I am about to embark on a 21 day abstract painting project. I’m already in the habit of painting daily but I am going to see what I can produce on 21, 5 x 5″ panels during this time frame. These little abstract paintings will be posted daily on my Instagram feed and then be available on my new online shop.
Did you know that the common myth that it takes 21 days to form a new habit was from a misquoted saying by Maxwell Maltz? He actually said “a minimum of about 21 days” and the saying got changed to “It takes 21 days to form a new habit”.
I am really looking forward to this reception at the Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich, CT.
The Greenwich Arts Council
“Art to the Avenue Makes a Stop at the Bendheim”
Works by: Sarah Balcombe | Joyce Grasso | Morris Finkelstein
Susan Kalla | Keith Magner | Corey Marchetti | Shilo Ratner
(Paintings, Photographs and Sculptures)
April 27 to June 6, 2018 Artists’ Reception: Thursday, May 17 from 6 to 8PM
at The Bendheim Gallery
299 Greenwich Ave.
The painting “Chai”, 36 x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas (Framed) $3200 is the Top
I’m enthralled with large paintings but there is something to be said for smaller works of art. I recall walking into a museum show where Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl” was on loan from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. I was really excited to see this iconic piece in person and was a little taken back on the dimensions of the painting. This little oil painting was breadth taking and that experience shifted my perspective on small paintings and their impact on the viewer. It was then that I started embracing the creation of small paintings.
I’ve updated my Figure Painting page to reflect these two new 8 x 8″ pieces. Here is a preview of what you can find there.
I’ve been really busy in the studio the past few months. Along with getting ready for some upcoming exhibitions, I have been working on a large number of new paintings. My website is updated with new figurative work and a new page for my Abstract paintings has been created. Here is one of my newest Abstractions titled “No. 214”.
I’m honored to have my work chosen to be exhibited in this years CAFA’s Mystic Museum of Art Exhibition.
Exhibition: April 20 – June 2, 2018
Opening Reception and Awards
Thursday, May 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Mystic Museum of Art
9 Water Street, Mystic, CT 06355
Open Daily and Weekends 11am – 5pm
This years jurors are talented in their own right. I’ve posted their bios below.
Eric Aho was born in Melrose, Massachusetts in 1966, and in 1974, moved with his family to Hudson, New Hampshire. After studying at the Central School of Art and Design in London, Aho received his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In 1989, he participated in the first exchange of scholars between the U.S. and Cuba in over thirty years. Aho completed his graduate work at the Lahti Art Institute in Finland supported by a Fulbright Fellowship in 1991/92 and an American-Scandinavian Foundation grant in 1993. His paintings have been exhibited and collected widely in the United States and abroad. Since his earliest projects, Aho has joined historical research, personal inquiry, and a close reading of the landscape together with reverie and delight in experiencing the natural world reinvigorating what it means to paint the landscape today. He lives and works in Saxtons River, Vermont.
Robert Reynolds lives and works in Stony Creek, Connecticut. He is primarily self-taught and has been drawing and painting all his life. Robert has never lost the simple love for making marks on paper and carries a drawing book with him everywhere he goes. He has painted and worked all over the world, absorbing the cultures and sights he immerses himself in. His work has exhibited nationally, and is in collections internationally. Robert is also owner and namesake of Reynolds Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery located in downtown New Haven, CT. Website: http://reynoldsfineart.com/gallery/robert-reynolds/