July 2017

In creating texture with some of my paintings, I have just started to work with crackle past. As the name states, this medium is a paste that create cracks once it is dried.  To see this effect, take a look at the painting entitled “Late Summer Evening Along the Shore”.  As I started working on this painting, I began to envision a summer evening in late August along the Atlantic Ocean just after the sun has dipped below the horizon, but a bit of light remains, sitting on the porch of a beach cottage watching the waves darken as night sets in.  What ideas does it bring to mind for you?  Prints of this piece are available at the prices listed on the site, which can be ordered directly online.  If you are interested in purchasing the original painting, please contact me for pricing.  I am working on more pieces in this style for the series, and plan to have those ready soon.

My next show will be the Lincolnshire Art Festival on August 12 and 13.  It was good to see everyone who enjoyed the wonderful weather and fabulous art at both The Art Center’s Festival of Fine Arts in late June and the Southport Art Festival in mid-July.

One other item to note - one of my photography pieces has been accepted for ArtPrize 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  ArtPrize is dubbed the most attended art event in the world.  From September 20-October 8, 182 venues across the City of Grand Rapids will host approximately 1,500 pieces of art in all mediums to be viewed and voted on by both a jury panel and the public.  If you have a chance to make a trip to Grand Rapids for ArtPrize, it will be a very exciting and entertaining visit!