Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Keeping Up

Wow! Ten days since the last post. Not that I have had anything interesting to say.

Once again, the doldrums descended - brought on this time by having too much to do! Getting ready to hang the show in Vienna (at the Frame Factory) on Sunday - Oops - Forgot! I'm picking work up from Ashland on Saturday.

Fairfax Art League Village Gallery hanging on Thursday next.
Opening in Vienna on Friday the 4th, from 4-9.
Torpedo Factory the 8th.
Pick up from the Philip Carter Winery on the 9th.
And somewhere during these two weeks I will have to paint and hang something for Artomatic!

Thank goodness there will be a couple of weeks free then to concentrate on the JAC Open Studios on May 20th (after the closing reception in Vienna on the 19th).


Coastal Road III

Shore, Lucky to be Backed by Cliff

Friday, April 13, 2012

Late Breaking...

ARTOMATIC is back!

For anyone who has not see an Artomatic - a DC area art happening par excellence - this is a wonderful opportunity. Check out the Artomatic website: Artomatic or my own: Studio18B  for information about the show coming up May 18th. It will last only one month, so don't procrastinate.

For an excellent review of Artomatic, see J. W. Mahoney's article (link below) on an earlier event:

When Art Critics Disagree

Still don't know what I'll be showing there...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

On Fire!

Sometimes there's nothing, day after day of frustration and knocking your head against the easel.
Then pow!
On fire.
With me, that can mean two, three paintings in one session (only two of these shown below). Usually right over the top of less successful paintings, so I don't have to completely cover the entire canvas. The underpainting can inspire the upper, or get totally subsumed - it all depends.

So, the past few days - and check out a new Palette Work squeezed in between larger paintings:

Summer Days and Lost Bamboo Gardens


The Old Kentucky Home

One more Palette Work:

Moonrise, 12 x 12

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Thank you Michele!
Ever since I started painting in acrylics I have thought what a shame it was to just throw out the used paper palettes with the scrubbed remains of paint dried into sheets of colorful plastic on them. Guess what. You can peel the paint off the paper!
Still, until I saw the small landscapes that Michele had made, using the dried paint as collage material, my attempts to use this resource had resulted only in the two most homely looking rocking chairs in existence.

Dark of the Moon

On the Beach

Three Crows