There was a good crowd at the opening of Artists Out Loud at the Akin Library last Sunday. Happy to be there with some very talented people. Turns out that the Akin Library has gone to winter hours, and is open on Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Friday. I apologize to the friends who hoped to meet me there today. You can see this one up close, if you like.
If you missed me at ArtEast Open Studios you can see some of the new work here. I’m making cookies.
I’ve been making a series of paintings from my recent trip back to Shetland. This time I was lucky enough to get to Fair Isle, a place that I have only dreamt of visiting. It is cold and windy and paradise.
I’d like to especially thank my Innkeeper Thomas Hyndman for taking me out to see the important sights when it became clear that weather and travel was going to cut my visit short. This painting only happened because he suggested that I go take a closer look.
Leaving Shetland, from the ferry on a very cold and windy perch. This is a page from my sketchbook. I was crying as I left Shetland, not sure if it was sorrow or the wind. I’m part of ArtEast Dutchess these two weekends, and this one was sold on the opening day.
I was in the rental car with my grandson, as I have seen some of the magic of this place and the wind was so strong that we feared that a toddler would fly away. This watercolor and colored pencil is 9.5″ x 7.5″ and was sold on opening day of ArtEast.
One of the first paintings from long ago in 2011 when I decided to start painting again. I showed it to my muse at the time who chortled out a bemused “But You Have To Really Like Tomatoes.” The title stuck. I don’t show this painting, it lives in my kitchen over the wood stove getting smoke damaged and fly-specked making me laugh every time at the lower right flying tomato that, like Peter Pan, really needs Wendy to stitch the shadow firmly to keep it from flying away.
I saw the invitation to submit a piece to the “Burned Pots and Cooked Books” show at the Institute Library in New Haven, and thought that this was a good fit. My description of the colander in the painting: I have a colander that belonged to my grandmother, and then my mother, and now me. The tin is rubbing off. I use it every day for washing vegetables, draining pasta, draining hand-washing. I feel connected to a whole line of women that I have loved every time I see it hanging on the hook in the kitchen. I have had to pull it out of the trash when two different husbands tried to replace it with shinier ones. I plan on passing it to my daughter, but not yet, I am still using it.
The kickoff show for ArtEast 2019 opened at the Beekman Library, 10 Town Center Boulevard, Hopewell Junction NY today from 1-3pm. I’ve got a new painting there if you would like to take a look, it will be there through September 26, and on the Studio tour in October.
Today is the closing party for the COLOR show at Womens.work.art in Poughkeepsie from 3-6 pm. I’ll be there to hear what some very smart and talented women have to say about making art, and to celebrate the sale of my painting that was included in the show.
I’ve started working on some new landscapes, you will be able to see them at the ArtEast Studio tours in October. Brochure and map available at ArtEastDutchess.com
I’ll be there, come take a look after you get your pickles, bourbon, and tomatoes.. you can contact me at email@example.com
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I do have a painting at a show that you should check out if you can: Celebrating Color at Womanswork.art in Poughkeepsie. The show runs through August 24, 2019. This is a new gallery for me and I am completely chuffed to be included.