Thursday, December 18, 2014

It's almost Christmas...

The show Artomatic Takes Flight at National Airport will be coming to a close in January.  I have sold the painting of the Canal to a very nice person who has been to the area depicted in the work.  They have felt the same curiosity at what is that glow around the bend.  I'm so glad the work is going to a home where it will always be a reminder of a magic place of peace and wonder.

A Show in New York City!

I have sent the Monotype print, Canal Spot, to the Studio 26 Gallery, 179 E. 3rd St, NYC, 212-300-4725.  This will be a 2 month show.  The image of the work is below.  I showed it at the Art Association's Nature & Wildlife Show in August.  If you are interest in purchasing this work, pleases contact, Marina Reiter, at the Studio 26 Galley.

Have a peaceful, warm Holiday Season, and a happy and safe New Year.
Goodbye 2014!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fall is just starting to show up in Northeast Florida.  

The nights are in the seventies and sometimes sixty degrees.  The sun is still strong and you can get a burn standing in one spot for too long.  No matter what they say the daytime temperature will be, it's still hot in the afternoon, thanks to the big yellow ball up there.  And for some weird reason it's warmer when it rains.

The St. Augustine Art Association will close for two months or more to finish up the construction work on the new tactile garden.  This just after the Tactile show closes.  For those not familiar with StA, the Florida Deaf and Blind School is a large part of this small city.  One of the projects of the 450th Anniversary of the founding of StA, is to have all historic and meaningful sites open to all.  So every statute, building or area of significance will have an updated plate with Braille as well as English text.  I'm not sure if other languages are include, but I'm sure of the English and Braille.

At the last show exhibition show of the StAAA, I included one of my larger monotypes.  It was of trees in Indiana.  There were so few trees, because every inch of land was used to plant the "industrial" corn they make a living from.  Those few and usually far apart trees are massive in height and width.  I found one spot where there was 6 to 8 trees in various shapes, sizes and health.  Some near, and massive, and some far, but still taking over the sky around it.  I call them statues.  Tall, silent, each with it's own personality and shape.  The print I showed was a tribute to their strength and longevity. 

Sorry, too much chatting and not enough art work!

This print is 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Another Show...      

Nature and Wildlife Exhibition

This is the StA Art Association's annual open call show.  Opening Gala, Zen Garden Party, is Saturday, July 26, 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  

Not only were two Monotypes accepted, but, I won a prize, Honorable Mention & $50!  I do so like my art works to earn their reputation(!!).  And I will be able to attend this opening, so I hope some interested viewers will say Hello.  The show is open until August 31st.

Here are images of the two prints submitted.  Both are Monotypes, 5x7, framed, $500.

And, Yes, I have even more prints to show in the Sept. 2015 StA Art Assoc. show!

ARTOMATIC Takes Flight  

I was invited to submit work for this 5 month exhibit held at the Ronald Reagan National Airport, Terminal A.  
Or National Airport to those of us who remember the Reagan and Air Traffic Controllers dust up way back when.  A lot of people lost their jobs standing up for their rights.  But that's another story.

The painting I submitted was the C & O Canal, (Acrylic, 24x24, 2013, $1,200 (framed)) that I just showed in the St. Augustine Art Association's Honorers show during June.

Here is a picture of the work being hung.

And here is a image of the painting.  

This is from a series of drawings and photos of the C & O Canal in Washington.  Actually I think the area is Maryland at this point.  I was on a Canal Boat ride, and we just started back toward the docks.  How many of you take a trip backwards.  I was sitting at the back of the boat, with Wonderful, uninterrupted views of a canal all to myself.  I've always wondered what was beyond the tree cover.  

Here is the link to the show:

The show Opens on Friday, July 25, 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  And every day that the Terminal A is open. However I will not be there for the opening.  I believe it closes January 2nd, 2015, or a few days later. 

As always, ARTOMATIC shows are unjuried, but these are some of the best artists in Washington, so just go as see the work!  I think there's a bar in the Terminal too!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Best of Show & $$!!

The first time I enter work in St Augustine's Art Association, Miniature Marks show, and I won Best of Show.  I submitted two Monotypes, 2013.  The new images of Horsebarn Hill, CT, and Indiana Byways, previously called Indiana Roads.  The funds for the BoS award were donated by Jean Wagner Troemel, and I'm Very Grateful!  I've spent many hours on Horse Barn Hill, and many drawing and paintings later, I have only begun to explore that imagery.

Miniature Marks is currently on display until May 31st, 2014.

And thanks to this Award, I will be submitting two works for the StAAA Honors Show, opening on Friday (First Friday) June 6th.  

I will post those works next week. 

Paradise Found

I've been living in St Augustine for just over a year now.  It's such a wonderful feeling to have found a beautiful and vibrant place to live and work.  This little bit of paradise has so much to offer.  I'm taking one day at a time, savoring each and every thing.  I have wonderful, interesting new, and some old, friends to spend time with, and share a meal at the dozens of delicious restaurants available to us.  I've been exploring the nooks and crannies of St John's County.  I will never run out of something to draw, paint or photograph. I've been having fun taking closeups of flowers, mostly roses, camellias, and the magnolias blooming on the tree in front of my home. 

As everyone I meet here says, we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place!

Thursday, January 30, 2014