February 23, 2011

Sometimes, I don’t feel like expressing myself in words. Hey, even a blabbermouth like me can get tired of talking and writing. So thank goodness for oil painting.

In this post, I’d like to share some of my recent work — and invite you to my first group art show!

My canvasses serve up delicious, textural colors on 6-inch and 10-inch squares. The little ones are barely bigger than a BlackBerry cell phone. I hope this user-friendly scale makes the paintings more affordable and accessible for buyers (hint, hint).

Oooops, enough with the pitching. Here’s what I’ve got…

Let’s hear it for green and yellow. I think of these 6″x6″ lemons as “Tits and Ass:”

Pushing around paint and colors is very satisfying. Lately, I’ve warmed to pinks:

Then there’s the issue of composition. What a challenge it was to see this house as a series of geometric shapes:

I’ve submitted two pieces for my first show. It’s a student group exhibition hosted by our painting class. Hmmm? What’s that you’re asking? Yeah, of course we’re having an opening night reception. Wine-in-plastic-cup frivolities are de rigeur for art openings. Don’t worry, we’re real artists; we know how to drink and party!

These are my two pieces for this special event:

Sigh. I’ve got so much that I want to paint. Not sure why it’s important for me to make a visual, wordless impression on you all — but it’s what I crave.

Last Friday, this kiwi popped out of my brush.

After that, I started thinking about Spring, about connecting, about fresh starts. So last night, I impulsively uploaded a bunch of painting photos to my Facebook page.

Then, the unexpected happened. People started commenting and clicking on the ones they like. Intriguing way to get feedback.

To join in and view more of my paintings, click HERE. When you visit my page, you’ll see that I still vibe with orange. But it’s time to branch out.

Btw, if you’d like to attend the show at the Art Student League’s adorable suburban campus, it will be on view from March 5-18. Opening reception is March 11 from 5-7 p.m. I will personally be helping our fabulous teacher Karen O’Neil with hanging the paintings.

The address is 241 Kings Highway, Sparkill, N.Y., 10976 (t.845.359.1263). Here’s our flyer. And yup, that’s me in the center, looking seriously double-chinned:

Meantime, I’m home at my desk, editing student writing assignments and… daydreaming about getting beyond winter. Just me and the cats with a birds eye view of this:

Okaaaay….this post is now up to 423 words. For me, that’s barely writing.   ^_^