Sunday, November 20, 2011
I will be participating in the Arts and Crafts Sale Day at The Shirt Factory on Nov. 26, with a sale and open house to welcome the holidays. The building-wide sale will be from 9 - 6, but I will be open from 1-5 p.m. that day. Come in and enjoy a glass of wine and see a wide selection of my smaller works -a gift that will be a lasting source of pleasure for someone special.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
I am currently having a show of winter landscapes at the Columbia Greene Community College's Kaaterskill Gallery entitled "Hudson Valley - Off-Season". Little did I know that the winter would be making such an untimely start just as I was about to hang this show! This is a selection of paintings from the last few years with winter themes, including a few of Hudson River ice. So, let's get into the season and enjoy the special light and this quiet contemplative time of year. The show will be up until November 29. Contact the college for more info about hours.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This Saturday, Oct. 8, from 3 - 6 p.m., I will be having an open house to show my new work. I have a series of large paintings of sky and cloud studies and also a series of small works from our spring trip to Greece. The cloud paintings are a slight turn in direction for my work, eliminating the land altogether and focussing on color, movement and light. Hope to see you there - #203 at the Shirt Factory.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Summer is heating up ! If you have seen one of my fliers and are looking for more info on classes available - my last posting did not include that individual classes are always available, to be scheduled as best suits your time and finances. My studio at the Shirt Factory is a welcoming and inspiring place to spend some time, away from the other pressures of life.
Friday, June 24, 2011
To illustrate my classes this season, I've chosen an example of one of my favorite artists, especially for still life, Giorgio Morandi. The schedule of classes is as follows:
Drawing from the Still Life - Four Thursdays, July 7- Aug. 4, 3 - 5 p.m., for both beginners and those wishing to improve their skills, mediums will include charcoal and pastels,
Painting from the Still Life - Four Saturdays, July 9- Aug. 6, 10 - 12 p.m., for beginners and continuing painters, (though some experience in drawing would be helpful), students may use acrylic or oils (materials will be discussed when applying), $140.
Drawing from the Figure- Four Fridays, July 8- Aug. 5, 3-5 p.m., basic drawing skills and composition of space using the figure,rather than anatomical study, charcoal, $160. (price includes model fees)
More about my teaching philosophy can be accessed on past blogs.
Hope to see you at the studio!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Cloud Series, Sunset 30" x 30" on canvas
I have been searching for a new subject to approach, and began with dramatic skies within a traditional landscape setting - now I have decided to focus entirely on the sky. I feel a need for air, space, and color after this grueling winter. Most of my work deals with patterns in nature, but usually involving more geometry. This is more about color, light, atmosphere, movement.
A new set of challenges! I've been seeing these colors and patterns when I close my eyes at night after painting half the day! I have many small (8" x 8") studies and now have begun two larger paintings, as above.
The other news is another move! Not far this time, luckily. I will be moving just down the hall at the Shirt Factory into my own space in #203. Come to the May 7th event, "Mayhem", and see the new work and new space, as well as enjoy a show in the gallery downstairs of other "Factory" artists, with music and refreshments.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Since spring has been slow in coming, I have been delving into some of my images from past seasons to work from. The winter images are from the past few months around Ulster County.
I just couldn't do snow anymore! I have been focussing on dramatic skies and the challenge of capturing cloud patterns and movement on canvas. As in my rock and water images from last year, I am again seeing the paradox in this imagery - it appears solid and yet is really air and water. I remember the experience of flying through the clouds while on a plane - and then being above them where it looks as though you could walk on their surface!
The third painting above, is a small triptych on 5" x 5"panels of the view from Old Kings Highway in Accord in winter. The painting above it is of the same location in May. I love the way the fields are broken up with hedgerows and windbreaks, making interesting shapes and patterns to work with. This painting is 20" x 26".
I have more in the studio, so come and have a look this April 2, from 3-6.
Monday, February 28, 2011
To introduce and celebrate my new studio I will be having an opening reception Saturday, March 5 from 4 -7 at The Shirt Factory, 77 Cornell St. in Kingston. I am #215. There is a freight elevator for those unable to cope with the stairs. Come see some new work, as well as many other paintings from the past few years, from small (5" x 7") to large. As this is a First Saturday event in Kingston, other studios in the building may be open as well, and the ASK opening only a few minutes away. Spring is almost here - let's get out of our holes and see some light!
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Getting through January has been a challenge for us all! My winter classes did not get enough response to happen and I have decided to close the Stone Ridge studio/gallery. I will be moving the end of this month to a new studio within The Shirt Factory artspaces on Cornell St. in Kingston (#215). I hate to leave the Marbletown area where so much of my work has been centered, but it is time for a change. Having moved my home to the Rondout area last year, this space will be much closer for me, as well as being part of an artists' community within the building and connected to the Kingston art events. So, I will not be open on regular Saturdays, but on scheduled First Saturdays in Kingston and other announced events of my own. My work will also be available to view in the studio by appointment. It has been a pleasure to have the openings and the chance to show some of our local artists here in the Stone Ridge area. I hope some of you who came to the events here will make the trip to see the new space. I will make a new posting in future about an opening,etc. Thanks to all who came up to the studio here on Main St.!