Saturday, January 30, 2010

Edward B. Gordon

The beauty of the internet searches. I came across an artist from Berlin, Germany that is doing a daily painting as well as his studio painting. Please take a look. In addition to his painting, notice his organization of paints and palette knives.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sycamore Series




Here are the 3 paintings that will be displayed together at the up-coming St. Margaret's Hospital Guild Decorator's Show House. Larger images can be seen below. Each painting is framed in a traditional 3" wide black frame and listed for $900 each. The series (3 paintings) will be offered at $2,400.

Winter Sycamores



SOLD
Oil on Linen
11"x14"

This is the 3rd work in the Sycamore series of paintings for the Decorator's Showhouse. I tried to capture a typical creek around the Broad Ripple and Williams Creek area after the snowfall. Sycamore trees are still plentiful and seem to glow among the other drab trees. Their upper branches are bone white as the Summer bark has popped off revealing a distinctive look.

Laundry Day



Oil on Linen
11"x14"

This is the 2nd Sycamore tree painting in the series that will be displayed in the Booth Tarkington house in conjunction with the Decorator's Showhouse in April. With the general theme of the book Penrod, written by Tarkington, I wanted to show what the area closer to the White River (now Broad Ripple) may have looked like to Tarkington's Penrod and he ventured a little too far from home.

Indiana Sycamores



SOLD
Oil on Linen
11"x14"

This painting was influenced by the colors of the Autumn Sycamores in Indiana. Near the White River, years ago, when they were growing in wooded areas they grew tall before ever branching out. After scrub trees were cleared and homes built, many still stand together as sculptures. As sycamores grew further away from the river, they took on different shapes and still had the wonderful palette of colors covering the bone white limbs and branches.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Feeding Time



Oil on Linen
24"x36"

I have been working on this on and off for the past 2 weeks and time to call it quits. Overall, I'm pleased with the way it all came together. Wasn't planning on horses, but felt like the foreground area needed something, so horses were the choice.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Watermelon



Oil on Linen
8"x10"

Teaching my classes this week, this is a demo on tonight's assignment. Took 1.5 hours...established drawing, color notes and on to the finish.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

NUVO Review

Strokes of Color: Paintings by Jerry Points

Posted on Jan. 13, 2010 by Dan Grossman
Jewish Community Center


When Jerry Points paints a landscape on location he is not averse to representing a scene more or less realistically. In the plein air painting “Graveyard for Three Tugboats,” he seems more interested in exploring color and shading—the way the low-angle sunlight plays on the surface of the white tugboats, for example—and less interested in capturing specific details of the derelict boats. When he composes indoors, he takes a step further out from realism. In the work composed in his Stutz studio/gallery, this former graphic designer and University of Evansville teacher foregoes all visual reference save his imagination when he sets oil to canvas. In “Sunset Reflections,” he paints trees with a square brush so that each stroke is visible. The trees’ reflections in water are square blotches of bold color—almost pure abstraction. Another characteristic of Points’ style, evident in this particular painting, is his use of line in landscape. The purplish mountains in the background have distinct red outlines that betray his history in graphic design. Through Feb. 19; 317-257-9467; www.jccindy.org

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lost Lake



SOLD
Oil on Linen
24"x36"

Lately, many of my paintings have been in this size. It is very managable in a studio setting and I really like the feel and give of the linen canvas. This is a continuation of my limited palette and greying down of many of the hues.

On another note, despite the bad weather, friends and supporters braved the elements for my opening last night at the JCC. Thanks to all and the help from staff: Lisa Freeman and Mindi Epstein. A good night overall...sold two paintings.

First Blush of Autumn



SOLD
Oil
11"x14"

Between the larger works, I sometimes work on a smaller painting to explore color choices. This is a work completed in 3 hours experimenting with color and design.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Dappled Afternoon



Oil
24"x36"

This painting is part of a series of works I will have on display at the Indianapolis Decorator's Showhouse in April. I am working with Kathleen Stevens on the project. The Open House is in April. It is the original Booth Tarkington house on Meridian. The artists that are displaying in her "area" were to read and create a work(s) based on "Penrod" written by Booth Tarkington in 1914. In this 1st painting, I tried to create a mood of the time Penrod would have lived and the open fields that he ran through on his way home, late of course, on a warm October day.