Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hopper House Exhibition

"Rockland Lighthouse II", oil on panel, 6 x 6

The Hopper House in Nyack holds an annual national competition titled "Small Matters of Great Importance" which I have managed to miss every year.  This year I put the deadline down on my calendar!    Paintings are required to be smaller than 12 x 12 including frame.  This is a miniature oil version of a pastel painting I did several years ago titled "Lone Sentry" which I painted during a sailing trip to Maine.  It has always struck me as "Hopperesque."  It was interesting trying to recreate a smaller painting in oil from a larger pastel.  The biggest challenge was the composition.  I prefer the more elongated dimensions of the larger painting but I was limited here by the competition requirements (and my available frames)!

Monday, August 20, 2012

More Lobsterfellas

"Lobsters on the Dock", oil on panel, 6 x 6

I finally got a little painting time in today.  I have so many great sketches and references of all the lobster boats I've seen in the last few weeks.  I've spent quite a few afternoons at the Newport Shipyards where all the lobster and fishing boats are docked.  The overwhelming smell barely even bothers me any more!  This guy caught my eye with the bright yellow overalls against the dark hull of his boat.  Hopefully I'll have more to post tomorrow.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Caribbean Work On View

"Marigot Alley", oil on board 18 x 24

The past few weeks have been spent cooking and sailing with no time for painting.  We just finished working a charter for the New York Yacht Club's Summer Cruise which started in Newport and ended in Boston.  It was a long, hot week.  So, back to art.

I am pleased to announce that "Marigot Alley" has been accepted into the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's 116th Annual Exhibition.  This is a prestigious show and I am honored to have my work included.  The painting will be on view at the National Arts Club in New York City starting October 2nd.

"Banana Seller", pastel on paper 16 x 20

I also have two pastels that will be included in the Degas Pastel Society's National Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana this Fall.  This painting and "Balthazar Waiter" will be on view at the St. Tammany Art Association at the end of August through October.  

Now back to painting . . .!