The third painting of an oyster from the Island Creek area of Massachusetts has been added to the “Oyster” gallery. This image shows they way all the oyster pastel paintings have been framed: with black mate and custom-made cherry frames.
More will be added shortly. Enjoy!
The 4 new oyster paintings have been added to the “Consider the Oyster” section which is under the “Paintings” category. One of the 4 is “Island Creek, #3″ — indeed the third I’ve painted from the Island Creek growers, to show how diverse oysters can be even coming from the same area. More oyster portraits are being worked on from other locations.
A few notes:
The J.A. Clark oyster painting has been accepted into the Eighth Annual national Pastel Exhibition in Old Forge, NY.
Four new Oyster paintings will be added to the “Consider the Oyster” section here.
I’ll be exhibiting the oysters and paintings of Maine at the Damariscotta River Grill between September 18 and October 29th — a really good time since the Pemaquid Oyster Festival will be held almost adjacent to it during the last weekend in September.
There will be an updated photo of yours truly coming soon. About time — the one now is from about 13 years ago!
Of course, there have been other sales! Several this year without even exhibiting at regional shows, which is always nice. There have been commissions, and print sales as well as originals.
Regarding the purchase of a work of art: buy something that gives you a good feeling when you look at it. Period.
——- a detail of Ghost Ranch Mesas, the painting which sold at the PSNM exhibit, is the banner painting of this website. See above! For the entire painting, check the Southwest category in this website.
The painting, Ghost Ranch Mesas, at the Pastel Society of New Mexico’s 21 annual exhibition, has been sold. Great that among all the other paintings of the Southwest in the show, it not only held it’s own, but was purchased by someone who sees the area and loves it as I do!
A few days ago I received notification that one of my pastels,” Ghost Ranch Mesa from Abiquiu Lake”, has been accepted into the Pastel Society of New Mexico’s 21st Annual National Exhibition. The show runs from Nov. 2nd to the 25th, at the Fair grounds in Albuquerque, NM.
The painting is on this website in the Southwest Category.
I’ve completed seven oyster portraits. Six are on exhibit at the State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca until the end of May. For those of you who, after having enjoyed eating oysters, place them back on the iced plate, outer shell up: take a close look at those shells. They have unexpected color and a sculptural beauty that is usually overlooked.
Perhaps seeing my pastel “paintings” will give an additional aspect of appreciation for these delicious mollusks. See “Consider the Oyster.”