Monday, January 16, 2012
This is a picture of me during the show printed in the Press News Journal's December 29th issue. It is a PDF file with the picture on Page 7. The PNJ is a local paper from my childhood hometown of Canton, MO. The pictures can also be seen on the Hannibal Alliance Art Gallery link above.
The turn out was good considering Christmas was the following weekend. As any artist, I was hoping to sell all my paintings! It didn't happen of course, but I went in with the idea that if I only sell 1 painting, it would be worth it, just for the experience alone. Well, I can say that I feel extremely blessed and was able to sell much more than 1. I had a total of 30 paintings, but I only had room to display 17. Needless to say, I still have plenty of paintings available for sale! :) The feedback I received was very encouraging and I particularly enjoyed speaking with people answering questions about Malta and discussing my techniques and style of painting. I have just been informed that 2 of my paintings were selected to be on display until March in Hannibal at the Hannibal Arts Council. The title of the show is Winter Blues. This is a great honor as well and I hope to be able to enter in other exhibitions or competitions in the near future.
The above book is a collection of a majority of the paintings I had on display or available for display. This book can be viewed on Shutterfly. You will need Adobe Flash to view it. You do have the option to order if you like, but I do not receive any profits from this. This is strictly through Shutterfly. What I can say is that however hectic the preparation was, the outcome was more than I could have expected. I would sincerely like to thank Brenda Beck Fisher, Ann Miller Titus, Pat Kerns and all the artists at the Hannibal Alliance Art Gallery for all their help.
I am excited to get back to painting after returning home and to start planning for the next time I will be able to exhibit my work. I hope the next time I will be able to exhibit in Malta. Stay tuned and until then, enjoy.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Hello everyone. It has been too long since I have posted or commented on my blog. Painting is one of my passions, but the other is music. I play guitar and I was unable to play until recently due to some issues with my wrists over the past 4-5 years. My passion for playing has been re-kindled, so this has taken some time away from my painting. I have to try and balance it out, but it is very difficult. These are only a few of the watercolor paintings I have done in the first 6 months of this year.
The first painting is a wild flower found during winter in Malta called Borage. It originates from Syria but various forms are found throughout the Mediterranean and Northern Africa.
The second painting is of Marsamxett Harbour in Valletta. Marsamxett is pronounced Mar-sam-shett. This is a view of the Carmelite Church (with the dome) and St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Valletta (Il-Belt) or the City.
The third painting is a sea view on the coast not far from the village of Bahrija pronounced (Bah-ree-yah). This was a wonderful hike my family and I took during the winter last year. Beautiful views indeed.
The fourth and last painting is of Tas-Salib pronounced (Tahs-Sa-leebp). This means Of The Cross or The Cross. This is located between Rabat and Mtarfa on the back roads heading towards Mgarr.
These are approximately 10 x 12 inches on a Matting or Backing that is 16 x 20 inches.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This landscape is of a vineyard in the Autumn just before the vines are about to turn a deep red. Boy are they beautiful. The yellows, oranges, reds and greens flow together to create this lovely scene. I have yet to name this painting, but I am thinking of several titles such as A Vibrant Tuscan Autumn, or Tuscan Vineyard Glow, or just Autumn in Tuscany.
After taking 6 months off from painting(no I didn't paint, but I did a lot of drawing in graphite), this was a great way to get back into painting again. I really enjoyed this watercolor and this is a painting that I am going to keep and hang in my home. The size is approximately 20x 30 inches on 260 lb (356 gsm) weight paper and I used a number of various watercolor brand paints. Off to decide on my next project!