Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Getting ready...

Last year's goal was to write a curriculum for a class and teach a class.  It was a very long arduous procedure getting the curriculum together but working with it with a student worked like a charm.  I'm starting with another student tomorrow and look forward to seeing how it goes this time around.  It's rather nice to be "ready" and not to have to fret over the preparations.  I am, however, headed to the work space now to get it cleaned up, set up and ready.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Closing reception at Cutter Gallery

Sunday was the closing reception day and it was well attended and you can see details here:
Last day at Cutter and the winner is?

I have a new art student who will be starting the 10-week program his week. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Show visitors at Cutter Gallery

Added the Summer Shack 12x12" painting to the show (top, green)

Mary Pyche, artist, with Mary and Jeff Lock, Mary's favorite in background

George, Michael and Don Denning

George Pyche and Don Denning

A dear friend from long ago, Don Denning, visited at the gallery and it was very nice to finally get in touch.  Jeff and Mary Lock dropped in to say hello and we went for Chinese after.

THIS SUNDAY, the 25th, is the last day reception at Cutter Gallery from 2 to 5 p.m.

I'll be drawing the winning ticket on the 25th from those who voted for their favorite painting and posting the results.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cleaning up

Summer Shack 12x12" oil with custom maple floating frame
I bought a giant tool box and have organized and put everything away where it belongs, so now I can start a new phase of painting.  I finished the last of the Bear Hill Road paintings this week (Summer Shack) and have brought it to the solo show in Arlington where it now hangs beside the October version of the same scene.  The pencils I ordered to go along with the two shows that I have up at the moment have arrived and have been delivered.  People can vote for their favorite painting, keep the pencil, and maybe win a painting, the drawing will be from the voting slips.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Arlington Artist Reception Yesterday

The reception from 2 to 5 pm on Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington yesterday was very nice, good friends showed up, a few people came in because of the open sign out front.  We had lots of good food, there was lots of wine but no drinkers, and I sold one painting.  I'll be there next Sunday from 2-5 and might bring my painting equipment as a way to use my time efficiently.  Hope you can come.
The Fletcher School visitors

Gladys the hostess and bartender

Roberta and Eddie

Grace and Georgia and her new painting.

good food, good drinks

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Another show is hung! West Newbury

This morning I hung the art show at the West Newbury Library that is there now until January 1st.

Paintings are atop the library stacks and on the window sills and the fireplace mantle.  I am having a "Vote for your Favorite" (actually at both my shows) and from those votes I'll do a raffle to give away a small painting.  I also have ordered engraved pencils to give away to those who vote (or don't vote).

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Show is hung! Arlington, MA

I had 1 1/2 hours of traffic to get to Arlington this morning after I had planned to drive after the rush hour.  I can't imagine how it would have been if I had left earlier.  Then it took me 2 1/4 hours to hang the show.  I think I did it in short time having had the experience of hanging shows in the past.  Actually I received a Volunteer of the Year Award from Newburyport a few years ago.

Enough said about the hanging, so here are the pictures:

left corner of gallery

left as you enter the gallery

right wall as you enter the gallery

entrance area with George

guest book et al - raffle for voting your favorite painting

Entrance to the Cutter Gallery - Arlington MA