"Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul." - Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I've been working at feverish pitch finishing these four little oils for the South Shore Art Center's "Simple Gifts" small works show.  I had a great time... it was really fun and an enjoyable change of pace painting with oils.
For those of you who are local please take note of the reception at SSAC, 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset on Friday Nov 9th 6-8pm..... there'll be lots of very reasonably priced small works by wonderful local artists.....just in time for the holiday season.  Hope to see some of you there :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Audubon Annual Farm Day

Painting outside at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield yesterday started out as a real challenge.  The cloudy sky wasn't a problem but the gusty breeze and the few (and blessedly quick) intermittent rain showers that popped up early in the day, made life interesting, especially for a watercolorist..... I was beginning to wish I'd brought along my oils.  But then the sun popped out around lunchtime, and it turned into one of those gorgeous, blue sky autumn days.
I really enjoyed painting while listening to the band and meeting the many families who stopped by to comment on my progress.  It made for a really fun and rewarding time.  I'm very happy with the results and think I captured the feeling of time and place.... the hots dogs were good too!