Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Poppies Gone Wild

Never having painted Poppies , This was a challenge . I am not comfortable with Reds or Oranges as dominant. My friends kid me a lot about it
I held my breath and nose and plunged in .
As Arnold Lowery always says " If you never try anything different, you will always do the same thing " !
Thank you Arnold for your words of wisdom .

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Working Boats Seattle


This is from a time when I was into all and just Boats .

After a Fabulous trip to Seattle, one of two , which I loved , because everything is near the water. We took a trip down the waterways and it was Heaven to see Real Macho type Ships rather than the puny cute- named Yachts on 5 Mile River . Okay , I like it them too!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The 20th Annual John A Noble Art Auction

I recently donated a painting for the Art Auction On Staten Island , New York . John A.Noble was a Famous artist in New York and the organisation dedicated to him .do good works for the Art Colony associated with his studio . .
I did not expect to see the painting shown in the Brochure . I had not seen this painting in a long time and barely remembered it. I have done this as a recurring Theme , as seen from a stream ,by my house .
Some wonderful Prints and Giclees by several Notable Artists were included .
http://www.noblemaritime.org/auction08.htm
If you click above the Box you can see further information on this Remarkable Artist

Friday, October 24, 2008

Portrait Of A Golden Angel


I did this painting on Sort of a dare ,in a Demo another srtist gave. I am not generally interested in Animal painting ,but I wanted to give it a whirl. The emphasis was on Light and leaving as much white paper as possible ,without having a formlessness I have seen in many wet in wet paintings.

I think this my first cat painting , if I can remember that far back.

Friday, October 17, 2008

"To Everything There Is A Season "

 This is not from the Old Song ,but from Ecclesiastes 3:1. It seemed appropriate and came to  me as soon as I  looked at the completed piece  .
      This is what I call a "Loose", watercolor . Gradations and important definition of what has already been put down ,
                                                  
  

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Snow On the Frog Pond


Thought you would like to see the Original painting used for my Blog Title .

When I first showed this it upset many Artist friends who thought I had left too much white space on the paper .

I have, nevertheless ,not changed anything because it is how I saw it.

I did follow the Golden Mean ,but I saw the Two-Thirds ,as a White Space symbolizing Pure Untouched Snow.

It seemed that nothing ,but the white paper could convey Snow better .So ,it remains until I get a better argument !

This is 22x30 Arches Watercolor .





Friday, September 26, 2008

The Prankster


When Nick Simmons did his famous Demo of Koi on Wet Canvas in which about 15,000 people viewed and took part in the Lottery for the painting , I was greatly inspired by the work and did about 9 myself .

At that time I was alone a lot ,since Louie 's accumulated stays at Both the Hospital and Waveny Rehab followed each other for almost 2 and a half years .

Fish tanks are common in both places , but Waveny had especially Beautiful , well taken care of Tanks with Gorgeous Fish .

I noticed that even Fish ,fool around and play tricks on each other , or so it seems to me .Anyone who knows me would know that Fish being playful would strike me as really funny . I have a Nutty sense of humor

I spent some time examining the games they play together and that is what I thought about while doing the Prankster . They probably all call him the "Brat "!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Leaf Alone


Some people hate Masking , But to me the fun of revealing what is under it is more fun than anything . Of course ,I have had my Horrifying spills with it , but that hasn't dissuaded me from using it .

Thursday, September 18, 2008

More Petunias


My Newest Petunia painting.

I tried working the background first on this one .Not a Normal method for me . But I do think it has a softer look due to it .

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A few leaves have fallen but everything is still pretty green and it's still Hot enough for the AC to be blasting away like Summer .
We are awaiting more Hurricanes and hope they will never hit us.
The Painting above shows the Pond, when we used to have ice on it . It has been over 25 years since you could skate on it, as my kids did all Winter years ago . This painting may be the only memory we have of it now ,other then a few Photos of the fun on the Ice . Actually it IS only a Memory now . I wish I had done more .