I did manage to put a couple of new oyster paintings on the website, but not the identification. Be it known that unless otherwise noted, those oyster portraits are 15″ x 18″, framed in cherry, and are $450, not including shipping.
The exhibit with Isabella Jacob at State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY, is going well, and looks great! The exhibit at the Damariscotta River Grill, in Damariscotta, ME, will open on Sept. 17th with a reception on Wednesday, Sept. 18th (4 – 6pm), and runs through Oct. 28th. I’ll have about 15 oyster portraits and about the same amount of paintings of Maine — water, coastline, boats, landscape. There will be at least one other artist exhibiting at the same time. The Grill is a really large place with lots of wall space — and great food.
It’s been a while — busy preparing for two exhibits: one being installed this coming Monday, opening on Wednesday, at the State of the Art Gallery, 120 W. State St., Ithaca, NY. I’m exhibiting with an old friend from Pratt — Isabella Jacob — who creates the most beautiful and powerful ice/water/rock landscapes with mixed media and paint. I’ll be showing new work — oysters of course, and landscapes — in pastel. The show runs from July 31st to September 1st. A video of the show will be available on line at the gallery website: www.soag.org.
The second exhibit will be at the Damariscotta River Grill, in Damariscotta, Maine. It runs from September 18th to October 28th. I’ll be showing all my oyster paintings plus land- and seascapes of the Maine area. The Grill is known for its fine food and impressive exhibitions: the brick walls of both floors are usually adorned with 60 to 80 paintings from 2 or more artists. I’ll be having about 30+ works in the show.
Since I’ve become my own web-master, and haven’t yet mastered how to put new images on the website, the new work will not visible here for a while, I’m sorry to say.
Island Creek, #3
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!