Apr 30, 2012

Lawson Tower

The Scituate Harbor Arts Walk is coming up this Friday night and running through the weekend. Always a fun and festive time. Lots of artists will be demo-ing all around the harbor for the weekend. And Friday night the shops are open later than usual with refreshments and goodies. I will be doing a portrait demo on Saturday from 11am until around 2 at Expressions.  I also recently dropped off this little plein air piece at the shop, too.

And speaking of plein air, I am very excited to be offering a Pastel Painting workshop this summer on Monhegan Island. Monhegan Island is about ten miles off the coast of Maine has been a haunt for many an artist for years and years. This will be a great opportunity to explore this beautiful island while learning or expanding your knowledge of this wonderful medium. If your a workshop attendee, the Monhegan House is offering a special discount, too.  For more information go to: http://www.monheganartistworkshops.com/

Can't wait!

Apr 13, 2012

Focus On Figure


I have two pieces accepted in the Focus on Figures Show at the North River Arts Society that opens tonight. This one received an honorable mention. I painted it at the Monday figure sessions we hold. The model is so beautiful and her hair framed her face so nicely that day, that I decided to focus in and do more of a portrait. My whole life I always wanted hair like hers. Soft flowing ringlets…a painters delight. We draw straws as to where we stand our easel and I was lucky to get one of the first picks that day and loved this angle and light. I think I walked around her 3 times before deciding, but kept coming back to the same spot.

Here is the link to the opening and info on the show. Focus on Figures. Got a little sneak peek the other day after the drop off. Looks like some awesome work again this year. The show doesn't have a size limitation, so there is some really nice large paintings.

Also, Thanks again to Eclipxe Salon in Norwell for sponsoring one of the awards! Thanks Kellie and Val!