Monday, May 31, 2010
Today was perfect weather for painting! My friend Judy and I went to Bristol, a great little town with lots of character. When we arrived, the townsfolk were in the middle of their Memorial Day celebrations: music, marching, gun salutes, a zillion flags. Within 15 minutes, the center had cleared out and we had the town center almost to ourselves. We found a spot to paint under the trees behind the diner, next to the Newfound River. Ideal, really: shady, cool, food and restroom nearby...... I painted the red building, which is the oldest in town, looking across the river. It was a grist mill in 1767, but is now a cafe, plus a music and poetry venue. I haven't looked at their website yet, but if you want to, it's at: www.TheMillFudgeFactory.com. The photo above is my setup about halfway through the painting. I'll post it when it's done. Oil on gessobord, 9 x 12.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Kaza has decided to extend my show there for another two weeks, so if you missed it, now's your chance! The opening really was a lot of fun, with lots of people, good food and wine and the models posing in the windows. They tried to ignore the passers-by, including a couple of pizza-delivery boys who seemed pretty interested in what was going on. Here are a couple of pics that show the window with Tori, both an inside and an outside view.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
This is the painting pictured on the card for the solo show at Kaza, up until May 27, 2010 (acrylic on panel, 12" x 12"). The details for the show are posted on the right. I haven't seen the backgrounds that I painted for the windows installed yet. One is of the Eiffel Tower, the other the Moulin Rouge. Those, along with the live models in the windows, should make for an interesting reception (come on Thursday!) and be a lot of fun. I'll try to remember to take photos and post them here after the 13th.