Friday, June 29, 2012

Taking it all in - Hawaii Day 5ish

Early am sketch time... did a sunset sketch in Waikiki and
a family sitting near by on the beach purchased the small watercolor!

Our guys taking in Waikiki ... shortly after they ran back to the
car, put on their board shorts and went in.
The 3 Stooges and Ghandi in Waikiki
Artist Stephanie Syjuco and her Counterfeit Crochet Project at
The Pegge Hopper Gallery
 as part of this weekend's Find Art Festival
in Chinatown, Honolulu
Stephanie does Louie V in Pegge's elegant space
and today-  back on the North Shore for a slower pace.
Nate and a basking Honu (Hawaiian sea turtle)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Day 4 - Hawaii

Home.  That word can carries so much weight,  shifting and changing with  location, state of mind. Some of us never leave and some of us find that even when we do leave, the minute we return it's as if we never left.  And for me, it is more than one place. Jersey, PA, Hawaii... be it ever so humble there is no place like.... Paradise.  
Scott under the rainbow in one of my favorite places
Ali'i Beach Park Hale'iwa
Home... even if its a house you are sitting for (complete with dog)
Thanks to generous friends with the aloha spirit who love to travel off island.
It's also fun to share the adventue with a friend-
Griffin brought along his bff from PA- Justin.
Skim boarding the first morning

Nate, Justin and Griffin on top of Waimea Rock- and all 3
did the jump!
Here's the link to Nate taking the plunge.

And Nanci here, is a happy camper, I surfed this picture perfect morning... and we are off to town for more sun and surf.  Watercolors and pad in tow as well.


Monday, June 11, 2012

For the Man in Your Life

Gift Ideas for the Man in Your Life:

a. tie (been there done that)

b. tools (more of the same)

c. car wash (ok, but how long does that last?)
Timeless #1
acrylic on canvas
6" x 6"

d. ART- now you're talking!
Timeless #1
acrylic on canvas
6" x 6"

These paintings are titled Timeless because they are classic and classy. A bit of style for the man in your life- be it dad, husband, bff or significant other. Hey, if the shoe fits...

Friday, June 8, 2012

Art Redo- Koi Fish

Revisited a painting from my Koi Pond Series that I had up on my walls, but bugged me- at least part of it did.  So yesterday I took it down and went to work.  Much better- fresher, and that one weird looking "parrot" looking fish is now deeply submerged.  Here is the redo of Koi #6.  

Koi #6 (redo)
Acrylic on cradled panel
16" x 16"

To see the older version- go to my Facebook Artist page... and while you are there hope you will click LIKE!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Pop up Gallery in a Barn

Picture perfect spring weather, rolling hills, and a big barn with lots of character proved to be a great setting for the art work of 9 artists this past Saturday at Scarlet Thicket Farm, Kennett Square, PA. This pop up gallery has been an annual event for the past 3 years and from the attendance and the abundance
of red dots, it was a huge success- and a lot of fun.
Stan Smokler 

Peter Willard

more of Peter Willard from his Omen Series
acrylic on canvas 

Dennis Beach, who was also recently featured on Whyy Friday Arts

Morris Stroud
acrylic on paper from his recent trip
to Tanzania

Liked the paintings, and loved the entangled ropes

Paintings - Frances Roosevelt

 And then there was the bike parked in the barn with the lovely stripes and the beverage truck below...

and fiddling for some live music.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Artist as Collector from the Brandywine Valley, PA

Painter Peter Willard is this week's guest blogger for Artist as Collector Series.

Haunted House, 1950
Oil on canvas
24" x 18"

The artist, Edi Roberson was a close friend of my aunt and mother. Now in her eighties, she lives and paints in Park City, Utah. The house was torn down to make way for the St. Joe's on the Brandywine Cloverleaf. (DE)

I have always found its moodiness soothing.

Peter Willard paints regional landscapes in the Brandywine tradition. "His intimate watercolors are small in scale, but he successfuly depicts the grandeur of the outdoors." And, as we learned this weekend at yesterday's art show at Scarlet Thicket Farm, there is more to the work of Peter Willard than pastoral vignettes.
Two sides of Peter Willard
in the barn at
Scarlet Thistle Farm, PA
Coming soon... more shots from Scarlet Thicket Farm.

It was also First Friday in many cities, got art?