Thursday, August 20, 2015

Youngstown Yacht Club, 'Art on the River'

I think I return to this show just for the spectacular view of the lower Niagara and entry of Lake Ontario at sunset. The event is only a few hours, on the Thursday evening before the Lewiston festival, but my table has views up and down the river with unbelievable sunsets and light. They always manage to have great weather.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Adirondack getaway

A quick trip to the Adirondacks to visit Frances Gaffney involved several walks to Antler Lake, a bit up the road from her home. It is just stunning in all directions, we went one morning to paint and I chose the blue canoe in the third picture. Unfinished, I need to complete the painting in the studio, right now I am considering adding Dexter, her visiting grand-dog.

Antler Lake Reflections

Big Sky, Green and pink.

Turning around from the lake, some temptations

wonders of nature

The Lewiston Art Festival

As a rule, I only sell my work at one weekend outdoor major street exhibition, the Lewiston Festival of Art. The emphasis is on fine art and it is a juried event. I did break my rule this summer by doing the Niagara Falls Music and Art Festival. I am not planning to do that again, indoor events at local venues are so much better. This was my 9th year at the Lewiston Art Festival and I was pleased to be featured twice in the NFP newspapers, one image before the event of my tent last year and another this year when I was painting there. Thanks to Larry Austin for some fine photos! And yes, I will be back there as long as the judges jury me in.
2015 demonstrating plein air

2014 photo used to advertise this year's event

the tent set up August 8 & 9, 2015

Niagara Frontier Plein Air Painters Exhibition

One more show.

Summer has been a season of painting and exhibits, at one point in June I had work displayed in 7 different galleries and venues and the absence of all those paintings gave me a bit of breathing room in the studio/gallery.

Today, I picked up the last two paintings from the Beyond the Barrel Exhibition at the NACC in Niagara Falls and am looking forward to a group show my plein air painting friends will have at 464 Gallery in Buffalo.

Be there. Or Be Square.

Below are the two paintings from the NACC show, '8,000 Cubic Feet a Second', oil, 16x20 and 'Mist Over Three Sister's Bridge', pastel 18x24