I'm on a roll so I had better add one more painting. I have been in Oregon and am having troubles with the time change so that is why I am up so late posting these couple of paintings. Speaking of Oregon, Portland has the best Farmers Market. I took tons of vegetable pictures which will become paintings. Also at some time I am going to tackle a couple of figure paintings, there was a wonderful rag time band playing which has inspired me. Don't hold your breath however waiting for it.
So this is another attempt at the coast of Maine at Stonington. My photograph really isn't that great the trees are darker than in the actual painting and the background shows much more blue than is the painting. But right now I only care about getting these posted. Can you imagine how long it would be if I tried to edit the colors!!!!
This painting was done on commission for a very dear friend. He asked me to do a painting of something on the coast of Maine. Those were his instructions. When I showed him the final piece he knew exactly where it was. Made me feel pretty good. The boat coming into the picture is named Eleanor.
Well, here I go again. I worked very hard on this painting. My summer place in Maine is literally on the water, it is an old ferry landing. Every morning VERY early the lobster men are out. This particular day was one of those special days, just a little haze, not a breath of air, just the ripples from the boat on the water. The gulls are soaring around the boat, yelling at eachother trying to get every scrap they can. It is quite a sight.
Today I am trying to enter all the information necessary for my blog all by myself. I have tried once and am now on the second try. If this goes through it will be a miracle.
The painting that I have chosen to display today is of persimmons and a striped tablecloth, I chose the cloth for the color but also was attracted to all the stripes. I thought it would be a challenge to have a very busy background but have it muted enough that it complemented the fruit. I think I accomplished that.
Well I almost got this right, but now I have to figure how to eliminate the frame in PhotoShop and save the corrections. Tune in next time......
Today my friend Heather came and helped me some more. This painting will be in an auction benefitting The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Here are the details:
High Tea & Silent Auction
Omni Parker House Hotel
Sunday April 25, 2010
Guest Speaker: Gail Huff
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.bafound.org/ or by contacting the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
Please visit the Foundation's website to view a slideshow of all art being auctioned. It's a great event and raises money for a wonderful cause that afflicts so many people.