I anticipate one last progress report on the painting of Josh- there's just a little bit more to go. I took the piece out to Suffolk on Friday for a critique - Peter Mooz did the honors for this and a couple of others. (thanks! I needed that!) "Be careful with the framing," he said, and suggested a walnut burl. I think he's right about that.In any case, I'll work hard to get a good shot of it, without glare next time around.Comment on or Share this Article →
I've been waiting to make this painting for a while, ever since I saw the snap my husband took of the catch of the day laying on the floor of the boat. For those of you who don't live along the east coast, those are stripers (often misspelled "strippers" on the fishing forums, to my great delight- people catch "lil' strippers" or big "fat strippers") otherwise known as Rockfish, or striped bass. In any case, I've always liked (in addition to eating them) their graphic qualities, and have long wanted to add them to my inventory of fish paintings, but never found the right composition. Enter design by accident, and voila!
It's going pretty quickly-let me know what you think.Comment on or Share this Article →
Started Josh's portrait the other day, and am feeling my way into it. I'm thinking that I'll leave a great deal of the linen exposed, as well as a lot of the line work, bringing only the most central details into high focus.Comment on or Share this Article →
I'm still hunting for the title on this one- I was working with "estuary", but that's not quite it, and I'm not sure robin's egg does it either- the entire process has been that way: it has had a life of its own since the moment I touched brush to canvas. "Have you seen this before?" seems rather rude, tho'... I'm open for suggestions.Comment on or Share this Article →
Almost finished with this piece, and tho' I'm not quite sure of what I'll do with it (yet), I'm excited to have painted it. I guess that's the way it'll have to be: no matter how I wish I'd have a target (audience, exhibit, wall, collection) before I begin, I'm just going to have paint the painting first, and then figure out the rest afterward. Can't seem to turn the equation around, no matter how I try- but that's Ok with me.Comment on or Share this Article →