Paint Annapolis 2010 Exhibition

Out of 17 paintings I created in the three day painting marathon event know as Paint Annapolis 2010, these are the two I selected for the exhibition at Maryland Hall for Creative Arts.

Boat on Stands

Boat on Stands, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

Finger Piers

Finger Piers, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

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The Party’s Over… I’m So Tired

The Roxy Music song pretty much sums up how I feel after participating in the plein-air painting competition Paint Annapolis 2010—over the course of three days I produced 17 paintings.

The short time period was jammed with an intensity of painting from sunrise until sunset, meeting exceptionally talented and interesting artists, setting and struggling toward personal challenges and experiencing the emotional highs and lows of the artistic process. The icing on the cake was an opening reception where each of 30 juried artists hung two paintings for a total of 60 works of art.

I received great encouragement and feedback from my fellow painters and the general public, improved my painting and process and ultimately learned more about myself and abilities.

As Bryan Ferry sings:
And the backgrounds fading
Out of focus
Yes the picture changing
Every moment
And your destination
You don’t know it
Avalon

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Paint Annapolis 2010

Boats from Above

Boats from Above, watercolor on paper, 10 in. x 14 in.

I am participating in Paint Annapolis 2010, an action-packed series of plein-air painting days. It is a 3 day plein-air painting competition where 30 juried artists will be painting on location throughout the city of Annapolis.

In addition on Saturday morning there is a Quick Draw competition where artist will be given a limited amount of time to complete a painting, and judging will happen immediately following.

The event culminates in a exhibit of work at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts where each artist will be displaying 2 paintings that they’ve completed during the 3-day course of the competition. The exhibit will be on display through October 24, 2010.

All events are free and open to the public. To learn more visit Paint Annapolis 2010.

The painting above was painted on-location in Praiano, Italy.

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Fortier Flowers

Our good friends the Fortiers hosted a weekend bbq and swim party. I dashed off this painting with the able assistance of Joe and Jake Fortier, and Julian Karlic. Thanks guys.

Fortier Flowers

Fortier Flowers, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

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I Love Traffic

It may sound strange, but I really love traffic. No, not to sit in when you have a really important place to go, but just the graphic nature of the scenes, with cars, lights, signs, etc. Below is a painting made from memory. It’s now hanging in my 8-year old son’s car themed bedroom.

Commute

Commute, watercolor on paper, 11 in. x 30 in.

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Wildwood | Fishing Boats

Seaside resorts are more than just beaches and miniature golf. After going to Wildwood for years, it was just recently that I came across this gritty corner where several commercial fishing boats were lined up.

At the Docks

At the Docks, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

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San Marco, Venice

Some friends have asked me to do a commission for the new home they’re building. As a form of “practicing,” I’ve dashed off a handful of warm-up paintings, sorting through various issues in preparation for a larger painting.

San Marco

San Marco, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

San Marco

San Marco II, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

San Marco

San Marco III, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

San Marco

San Marco IV, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

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Wildwood | From the Deck

A couple of paintings straight off the deck of our condo. Early morn and late evening—either time of day it was beautiful.

Three Boats and a Bay Sunset

Boats and a Bay Sunset, watercolor on paper, 22 in. x 15 in.

Bay Grasses, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

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Wildwood | On the Beach

We closed out the summer at the seaside town of Wildwood, New Jersey. First evening on the beach for a beautiful sunset. The sun hitting the moistened sand was just amazing.

Wildwood

Sunset on the Beach I, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

Wildwood

Sunset on the Beach II, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

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Farm Under Stormy Sky

Farm Under Stormy Sky

Farm Under Stormy Sky I, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

I’ve driven by this scene numerous times, and this Sunday spent the morning parked on the shoulder of Rt. 152 in Harford County looking north for 2 paintings, and south for another 3 paintings. All in all, this series captures how I felt on-location, with a stormy sky dominating the landscape and about to erupt into a storm.

Farm Under Stormy Sky II, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

Farm Under Stormy Sky III

Farm Under Stormy Sky III, watercolor on paper, 15 in. x 22 in.

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