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What’s on the easel? 2/16/18

This piece, (oil on canvas, 11×14) begun in December? is likely finished – the onion “model” definitely is finished, although the aging process is interesting, rotting from inside and surprisingly not smelly.

WIP – And here is my first self-portrait I’ve done in a while. Starting this past weekend, using a single mirror – painting with the overhead lights out, I’ve set up for some dramatic chiaroscuro – and will take advantage on the still dark evenings.

I sent a few paintings to the trash heap and worked on cleaning the studio while I have paintings out at the Landau Gallery and at Canvas Fine Art.




In other news, studio neighbor Jeanne Finnerty of Finnerty Design borrowed 2 paintings for a show house.

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Show time

Landscapes have been hung at Belmont Hill School’s Landau Gallery.

Large flower paintings have been hung at Canvas Fine Art. The studio has been de-cluttered, and brushes thoroughly cleaned.¬† I pulled out a matte knife and disposed of some paintings that I just don’t like (that felt good to make a decision about them) and started new work.

PS Found these drawings from January’s trip to BC – one joy of Lehar gatherings is the music. Thanks Alan and Eve.

PPS Eddy is now a licensed driver – Boston: you’ve been warned!

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Showing Progress

Still life paintings for a February (and possibly March) group exhibition at CFA, 67 Chestnut Street, Beacon Hill MA, delivered 5 paintings on Saturday, Reception TBD:

Art for my solo show “Slippery Slopes: the art of painting en plein air” at the Landau Gallery, Belmont Hill School; hanging them on Wednesday and the reception will be on Thursday, February 22, 5:30-7:30pm.

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