As I mentioned over the weekend, many people tell themselves that they can’t draw – but that’s not true! If you can write, you can draw! It just takes practice. LOTS of practice. I would guess that 99% of artists do not pick up a brush and create a masterpiece time after time. Painting (like drawing) takes practice. Lots of practice. It takes a lot of paintings before you get your groove. Continue reading “Fishing For Elephants by Larry Moore | En Train Air Artists Travel & Paint!”
Art Walks and Workshops – this is a good time of year to attend both. The weather is getting nicer (in the South) – warm enough, but not as hot and humid as normal. Here in Charleston, SC, I believe that October Art Walks are the most anticipated. It’s always a good time checking out the art and visiting with fellow art lovers. Continue reading “🖼Art Walk and Painting Workshop – HOT TIPS… 🖼”
Colin Page. A brilliant artist and a damn nice guy. Everyone who knows Colin loves him. He’s got an easy way about him, friendly, full of great information and one heck of an artist. If you’re in Maine, you most likely have seen him painting somewhere at some point. An avid plein air artist, Colin has a way with paint and a style all his own. You can spot one of his paintings from a distance and immediately know that it’s his work. Not easy these days. So many wonderful artists, so to have a style that stands out… well that… speaks volumes! Continue reading “Featured Artist: Colin Page! *Solo Show Alert!*”
Ken DeWaard – a painter who now resides in Maine with his family. He’s been painting up a storm. This guy loves to paint and it shows. His paintings are dynamic and reflect his subject matter so well – he captures the very feeling of what he’s painting. His subject matter is diverse and because he’s been so prolific over the years it’s time to make room for more work! When you think about it, if you are an artist who truly loves to paint, you can collect quite a few paintings – sure they sell, but there are always some that are painted on location at different plein air events that aren’t even shown – galleries in other regions aren’t necessarily wanting subject matter painted in other locations so unless it sells via the website it can sit until someone sees it and inquires. Which happens all the time, but kind of like Spring cleaning, it’s time to move some to make room for more. Continue reading “Featured Artist: Ken DeWaard!”
Colin Page. An accomplished artist from Maine with incredible talent. We met Colin about ten years ago in Port Clyde, Maine. We loved his work at first sight – what a treasure! Colin has such a unique painting style, you can notice one of his paintings from a distance and know exactly who’s it is.
This painting of a lily pond is stunning – I love the dark contrast in the water as well as the reflections. There is a simple beauty to this painting and looking at it I instantly feel calm, as if I’m sitting right there. Ahhhh….
Incredible, right? This painting is of the Shem Creek area in Mount Pleasant, SC – but the way Colin paints it – it’s not too specific that it couldn’t be another similar area. There is so much going on in this painting and it holds my interest. The people walking, watching, working… The bird on the dock, and that incredible shrimp boat with all that wonderful rigging set against a stunning sky.
Anglin Smith Fine Art in Charleston, SC will be having a show November 3-17, 2017 “New Works by Colin Page” – click here to preview the paintings – and just wait until you see them in person! Go if you can!
OPENING RECEPTION tonight, Friday, November 3, 2017; from 5-8PM
See more of Colin’s work via these links:
Read a bit about Colin, from his website:
Colin Page was raised in Baltimore, Maryland and studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Whether working on location or in the studio, Colin strives to capture the atmosphere and light of a scene. Colin currently lives in Maine, where he focuses on painting the landscape, and scenes that show his life as a father of two young girls. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions and group shows nationally and abroad.
Catch you back here tomorrow!
All images via ColinPagePaintings.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.
As many of you know, Monhegan Island is full of artists. Easels set up everywhere, paintings being created left and right. It’s amazing the talent on one small island.
Stan Moeller was giving a workshop and in the photo above they were painting on the lawn. This was a tricky week with a lot of fog, should make for some cool paintings!
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Photos this week – Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!