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Sunday, November 16, 2014

New Online Gallery





I am happy to announce the launch of a new online gallery called Spa City Fine Art.  This is a new venture that will feature the work of regional artists in the upstate New York area.  All the work included on this site is available directly through the respective artist.  These are paintings not offered at other galleries or venues so check here frequently for new work!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Happy November


"Rain on the Horizon", 6 x 6 , oil on panel

Wow!  I didn't realize I had been absent so long!  I have been working daily and posting pieces as they are finished on Instagram where there is a great community of like minded artists who do some incredible work.  (You can follow along on instagram at www.instagram.com/eden.compton if you are interested.)  It is tiny painting season again and I have lots of little works in progress for the holidays.  Some will be available at Sorelle Gallery in Albany and some will be available at a new online gallery called Spa City Fine Arts.  I will do a post on Spa City Fine Arts tomorrow.  Hope everyone is enjoying the Fall which seems to be turning prematurely to winter already.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Summer Trees


Summer Tree Study, oil on panel, 8 x 8

It's hard to believe summer is over!  It is warmer this weekend in upstate New York than it had been all summer!   Anyway, this is another study for my field note collection.  It was done from a quick pencil sketch in Newport this summer.  I would like to build a large library of these kind of references for my larger paintings.  I am working on a couple of larger pieces and hope to post in the next few days.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Urban Beauty: Not Just Another Pretty Picture


"After the Rain Tortola", 9 x 12, oil on panel

I am pleased to announce that "After the Rain Tortola" has been accepted into the "Urban Beauty" show at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, California.  The paintings selected for this national juried show will focus on the "unusual beauty and sometimes darker side of our cities."  It will run from October 4th through the 17th.  I wish I could attend the reception on the 4th but it is a long way to go for a party!  But you should go if you are in the area!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lingering Mist


Study for "Lingering Mist", 8 x 8, oil on panel
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This started as a plein air piece done in the middle of a summer day.  I decided it needed a little more mood and changed the time of day to early morning.  I like it much better.  I am going to start putting some of my studies on the Daily Paintworks auction page - starting with this one!  I will also be selling some of my smaller studies and paintings through an online gallery this Fall.  Stay tuned for details!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Twilight at the Lake in Cape Cod


"Twilight at the Lake", 11 x 14, plein air on panel

This photo is picking up strange accents but it was taken with an iPhone so that's about it.   I think the contrast and the purples are over emphasized.  This was a painting started on location at a lake near Dennis on Cape Cod.  It was the end of a beautiful day on the Cape.  I was initially taken with the shape of the trees against the water.  I did a lot of work in the studio on this.  Maybe too much.  I will leave it for a while and look at it with fresh eyes in a couple of weeks.


Friday, September 5, 2014

New Cityscape Study


Study for "Broadway Drizzle", oil on linen panel, 8 x 8

The reds are a little over saturated in this photo.  This is a study for a larger painting that I am starting today.  The larger piece will be 20 x 20.  I am going to emphasize the glow from the windows with a lot of glazing and transparent layers.  I will post a progress shot this weekend (hopefully)!