Friday, August 28, 2009
The Guild show, a painting, and a demo.
Here is a painting I did early this summer on the Penobscot Bay near Belfast, Maine. This is the mouth of the Little River where it empties into the Bay. The painting is 24 x 36.
I made this painting standing in front of the scene as is my usual practice, but of course I fine tuned it in my studio .This painting is more like a Hudson River school painting, that is it is more detailed and less impressionist than many of my paintings.The background goes nicely into fog, and you can see the atmosphere over the bay as it stretches out to the distant shores.A beached sailboat waits the tide in the middle ground.
I am almost always happiest out painting somewhere beautiful when the light is good. We had a lot of rainy days earlier this summer and when there were these few sunny days it was great to be on the shore working in the warm sun. That helped me get in touch with my inner lizard.
Here is the facade of the Guild with its windows on the court facing Newbury street.
This painting will be my submission to the 95th anniversary show at the Guild of Boston Artists at 162 Newbury Street in Boston.
Above is a video of one of my several mentors, Robert Douglas Hunter, doing a demo recently at the Guild. The snowscape behind him is incidentally one of mine. The show in the room where he is working was called Robert Douglas Hunter and his students.