We were interviewed for the "Art Bytes - Conversations with Artists", as part of the Uxbridge Artist Collective Online Exhibition. Our long time friend, Carmel Brennan from Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada, asked if we would participate as part of the international contingent, which also included award winning Irish Painter and good friend, Neal Greig. This conversation gives some insight into our life, work, and our Canadian connection.
A short video Charlie completed recently for our friend Brad Sells, an amazing wood sculptor who lives in Cookeville, TN. The voice-over audio portion leaves something to be desired, but it will get better with the new microphone purchase :-)
The annual Oak Ridge open invitational is in August. I prepared my entry in advance, in hopes that I can finish a second entry in plenty of time.
I undercoated the canvas with acrylic orange, then worked water based oil paint beginning with the sky, then the water, and finally the sand surrounding the girls. The size of the canvas is 20 x 30.
Not matter how I build this object, I continue to have wall thickness issues when going to 3D print it.
Having traveled southeast Asia from February to May, it felt good to revisit some of my small paintings and photos in preparation for this 30 x 50 Acrylic image. The light and curves were my focus for the center of interest, the Vietnamese woman. Just one of many women in business that we encountered throughout Vietnam, all pleasant and smiling while going about their tasks.
Tomorrow night is the culmination of the Third Ward Plein event at the Hudson Lounge 6:00 PM 310 East Buffalo Street.
It has been a while, but today I decided to look for something to paint from our Ireland Plein air experience. Charlie's photos need to be seen so I thought it was time for a post.
Feel the cool Ocean air as you view these, along with the intense green from the unpredictable showers that we experienced.
I have just returned from one of the most wonderful experiences of my life, 16 days in Ireland with the Ontario Society of Artists. A group of talented, fun loving, and inspiring artists who worked hard and played almost as hard.
The sojourn began in the coastal town of Dingle, where we stayed at the Lantern B&B on the Main Street. The B&B also hosted a wonderful pop up art show of the work that we created that first week.
Our second week was spent in a wonderful airbnb home on Lake Emy. Our hosts and the International Plein air artist, Neil Grieg, showed us the sites and inspired us to create!
Finally the end photos are of the pizza box easel one of the participants made toe bring along, and she found this on you tube!