Sunday, July 28, 2013

"Floral Fantasy in Orange and White", 16x12"

The reception last weekend at the Button-Petter Gallery was quite a success.  Attendance was enhanced by red trolleys which brought in waves of art and wine lovers who were part of a Saugatuck/Douglas tour.  What luck to be on the itinerary!  Met so many interesting people that day, in addition to the fantastic friends and family that came to support me-- where would I be without you?  The painting above sold that weekend, which was frosting on the cake!!!

After the reception, the extended Feldman family left for parts up north.  We stayed for a week in Charlevoix, then visited Petosky and Mackinaw Island.  Michigan is beautiful this time of year!  The sand dunes were magnificent, and history abounded all around us.  Snapped hundreds of photos for future paintings-- look out for sunny verandas and hand-glazed pottery to pop up in my future art projects.

I hope that you're finding time to make the most out of summer!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Jean Luc, 14x11"

I liked the look of this young lad so much, I decided to paint him.  Sometimes a face in the crowd proves to be irresistible, so I surreptitiously snap a photo and use it as the basis for a painting.  I change things around pretty significantly, so these paintings aren't exactly wonderful likenesses, but I'm after a mood here, not a portrait per se.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

"Paris", 20x16"

I'll be taking this painting to the opening this Saturday at the Button Petter Gallery in Saugatuck, Michigan.  Looking forward to it!

Friday, July 12, 2013

"Harbor Town", 9x13"

Last time I was in Saugatuck, I couldn't resist snapping a few photos for possible painting references.  This one was a natural-- it just says "Harbor Town".

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New Class Announcement

"Floral Fantasy in Red"
Button Petter Gallery 

"Floral Fantasy in Yellow"
Button Petter Gallery 

"Tea Roses"
East End Gallery

Dear blogging friends, I have neglected you far too long, and I apologize for that.  In a nutshell, I have been painting like crazy.  In the spring, I had galleries to supply.  The three paintings above have sold in the last month, and interestingly, they are all florals!  Hmmm, perhaps I should pay attention to that...

After the gallery orders were filled, I retreated to my studio to continue my experimentation with the new techniques I've picked up in the last few months, particularly in CW Mundy's workshop.  My ratio of successes to failures at present is about 1/10.  The paint is flying and the canvases are filling the garbage bins.  But my hope is that I will eventually emerge from my garret with a new approach, and perhaps a new understanding of impressionist art.

NEW CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT: I will be teaching 6 week classes in Impressionism for new and continuing students at Mainstreet Art Centre in Lake Zurich, IL starting in September.  The classes will be held on Fridays.  I will also be teaching a portrait class on Monday evenings, beginning in September.  If you'd be interested in any of these classes, please call Mainstreet at (847) 550-0016.