Monday, June 15, 2015

Van Gogh's "almighty beautiful"...

Green Wheat Fields, Auvers

I'm extremely excited to see the Van Gogh and Nature show at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. I'm an unabashed Vincent Van Gogh fan, and I've visited Arles and Saint Rémy, two of his favorite painting spots in Provence, and been lucky enough to experience that amazing Provençal light that he loved so much. The painting above is one of my favorites because I find those green and blue swirling colors in the field absolutely delicious. Its home is usually at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C, so I'm thrilled to be able to see it up close and in person. The show runs from June 14 to September 13.

 Of Arles, Van Gogh wrote:
“I find nature here is almighty beautiful.”

A Wheatfield with Cypresses

This is another Van Gogh favorite of mine. 
This painting usually lives at the National Gallery in London.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Art in the Barn, 2015

Autumn Flush  10 x 10 

Here is a sneak peek at the two of the three oil paintings I have in the annual Essex County Greenbelt's juried 'Art in the Barn' show this weekend The group show is three days only—Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 12–14. There will be loads of paintings, pottery, jewelry, and huge yard sculptures to peruse and purchase. And if that isn't all cool enough, there will be a wine and cheese reception Friday night with beer and taqueria trucks all weekendThe ECG is "...the region’s most effective champion of land conservation, working to conserve the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes of Essex County, " so any art that you buy supports the beautiful ECGA open spaces of the North Shore. Hope you can make it!

Hog Island, Ipswich  10 x 10