I tried to get photos of all the work going into the show
before it was hung. Here are a few which I have not yet put into a blog, which show the results of a long journey towards somewhat abstracted impressionism, or whatever you want to call it. (I dislike labels.)
Below are the two largest of the forsythia series. I posted
the second one sometime in the spring, but it was a bad photo. These are not bad, but the skies are not so turquoise at all, and the real paintings overall are lighter, brighter.
|"Trranscendant Joy" Oil on board 24" x 35"|
|"Springtime's Yellow Telegram" Oil on canvas 36" x 36"|
I was after a very loose and free look, using the forsythia fronds simply as a mechanism to hold the dabbed, layered, scraped, glazed and sprayed paint. I would like to take myself to another level, and learn to do encaustic work with the oils. A future challenge.
Among the many seascapes are these little ones.
|"California Coastline" oil on canvas 12" x 12'"|
|"Striped Sea, No. 2" oil on clayboard 12" x 12"|
These two paintings are clear evidence of the direction in which I am going with my work. I will be working on a number of these in the next months to take to the Nantucket Gallery.
This is the rather cumbersome click and slide hanging system:
|The clear plastic hanging rods slide along the top rail and sliding hooks are attached to it from which to hang the paintings.|
But first--- to enjoy the beautiful late snowfall we are having today. About 10 or 11 inches so far, with it still falling. Sadly, no grandchildren will be able to be here this weekend to play in it, or ski. They were here a few weeks ago and had a great time outside. We miss them all.
|Aidan, 12, on board|
|Eloise, 9 1/2, on marshmallow|
|Cousins Lily, just 8, and Nate, just 7, at the firepit|
|Lily on board, first time!|
|Grampa on A Bloody Mary|
|Nate on belly|
|Bob on board, second time ever|
|Mike on tube|