This is a 48x60" I'm working on for an upcoming solo show at Gallery 51 in Meredith, NH on lake Winnipesaukee this summer. I have been thinking of painting a whopper for a while and this seemed to be a good opportunity. I painted an 18x24" version of this about two years ago. I really liked the way it came out and wanted to explore the shallow water in this on a larger scale. The 18x24" painting sold three days after exhibition so I never really had a honeymoon period with it. She's been on my mind ever since so it's time for a rebirth on a grander scale...Or as Brody put it in Jaws, "Gonna need a bigger boat".
Saturday, April 10, 2010
The Swinging Maxes.
"I'm Max Tyler Volpe". That was my introduction to the three-year-old-swinging wipper-snapper pictured above on the left...The little guy on the right in the GAP shirt is my three year old son Max).
We met Max Volpe and his dad, the very talented painter, Christopher Volpe for a play date this week in New Castle, New Hampshire. Chris Volpe affectionately refers to them as "The Swinging Maxes" in his recent blog post about our getting together for what we hope will become a revolutionary concept, "Painters play dates". The idea is to get together with our sons and plein air easels and take on the great out doors together, having fun with the boys and painting the great New Hampshire landscape.
In addition to being a hell of a painter, Chris is a gifted writer and teacher...I love the way he writes about our get together, his enthusiasm is genuine. Please read his blog post Christopher Volpe Blog
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
This painting is titled, "The Hauler" and it's 24x30" oil on wood panel. It was one of the paintings featured at The Rockport Art Association show. The image is referenced with permission by an incredible photographer and videographer from Chatham, Mass named Christopher Seufert.