I have been so busy doing artful things this month that I hardly had time to get work done for my law clients. You are going to hear about only those artful things that relate to actual paintings. After the Canterbury Shaker Village paintout, there was a Goffstown “Uncommon Art on the Common” paintout, then a Portsmouth paintout followed by a wet painting exhibit at the Coolidge Art Center, managed by the McGowan Gallery of Concord. Then I took off for a week in Rhode Island to get my fill of surf and rocks, plus some other goodies. All these new paintings (the ten after Canterbury) will be posted on the Newest Additions page, as well as distributed to their permanent pages.
My Day 1 RI painting is posted above, and it may be my favorite of the seascapes. I went at it determined to be loose and not fret about the shapes of the individual rocks. You may notice, when you visit the grouping that includes all of my recent RI paintings, that as the week progressed, some of that determination slipped away. But be sure to check out my boats, which I did the last day. I think there will be a lot more boats in my future!
Adding to my busyness right now is the preparing for two, no, three new exhibits and for Manchester’s “Art in the Park” coming up this weekend. Saturday and Sunday you will find me in Veterans’ Park from opening time to five o’clock. Then at the Manchester Artists Association Gallery at 1528 Elm Street, the “Twilight” exhibit opens on Wednesday, September 2. Reception night coincides with Trolley Night, September 17 (Thursday) from 5 to 8.
That night (Sept. 17) I will be splitting my time between the MAA exhibit and two others–Manchester City Hall and the Hatfield Gallery, both also stops on Trolley Night tours. At the Hatfield Gallery, I will be showing two drawings from the Saturday Life Group. At City Hall I will show mostly local landscapes, including the popular Nutfield Lane cityscape. Both the City Hall and MAA exhibits run for the months of September and October.
Getting everything selected and fit to exhibit (framed and wired) is not a simple matter. I also have to prepare for Art in the Park, which will include a display of my pet portraits with probably a few of the canine models hanging about to demonstrate how admirably I captured their likenesses in oil. The cats have declined to participate. I would love to see you there!
Don’t forget to check out my paintings at the Gallery at 100 Market Street if you find yourself in Portsmouth. That exhibit runs through October 24th. At White Birch Gallery in Londonderry, I am exhibiting three paintings. And in Derryfield School’s auditorium, one of my paintings is part of the “Small Gems” exhibit of the Women’s Caucus for Art. Contact me if you need more information about any of those venues.