Friday, December 19, 2008

Time to find a new studio

Here is a photo of the studio I have been painting in for the past 7 or 8 months. It is a 1 bedroom apt., it works out great I have been painting in the bedroom and use the living room for shipping and frame storage. I don't sleep here, so I can keep it pretty messy. Most of the paintings laying around are ones that I am working on for my one man show at John B. Strong Fine Art, in February. The 5 family house that this apartment is part of is being sold so I need to move out! I haven't found a new studio yet, but I think it should be pretty easy, lots of old mills in Fall River, which would work well as a studio.
Here is a photo out of the studio window today, after about 30 min of snow. That is my van parked across the way. I figured I would finish the painting I was working on and then head home before the snow got too bad. Turned out I waited too long. I tried driving but my van just kept sliding down the hill that it was parked on. So I gave up and decided to walk home.
Here I am almost home, it wasn't bad just a couple of miles. Kind of fun for a westerner like me. By the time I got to the park next to my apartment it was a full blown winter wonderland.
I ran into my girlfriend who was sledding with her niece. Still snowing, we are supposed to get 9-12 inches!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Some more gouaches

"Blanket for Warmth" gouache 10x8

Here are a couple more paintings that I just finished.
"Big Cloud" gouache 7x5

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Back in action...

I have not been able to post for a while. I was on a road trip for a while, then wasn't able to get back to painting until just recently. So here are a couple of new paintings. The painting above is a 7x5 gouache. I painted a bunch of these and am sending them to John B. Strong Fine Art for a holiday show. I did a 12x12 from this study for a show of 12x12 paintings at Giacobbe-Fritz in Santa Fe also. The painting below will be in that show also.
This painting was retouched the other day, I painted it a while ago and it was sort of haunting me. It didn't seem complete and the colors felt too cool. I also thought a figure would make it a little more interesting. This one is 9x12 painted in oil.