Thursday, May 19, 2011

Call for Artists - Visions of Potsdam

Call for Artists:
The World Artisan is pleased to announce an open call for artists for the first annual “Visions of Potsdam” art show. Works in all media reflecting the theme of “Potsdam” are accepted. Artists may submit up to three works each. The World Artisan reserves the right to reject any works that are deemed unsuitable for display. All works must be finished and ready for display. 2D artwork must be framed or gallery wr...apped and wired for hanging. Works on paper must be framed behind glass or plexiglass.

Works may be delivered to the World Artisan, ½ Main Street, Potsdam, NY through July 10th.

Artworks may be for sale. 20% of sale price will be retained by The World Artisan as commission. The World Artisan will collect and remit all NYS sales tax due.

The show will open Thursday, July 14th and will run through the summer. Patrons purchasing art work will be able to take it with them at time of purchase. Artists are requested to pick up artwork by September 1st.

For more information contact the World Artisan, 315-261-4844,

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Brook Trout

Reference photo courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service. Here are two paintings of this subject. I did a third but don't seem to have taken a photo.

Frederic Remington Art Musem- Members Juried Show

I am one of the artists featured in the museum's annual juried show of member's artwork. There is a People's Choice Award to be decided by public votes through the summer. You can vote either on-line or at the museum.

If you are in the Ogdensburg, NY area the museum is well worth stopping in. Besides Remington's paintings and bronzes, both Western and Adirondack subjects, there is a fantastic collection of cut glass donated by the former owners of the museum building.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Obligatory introductory post

Welcome to my art blog. This will be mostly paintings in watercolour, especially fish and other Adirondack subjecs.
I will also share links to artists and art work I find interesting, stories about Adirondack life, and other musings.

I paint primarily with Cheap Joe's American Journey watercolours and 140# CP paper.
I find that AJ paints offer great value, nice colour and re-wet well. The latter quality is important to me as my prefered palette is white enamel butchers trays which I leave the paint on between sessions.

I also experiment with Sumi-e and Chinese Brush Painting.

Daily Paintworks Challenge

Yesterday's painting done for the DPW NYC Woman challenge.

An enjoyable reference photo and a bit of a stretch for me as I don't usually paint people.