Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Artist on Artist.


'Artist on Artist.'

 Is an idea I've had for a while
since my own experiences
of being interviewed.

The premise of this idea is
to interview and promote
 visual artists who
I greatly respect and admire
for their skills and talents,
both male and female
any and all genres
any and all mediums.
invite them to my studio blog
for a little 'artist on artist'
by sharing insights
into their ways of working,
 their ways of thinking,
the who's, how's, why's what's, etc,
any up-coming shows,
and of course featuring their work,
all of which that goes into their
Artistic Being.
How this will work on my blog is
I'll feature 6 artists a year,
3 females and 3 males
aternating months and gender.

Last month I interviewed,
sculptor and painter friend,
Gavin Gardner

For December my next artist is
a female painter and printmaker!

So, please stay tuned for the next
'Artist on Artist' interview.

Big Cheers, ~ Polly ~

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Winter Sky ...

Binoculars #173. View from East Beach Watch Hill, RI - Winter Sky.
10" x 60". Oil on mdo board. 2012. Copyright.
(Gallery location to be annouced later.)

Or contact my studio
for all inquiries.

Thank you.
Days of silvery sunlight,
dramatic stormy skies,
long cold and dark nights,
many welcomed cups of hot tea,
the woodstove being a constant
source of deep soothing heat,
and many hours at the easel,
all go into the settling in
for another New England winter.
Stay tuned for 'what's new!'
from the studio!
Cheers, ~ Polly ~

Monday, November 19, 2012

Blast from the Past (3) ...

Plein-air / The Serena of Stonington, CT.
12" x 16". Oil on Canvas. 2001. Copyright.
(Private Collection.)

Things have been busy
in the studio in a number of ways;
new paintings are nearing completion,
new paintings are being started,
new blog posts are waiting to be published
new items have been made and added,
and as always
new horizons are being explored.

Since, all the new pieces are not ready for
their photo-shoot I thought of sharing another
plein-air piece from the past. 
The fishing trawler 'Serena'
from the Stonington Fleet.
was my choice of subject that day.

Anytime an artist sets up in a public place,
the public is bound to become curious
and wants to see what you're up to.
And you just never know
what kind of experience you'll have.

most of my plein-air painting
experiences have been relatively good
though there are a few scary ones
and some rather humourous accounts.

The fishermen of the
Stonington Fleet
at first were a little rough
around the edges,
but in the end
they proved themselves
to be real sweethearts.


On another note from
'what's new in the studio!'

This new shelving/storage/tabletop unit!

Which I designed and made last week,
to fit just behind the easel.
Its thought of being and need
 had been rattling around in my head
for a very long time.
So, I went into the shop,
 rumaged through the scrap pieces
of wood kicking around,
and came up with this!
So far it's working great!
Please stay tuned for more
'what's new in the studio!'
Cheers, ~ Polly ~

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Artistic Wisdom of Auguste Rodin.

My affinity for 
is not just for 
the admiration of his
renowned and celebrated works
but for something more personal,
I have the honour of
sharing his birthday. 
So, today I celebrate his art and wisdom!
Auguste Rodin. The Kiss. Marble. 1882.
Musée Rodin - Paris, France.
(Image source: artinthepicture.com)  
 To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
~ Auguste Rodin.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Reflections and Focus ...

The eve of Sandy's pending arrival.

The day after. The town boat launch.
Sandy leaving the area. Thames River, New London side.
After every storm
there is a rainbow!
Sandy's wrath was
to say the least.
Never in my Life
had I ever experienced
the Earth being so loud
and tremble and shake under
its own strength.
The winds were like
10 freight trains
racing up the hills.
The ground shook
as if being hammered
by 100 waves at once
and it went on for hours.
With great fortune
left my home and studio 
both fully intact,
though we were without
power for 3 days,
it was a very small price to pay.
Days were spent mostly 
tidying things up
and exercising.
Nights were spent
munching on Halloween candy
while playing chess by candlelight.
As Connecticut
and all the other areas
effected by Sandy
return to a sense of normalcy
so, does the level of
progress in the studio. 
Have a little sneak peek!
Detail of Binoculars #175, work-in-progress.
Please stay tuned for
what's to come!
Cheers, ~ Polly ~