New work available at The Hunter Gallery!

When I arrived they had one of my large acrylic still life paintings in the window!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I dropped off nine vibrant landscape paintings, including this wonderful painting titled “Dancing Poppies”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more available paintings HERE.

7 landscape paintings heading off to The Hunter Gallery

I selected a good lot for the gallery owners to take a look at. They look good together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The drive to Long Melford was wonderful and it was very sunny despite the frequent April showers this week.  I even stopped at various spots to take photos for inspiration.  I dropped off the paintings above to The Hunter Gallery and the gallery owners were very pleased with them.  Follow the link above to see images and prices.  Please give them time to update their website, but feel free to stop by the gallery to view them in person.  Well, as I write this the rain has returned, I am glad I headed out early to the gallery.

New Gallery Representation: John Noott Gallery-The Cotswolds,UK

I am pleased to announce that the John Noott Gallery’s Broadway Modern has accepted me as a gallery artist.  They chose four paintings to introduce me and I am very excited to be showing among some of England’s most well known contemporary artists.

Broadway Modern houses British art, sculpture, ceramics, furniture and glass with a ‘modern’ feel.  Their indoor showrooms reside in a delightfull 17th century Cotswold stone building on possibly the prettiest High Street in England.

The Cotswolds is a must see if you are looking for picturesque English villages, beautiful hills and cute sheep.  Below are a few pictures of the village of Broadway.

John Noott/ Broadway Modern Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadway Town Center, The Cotswolds-UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deli with Fruit & Veg stand in Broadway town center

 

What I am working on: 3ft square-Autumn Still Life

A work n progress, 36 x 36 inches, oil on canvas-20hrs in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took on a huge challenge this weekend.  Though I am known for my small works, I am breaking out and going larger.  It is interesting and a bit frustrating to see if your particular style translates well to other sizes.  Staring at this huge blank canvas was exciting, but when I started to sketch it in a feeling of panic set in.  What have I gotten myself into? The amount of paint, time, glasses of wine, hours on my feet…Aaaaaahhhhh!

I stared at my sketch for about an hour.  Mentally mapping out my plan of attack.  Then it all fell into place, sketch and block in color the first day, get the darks and background in on the second, start the detail work on the third and keep going until I finish.  It may seem like second nature to some artists but when you are used to slinging paint and finishing in under 4 hours, my three day paint-a-thon feels like forever!

Above is where I decided to stop tonight after about 3 days / 20hrs of painting.  I will rest up, relax and continue tomorrow.