Original Paintings of Maine in Pastel, Watercolor, Oil, Asian Ink and Japanese Gold Leaf.
FRESH OFF THE EASEL
During a show in Gorham Maine, I worked on this piece. Two young ladies watched while we talked about art as a form of story telling. They came back and told me the story they saw in this picture and so Rose and Hannah named it for me!
THANK YOU ROSE AND HANNAH for making my show so wonderful! You gave me the great gift of time, curiosity and imagination!
WHERE TO SEE whopaints WORK
whopaints STUDIO & GALLERY Open every day 8-8 except May 20 and 22.
ASTICUE INN Northeast Harbor, Maine
I will be at SevenArts in Ellsworth
April 30, May 3,9,16
Bring art questions and ideas and lets talk art!
May 28,29,30 Paradise City Northampton Mass
June 18-19 Bar Harbor Art in the Park, Bar Harbor Maine
NEW TO WHOPAINTS – POSTERS
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.