Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Home again! The week at the Publishers Invitational was amazing! Cool and rainy most days but the 100 painters who attended were out there painting everyday. The companionship and help from all the artists was inspiring. I learned so much just by painting with and being around so many talented people. The paintings were put in one big room every night so you could see your work with all the others. Over thousand paintings were produced and they were diverse and beautiful! Paul Smith College was our home and food was provided so all you had to do is paint. Signed up for next year! I would recommend attending one of the Publishers Invitationals if you can.
|photo farm with beautiful view|
|photo ADK camp on ST Regis Lake|
|photo of Paul Smiths College|
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Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
This week, I have been reading the biography of Matisse. My interest was renewed in this artist because of the recent show in NYC of his cut outs.
This link will bring you to a bio on the web
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Monday, December 22, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Florida weather has been beautiful! I have been getting out as much as possible and having fun with a smaller format. Here are two 5x7 acrylic plein air studies, (on Ray Mar linen panel) from the south side of Fort Pierce Inlet. The posting has been a problem that I believe I have finally resolved! My computer was set for automatic updates and the latest version of Internet Explorer 11 is not compatible with Blogger. Fire Fox is what I am using now for the blog.
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Sunday, September 21, 2014
|plein air ink and gouache on paper|
|plein air acrylic on linen panel 5x7|
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
I painted this study in the backyard of a friends house as evening was closing in and have learned the secret to move a painting along...NO SEE UMS. Those nasty little buggers came out in force. The Tiki torches helped a bit for awhile but the bugs got the best of me. Not liking the canvas panels as well as the linen right now...
|Plein Air 5x7 acrylic on canvas panel|
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Dali was a skilled and best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painting skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters.
Before this visit, I had only seen his work in books and the Internet. As with most paintings, they are so much more impressive in person. The painting on the left has several figures in the sand of Dali and his father. They are about one half inch in size. I have a new appreciation of his work. If you get to St Petersburg, definitely stop and see "Dali"
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
|5x7 acrylic on canavs panel|
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Enjoyed a visit with artisit Robert Cartmell and his artist wife Diana this week!
"Painter Robert Cartmell, who is also a renowned roller coaster enthusiast, works in a tradition that could be loosely connected to Philip Guston and other members of the so-called second generation New York School, who preferred a more lyrical variation on the blood-and-guts formula of abstract expressionism. Although he is a generation younger than these artists, and prefers figurative over abstract references in his thickly impastoed canvases, Cartmell’s distinctive touch comes through particularly in his drawings, which are often more explicit in their references to daily life. Many of Cartmell’s paintings actually depict the roller coasters that he has made one of the focal points of life, although he often deploys them as a metaphor for the risks and excitement that face all of us in the process of day-to-day living." - excerpt from a catalog essay by Dan Cameron
Link to Bob's work at the Laffer Gallery
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