Friday, March 21, 2014

New Gallery

I'm delighted to announce that I now have the privilege of being represented by Marine Arts Gallery in Salem, Massachusetts. It is extra exciting to be adding a gallery close to home as I'll able to attend the special events and openings I usually miss out on at the galleries further afield. Sebbie and Friends at the Shadow Play is the first piece to take up residence in the gallery, more will follow soon!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

It looks alright if you squint

I spent a bit of this afternoon doing quick studies of roses on panel. It was a lovely reminder of why I don't usually work alla prima, but also a great exercise in preparation for the larger composition floral still life I'm about to start in earnest. I'm mostly disappointed with this study, but it does look about right if you squint at it--which is how I'm always telling my students their paintings should be after their first day, so I thought I'd share it anyway. Bigger and better things to come soon!