Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
On the homefront it was above freezing today and we knocked the icicles down. They were geting so heavy I thought the gutter might come down.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
on the roof the icicles are growing longer and thicker. No matter, we're snug inside watching the Ohio State/Michigan game.
And in the meantime I can paint warm weather scenes. This is from a photo I took down in the low country along the coast in Georgia. Its an ACEO, painted in acrylics.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
George W. Sotter (1879 – 1953) was a painter who is considered to be part of the Pennsylvanis Impressiontis. This group is from the Bucks County area of the state.George Sotter, John Fulton Folinsbeee and Walter Emerson Baum were the three most famous of the group.
.Lauded for his marine pictures and dramatic landscapes with cloud-filled skies, Sotter was particularly recognized for painting winter night scenes. He is also known for his work in stained glass.
I have painted this little ACEO inspired by his oil "Bucks County Night Scene"
Monday, November 17, 2008
Here are two ACEOs inspired by the colors of November here in Ohio. The first is a path in the woods at nightfall.The gold colors seem to shine brighter against the darkening sky. The second shows the mauve colors in the field on a stoarmy day. Both are 2.5 x 3.5"
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Today I recieved a nice note from Maureen letting me know that one of my pieces is featured on their blog today.
Check it out at www.cleveland.utrechtblog.com
I made a collage of photos from last night. Hope you can stop by the store and see it all in person.
Utrecht Art Supplies, Coventry Rd, Cleveland
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I'm really honored to say that I have received four finalist awards in the contest sponsored on eBay by the ACEO community. One each for landscape, seascape, cityscape and photography!
The voting continues through the end of the month.
A special thanks to Wendy and all the volunteers who organized and ran this huge undertaking.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
My collage is 4x4 on galley sretched canvas and inspired by the Emmy Lou Harris song.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Emile Albert Gruppe was born in Rochester NY in 1896. The son of a painter, in a family rich with artists, Emile studied at the Carnegie Art School, the Art Students League and in Europe. He also received instruction from artists George Bridgeman, Charles Chapman, Richard Miller and John F. Carlson.
It was with Carlson that he later founded the Gruppe Summer School in 1942. He established his studio in Gloucester Massachusetts with his brother, Karl Heinrich. His use of light but also his brushwork developed into a personalized style that intrigues me. A good number of his paintings are of the coast, either in New England or Florida or landscapes.
Emile lived to 1978. My time in Massachusetts overlapped his during that year. I wonder if I might have seen him at some point in the Gloucester harbor? I feel it seeing his work was a great opportunity missed.
There is an exhibit of his work currently open in Rock Port