Monday, January 28, 2008
First stage of underpainting almost done.
This building has been torn down as of last week. Gone forever.
This place is now a Spanish restaurant. Totally new paint job consisting of garish yellows and oranges.
Just got back a few days ago from Disney in Orlando.
Animal Kingdom lions and tigers...oh my!
Next up on the easel. Pizza Town USA in Elmwood Park, N.J.
One last note: I just found out about a fantastic artist who does similar stuff to mine, only in Detroit, Michigan. Go check out his blog at http://myartspage.blogspot.com/
His name is Stephen Magsig and he is very good at what he does. I am bidding my ass off on his paintings on ebay.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Lobster Pot - Provincetown, Massachusetts
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Petunia - South Truro, Massachusetts
This is one of the little bungalows that line route 6A in So. Truro, Mass. This is my fourth time painting this subject since 1990. Doing this piece again feels a bit like a homecoming for me at this point in my painting life. I say this because I did a painting of another one of these cabins back in 1990 and walked around Provincetown with it under my arm going in and out of every gallery on Commercial street trying to get accepted into one. I got rejected in every single one of those galleries, with comments like, "you can't just walk into a gallery like this and think you can get representation." I was getting very upset and discouraged after about the 12th rejection, and decided to just give it up, until I walked into the last gallery on the street. They were very excited about this little painting, and ended up taking me on board and giving me my first one-person show in 1992. By the way, I went back to P-town this past summer, and almost all of the galleries who kicked me out on my ass are now long gone, but the gallery that accepted me is still in business, going strong.
Another side note; my very first sale as a professional artist was at this gallery, and the piece that sold was a view of this same cabin for $550. This new painting will sell at Kerygma gallery for close to $5500. How the times have changed!
I hope everyone has a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!