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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Get Lost #11

Most of my smaller paintings are done en plein air, which basically means they are painted outdoors, on location.  (But it sounds more impressive in French, no?)

Painting large outdoors is very challenging, so most of my larger works are painted indoors in my studio.   For reference, I'll use my photographs, memories and/or my smaller plein air paintings.

The two paintings below are an example of how I sometimes create a larger studio painting from a smaller plein air piece.  The larger painting is usually pretty faithful to the original, but at some point it has to take a life of it's own and not be just a copy of the smaller one.

The 8x10" piece was painted on location in Mercer County Park North West on the first day of spring last year:

"Mercer Meadows" (small)
8x10" oil on board

Sometime later, probably on a rainy day when I couldn't paint outside, I did this 18x24" painting in the studio, based on the smaller 8x10 plein air piece.   This larger version has some more detail, and I added the tree on the right to improve the composition.  I muted the ochers of the field to better balance the colors in the distant tree line and mountain:

"Mercer Meadows" (large)
18x24" oil on canvas


These 2 paintings and more are on display in "Get Lost" - my 2 person show with Beatrice Bork, running November 11 to December 4, 2011 at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
map & directions

Closing Reception: Sunday, Dec 4, 2-5pm

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Get Lost #10

"Pleasant Valley Farm"
11x14" oil on canvas

A group of old barns along Wilson Road on a late summer day, near Harbourton in West Amwell Twp, NJ.

This painting and many more are on display in "Get Lost" - my 2 person show with Beatrice Bork, running November 11 to December 4, 2011 at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
map & directions

Closing Reception: Sunday, Dec 4, 2-5pm

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Get Lost #9

"Farm Lane"
8x10" oil on linen on board

These 2 paintings were done at the Folusiak Farm off of Hollow Rd, Montgomery Twp, near Skillman, NJ.   The farm lane in the above painting leads to the group of old barns in the scene below.   No one lives here anymore, and the land is owed by the township, but someone still maintains the fields and cuts hay every summer.


"Rusted Roofs"
8x10" oil on canvas on board

These paintings are just a few of those on display in "Get Lost" - my 2 person show with Beatrice Bork, running November 11 to December 4, 2011 at:


Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
map & directions

Closing Reception: Sunday, Dec 4, 2-5pm

Friday, November 25, 2011

Get Lost #8

"Otto's Farm, First Day of Spring"
5x7" oil on board

This is another spot where I paint pretty often - Otto's Farm Park, near Neshanic Station, NJ, just around the corner from my home.   Otto's Farm is on the north slope of the Sourland Mountain, and this scene is looking across Amwell Valley towards Cushetunk Mountain, visible in the distance.   Cushetunk is the ring shaped mountain that forms Round Valley Reservoir.

This painting and many more are on display in "Get Lost" - my 2 person show with Beatrice Bork, running November 11 to December 4, 2011 at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
map & directions

Closing Reception: Sunday, Dec 4, 2-5pm

Get Lost #7

"Neshanic Summer"
8x10" oil on wood panel

The Neshanic River in Hillsborough, NJ, near where Amwell Road / Rt 514 crosses it.  This spot is less than 2 miles from my house and I've painted here often - as long as the water is low enough to wade out into the river.   Great place to spend a summer afternoon!

This is another of the paintings I have in "Get Lost" - a 2 person show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Beatrice Bork, running November 11 to December 4, 2011 at:


Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
map & directions

Closing Reception: Sunday, Dec 4, 2-5pm

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Get Lost #6


"Amwell Sky"
12x24" oil on canvas

Another one of the paintings I have in "Get Lost" - a 2 person show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Beatrice Bork, running November 11 to December 4, 2011 at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
map & directions

The galley is closed Thanksgiving Day, but open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm, as usual.

Closing Reception: Sunday, Dec 4, 2-5pm

And Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Get Lost #5

"Horseshoe Bend"
Horseshoe Bend Road near Frenchtown, NJ
7x14" oil on board

Another one of the paintings I have in "Get Lost" - a 2 person show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Beatrice Bork, running November 11 - December 4, 2011 at
at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
map & directions

Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

Closing Reception: Sunday, Dec 4, 2-5pm

Friday, November 18, 2011

Get Lost #4

"Bowman's Tower"
by Joe Kazimierczyk
at Washington Crossing Park, just south of New Hope, PA
8x10" oil on canvas on board


"Go With the Flw"
by Beatrice Bork
watercolor painting


Some more of the paintings available in "Get Lost" - a 2 person show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Beatrice Bork, running November 11 - December 4, 2011 at
at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
map & directions

Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

Closing Reception: Sunday, Dec 4, 2-5pm

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Get Lost #3

"East Amwell Spring"
On Cider Mill Road looking at Welisewitz Road
5x7" oil on board


