Original Paintings of Maine in Pastel, Watercolor, Oil, Asian Ink and Japanese Gold Leaf.
FRESH OFF THE EASEL
whopaints STUDIO & GALLERY
is open all winter. Hours are 9-6:00. With the big windows, lots of warmth comes cascading in to warm the body while color can warm the spirit!
I will be teaching a watercolor class through RSU 24 Adult Education Department Thursdays 12:30-2:30
I will be at SevenArts in Ellsworth
February: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Bring art questions and ideas and lets talk art!
March 18,19 and 20 2016, Paradise City, Marlboro, Massachusetts
April 23 USM Gorham Maine benefits students of University of Southern Maine
May 28,29,30 Paradise City Northampton Mass
June 18-19 Bar Harbor Art in the Park, Bar Harbor Maine
WHY DIFFERENT MEDIUMS
Being essentially a visual story teller, I work in 5 different mediums choosing the one with the right ‘voice’ for the story being told.
Watercolor is liquid and amorphous; I let the water move the pigment.
Oil is goopy and richly textured.
I work with pastel on sandpaper. Not being a blender, sandpaper allows me to build 10-15 distinct layers. What this means is I can put complementary and warm and cool colors on top of each other and not get grey.
Asian Ink is immediate capturing the essence or spirit of what is being painted. This medium and the Gold Leaf are a wedding of my two cultures. Having lived on the coast in both Maine and Northern Japan engendered my reverence for the rawness of less civilization and these mediums with their use of negative space capture this.
Gold leaf is eloquent ever changing in all different lights.