21 Day Abstract Painting Project

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”.

Bendheim Gallery Artists’ Reception: Thursday, May 17

Bendheim Gallery Artists’  Reception: Thursday, May 17
Bendheim Gallery Exhibition, May 2018

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.
Second Floor

The painting “Chai”, 36 x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas (Framed) $3200 is the Top
Left Image.

“Chai”, 36 x 36″, Acrylic on Canvas,  To Purchase Painting Contact: Greenwich Arts Council: 203-862-6750

 

Small paintings can make a big impact!

 

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.

Paintings on View at the Greenwich Arts Council @ 299 Greenwich Ave. Greenwich, CT. To Purchase  either of these 8 x 8″ paintings Contact: Greenwich Arts Council: 203-862-6750

Mystic Museum of Art Exhibition

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

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.

Website: http://ericaho.com

Robert Reynolds

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/