Thursday, June 20, 2013

Old Lure and Books


Oil on board
16 x 20


For this painting, I used some items with sentimental attachment.  The silver compote was a gift for our wedding, 39 yrs ago.  It was already an antique at that time. I didn't know the givers, they were friends of my in-laws.  I just remember her name was Maria!
The books belonged to my father in law.  One is titled "Trout" by Bergman and the other is also a fishing book, but I don't recall the name. It's on our shelves. 
The old fishing lure is part of my collection and I don't remember where I got it.  I keep them under a glass topped coffee table.
I love the smooth surface of this painting.  It was done on a piece of gessoed Masonite.



Monday, June 10, 2013

Cape May Oranges

 Cape May Oranges
9" x 12"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD
 
On a visit to Cape May NJ in 2010, I was very taken with the contrast of the lovely sand beach and the row of Victorian homes along the street.
It was September and I didn't get my feet wet, but there were others swimming and I snapped a photo of a couple heading for the water. They had set up their belongings under bright orange umbrellas which contrasted in such a delightful way with the color of the sky.
 
Sold unframed, but is super easy to frame due to the common size. You could also hang it as is because the canvas has gallery wrapped edges, so there are no ugly staples showing. I've included a hanger on the back.

EAC reception

As it turned out, I did go to the reception in Easton, CT for the show. It was very nice.  I met some extremely nice, extremely talented people. I wish that community were closer and I would join the arts council.  Easton is very near Newtown.  When we drove through Newtown, I couldn't help but think about the tragedy in December.  If something like that could happen in a place like Newtown, CT, it could happen anywhere. 

We stayed overnight at the Ethan Allen hotel in Danbury, because it was Memorial weekend and neither of us felt like driving home after the reception.  On June 15th, we will take the trip for the 3rd time and retrieve the painting.  Since that's our 39th anniversary, I'm hoping to get a nice dinner out of it!