Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA opening

Bowersock Gallery postcard for Fridays opening with Darlou Gams n me.

Steve Bowersock and Mike from Bowersock gallery in Provincetown have done it again.  Those guys are awesome gallery owners and are flawless at all those little details that make them so successful at hosting supportive and well attended art exhibitions.  Last night was my opening for a two person show at the gallery with fellow seacoast artist Darlou Gams.  I was a fan of Darlous the first time I saw her dreamy landscapes in Portsmouth in 2006 and I'm honored to show with her for this second time.   The show went very well and a bunch of paintings found new homes and I met some wonderful art lovers and saw some old friends.  It was a perfect evening.
Steve Bowersock and myself at my Friday night gallery opening.  I opted for the hand in pocket look while Steve took a huge risk with the thumbs up...never a good idea but it didn't seem to effect the really awesome night we had.

The show opened Friday evening and will be up through July.  Bowersock gallery represents my work all year round so if you cannot stop in while this show is up, feel free to pop in any time throughout the year to see what I have on the walls.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Star Island plein air painting

Plein air painting on Star Island, NH (Isle of Shoals).
A small group of artist friends took a day boat from Rye, NH to Star Island today to paint in the footsteps of Child Hassam.  It was my first time visiting the Isle of Shoals and as I predicted, I was smitten.  Completely charmed by this rustic and nearly desolate island.  Despite the 94 degree temps by noon, and the kamikaze seagulls, there was no whining or moaning.
Chris Volpe banged out two plein air paintings today
This is my good friend Chris putting the hurt on a 16x20"canvas.  Its been fun watching Chris evolve, reinvent and blossom into a plein air painting maniac who is steadily developing his own unique artistic voice.  His consistency with plein air keepers is astonishing lately.   Chris Volpe's web site
Donald Jurney making it look easy-peazy
The joy of watching Donald make it look so easy every single time, painting after painting, is often contrasted by the reality of how far the rest of us have to go!  I'm still in awe of his brilliance.  Check out Donald Jurney's web site
 This is Mary Graham.  A helluva landscape painter...A thousand thank yous Mary for lending me a painting umbrella today, I would have shriveled into a raisin otherwise.  Check out Mary's web site here. 
Great bunch of painters...good times!!...We under stayed our welcome and in all likelihood will return again.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Plein air painting workshop, New Castle, NH

This is Rich, one of fifteen courageous artist who braved the 73 degree, sunny, with the most pleasant breeze off the ocean day of plein air painting today at Newcastle Commons in NH..  This is the second week of a new plein air painting workshop I'm teaching that begins the process outdoors, sketching and painting.  We then take our outdoor notes indoors for the last three weeks and develop a studio painting from our collective field gathering.  These first three Tuesdays we spend six hours outdoors at the Newcastle commons.  We are having an absolute blast and the work is looking strong.  This class is currently filled, but the positive grumblings have presented the possibility of a similar workshop in September.  Please visit my website and click on classes for updated workshop information.  If you wish to be notified of upcoming classes, please shoot me an email or phone call and I'll be happy to put you on my list. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Quietly Hoping

Remember me?...This is "Quietly Hoping".  It's oil on linen...(A new and wonderful surface for me), I love this particular's Claussens 13 single primed.  I think I'm in love.  This is part of a show I'm part of at The Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, opening reception this Friday evening at 5pm.