Monday, May 24, 2010

My Outdoor Studio

This little set-up can be packed away into one bag, excluding the chair. The chair stays in my car all the time. The rest fits into a large tote bag. Have paints, will travel!

Window Design for Downtown Store

Hey, bet some of you didn't know I also do graphics work. From November 2009 through April 2010 I was working with a downtown-Exeter store called Travel & Nature. Great store, by the way, dealing in all things adventurous. I developed a new business identity for their 20th anniversary celebration, which was to begin on Earth Day. From this new logo we created t-shirts and a new presence at street level with window graphics. It was a brilliant experience for me. I'm proud to say that my clients are extremely happy with the experience and outcome, as well! Here a re a few pics of the window graphics.

I also created the banner that you can see part of in two of the pictures.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Osprey has Returned!

While running through downtown Exeter this past Monday morning, I looked up to see my first sighting this season of an Osprey! It was right around the Squamscott River. Looking for breakfast?

The Arts Map

Check this out: I posted a link to the left. It's a fabulous on-line connection to all sorts of art happenings across the country! It's a map of artists, art centers, galleries, art schools, and art events. I put myself on the should, too! Then spread the word! Everyone should be using this; artists, art students and art patrons, alike!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Latest Home & Garden Portrait

Some of you know that I accept commissions for home or garden paintings. I have a partnership with the Exeter Historical Society in which I donate 15% of each Home & Garden Portrait commissioned. Since January, 2009 I have donated over $476 to them just from these commissions! Not all of the homes are in Exeter. Last year I completed a small portrait of a home in Connecticut. It was an anniversary gift to the owners from their children.

This is the most recent Home & Garden commission. The owners of this work gave it to each other as a wedding anniversary gift. Considered an heirloom for the family they are raising, it will hang above their new fireplace just in time for the 30th anniversary of their first date. It is the largest portrait I have completed so far, and the first of a Victorian home.

Consider this gift for yourself or for a loved one. Gift certificates are available. Check out the page on my website devoted to my Home & Garden Portraits. Click on the link provided to the left.


A Painting A Month Club

I don't think I've mentioned this but last September I joined a group called A Painting A Month Club. Once monthly a photograph is issued to all members. During that month each artists produces their own interpretation of the photo with whatever drawing or painting medium they choose. It's been a wonderful and fun experience. I don't personally know all of the members but I love to see how everyone's work turns out.

All of the paintings submitted each month are posted on a blog for all to see. I have a link to the blog on the left of this page. Check it out. What you see here is my painting for the month of April. Click on the image for a larger view. It will be framed in a beautiful cherry frame, price is $185.

The image for May is.......birch trees! Stay tuned for the results.