"Springtime on the Neshanic"
the Neshanic River near Montgomery Road
5x7" oil on board

My paintings in "Get Lost" range in size from a small 5x7 inches, up to 20x30 inches for my largest piece.  Here are 2 of the smaller paintings I have in "Get Lost" - a 2 person show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Beatrice Bork, running November 11 - December 4, 2011 at
at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
map & directions

Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

Closing Reception: Sunday, Dec 4, 2-5pm

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Get Lost #2

"Raven Rock Farm"
11x14" oil on board

Another one of the paintings I have in "Get Lost" - a 2 person show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Beatrice Bork, running November 11 - December 4, 2011 at
at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
map & directions

Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

Closing Reception: Sunday, Dec 4, 2-5pm

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Hope Arts League Juried Show 2011


"Rainbow Run Winter"
Rainbow Run Farm on Rainbow Hill Rd, Clover Hill, NJ
12x24" oil on canvas

These two painting are in the New Hope Arts League Annual Juried Show being held at:

Prallsville Mills
27 Risler St (that's Rt 29 just north of town)
Stockton, NJ
(map)

The show runs Nov 16-27, 2011 and is open daily 11am to 6pm (closed Thanksgiving Day.)

Opening Reception is Friday, Nov 18, 6-9pm


"Autumn Gold"
A woodland stream off of Wertsville Rd, East Amwell Twp, NJ
16x20" oil on canvas

These 2 paintings are scenes located very close to my home, just like most of the work in another show I have going on right now:  "Get Lost" at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Get Lost #1

"Cider Mill Winter"
by Joe Kazimierczyk
12x24" oil on canvas


"Fall Flyer"
by Beatrice Bork
watercolor painting


These are some of the paintings available at "Get Lost" - a 2 person show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Beatrice Bork, running November 11 - December 4, 2011 at
at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
map & directions

Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

Saturday, November 12, 2011

13th Annual Holiday Small Works Show at Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery

"Thomas Clarke's Barn"
at Princeton Battlefield Park
5x7 oil on board

I have 2 paintings in this holiday group show at:

Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery
1093 General Greene Rd.
Washington Crossing, Pa 18977
(map)


"Hortulus Farm"
at Hortulus Farm & Gardens in Bucks County, Pa
14x11 oil on canvas

This show features smaller scale works by the Canal Frame Gallery artists, and runs from November 13 to December 31, 2011.

Opening Reception is Sunday, Nov 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Get Lost Begins

Getting ready for an art exhibition is always a lot of work, so I've been very busy the past week.   But now, the show is hung and the doors are open!  Today is the first day of "Get Lost", my 2 person show with Beatrice Bork.

I have 21 pieces in the show, painted at 20 different locations.  (One of the paintings is a larger studio version of a small plein air painting).   Visitors to the gallery are generally interested in knowing the location of my landscape paintings, so I created this map for the gallery wall:



I know that my paintings are all very local, but I was surprised to see that over half of the paintings I have in this show are scenes located within 5 miles of my house.   I am fortunate to live in such a beautiful area!

Here are some shots of our paintings hanging in the gallery:

Joe Kazimierczyk - landscape paintings in oil
Beatrice Bork - animal art in watercolor

Opening Reception is tomorrow, Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 5-8pm at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ
map & directions

Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm


I hope to see you there!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Get Lost this November

Beginning 11·11·11

"Get Lost"
a 2-person show with Joe Kazimierczyk and Beatrice Bork

at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ

November 11 - December 4, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 12, 5-8pm
Closing Reception:  Sunday, December 4, 2-5pm

Top: "Go With the Flow" by Beatrice Bork
Bottom: "Mercer Park NW" by Joe Kazimierczyk

This month, I'm having a 2-person show with Beatrice Bork at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ.  I'll be showing my newest work, where I continue to explore the local landscape with an emphasis on skies and cloudscapes.  Beatrice is a very accomplished, award winning animal artist who paints birds and other animals in watercolor - the creatures who inhabit my landscapes but never seem to make it into my paintings.

The show runs November 11 through December 4, 2011.

Opening reception is Saturday, November 12 from 5-8pm at:

Artists' Gallery
18 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ
map & directions
Gallery hours: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

"Winter Sunset, Skillman"
by Joe Kazimierczyk
20x30 oil on canvas

Get Lost?  Painting is much more than holding a brush in your hands, it requires a great deal of exploration, observation and discovery.   Through field and forest you explore, discover and be inspired.  You get lost in the moment, tune out your everyday worries and really see what's in front of you.   It's in this "getting lost" where the artwork is born.    Beatrice and I invite you to Get Lost this November at Artists' Gallery!


Over the next few weeks, I'll post some more of the paintings that I have in this show, just so you don't forget about it.   :-)

 
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