT

Carl and I hung my show in Roxbury and it really looks good, if I do say so myself. We managed to find spaces for all 29 without crowding the main room.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Two More from "Barns and Gardens"

"Misty Morning, Holly Farm"

I'm making my final selections of paintings for my upcoming show. There's more recent work than will actually fit on the walls.

"White Barns, Brookfield, CT"

I've known about these farm buildings for years, but only recently, because of a subdivision, an access road with a usable viewpoint became available.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Show Announcement: Barns and Gardens

The date for the opening of my show of recent landscape paintings is fast approaching. Here's a little preview.

Two Red Barns, Bloomfield, New York

From the exhibition Statement:

My first visual influences were my daily surroundings, especially my mother’s garden in Bridgewater and my grandmother’s farm in Roxbury. When I began to paint seriously as a teenager, these were my first subjects. Following traditional training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, I found myself drawn to painters whose work reminded me of those childhood surroundings. The American Impressionists were, and remain, an especially strong influence. Farms and gardens continue as a constant source of inspiration.

View of Law Library, Holly Farms

Peonies, Daisies, and Foxglove