Saturday, March 31, 2012

Back on the easel ...

Once in awhile a painting that was deemed finished
will find it's way back to the studio
in need of a little more attention

Such is the case with Binoculars #167
which is all framed up, but back in the studio
and on the easel receiving the attention it needs. 

The lonely horizon called out for something.

Cheerful spinnaker sails
now race and dance
in earnest across it's horizon.

Not only are they racing each other,
but they are racing ahead of the bad weather
that chases at their sterns. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

From the Studio: Photo of the Week and update.

'The Three Easels' - March 16, 2012.
(From Left to Right: Pochade Box, Jullian, and Mabef)


This past week
 final touches were placed to Binoculars #167, 
which will be framed this coming week
and delivered to the Cate Charles Gallery
by the weekend. 

Also, this past week
I was inspired by an idea I had while
riding my bike on the back roads
of where I live.

The idea ...
bring my paints with me
and get the best of
both worlds!

The strategising and logistics
of this harebrained idea
are still in the works,
(also, I'm waiting for good weather)
though I hope to get out there
this coming week for
at least a trial run! 

So, stay tuned for what's to come!

Cheers, ~ Polly ~

Monday, March 12, 2012

Binoculars #167 - Sky and Water. (nearing completion)

Binoculars #167 - View from Eastern Point - Sky and Water.
8" x 60". Oil on mdo board. 2012. Copyright.


There are times when the pursuit of
looking for exciting boating activity on the water
for new pieces, can be a fruitless effort. 

Though, instead of giving it up as a total loss,
my attention usually turns
 to Race Rock Lighthouse
(if I'm at Avery or Eastern Point(s)),
a favourite fixture on the water,
then my eyes drift to study   
the Sky and the Water,
which always offer 
good sources of inspiration! 

To the South of Long Island,
 somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean,
was some heavy weather lingering about
causing for a multi-layered cloud effect,
everything from fog to cirrus clouds 
creating a rather dramatic view
from the sun-kissed shores of
Southeastern Connecticut.

The results are found in
Binoculars #167 - View from Eastern Point.

Lighthouse and Cloud Detail from Binoculars #167.


Gallery Location to be Announced.

The Artistic Wisdom of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Leonardo Da Vinci. Vitruvian Man. 1487.
Pen and ink with wash over metalpoint on paper. 13 1/2" x 10".
(Image source from Wikipedia)


One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
~ Leonardo Da Vinci. (1452-1519)

Learn more on Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

From the Studio: Photo of the Week and some thoughts.

Painter's Jar. - March 10, 2012.

The production rate in the studio
this past week was rather slow,
much like pouring molasses,
the complete opposite
of what I was hoping for,
especially when the week started out
with stores of vigor and moxie.

Chiefly for two reasons

1. I had to deal with the shipment
of a rather large painting
with a small shipping budget,
that was destined for its new home in
St Croix of the Virgin Islands.

(which was a success thanks to a friend.)


2. I know that there are some 
key upcoming opportunities,
in the marine art community
that I simply cannot pass up.

So, I shifted my mind and energies
to the nearing deadlines by  
organising dates on the calendar,
the planning of new paintings,
and to my dismay, a total rewrite of
the Binoculars series statement.

And peppered in between
all of the strategizing,
brush marks found their
way onto pieces that have
been begging to be finished.

So, even though it may have
been slow work at the easel
my mind on the other hand
was quick at work
for things to come!

Focus and determination
can carry one far.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Cheers, ~ Polly ~


Sunday, March 4, 2012

From the Studio: Photo of the Week., plus update.

'On the Easel' - March 4, 2012.

(I'm totally smitten with my beloved easel!)


As I am finishing up
new works-in-progress and starting new works
with the last remaining panels still kicking around,
this coming week, I will soon be preparing for
a party of panels that will, hopefully, flood the studio,
and keep me entertained for a while.

Already the ideas are queuing up and  
jockeying for first placement on the easel. 

A motley crew of panels in varying sizes,
thicknesses, and ideas is expected.

The overall theme for this party is

Go Larger!

More to come, so please stay tuned!

Cheers, ~ Polly ~