Thursday, March 29, 2012

Winds Show now up thru April

Here is "Kayakers"which is currently up at the Winds Cafe.  I made a similar painting that my brother Dan'l has since he is an avid kayaker!  I think I painted this after taking a workshop with Frank Francese who encouraged us to use our paints with abandon, paint freely and with expression.  He advocates using small areas of key colors to excite the eye.    He lays in the shadows with a violet color which is very effective for bright sunny days...
  The kids have already used our kayak to go out on the Little Miami River which we usually don't get to do until May at least!  hmmm - what am I doing on the computer when I should be painting or out kayaking?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lunar Dance - at the Winds

When next you come to Yellow Springs, be sure to visit the back corner of the main dining room of the Winds where you will find "Lunar Dance".  I paintied it in a loose style with the moon and clouds dancing in the sky and water.  I think this painting has a sprinkling of Chesapeake Bay, Lago di Como, Ceasars Creek and somewhere in California - many waters ...  You never know what will flow from may paintbrush!

Lunar Dance - watercolor
22x27 - $400
 The show is up until Sunday, April 1.  I just received a commission so life is marvelous!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Paintings at the Winds Cafe - landscapes,cats,portraits

 Here's a little painting that is reminiscent of the waters of Asilomar, CA where we played in the sea .  The trip was a graduation present for our daughter.  She wanted mountains and ocean for her gift...somehow much better, I think, than jewels or clothes. 

  I like the quote from Gertrude Stein that I found in the book I'm reading just now... 'The Paris Wife' about Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley.  Stein says that "People should buy pictures instead of clothes."  Gertrude assembled a cadre of writers and artists for her 'salons and acquired a large collection of now-famous paintings.

Who are the Gertrude Steins of our region and time?

If you didn't get to the opening, please come by the Winds Cafe any day but mondays through Sunday, April 1.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Paintings at the Winds...Reception this sunday!

River Play
Here is a painting that I love for its sweet simple joy...I've donated it to the Antioch School "Julia Sweeney" Gala and auction, happening on March 24... I hope people will bid on it.
Please come to the reception at the Winds this sunday! 4:30-6:30.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

More painting preview for the Winds show!

Here is the painting 'View from my Window' that isalso going to be in the Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs March 6-April 1.  It is in a competition which isn't to be decided until April so it can not be sold presently. I will make a little print for the show.
'View from my Window'
 Winds Cafe, Bakery and Wine store- a lovely spot to dine and---- local artwork!