Collective expressions

I was honored to be included in Collective Expressions, a juried group show of Northern Westchester Arts Guild Members at the Art and Sound Gallery in Greenwich, Ct.  The show will be running for the next six weeks throughout September 2016 and I believe early October.

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Art Around Town 2016

I had a wonderful time showing some of my work at Art Around Town in Chappaqua, New York.   My paintings will be up at Noelle Marie Photography at 140 King Street until the end of June.   There are more than 30 other artists of the Northern Westchester Artists’ Guild showing at merchants about the town..  Do stop by and see our work.

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Gwyn!

A portrait of my energetic English Shepherd Gwyn!

Gwyn in oil

If you like painting animals I find this book really helpful!

Animal Anatomy by Eliot Goldfinger

 

Sunset in the Garden

That magical moment of the last light, after which night falls, taking with it all of the details of the day.


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The Ice Pond in Winter

Lately we have been driving past a reservoir that is completely frozen and have been watching people ice fish on it. It was such a calm and peaceful scene I had to paint it. So here is my rendition: The Ice Pond in Winter.

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The Power of Nature

This is another larger one at 36 X 48 inches in size.  I wanted to capture some of the aspects of nature without making it relative to size.  At the bottom I have painted some pollen grains that I think have a wonderful abstract quality.   This painting is bright, without being overwhelming.  If you look carefully you’ll find a tiny homage to the first video game I played and also a pair of my tired eyes after painting the many very tiny details this painting holds.

The Power of Nature

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest-

…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest–
…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

Because sometimes you just have to paint pirates.   For your enjoyment “Pirate Bay.”

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Foxy gets Married in the Enchanted Forest

A good number of my characters have a story in my head.  In fact a whole life, a family, growing up, and occupation and a sense of ethics or not.   None of this is told in the painting.  You get to see, in a Kodak moment, a snippet in time from their imaginary life.  One of these characters is Foxy.   Here, in The Trickster in Love we see him as a young fox, in love with the idea of falling in love, tracking it down and planning it’s capture.

Instead, when Foxy finds true love, it overwhelms and transforms him.  So I painted his wedding in the enchanted forest.

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Rudyard Kipling

Dan bought me several books on art for Christmas.  One subject really surprised me.  Winston Churchill as a painter!  At the end of a book detailing his work, was a wonderful poem by Rudyard Kipling.  I must share it with you.

1892

L’Envoi To “The Seven Seas”

When Earth’s last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried,
When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died,
We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it — lie down for an aeon or two,
Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall put us to work anew.

And those that were good shall be happy; they shall sit in a golden chair;
They shall splash at a ten-league canvas with brushes of comets’ hair.
They shall find real saints to draw from — Magdalene, Peter, and Paul;
They shall work for an age at a sitting and never be tired at all!

And only The Master shall praise us, and only The Master shall blame;
And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame,
But each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of Things as They are!