Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Art Gallery of Lambeth (London, Ontario) is raffling off some artwork during its Doors Open/Culture days event. This piece of mine is available to be won. Tickets can be purchased at the gallery over the weekend, and the winner will be notified next Monday. Good Luck!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I've been so focused this month of creating small pieces to sell at the Art Gallery of Lambeth's Doors Open/Culture days event that I have had very little time left to work on the stack of larger pieces I've got cluttering up my studio. I did, however, have time to finish one. This piece has been hanging around for months... something about it just didn't look right. I've painted and repainted the faces.... first the woman... with her hanging upside down things just tended to look off, even if I painted her flipped right side up. I eventually gave up and changed the 3/4 view to a profile. The male dancer has gone from looking like Grandpa Munster to some kind of horror movie villain. I think I've finally got him looking human. Sometimes a painting will completely resist coming together. It's hard to deal with. In the end, persistence pays off.
|This Joint is Jumpin'|
30x30" Acrylic on Canvas
Monday, September 16, 2013
|Terry "Harmonica" Bean from |
As usual, I took a load of pictures. There are a few I'm going to work up right away... I've been focusing on painting these miniatures and the last few days I've been itching to work on something big enough that I can really get my hands dirty (this is not just a figure of speech... i usually end up covered in paint up to my elbows). This morning I started a 24x36 canvas for my New York busker in the rain, and I've got two more lined up for a couple of Shuffle photos.
|D'Mar... by far the most entertaining drummer I've ever had the pleasure of seeing perform. He had so much energy... kinda made me wonder what he was like as a kid....|
|This bass player was with the Mississippi guys...|
he so LOOKS the part of a blues man that he
is surely going to be in a painting at some point
|Steve Strongman... I've seen him live|
many times, and it's always a great set.
Monday, September 9, 2013
|One of my small works on paper, to be offered|
for sale during London's Doors Open event
at the Art Gallery of Lambeth
In the meantime, I've been working on small pieces that I can matte and offer for sale during the weekend. I can't have a booth at the Art in the Park as I'll be otherwise occupied, but I thought it would be nice to offer something special (and specially priced) for the people that come out to the gallery. I'm not sure how many I'll have... I was kind of late to the game deciding to do this. I'll keep posting new pieces on my Facebook page as I go along, so if you see something you like, you'll know where you can get it.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
|How fantastic is this detail?|
|This entire building is really cool... triangular shaped, hence the name.|
|Even a fire escape can be interesting.|
|This one is a little more ornate|
|I really love this design... maybe I'll carve myself a stamp or something...|
|Harlem... buildings from the 1890s, according to our tour guide Doris (who was fantastic|
and full of interesting details. Go to HarlemOneStop for tour info).
|Another great brownstone in Harlem... how beautiful is this?|
|And then there was this guy. I've read about him before... I should have stopped and gotten a poem. Hopefully I can find him again next time. :)|