Thursday, March 24, 2016

MUD(season) at Artistree

I submitted my three pieces to the MUD(season) show at Artistree this afternoon.  Adrian was very accommodating even though I was two days LATE--thank you, Adrian.  :o)
Last weekend, not thinking of this show, I was at IKEA in New Haven, CT, looking at their frames and was motivated to (maybe) buy one or two or three and fill them with some of my--larger--Daily Artist 2016 pieces.   Mostly, everything I've done this year is square and I'm loving this constriction--it makes me look at life in a different way.  Here are the three pieces I put in the MUD(season) exhibit at Artistree this year....

"Frozen Puddles"


"Oak Leaf"

Please come by for the Opening Reception, April 1st, 5:30 to 7:30.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Icy Puddle and...

There are such beautiful sights while I walk, even during mud season.  Like this puddle next to the sidewalk.  Some of the ice has frozen and broken, some of it remains solid and the colors are both soft and sharp...

"Icy Puddle"

The pattern of ice on the grass of the golf course creates simple abstract paintings...

"Winter Golf Course"

And the broken fence next to Middle Bridge speaks volumes to me about age, tenacity and the beauty of the worn...

"Broken Fence"

Friday, March 4, 2016

In the Studio...

Daily Artist 2016 is moving along.  March is my chosen month to complete a finished piece of work every day.  Tuesday's was a small mixed media piece based on a photograph taken on River Street...

"Stone Wall in the Snow"
watercolor, pencil and marker

I went for a very cold--14 degree--walk in the village and was struck by the shadow patterns in Middle Bridge....

"Middle Bridge"

And ice is more evident than snow since this winter has been almost snowless.  Its patterns around stones are interesting...

"Frozen Pebbles"
watercolor, colored pencil and marker

Since I am in the studio a lot these days, I stopped at the library and picked up three books on cd to listen to while I'm working.