Monday, April 22, 2013

Going large...

I'm happy to announce that I'm being represented by a new gallery, Water Street Gallery, in Douglas, Michigan. Beginning next week, I'll be a part of their “Who’s That?” show, an exhibit of new-to-the-gallery artists. I’ve painted in their summer plein air event for the past few years and after the last, they invited me to show this year.

This will be part of the show, it’s one of the largest paintings I’ve done. It’s a spot north of Manistee, Michigan, where I have plein air painted a couple of times. I worked from photos for this. The bluff was very overgrown with brush and saplings, so I simplified.

Opening reception: May 4, 6 - 8 pm
Water Street Gallery
98 Center Street
Douglas, MI

On a bluff above the lake, oil, 24" x 48"

Friday, April 12, 2013

Small works show

In my suburban Chicago town a call for entries went out from Art Post Gallery for a small paintings show. The gallery provided 6" x 6" stretched canvases to 81 artists with a month-plus window to return them ready-to-hang. The theme was “Botany magnified.” Being that I love everything tropical, I decided I’d paint a Bird of Paradise on my trip to Hawaii. But, we had quite a bit of rain while there and, for some reason, until the last day I didn’t come across any blooming. So back in the studio I did this last week from photos in time to turn in for next weeks show.

Tropical bird, oil, 6" x 6"

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A few from Hawaii...

We had our family spring-break on Kauai this year. Always more rain there than the other islands, but we hit an unusually rainy week. We still managed some sun and fun, and I did a few paintings. Then I had three days by myself on Maui to paint and visit Village Galleries where I am represented.

Toward Kilauea, oil, 12" x 9"

Three palms, oil, 16" x 12"

Beach morning, oil, 12" x 9"