Painting In Progress (Moose)

I’m working on two versions of this moose.  This one is a commissioned work with evergreen trees in the background and the second painting will feature more of a Fall background.  The work in progress is slow going at the moment but I’m pleased with how the commissioned one is coming out so far.  I’ve had the reference photo for this moose image in my files and longed to paint it for a while now.  You know how that goes… just too many irons in the fire.  So when a client requested a moose, I jumped at the chance to paint it!

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4th Annual Open Studio – (Littleton, NH)

Mark your calendars!!  I will be hosting my 4th Annual Open Studio weekend on October 13th & 14th this year.  I know, August seems early to be talking about it but I want to be sure you put the date in your calendar and help me have a successful event by stopping in that weekend.

The year 2018 is a special year because it marks the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, one of the first federal environmental laws enacted which protects over 800 species of migratory birds.  The law was enacted in an era when many bird species were threatened by the commercial trade in birds and bird feathers and the protections also cover the habitat and environs necessary for the bird’s survival.

To mark the centennial, I’d like to once again donate a portion of the sales of my artwork at my Open Studio Weekend to the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge, which is a major stopping place for migratory birds and located right here in the northern region of little ol’ New Hampshire!  Pondicherry is one of my favorite places to embrace my inner “bird nerd” self, connect with nature and take the photos I use as visual memory guides when I’m back in my studio creating artwork.

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Art In The Park -Mount Washington Valley Arts (North Conway, NH)

Join me this Saturday in North Conway for the arts & fine craft festival!  I’ll be located in Tent #2 at Booth space #18.  Schouler Park is right in the center of town on Route 302 and across from the train station.  Just look for all the big tents! 

I will have original watercolor art as well as prints in a variety of sizes and prices to choose from.  The show will take place , rain or shine and is always a fun show to be a part of.  The food and music are terrific too!  

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Art In The Park Festival (Bridgton, Maine)

Join me this coming Saturday, July 21st, 9AM-4PM for the Art In The Park festival at Shorey Park in Bridgton, Maine.  This is my first time exhibiting here so I hope you’ll make a day of it and come out to see me at the show.    The art show is sponsored by Gallery302 and this year marks the 15th annual event, which says a lot about how popular it must be!  I will have original watercolor paintings as well as framed and unframed prints in many sizes and prices.  Something new… I’m now offering prints of my art in a small 5″x7″ greeting card size.  All my prints are sized to fit standard frame sizes so you can buy a frame right off the shelf in retail stores.

 

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Arts & Craft Festival (Joyce Endee Show)

Hi gang!  This weekend I’ll be taking part in an arts and craft festival on the grounds of the Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  This is my first time participating in a Joyce Endee arts and craft show and I’m looking forward to the event as well as being back in the Wolfeboro area.   You can find my booth under the big tent, not sure of my exact location until I get there.

I will have original watercolors, framed and unframed prints AND a few puzzles featuring my art. 

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2018 Year of the Dog

Earlier this year, I mentioned working on a series of artworks featuring some of our wild canines since 2018 is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese calendar.  Other things come up, as they do, but I’m finally able to get back to work on this series.  I’ve been working on a couple of small paintings of red foxes as well as a sketch completed for a larger painting.  I’m starting with the red fox since I saw one this Spring and have some great reference photos to work with.  Here are the finished results of these two small studies so far.  I’m painting on Aquabord and having to relearn how to apply the paint since I haven’t attempted one of these since last year. I’m having fun though!  Any wild canines you can think of that I should add to the list, let me know!  Emma, my very own “wild at times” canine thinks a painting of her should be included too.  I just might have to give it a try.

 

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Art In The Park (Norwich, Vermont)

It’s that time of year again!  For me, this coming weekend marks the start of the summer art festival season.  Come out to this art show on the town green in Norwich, Vermont and see all the new paintings I’ll have on view (I’ve had a busy winter!).  This is one of several new festival venues where I’ll be exhibiting my art this year.  Of course, I’m hoping some of this art will also go home with art patrons happy with their new paintings too!  As of the latest forecast, it seems like the weather is going to cooperate too and be sunny for most of the weekend.   You can find me at booth #18 and maps with the artist locations will be available at the show.

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Painting In Progress (Atlantic Puffin)

I think I’m in love.  With puffins.  I’m back to painting Atlantic puffins.  Again.  There is something about these little seabirds that has me hooked lately.  It’s those expressive eyes and that giant, bright and colorful beak that makes them so eye catching.  And, yes, also because I think they are adorable looking too.  For this one, I’m painting on Aquabord, which I tried last year for the first time and really liked.  I’m having to re-learn how to paint on the clay surface since it’s so very different from the paper I’m accustomed to working with but I really like the vivid color that practically bursts off the surface.  What do you think?

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Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition (Waitsfield, VT)

I’m pleased to announce that two of my paintings were accepted into the 2018 Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition to be held in the The Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm Inn in Waitsfield, Vermont.  The show will be open from June 17th until July 28th with an opening reception on June 17th, 5:00pm-7:00pm.   Awards will be presented at this exhibition so I’m thinking good thoughts in this regard!

The Lareau Farm Inn is also the original home of the American Flatbread bakery/restaurant so after viewing the exhibit, you can stop in for a delicious pizza!  Does it get any better than that?!!

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New Owl Art – The Gallery at WREN (Bethlehem, NH)

I’ve several owl paintings now on exhibit at the gallery at WREN in Bethlehem, NH and their gallery located in the Omni Mt. Washington hotel, Bretton Woods, NH.  Owls continue to be one of my favorite subjects to paint and even after several years of painting them, I still haven’t gotten to the bottom of that creative well yet!  I see and hear owls with regularity and like to think this is nature’s way of telling me what I should be working on.  When inspiration finds you or sends you hints, I’m a firm believer in following the clues!  That said, I’ve also been seeing a lot of red foxes and coyotes this spring… I’m starting to think of changing the focus of my paintings to include some of our wild canines.

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