Monday, August 25, 2008

Two New Paintings

I know, I know, I haven't posted for several weeks, and then two in two days! When it rains it pours!
These are two new small 5x7's that are slated for an upcoming event. I've actually painted quite a few small ones, but as I mentioned before, am not posting them here because of the "secrecy" factor of our fun show called "Off the Wall".
Any local readers of this blog should save Oct. 1 on your calendar... about 200 images from local artists, including some really top notch folks, will be sold unframed, right "off the wall" for the unbelieveable price of $60. This event is a fundraiser for our local civic center here in Jaffrey... Many of these works would see for 10 times that under normal conditions, so you can imagine it's going to be a wild night with folks jamming in to find their favorite artists' works first. Check out the Jaffrey Civic Center website and stay posted to this blog for more details. Oh, and these two are titled "Silver Carafe and Pear" and "The Red Cloth". I bet you can figure out which is which.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lilla, Content

Lilla is a Premarin rescue horse. Mares are used to produce the drug Premarin, and they are not always treated well. Lilla suffered abuse, but she now has a wonderful home, and is loved and cared for. I thought she just looked peaceful and content in the summer pasture.
Last week was a Paint Out for our local art association, and about a dozen farms and estates opened their properties for our artists to come and paint en plein air with a sale and reception at the end of the week. Lilla and her stable mate, Austin, a lovely paint gelding, both caught my eye at one of the farms. I didn't get a photo of the painting of Austin before the sale, but he was a very handsome boy and I enjoyed painting him as well.
I'm not doing the painting a day (obviously) but am busy in the studio with several projects.
This evening was an art auction fundraiser for a local early learning center, and I'm happy that the piece I donated was one of the highest bids of the evening - good to support a wonderful cause.
More paintings to post soon!