Friday, December 21, 2007

New Hope Arts, Inc.

My solo show at the Triumph in New Hope is over, but the sponsors of that show, New Hope Arts, Inc., wanted to hold onto a few of my paintings to show in their permanent gallery space across the street. So I'll have about 6 paintings there for a couple of months at least.

New Hope Arts mainly shows sculpture in their gallery but fortunately there is some wall space for a few 2 dimensional works. The show going on now through Jan 12, 2008 is "Works In Wood" - a national juried show that is well worth seeing.

New Hope Arts is located at 2 Stockton Street, New Hope, Pa - it's on the corner of Bridge and Stockton Streets.

One of the paintings I'll have over there:

"Larsen Road Barns"
11x14 oil on panel

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Poets and Artists Reception RESCHEDULED

Due to inclement weather, the Poets & Artists reception for "The Road Not Taken" which was schedule for tonight, has been postponed until Tuesday evening, Dec 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

It's been a mix of snow, sleet and rain all morning, and ice is starting to build up on the trees and wires - a good night to stay home!

Just a reminder, that the show runs until Jan 11, 2008 at:
D&R Greenway Land Trust
at the Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

"Winter Over Amwell Valley"
12x24 oil on canvas

Monday, December 10, 2007

Starling Migration

Totally unrelated to painting, but I was pretty amazed by this: If you've ever seen a mile long cloud of birds migrating in the fall, I felt like I was in the middle of one of those migration paths the other day. I noticed the light flickering outside my window, which was odd because there are no trees there to cast shadows. I looked outside and like in a Hitchcock movie, my yard was being invaded by birds - European Starlings, I believe. They were streaming in from north to south, and stopping in my back yard for a break. I've never seen so many birds in one spot before. This kept up for about a half an hour, then it was quiet again. These photos are from my dining room window:

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Holiday Show at the Artists Gallery

At the Artists' Gallery, we're doing our usual group show - instead of using the front room for a 2-person show, we're using that space so that all gallery members can show their work for December, January and February. Our December group show is titled:

Of Art and Ornaments
Hot Art for a Cool Season

In addition to the usual artwork we show, gallery members have created Holiday ornaments - all original artwork at very reasonable prices. My contribution will be some handmade porcelain ornaments that I made quite a while ago. I used to do a lot of ceramics back in the early 90's and I still have a few of these on hand - I think they look good hanging in the house year round, so they're not just Christmas ornaments:

Besides the ornaments, I'll have some new, very small paintings up. I did a series of 5x7" works recently, and since our Holiday shows usually feature smaller works, it seemed like a good time to bring them out. Here's one:

"Ridge Road, October"
5x7 oil on panel