On October 18th, I will be one of about 25 local artists participating in an open house at the New England Artisan Gallery on Route 1A in Wrentham, MA. I just dropped of my pieces today and they will be there for a month – but I will be there on the 18th to join the Open House from noon to 8:00pm. If you are not familiar with the New England Artisan Gallery, it is where Stephen Staples shows his (amazing) furniture crafted from reclaimed wood. Check them out at http://www.staplescabinetmakers.com/
To prepare for this, I put together four new pieces that I am showing along with two older ones. The last piece I finished is this 16”x20” oil painting of a small lake in the Adirondacks called Huntley Pond. I do a camping trip there every year with my brothers, and this is from a photo I took on the last day of our trip at the end of September. The weather was amazing, and we were basking in the beauty of the place before we had to pack up. I have done paintings of the surface of water before, but I couldn’t resist capturing this one in paint.
Also new and at the show is this 9”x12” painting, which is a view from the Olson house in Port Clyde, Maine. You may remember from an earlier post that the Olson house was made famous by Andrew Wyeth (this is where he painted “Christina’s World”). The path in the background actually leads to Wyeth’s grave. In addition to the power of the place (I am a huge Wyeth fan), I loved this tree and the patterns of light through the branches together with the “V” pattern of the trees and ocean in the background.
Finally, I painted 2 antique sleds that are also at the Artisan Gallery. The sleds themselves are great, and they gave me the idea for these 2 scenes.
Also at the show is an 8”x10” oil painting I did on Monhegan Island and the primitive trunk I painted back in August. Below are some shots of these pieces at the gallery.
I hope to see you at the Open House!