Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fresh off the easel!

Summer Fun!
(Is just around the corner!)

 Binoculars #166 - View from Avery Point - Summer Fun!
10" x 60". Oil on mdo board. 2011/12. Copyright.©

for the up-coming show
at the Cate Charles Gallery.

I love having fun
I enjoy watching
other people have fun too!

You know it's the height of summer fun 
when you see so much activity 
happening out on the water
you're not sure where you want to look first
because you might miss out on something!

OH! Look at that!

Jet-Skis whizzing by!
Powerboats moving swiftly!
Ferries going to and fro!
Sailboats cruising along!
Sunfish zig-zagging
in between it all!

And remembering to keep an alert eye 
for subtle details is important. 

As you can see the choices
can become a bit difficult.

Though, the ones moving fast usually 
garner the attention right away!

Binoculars #166 - 'Tommy' detail.

Binoculars #166 - 'Joy Riding' detail.

Binoculars #166 - 'Cruising' detail.


Next up on the easel, work-in-progress, Binoculars #164!

So, stay tuned for more 
'Summer Fun'!

Big Cheers, ~ Polly ~ 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Accomplishment of the day ...

Accomplishment of the day in the studio ...

'Tommy('s)' Wake.
Detail shot from Binoculars #166, work-in-progress. 


Looking forward to showing
you what the rest looks like!!

Stay tuned for more!

Big Cheers, ~ Polly ~


Sunday, April 22, 2012

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

Paint Bag and OpSail 2000 - April 18, 2012.


The cold/virus/whatever it was I had,
is finally gone!!
I still get a little stuffy here and there,
but certainly not to the degree
of being sick anymore.


As mentioned in the 
previous blog post
big plans are ahead!

The next coming weeks I will be
getting busy and locking myself in the studio,
focusing on a new set of Binoculars paintings
for an up-coming 2 person show this June.
Updates on the progress will be posted!
I'm soo terribly excited and sooo nervous!


The photo above is of my trusty paint bag,
a quiet and faithful companion that has travelled
the World with me since 1996.

I stitched on the OpSail 2000 logo
from a t-shirt I purchased at the event
in 2000, with the hopes of being able to 
attend every OpSail event
and stitch each year onto the paint bag
alas, that hope was never fulfilled.

But ...

But ...

this year will be different,
the paint bag will have new 
OpSail logo stitched onto it!!

There is quite the buzz going on 
around town about this year's OpSail event.

There is a plein-air competition
being held by the
only maritime gallery in
New London,
The Gallery at Firehouse Square,
which I plan submitting work to!
And even if my work is not
accepted I still plan on
going to the OpSail event!

Busy times are ahead, indeed!

Big Cheers, ~ Polly ~

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Big plans ahead!!

Exciting news from the Studio!

Mark your calendars and save the date!

June 22, 2012.

I will be teaming up with

Fellow marine artist friend
fellow Lyme Academy graduate  

For a two woman show at the
Cate Charles Gallery
in Stonington, CT.

Please stay tuned for updates from the studio
and details on the show!!

Big Cheers, ~ Polly ~

Friday, April 13, 2012

A string of events ...

Binoculars #167 - View from Eastern Point - Spinnakers Race with the Wind.
10" x 60". Oil mdo board. 2012. Copyright.

Gallery location to be announced.


A string of events has kept me away
from the easel in recent weeks.
though it has not dampened the
creative ideas from flowing nor
the desire to get back into the studio
to paint, paint, paint!

Event 1.
Some home improvement took center stage,
a long awaited plumbing project was finally tackled! 

Event 2.
Shortly after the project was taken care,
 came down with some cold/flu/virus 
which was like none other.
It had me out for a good solid 10 days
and is still kicking around
with some residual effects.

Event 3.
Between the many hours of sleep
and when awake somewhere in between
all the sneezing and coughing fits,
 managed to accomplish a few things of importance.

1. Applied for the Amercian Society of Marine Artists
Signature Membership: a prestigious honour
to any marine artist, if granted.

2. In the process of applying
for ASMA Signature Membership
required a rewrite of the Binoculars Statement.
A blessing in disguise because
all along I knew it needed something.
(see below for the final statement)

3. Managed to do some painting, thankfully!

Event 4.
Naturally after any
home improvement projects
and overall feeling better,
the home project tasking
continues with the finishing touches
among other things as well.

So, in the next couple of weeks
there will be more production from the studio!

Please stay tuned!


Binoculars Series Statement (revisited) ...
I have always had an affinity for light, water, nature and atmospheric perspective, and the genre of plein-air painting has enabled me to combine this with an artistic direction that is both challenging and satisfying. The Binoculars series, first created in 2003, is a contemporary marine art series inspired by the desire to fuse both studio and plein-air works, celebrating all watercraft: from the hard-working tugboat to the leisurely sailing yacht, from massive tankers to little sunfish dinghies, and everything in between. The Binoculars' field of vision is limitless and continues to broaden my artistic boundaries, challenging me to explore new formats, new ways of handling paint and helping me keep a fresh and alert eye on the ever-changing vista of the Binoculars' field of vision.


Here is a little something from 
what is next to come off the easel!

Detail shot from Binoculars #166.

Cheers and Enjoy! ~ Polly ~

Sunday, April 1, 2012

From the Studio: Photo of the Week and some reflections

'The Field of Vision is Limitless' - March 31, 2012.
From the Grace Magazine - February/March Issue.
 Portrait of the Artist - Article.


Last month I had the honour of being featured in the
Grace Magazine February-March 2012 issue.

The following days of when it came out
were exciting to say the least.

First order of business was to collect
a good number of copies.

Then select a few close friends and family 
to be on the receiving end of getting their own copy,
and for the sake of posterity.

Lastly, send out a very thankful email
to Amy Barry, the journalist who so kindly
ask to write about me and my art. 

Even had one copy framed to grace the studio walls 
to keep as a reminder as to when times are hard and
things seem as bleak as a cold winter's night,
it is paramount to persevere because 


I am an Artist,
art is what I do,
through thick and thin
my field of vision is

Cheers, ~ Polly ~