Category Archives: realism

“Malynda and Bri”

For the last two weeks, I have been honing, or at least, rehoning, my watercolor skills and applying them to portraiture. The first two I started at the hospital—I am a cancer patient and I sometimes paint while I’m in chemo. They were at best “practice” pieces, and I will redo them.

I drew out most of this one also while I was undergoing treatment. The last two days it got color, and I am now confident enough to start looking for commissions. Please feel free to email me if you are interested in a possible commission. artinsmallplaces@gmail.com

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“Malynda and Bri”, 2017. Watercolor on Windsor Newton paper, 11″ x 15″

This photograph was taken with my phone. I need a fairly clear photo to work from.

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“My Favorite Little Rocker”

This photograph was shot six years ago and I never printed a really decent copy of it. I have attempted this as a painting twice, once in pastel, once in watercolor. favorite-little-rocker-in-wc

“My Favorite Little Rocker”, 2017. Watercolor on Arches.

 

“In the Name of Progress”, and my solo this month

In the Name of Progress

This is finished just in time for my show this month at the Franklin Gallery, in RiverStones Framing at 33 No. Main Street in Rochester, NH called “Transitions and Transmissions”.

To me, this image speaks volumes about how progress has left so much of our past literally in the dust. So much about the context of this is wrong. Where’s the farm? It’s parked on the side of US 202 in Maine. The flat tire and the chains in the middle of summer also adds to the story.

The collection that will be included is half abstracts and half pieces similar to this one.

I hope you can stop by for the opening reception on August 11, from 5-7.

Since March??

OK, this is pathetic. I haven’t posted anything in almost four months.

It has been a weird year so far, and I’m not going to make any further excuses. There are lots of changes on the horizon, and I’ve been concentrating on trying to meld ideas and paint. And, I am no longer trying to make it make sense. A change is just that.

The new work was not spawned but reinforced by two commissions, and a sale of two other realistic watercolors.

Below is Chris’ first piece which, when I delivered it, ¬†responded with “That’s f–king awesome!” Guess he liked it. And, enough that I am finishing up another one for him which I will deliver next week.

So, with this bit of prompting, I am revisiting this kind of work. As long as it involves a paint brush and paint.

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