Friday, October 23, 2009

Sunset in Maine

Sunset on the Ridge 
Oil on canvas, 24x24

Today, some odds and ends. First, this painting. I made it from a photograph I took while I was in Maine this summer. It's a field on Hio Ridge Road, where my aunt and uncle live. The sunset was so amazing, I nearly drove off the road. In real life, it was even more dramatic than this painting - which is more dramatic in real life than on the screen. Maybe I do need a better camera.

My friend Lori Rembetski, a wonderful sculptor and delightful person, is having a show in November at the Lighthouse Gallery on Long Hill Road in Groton, Conn. Lori makes charming and character-filled sculptures of dogs. They're small, from a few inches high to perhaps 10 inches, and they are gestural and full of life and fun. The opening reception is Friday, Nov. 6, from 5-7 p.m., at the gallery. If you're in the area, come!

My friend Judy Beisler, a wonderful photographer and delightful person, tells me that on that same night, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in New London, the folk group The Work of the Weavers will perform. I don't remember just when the show starts, but Judy told me it would be possible to go from the Lighthouse Gallery opening to the show, and make it in plenty of time.

I probably won't be able to do that, though, since I'll be teaching a workshop at the Wallkill River School on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on painting pets. If you're anywhere near Montgomery, N.Y., there's plenty of space in the workshop. Call the school and sign up!

Peter found out that those ladybugs I wrote about the other day were imported by New Jersey as a way to rid the state of a particular insect that eats and kills hemlock trees. The ladybugs are otherwise harmless, but wherever they come from, they spend the winters in white cliffs. So when they're swarming over our light-gray house and white doors and windows, they're just a little confused about their winter homes.

I've spent a fair amount of time this past week working on my portfolio, in preparation for approaching galleries near and far. If anyone reading has any suggestions of active galleries where my work would fit, please let me know!

And thank you for reading.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wow...look at that sunset... must look even more awesome on this bigger canvas. You check with ArtCalender already I suppose.