Friday, October 14, 2016

Small Works for Haiti Relief-#2

6x6 Oil on panel

I love this little gem from about a year ago.  I got a bit behind yesterday, so this one will be available on auction tomorrow at tomorrow morning.  Again, all proceeds go to the Hurricane relief effort in Haiti for this one and several more to come.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thoughts for Haiti

I've been thinking today about what we as artists can do in the mist of devastating events like the damage in Haiti last weekend with Hurricane Matthew.  I've decided that one thing I can do is to auction off some small paintings with all proceeds being donated to UNICEF's Haiti relief efforts.

The first piece, below, is on my Daily Paintworks site today and I'll try to post each day for 10 days.  The link to my auction is  Again -ALL of the proceeds will go to the relief effort.  

X6 Oil on Panel

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Yachting Life

24x24 on Gallery Stretched Canvas

And yet one more large painting.  I often take great photo references in local harbors (I wish this was mine!). and began ithis painting earlier this summer. I the. Got diverted to some great Provincetown paintings and a commission.   It was a bit daunting, but last weekend I picked up where I had left off.  Below is the early sketch and you can see where I have landed so far.

Boats at rest-large

24x 24 Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

I am catching up on this blog after being a bit remiss in my postings last week.  I've been spending time working on larger pieces- some from my earlier small originals.  There is a different challenge in scale and color and completion-and a lot more paint.  I really love this one and it will likely enter in some shows later this year.

Gloucester Revamp

16x20 Oil on Stretched Canvas

This weekend I looked at a piece 8 had done several years ago when newer to working with oils in my transition from watercolor.  When I originally finished this one I was very pleased but now- not so much.  So I decided to revamp it,paint over it, brighten it change some compositional elements.  I am happy with it once again!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sail Away

8x8 Oil on Stretched Canvas. SOLD

This was for a friend and I love the way it turned out. Just a small piece, but it captures all that needs to be said about this bright sunny day on a sailing pier.  I was particularly pleased with the reflections and can't wait to work on a large version of this one.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Why I Like to Paint Small Pieces

For the past couple of years, I've been painting many, many small paintings- usually 8x8's.  I started as part of a 30 day painting challenge and have continued because they are fun.  I am also still working full time, so many evenings I have time to work small but not the energy to begin a large piece.  Many of my small paintings become larger paintings over time.  I'm currently working on several large paintings for a hopeful solo show sometime within the next year.  The other reason I love small is that it allows me to share my work and  many can buy real art to enjoy in their own spaces.  I get the nicest notes- great encouragement.  That's it for now!