Posts Tagged: beach stones

New Hope Arts Members’ Exhibit

This is Gwen Shrift’s review of the currently running Members’ Exhibit at New Hope Arts. Each artist is exhibiting a single work. You have until September 27 to see such a wide range of work from your regional artists! New Hope Arts is situated at Bridge St. and Stockton Ave., 2nd floor. Hours are from… Read more »

“Of Sea and Sky”

“Of Sea and Sky” Bamboo Mosaic – Natural and paint-glazed bamboo, painted poplar wood disk, twigs, beach stones, glass marble, fishing line. 10″ x 10″ “Of Sea and Sky” is the smallest mosaic I’ve done so far. It was a thought that sprang from some of my recent mosaics on the moon, water, and natural… Read more »

“Peace and Quiet”

Oil Painting 6″ x 6″ bevel-edge panel This is another in my Meditations series. With all the recent art openings and holiday energy in the air, I escaped to my studio and decided to paint these two stones. I’m never quite sure if I choose the subject or it chooses me, but these two had… Read more »

“Convergence”

Silverpoint Drawing 6×6″ buff prepared paper Glad to be posting again after a series of major computer glitches… I found these exciting striped stones on Wells Beach during a recent trek to the southern Maine coast. After a few days of rest and relaxation I couldn’t wait to get back to my studio to work… Read more »

“The Small and Mighty”

Oil Painting 6×6″ beveled panel As mentioned in previous posts, I’m surrounded by a large collection of natural elements: beach stones, seashells, seedpods – whose beauty I never tire of. I’m particularly interested in the stone textures contrasted with a point of clarity, or transparency, found in the glass sphere. SOLD

“Banded Stones and Spheres”

Silverpoint Drawing 6.5×8.5″ blue-gray prepared paper After all these years it may seem hard to believe, but each time I begin a silverpoint drawing or a painting, it’s as if for the first time. I’m not fixed as to how to proceed with lines or colors though some lines and brushstrokes just feel natural. The… Read more »

“Banded Stones and Sphere”

Silverpoint Drawing 5×7″ prepared paper This drawing is rendered with a silver stylus on buff prepared paper, with highlights in white pastel and white ink. A silverpoint drawing tarnishes over time to its characteristic metallic sepia tone. In my blog archives and on my website you’ll see many colors that I’ve experimented with on paper… Read more »

“Evolution”

Oil Painting 6×9″ beveled panel I started doing paintings of glass spheres and beach stones in the mid-’90s and haven’t stopped. I still find these elements completely absorbing and elusive, paying close attention to which objects to use and how to arrange them. One painting leads to the next and to the next in a… Read more »

“Moonlit”

Oil Painting 10×8″ bevel-edged panel “Moonlit” is the latest in my ever-growing Meditations series of paintings and silverpoint drawings of natural elements with glass spheres. See the others here and on my website. Please email me for purchase of this painting. The wide “floating” frame I created is an integral part of the painting. Photos… Read more »