Painting now renamed "April Afternoon"
Oil on canvas, 16x20, $150 while it is wet and unframed
Send me an email if you'd like to buy this piece
I painted "The Red Church" late last month, and really wasn't happy with it. But I posted it, because honestly, that's part of the deal I've made with myself about this blog. I post, good or bad, pleased or displeased.
Some of you were kind enough to look closely at the painting and offer some suggestions - and they really helped! I changed the church from red to white... I darkened darks and lightened lights... I added a forsythia. I saw that the aspect of the azaleas was incorrect, and I added hoizontality (is that a word?) to them.
And now, it's a pretty cool painting. I really like it - especially in person.
On another note, I am gearing up for the Paradise City show in Northampton, Mass., over Memorial Day weekend. The other day, in Borders, I picked up "American Style" magazine and saw the article listing that show as the third-best in the nation (the top two are in Kentucky). I gulped, again feeling something approaching panic. But I am painting away, and more than anything, am excited.
And on yet another note, I have been accepted into the Wickford Outdoor Art Festival, in Wickford, R.I. This takes place July 10 and 11, and is a really wonderful show. I am amazed and thrilled that I got in.