Saturday, November 12, 2011

A BIG Painting

 Just so you don't think I'm slacking, here's a peek at an almost finished 16x20 painting I've been working on. Painting on this very rough canvas takes a lot of paint and a lot of careful brushwork. I so prefer the smooth surface of panels. I like the texture here though.
One more thing...I ordered my Open Studios cards late and although I will still mail out about 100 of them, please note that my studio is Open NEXT Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 in The Sandpaper Factory at 83 East Water Street in Rockland.  Lots of great paintings will be available at low (clearance) prices. Something for everyone and a bunch of new paintings too! Tell everyone and bring your friends, kids and dogs (if they're social) ;) I look forward to seeing you.
Today my brother, Jamey came to my studio to add some 2x4's between the studs in my wall for my little props. He also makes the fabulous Pochade boxes. He's the MAN! Thank YOU Jamey!

21 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Lovely painting. I prefer artist/gesso panels to canvas, too!!! *probably because I like using lots of medium*

I wish I could come to your opening!!! *sadface*

Please post photos! :D

xoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

Studio at the Farm said...

I must admit, I like the effect you are getting with the rough canvas. And I wish I could ride up on His Nibs to your Open Studio. I wish you all the very best!!! :) And a warm fuzzy muzzle from my significant other.

Valérie Pirlot said...

Beautiful painting! Lovely brushwork - I think this rough canvas suits your style well even if it' hard work. I love all the shades of blue and pink in the water and sky. Great work.

Kathy Cousart said...

Really wonderful composition! Love the big painting- gorgeous colors and love all the boats. Great job and you should do more of these:)
Best of luck on the Open House. Yay for Jamey- awesome idea on the little shelves.

conservativelybohemian said...

A lovely little seascape, Mary!

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

It's a beauty, once again. Best wishes for a wonderful event.

Marie Theron said...

Mary I prefer smooth surfaces far above course ones. I started doing a 100 windows and doors. But the course handmade canvasses had me stopping at 16! You have a lovely panorama here, hope it turns out well!

I am gad that your friend loved our West Coast!

Agnes said...

I love the texture, love the colors, love everything :-)

Marian Fortunati said...

Never would I think you were slacking. Hope your open studio is fabulous!!!

Linda Popple said...

Love your painting. Such a great composition and colors (you always do beautiful colors!). Wish I could be to your Open Studio! Oh, btw, can I borrow your brother? :-)

Sheriart said...

Your colors are eyecatching. This has a nice design too. Beautiful!

Kelly Jeanette Swift said...

A lovely painting!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I just got this a minute ago in my inbox, and I come to your blog and a million people already commented! This is simply gorgeous. You are doing an amazing job on such a big canvas... Luscious color!

Bobbi Heath said...

Lovely painting, Mary. You've really go those boats and I love the wonderful colors, such gorgeous water. I want to see it in person!

Rob Hazzard said...

Love this painting Mary. The purple/blues complement the golds so well

Paintings by Patricia said...

Great painting, Mary and I like your little shelves. Do you use the 4th floor artists cards also?

Page Railsback said...

Looks MSW..Think you might keep working on the texture..works for you

Jerry Stocks said...

Awesome painting!!! The shelves are wonderful. Wish I had the space to do something similar.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Wonderful painting Mary!! Love that brush work, wish I could make it to the open studio but my darn pilot has the flu...have fun!

Jeffrey

Denise Rose said...

Whew! That is a large painting and it is looking just fabulous! And, I would NEVER think of you as a slacker!

Stephanie Berry said...

Beautiful painting Mary! Best of luck with your Open Studios weekend.