I completed the painting below in time for the Greater Salem Artist association Spring Fling art show and sale. I found the white washed beams in a barn at a local winery and used this as a starting point for the painting. The work is acrylic on Masonite panel and 18 X 32 inches. This painting will be placed in the judging at the show.
This is my first painting of 2013.
Searl’s Castle Entrance, Windham, NH.
20 X 16
Acrylic on canvas
I tried another painting of the butternut squash. I flipped the drawing and added a dark green tablecloth. You can see the first painting in the post below.
Butternuts #2, 2012
Acrylic on canvas board
14 X 11
I completed a quick study of two butternut squash this week. This will be a raffle in an upcoming art show. It’s 11 X 14, acrylic on canvas board.
Students create two more works.
Armand B., August 2012.
Marc P., August, 2012.
Searles Castle Entrance has been completed. I’m trying a few landscapes, and I’m on schedule to comple one painting a month. This road is near the previous painting of the Searles Castle Stone Arch.
In April, I attended an event at Searles Castle, Windham NH, with the Greater Salem Artists Association. I photographed this structure on the grounds of the castle. I began the painting the next day. It was a damp, foggy morning and I thought it would be fun to capture in acrylic paint.
My painting Murphy’s Chickens won a First Place Ribbon in the acrylic division at the Sage Art Gallery Spring Art Exhibit, 136 Washington Street, Haverhill MA. This juried show held the “Grand Opening” on March 10, 2012. All of the paintings in the show will be on display through the month of March.
I also have two additional paintings in the show titled Native American Dancer Don Barnaby and a new still life titled Pomegranates, Lemons and Limes. Stop by and see all of these artists outstanding work.
The winter hours for the gallery are:
Wednesday 1 pm to 5 pm
Thursday 1 pm to 8 pm
Friday 1 pm to 8 pm
Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm
I finished this painting today. I started with a photograph of some rocks I saw while kayaking on Lake Massabesic, NH last summer. I’ve been looking at the photo for some time, and decided to go with a deep blue sky and show the rocks as if bathed in moonlight.
I started with a well prepared canvas with four coats of gesso. A Burnt Sienna wash followed and several layers of Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue and Winsor Blue scumbled over this. Trees and rocks were under painted with Red Oxide and Burnt Sienna. The trees finished with layers of gray using varying amounts of Burnt Umber, Hookers Green Deep, Winsor Blue, White and a touch of Cadmium Red Hue.
This was followed up with washes, glazes and dry brushing using all of the same colors to bring out the different textures of the rocks. The foliage and moss was done with Hookers Green Deep, Hookers Green, a touch of Cadmium Red Hue, Red Oxide and white.
20 X 16
Acrylic on Canvas
I finished the Pomegranates, Lemons and Limes painting today. This was a fun painting to do. Acrylic on canvas, 16 X 20.