Long River Gallery – New Watercolor Art

I’ve recently delivered some new artworks to the Long River Gallery in White River Junction, VT.  There is a major construction project tearing up the downtown Main street area but don’t let this keep you away!  The gallery (as well as the other businesses) are soldiering on despite the upheaval and striving for business as usual.  This new cardinal painting is one of the artworks I dropped off.  He’s looking rather bright and eye catching as only a cardinal can!  Add a birch tree to the mix and a soft splash of green in the background and it makes a cheery little painting hanging on the wall.

Would look good on your wall too…

Title:  The Visitor II, 6″h x 5″w, Available
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A Painting In Progress (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)

I took the opportunity to play around a bit with this painting.  I’ve used salt on a wet surface before but it’s been a while and decided to give it a go again with this painting.  I’ve included a step by step progression of the artwork so you can see how it came together. Once I had the first layer of color on the background I sprinkled coarse salt all over it and let it dry.  Once dried, I brushed off the salt and it left this kind of abstract, splotchy design.  I then added another layer of color to it because the salt leached some of the first layer of color as it dried.  I moved on to the flower and finally the hummingbird.  And viola! This painting is currently in the small works show at the Copley Society of Art in Boston, MA.

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New Watercolor Paintings – Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

In the past few weeks I’ve created several new watercolor paintings.  I’ve gone from painting one of the largest animals to one of the smallest found here in New England.  From black bears to ruby-throated hummingbirds, the creative muse has kept me occupied.  And a good thing too since I find myself with many deadlines suddenly looming in future.  I’m zooming between my studios like a hummingbird zipping from one feeder to the next!  This painting, titled “Tiny Dancer” was a commission I created for a couple of fellow artists and creative souls.  Look for the next new painting in my next blog posting.

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10th Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition (Vermont)

I’m very pleased to have one of my artworks in the 10th Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition taking place this year at the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield, Vermont.  I’ve been fortunate to have been juried into this annual show several times and even honored with a few awards in years past.  It’s one of my favorite regional watercolor shows and to be exhibiting along side some of the most outstanding artists in North America is a thrill for me.  The exhibit runs from June 20th to July 24th with more than 100 paintings filling the exhibition space.   The Red Barn Galleries in the newly restored, early 1800s barn at Lareau Farm is an ideal location to house this show.  Hours for the show:  Thursday & Friday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday & Sunday Noon to 9:00 PM.  Keep a good thought for my painting to win an award this year!

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Encounter New England Exhibition

I have two artworks in the current small works show at the Copley Society of Art in Boston, MA.  This painting received an Award of Merit, which is wonderful news and a real honor.  The Copley Art Committee grants Awards of Merit to ten works of art that demonstrate exceptional presentation, technique, composition, and style.  You can read more about it HERE.  The show is open April 7th through July 2nd and open to the public.  Be sure to check their website for gallery hours.  

Title:  “In The Clover”, 6″ x 9″, Available

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