"Island Hopper" takes a Second in oils/Acrylics at the annual Duxbury Museum Winter Show
Missed the top step of the podium, but I am more than pleased to have been awarded second place in the Annual Duxbury Museum Winter Show!
Just being accepted was an honor, but finding that a second was more than pleasing. "Island Hopper" was a restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue that I photographed a few years ago, there was something exciting with all the reflections in the windows, as well as the transparency of looking within the restaurant that had to captured. Paintings such as this are always my fall back at least once a year, I like to get into the highly technical adventure of creating such a piece (as I write this, a new 2017 version is on my easel).
I have entered this Duxbury Winter show, three times now, the first year was an honorable mention, last year, the priviledge of acceptance, and this year higher acolates. I'll take it!!
The show runs through April April 27th at the Duxbury Art Museum. If you are in the area take a look.. Many of the South Shores Finest Artist are on display!
Basic Painting to Start With Scituate Arts Association, March 7
During the winter months, when most do not wish to go outside to paint from life, I offer a basic painting course with the Scituate Arts Association. I strongly reccommend to many new aspiring artist and many whom are struggling to get their art work to really zing.
The course is spcifically designed to teach the basics of drawing, perspective, value and color relationships, modeling and more. Starting with simple setups displayed in a monchromatic color in a shadow box, shows a clear understanding and basic element without encumberments of color and complexity. Using simple cubes, shperes, balls and columns, we learn how to use check points in our original layout drawing as well as basic value relationship. From there we progress to modelng and shadows, then graduate to the next step of introducing color. By the end of the session we should be able to attack a simple still life in color using relatively easy shapes to represent. This becomes a great foundation for observation to the relationship of what you put on canvas. It's an ideal introduction before we start our outdoor plein air paintings later in the spring. It's a great foundation for observation to the relationship of what you put on canvas.
The five class course will be held on Tuesday evenings, starting March 7th. For full information, and registration, please visit www.scituateart.com, and link onto the Calendar page.
Another New House Portrait
Just in time for the past holidays, this commission was approched with the clients request to take advantage of the marsh views from his home as well as incorporate the home. I traveled to their home, examined it for the best angle, and lighting.. and viola, this was the result.
If you would like to have a lovely portrait of your home, or that special landscape or location that means so much to you, just give me a call as listed below. To view more examples, click on Home portraits above.