Thursday, October 31, 2013

Well, even though I said I was not going to post any more of the new works that will go to the Waterfowl Festival next week, since I just completed the last of the new works today, I figured I would go ahead and post this one, last off the board, image size is a bit over 9" by just shy of 23". The rest of the new work . . . well, you will have to visit the Festival next weekend to see them!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A week from tomorrow, I'll be heading across the Chesapeake Bay to hang my work for this year's edition of Maryland's eastern shore Waterfowl Festival in lovely and historic Easton. The show has its public opening on Friday morning, but Thursday afternoon and evening's events are available in special packages for those who want an early, first hand look at all the work available. Check out the schedule of events and come across the Bay next week to enjoy this annual art-filled event. I'll be there Thursday afternoon and throughout the weekend so come by The Armory and say 'hello!'

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Following up on yesterday's entry regarding the currently running show of the Oil Painters of America at McBride Gallery in Annapolis, I noted that Cindy McBride posted the comments of the awards judge, the phenomenal artist, Nancy Howe, and wanted to post a link here for you to take a look and enjoy her comments on each of her selected works. It is interesting to note just how many times Nancy refers to and spotlights the various compositional ideas and approaches that each of the award winning works featured and spoke to her. 
So, apparently I am not the only one who espouses the elements of good design in a fine compositional idea. Nancy was honored with the Master Wildlife Artist medal from the Woodson Art Museum several years ago and I am pleased to say that I count her acquaintance as a high honor indeed; her works are stunning to say the least.

Friday, October 25, 2013

I had to make a trip into Annapolis, Maryland yesterday to drop off a couple of new works at my gallery, McBride Gallery, and spent a happy twenty minutes reviewing the current work hanging as part of the Eastern Regional Exhibition of the Oil Painters of America. A tad over 100 beautiful paintings graced the walls of the gallery . . . it is truly a stunning group of work. The show hangs through mid November and if you are in the metro DC or Baltimore area or within an easy drive of Annapolis, this is an outstanding group of paintings, quite a few of which have been sold already, and well worth a trip into lovely and historic Annapolis.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Of course I have been working steadily for the last couple weeks and will be for the next couple, finishing up the last new works that will go to the Waterfowl Festival with me in a few short weeks. I decided that I would not post these new works so if you want to see them, you will just have to make a trip across the Bay to Easton on November 8, 9 or 10 to see them in person!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A not-so-sunny-and-bright day yesterday at the races, but enjoyable nevertheless. The fall meeting of the Virginia Cup Races once again and some great options for reference material. Though the sun did not cooperate, there was still some interesting imagery to focus upon. I am becoming more and more excited about working on race themed works after having attend the races five time over the last few years, and you can expect to see more of this sort of material coming off the drawing board during the upcoming winter months in the studio. In the meantime, I'm working on the last couple of pieces for next month's Waterfowl Festival taking place on Maryland's lovely eastern shore of the Chesapeake. Come see fine art/craft/decoys November 8, 9 and 10 in Easton, Maryland.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Over the weekend of October 18, 19, and 20, I'll be showing new works along with those of 40 plus other fine artists and craftspeople at this year's Art for Land's Sake sponsored by the Valleys Planning Council in Baltimore County, Maryland. This will be my second appearance at this every-other-year fund raiser and it should be a great show. Take a look here for all the information about times and location. If you are in the Baltimore/Washington DC area, plan to come by and see some fine works and maybe pick up something to add to your collection while helping to support the  efforts of the Council as they continue to support the conservation of valuable open lands just north and west of Baltimore City.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

My Minute and a Half on TV

An alert from Amy Beck at the Woodson Art Museum this morning, passed on this link to several nice videos from a local Wisconsin TV station of portions of interviews with myself, Andrea Rich (named as a Master Wildlife Artist several years ago) and Don Rambadt, friend and outstanding sculptor. There is one video with short statements from each of us and also an extended excerpt from a solo interview I did with Rob Dun. Enjoy!