Sunday, March 30, 2008

"Clouds I"



This is part of a new series that I am working on. Each painting in this series contains elements of sky, land and water. I wanted the challenge of painting a very simple composition and seeing where I could take it. In addition to the use of brushes and palette knives, glazes have been an integral part of this series. The reference I used is Chatham Harbor overlooking the outer beach. It is 24" x 24". I plan on posting more from this new series over the next few weeks. This painting is SOLD.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sailor's Delight


This is the painting, "Sailor's Delight" (30" x 40"), that I used for the postcard to my show, Hotscapes. The scene is a beautiful creek in South Chatham that leads out to Nantucket Sound. The light is always so beautiful and always changing here. It is a great spot to go crabbing, catch a fish, go oystering in January (yes, January!) or go birding. The pole in the distance, that kind of resembles a telephone pole, is actually an osprey nest. Among the many birds we see here are osprey, green herons, great blue herons, gulls, eider ducks, snowy egrets, hummingbirds (seen often hovering around the pinkish-lavender phlox that blooms in July), are just a few. I love this spot as it reminds me of the relaxed pace of summer and the after dinner walks where we capture nature at its best. The title comes from "Red sky at night, sailor's delight, red sky in morning, sailors take warning". Okay, now I am thoroughly done with this New England winter and ready to jump into summer!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Photo Shoot


This is from a series of photos that my friend and fellow ArtSpace artist, Andrew Child, took in October. The link to his website is http://www.andrewchildphotography.com/ .

Monday, March 24, 2008

Studio Happenings

Today I decided to show a bit of what is happening in my studio. I am currently finishing two commissions (1 striped bass and 1 landscape). I have also started two different series...one quiet series of sky, land, water and one abstract and playful series based on summertime on Cape Cod. I have been taking Abstract Painting at DeCordova this winter and it has really given me a lot to think about.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Stage Harbor Creek


Snow? Snow! Snow#$%@! It is snowing here this morning. I am VERY ready for some color. As a landscape artist, I am inspired by what I see and the gray landscape (while it can be beautiful) is not capturing my complete attention right now. Think Spring! (This is a 12" x 12" oil called "Stage Harbor Creek"...it is SOLD)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monotypes

I have been experimenting lately with monotypes as a quick way to produce some studies for potentially larger paintings. I really enjoy the immediacy of the results as well as the element of surprise that comes in printmaking.

When I composed this little (4" x 5") monotype, I was imagining what it would look like if on a sunny, breezy day, you were looking up at the leaves on a tree...with sparkles of sun peaking from behind the darkened backlit trees...what resulted felt more like wildflowers in a meadow...that is the kind of surprise that I enjoy!


Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!


In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, I am posting the 36" x 36" oil painting, "May", which is my most GREEN painting to date. This painting is available through my gallery, www.munsongallery.net .

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Grace


Hi! Welcome to my blog. I am excited to have a place to post images of my artwork and to let everyone know what is happening in my studio.

Pictured is my painting, "Grace", which won a first prize in the Creative Arts Center All Cape Show, June 2007. It is SOLD.