Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this blog is to promote an awareness and understanding of painting and the artist's spirit. It simply reflects the artist's personal experience and is not affiliated nor does it represent any individual organization or entity. All work and text within is owned by the artist and is protected by copyright. Please ask permission to use images and text.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Recent Work

Here are some images of some work that I have on my easels. The majority are finished with the exception of the painting of the garden statue. I hope to finish it soon, perhaps when it stops raining and steady sunshine prevails!!!

Follow up.....JCAS Cranford Artist Studio Tour

Well it has been a little while since I participated in the Cranford Artist Studio Tour and it would be remiss of me not to chat about my experience! I must say I had an awesome time! Many cheerful and supportive patrons of the arts poured out onto the streets to check out what Cranford had to offer. The drizzly rain did not hinder the fans of the fine arts nor we visiting plein air painters! Myself and Eleinne Basa were the plein air painters demonstrating plein air painting techniques, explaining about the easels we used, the colors on our palettes, and explaining exactly what is plein air painting, etc. I was absolutely delighted to meet the public and to meet fellow artists. I was extremely touched by the support of my students who showed up and remained with me for the entirety of the event. There was an energy that was positive and supportive and the buzz that was created from this event left me feeling very happy. I would like to recognize Deborah Leber and Paul Casale for inviting me to participate in the Cranford Artist Studio Tour. They did a fabulous professional job and I thank them so much for offering this opportunity to me! I would also like to recognize the super team of volunteers who were so helpful and polite to us visiting plein air artists. They set up a wonderful sheltered area for Eleinne and myself to display our work and to retreat to from the rain. Many many thanks! I wish them the best of success in launching their vision of locating a building in downtown Cranford to house artist working studios. Their hope is to have such a place for artists to work, sell, teach and interact with each other. This is for many artists a dream and I hope they succeed! Cheers JCAS!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More updates soon!

Hi out there to you all in blogger world! It has been quite a long time since I have updated my blog and I promise to get some new images uploaded as soon as possible! This Spring has proved to be a rainy one and the Summer looks to be a continuation of the Spring, wet and rainy. The rain has been an hinderance to plein air painting, however I have managed to get out there and do some work. So please check back soon to view my latest work and read some of my painting tales! Cheers!