Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Paintings Hanging Now

  Currently my paintings are being exhibited in a few wonderful RI locations.  First, there is my more or less annual show at the East Greenwich Free Library (82 Peirce Street, East Greenwich, Rhode Island) Opening tomorrow (Thursday, 17 July)) from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  In this show I have perhaps only a half-dozen works that are framed and ready for purchase.  As you enter the Gallery you will notice many smaller, unframed works hanging along the left wall.  These latter works represent "first takes", oil studies and sketches that are short on finish but hopefully long on charm.  They are first products of a plein-air painter and may or may not face further development in the studio.  They represent the basic anatomy of the scene and may also be the outcomes of subtle experimental technique For example, you will notice two small square-format boards with the same scene involving rocks and water.  One was painted on a dry pale pink-orange toneThe other used a variation attempting to capture the mood of a grey day.  It involved covering the dry tonality with a wet tone of blue-orange.  The scene was then painted wet-into-wet over this nonuniform blue-orange tonality.  Can you tell which of the two similar paintings was more successful in capturing the overcast day?

  The second place that hosts two of my paintings is Spring Bull Gallery in Newport (on Bellevue Avenue) as part of their Small Works Show.  In this show I have a painting of Perkins Cove (Ogunquit) and another of a marsh in Barnstable (Cape Cod).

  Finally, There is a second Opening of interest this week Friday (18 July) at 6 PM at the Gilbert Stuart Museum newly remodeled Gallery in North Kingstown.  My two paintings hanging there include a Wickford view and one of Second Beach in Newport.

  If you happen to visit these locations and don't see one or both of the two paintings mentioned here for Spring Bull and Gilbert Stuart, it means I have been requested to provide another due to a sale.    I will gladly provide replacements as soon as possible!