Saturday, October 28, 2017

Crane Estate Art Show & Sale Nature's Wisdom

The Crane Estate Show is free to the Public Saturday & Sunday November 4-5 10am-4pm. It takes place in the Crane Castle on Castle Hill 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. The show has wonderful works of art for sale in the castle so visitors get to see the beautiful rooms of Crane Estate.

Here are my entries which will be on display. The smaller paintings will be on the second floor. Hope you enjoy the show!

Afternoon Glow 16 x 20 oil painting

Twilight Marsh oil 12 x 24

Ipswich View oil painting 5x7
Crane Estate View oil 8 x 8

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Two paintings in the Newburyport Art Association Fall Juried Show

The Newburyport Art Association sponsors two Fall Member Juried Shows. Fall Juried Show Part One from October 13-28, 2017 includes Digital Art, Drawing, Oil, Printmaking, Sculpture and Watercolor.  I was informed today that both of my oil paintings were accepted into this show. Please visit the NAA for more details about visiting this show.

Paintings accepted into the show:

Golden Horizon framed size 9.5" x 15.5" oil

Woodsome Farm framed size 16.5" x 20.5" oil

Monday, July 31, 2017

Newburyport Ten Annual Show At The NAA 8/01/17 to 8/13/17

Please come to see the paintings at the Newburyport Art Association 8/01/17 to 8/13/17 !

Watercolor painting by Susan Spellman. That's me as her model.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Art In The Barn - June 9-11, 2017

Art In The Barn is a popular show in the beautiful town of Essex, MA. The show takes up to 3 paintings per artist plus ten wrapped paintings per artist. The show is June 9 - June 11, this year. The paintings are hung in two large barns. There are also crafts and jewelry displays in the barns and the white house on the hill. This is a fund raiser for the Greenbelt land trust which does an excellent job of protecting our beautiful fields, marshes, forests and farms.

This year I have submitted the following paintings to the annual Greenbelt (Essex County's Land Trust) show taking place at the Cox Reservation 82 Eastern Avenue/Rt. 133 Essex, MA. I have also entered 10 wrapped works of art.

Hilltop View oil

Late Summer Day oil

Autumn Colors oil  SOLD

Exhibit times 

June 9 12 - 4pm & 6 - 8:30pm
June 10 10am - 5pm
June 11 10am - 5pm

Friday, February 24, 2017

New painting "Afternoon Glow"

I'm finishing some details on a new painting called "Afternoon Glow". The painting is oil on linen canvas 16" by 20".

It's nice the way the field looks very inviting. I have walked on that field many times near Maudslay State Park.

Afternoon Glow

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Ink and Watercolor Paintings

A change from plein air painting brings new exciting ink and watercolor paintings. The ink is put on with a Japanese pen which has a soft brush. The ink will bleed when water is added causing a shadow affect around the ink drawings. The color from the watercolors mixes with the shadow causing a gradation in color tones. The ink and paint together create the affects of the painting. The artist guides the direction of the brush while letting the materials produce a unique vision.

Hill and Pond
I have just recently started painting these ink/watercolor paintings and hope to continue creating more affects. Here are a few, let me know what you think (good and/or bad).

Rings Island View

Of course I will continue doing my oil paintings.