Monday, June 24, 2019

Marginal Way Rocks...

Marginal Way Rocks a
Green Tidal Pool
along Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine
painted plein air June 23, 2019
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including tax + shipping $240


Marginal Way Rocks a
Green Tidal Pool Study
along Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Maine
painted plein air June 23, 2019
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including tax + shipping $130



The view from were I sat on the stone ledge and painted.

Today's photo and watercolors were shot and painted after
I left off my art on Sunday at the Barn Gallery
to be juried, in or out, for the
Member Guest exhibition.
Twenty hours later, Monday morning,
I got a phone call, both are in, and about this Icelandic letter ð...

The two Iceland paintings are below HERE

Barn Gallery Exhibition

Two Iceland Paintings in Juried ShowOpening on Saturday, June 29, 2019
Hope to see you at the Opening Reception
 
19th Annual Barn Gallery
Member Guest Exhibition

Barn Gallery web site HERE
 
I have these two recent paintings, memories of Iceland,
painted from photos I took during my many
visits to my beloved Iceland,
in this juried show.

Iceland Island Sheep Eat
three Icelandic sheep
on Heimaey Island in the Bjarneyjar
archipelago in Breiðafjörður Bay, West Iceland
on the morning of June 28, 2005, painted April 17, 2019
18" x 12" (w x h) $700.00
on this blog HERE
 
Herðubreið in Iceland's Clouds
on the lava desert of the Highlands along the way to Askja
in Iceland on August 6, 2010, painted April 25 and 26, 2019
20" x 14" (w x h) $700
on this blog HERE
 
Reception Saturday, June 29, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Barn Gallery

3 Hartwig Lane, Ogunquit, Maine
on the way to Perkins Cove at the corner
of Shore Road & Bourne Lane

See you there...

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sailing Bye


Sailing Bye
on September 22, 2018, painted June 19, 2019
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper

Sails in Sight Insight Quiz

Which two paintings are from the artist's sketchbooks?

Which painting was painted when the artist was thirteen years old?

Which painting is the oldest?

Which painting is the newest?

Which painting was painted with a view from the same island that I painted, above?

Which painting had a print of it hung in our living room by my father during my teenage years?

1
Boy in a Dory
Winslow Homer, (1836-1910) American
Watercolor on paper, 14" x 10" (w x h), circa 1881
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut

2
Sloop, Nassau
Winslow Homer, (1836-1910) American
Watercolor and graphite on off-white wove paper,
21" x 15" (w x h), 1899
The MET, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

3
Venetian Barges
Henry Scott Tuke, R.A., R.W.S. (1858-1929) British
Watercolor on paper, 5" x 4", 1899
Sotheby's London, February 5, 2019
Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP, Sold 1,000 GBP ($1,250 USD)

4
Rough Sea, with a Fishing-Boat
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) English
Watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper,
11" x 8" (w x h), circa 1820-1830
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection,
New Haven, Connecticut

5
Seascape at Rimini
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) American
Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper,
10" x 6" (w x h), May 28 1869

6
Movement No.9, Sea and Boat,
Deer Isle, Maine
John Marin (1870-1953) American
Watercolor and black crayon on paper, 22" x 18" (w x h), 1927
Alfred Stieglitz Collection

7
Ground Swell
Edward Hopper (1882-1967) American
Oil on canvas, 50" x 36" (w x h), 1939
Corcoran Collection
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design,
George Washington University

8
Flying Dutchman
Man Ray (1890-1976) American
Oil on board, 25" x 19" (w x h), 1920
The MET, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Which two paintings are from the artist's sketchbooks?
#4, Rough Sea, with a Fishing-Boat, Joseph Mallord William Turner, circa 1820-1830
and
#5, Seascape at Rimini, John Singer Sargent, 1869

Which painting was painted when the artist was thirteen years old?
#5, Seascape at Rimini, John Singer Sargent, 1869

"Among the earliest works by Sargent is a remarkable sketchbook that records the family's travels in summer 1869, when they toured southern Italy and then went north to the Alps. His drawings, often inscribed with location and date, reflect the seriousness with which the talented thirteen-year-old Sargent chronicled the journey. These prodigious records of travel helped convince his parents to endorse his choice of career.

In October 1870 John Singer Sargent's father, Fitzwilliam, wrote to his mother, John's grandmother, 'My boy John seems to have a strong desire to be an Artist by profession, a painter, he shows so much evidence of talent in that direction, and takes so much pleasure in cultivating it, that we have concluded to gratify him and to keep that plan in view in his studies.'"

Which painting is the oldest?
#4, circa 1820-1830, Rough Sea, with a Fishing-Boat, Joseph Mallord William Turner

Which painting is the newest?
#7, 1939, Ground Swell, Edward Hopper

Which painting was painted with a view from the same island that I painted, above?
#6, Movement No.9, Sea and Boat, Deer Isle, Maine, John Marin, 1927
Deer Isle Maine, the island where Stonington, Maine's located, is where I often go to paint, sometimes at the same exact places where he's painted. I painted Sailing Bye from a photo I took in September 2018.

Which painting had a print of it hung in our living room by my father during my teenage years?
#2, Sloop, Nassau, Winslow Homer, 1899

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Portsmouth Sidewalk Shoppers

Sidewalk Shoppers
on Market Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
on June 1, 2019, painted June 2, 2019
7" x 5" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, including tax + shipping $115
online at my art blog HERE where
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