Sunday, November 30, 2008

Small Works North America Top 40

My Fair Lady
Oil on Canvas
14" x 10"
My most sincere thanks to all of my patrons
who took the time to vote!

“My Fair Lady” not only sold at the show but also made the top 40 in this year’s Greenwich Workshops Small Works event. Yeah!! This means that for the second year in a row one of my paintings will be published and featured in the Greenwich Workshops catalog!!
Thanks so much for all of your support!

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“My Fair Lady” click here.

Week 12-13 Challenge - Buddha

10 x 10"
Oil on Linen Panel

When looking around the internet for some “Words of Wisdom” to write about this painting, I ended up finding an explanation for my last post. Funny how that works.

I was researching the words this painting brought to mind like Buddha, meditation and karma, and from their meaning I was able to understand why some paintings paint themselves.

karma mainly refers to one's intention or motivation
while doing an action

An example of good Karma is the “Bird of Paradise” painting. Not only did the act of painting bring me great pleasure, but the commission itself was highly motivating. Its ‘karma’ was the chain of circumstances that led to its creation. My patron is someone who means a lot to me and it was important I did my best to make her happy. In turn, the person she is having it painted for is very important to her, and she is looking forward to giving something beautiful and sentimental.

As my intention and motivation were positive, so were the results!

The above painting was another submission to Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks . Thank you Karin

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Bird of Paradise

16 x 12"

It always amazes me how some paintings paint themselves!
I really was not so sure about this commission when I first got it but once I started painting I easily became lost in the shapes and the next thing I knew, there it was!!!

I hope every one had as wonderful a Turkey day as my family and I !!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Week 11 Challenge - Upside Down Walker

10 x 8"
Oil on Linen Panel

This was another submission to Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks. WOW! This was more fun than I though it would be. She had us turn the reference photo upside down and paint. I myself could hardly wait to turn it back right side up in order to do the finishing touches. Very good learning tool, it really makes you think about form as apposed to the concept of painting a person.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

SmallWorks North America

I am very proud to announce the acceptance
of two of my paintings in:

The Greenwich Workshop Gallery's
Small Works North America

The SmallWorks North America Top 40 will be determined by a combination of collector voting via the internet and judges' recommendations. Artists selected for this category will be invited to participate in The Greenwich Workshop's Spring 2009 SmallWorks Fine Art Editions Catalogue.

Any of you interested in Voting may do so by simply registering with an e-mail address, as a collector at the following web page and selecting your Gold, Silver and Bronze choices. The paintings are also available for purchase through this link.

Friday, November 14, 2008

"Nothing in Particular"

8 x 6"
Oil on Linen Panel

A student recently asked me, “When you see something you would like to paint, do you create to satisfy your own emotions or do you strive to have your work speak to others?”

It was a very good question I’m sure every painter has pondered. Me, I try not to over think my work. I let the “message” be the journey the painting takes me on; if it is somewhere I truly enjoy being, odds are other people will find a connection with it as well. I have also learned those who view my work can often times see a different journey, one that never occurred to me.