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Spring Fling Art Show and Sale

Just completed this apple painting:

Apples in Sunlight, 2010
Acrylic on canvas
24″ X 16″

Upcoming Event!

Spring Fling Art Show and Sale
The Greater Salem Artists Association
Original works by local artists and students

Saturday, May 15, 2010; 10AM – 4 PM
Free admission
Woodbury School, 206 Main Street, Salem, New Hampshire

Art Demonstrations by Jim Collins and Don Whittemore

  • Live Music
  • Raffles
  • Cookie Sales

I will be unveiling six new paintings and demonstrating my painting methods during the show.

Two New Paintings Started

Here is the apple photo and the under painting for Apples in Sunlight.  Stay tuned for weekly updates on this and a second painting of cilantro hot peppers, also in the works.

We visited Mann’s Apple Orchard, Methuen, MA last week, and I took a bunch of photos of the produce for sale.  There were a couple of good shots in the two dozen photos I took that I thought would make good paintings.  There was a dormer in the roof of the barn, and a single shaft of sunlight was hitting a group of baskets of apples on a table.  The photo had strong sunlight on the apples, and deep shadows around the edge.  This framed the baskets of apples perfectly.  I started this painting on the 15th, and will continue the work and update the page in the Painting Process soon.

The second good shot was a great big bunch of cilantro hot peppers.  They were a riot of orange, yellow and reds, accented with some nice green peppers.  I am working on a study of this photo to work out some process details, and I will add this work to the Painting Process page once the canvas has been prepared.  Here is a photo as a teaser: