Pumpkinscape by Jamie Wyeth –

Pumpkinscape by Jamie Wyeth (via JamieWyeth.com)

Happy Halloween! And what says Happy Halloween better than one of my all time favorite paintings of Jamie Wyeth’s (although, there are SO MANY)? This painting has drama, movement, light, COLOR and FEELING!

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An artsy halloween! Pumpkinscape by artist Jamie Wyeth…

“Pumpkinscape” by Jamie Wyeth (1980) – Image: JamieWyeth.com

I love this painting… love, love, love that fabulous orange against that gorgeous blue! The way the light hits the stem and it’s all funky and twisted. The dry sand and the wet sea… gorgeous!

Hey, did you know you can get Halloween stations on Pandora?? WooHoo! Check them out! Just type in “halloween” in the search!

PS/ you haven’t gone crazy, I just changed my theme (9:10 AM), let me know how you like it! I’m loving it… as long as you do!

Hope you all have a H A P P Y  H A L L O W E E N ! 

BOO! Catch you back here tomorrow!

Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan – at the Farnsworth Museum through December 30, 2012!

“Jenny Whibley Sings” by Jamie Wyeth

Let me start by saying. Ahhhhmaaazzzzzing! I love how dramatic this piece is! The glow of the house against the deep dark surroundings, and of course, Jenny Whibley singing… The tumultuous sky with the few brightly lit stars. Love it!

I sure didn’t want anyone to miss hearing about this exhibit! I am looking so forward to seeing this collection of fine paintings! If you’re in the Rockland, ME area, don’t miss it! Afterwards pop across the street to the bakery for a chocolate croissant or to Rustica for some heavenly pasta!

“Late Afternoon” by Rockwell Kent – Image: Farnsworth Museum

On to the details… from the Farnsworth Museum:

JAMIE WYETH, ROCKWELL KENT AND MONHEGAN

May 12, 2012 – December 30, 2012
Wyeth Center

Jamie Wyeth’s connection to Monhegan dates to the late 1950s, when he first went there with his father, and he has continued to paint there ever since. His connection to fellow artist Rockwell Kent goes back nearly as far. Early in his career Wyeth bought several pen and ink drawings by Kent used as the sources for his illustrations to Moby Dick, one of Kent’s most renowned book illustration projects. Subsequently, Wyeth acquired what was Kent’s last home and studio on Monehgan, and then bought several of Kent’s paintings from his first period on the island around 1907. This exhibition will focus on works by the two artists done on Monhegan, and how the scenic island has inspired their work.

This exhibition is made possible in part thanks to the generous support of: Anonymous, The Crosby Kemper Foundations, Mr. Richard Gilder and Ms. Lois Chiles, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pyne, John and Anne Surovek, and Mr. and Mrs. George Twigg III.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Featured Artist… Peter Poskas!

“Evening, Rockwell Kent House” by Peter Poskas – Image: Haynes Gallery

This certainly is a nice little painting of the Rockwell Kent House, at Lobster Cove on Monhegan Island, Maine…. Lovely rendition for sure. The warm light, the water and sky how they so closely come together… Peter has some wonderful paintings, many of Monhegan for those of you for an affinity for the island… hard to choose just one! Take a peek!

Stay tuned for a future post about Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan… Jamie Wyeth was an admirer of Rockwell Kent’s paintings, he purchased his house at Lobster Cove as well as a few paintings. Can you imagine? The house is a beauty!

Here’s a blip about the artist from the Haynes Gallery website:

Peter Poskas

American, Born 1939

Prominent 21th Century American landscape artist Peter Poskas has been painting New England farms for more than three decades. While his earliest pieces were reminiscent of Edward Hopper’s style, inspiration for his current work evolved when he move to Washington, Connecticut, where he began painting the farm of his elderly neighbor, Emily Uranus. While the farms depicted in his paintings have changed over the years, his thoughtful studies of light and perspective that reflect the subtle nuances of seasonal change remain a constant subject of his work.

Poskas has enjoyed a successful career as an artist and continues to exhibit his work throughout the United States. His much sought-after paintings have been collected both privately and publicly, including such important institutions as the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, the Mattatuck Museum in Connecticut, the Mint Museum in North Carolina, and the Rahr West Museum in Wisconsin.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Portrait of Andrew Wyeth sells for $2.4 million

Image: ArtDaily.com

This 1969 painting “Portrait of Andrew Wyeth” , by his son Jamie Wyeth sold for $2.4 million at an auction that benefitted the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine. The auction was December 2010, so this isn’t late breaking news, but then again, I’m not CNN… 🙂

Interesting story, and I’m sure the Farnsworth Art Museum appreciates it! Now THAT’S a cool place!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

‘A Kleberg Dog’ by Jamie Wyeth, sells for $218,500!

Image: ThePoochTimes.com

Amazing. According to The Pooch Times, this painting, “A Kleberg Dog” sold for more than five times its low estimate of $40,000. The painting sold at a Christie’s art auction in New York on March 3, 2011  for $218,500.

According to The Pooch Times “Wyeth said he painted the circle around Kleberg’s eye in the 1980’s after the pooch got too close to his easel”.  According to Christie’s, Jamie Wyeth’s wife, Phyllis, was given the dog by Robert Kleberg of the King Rach in Texas when he passed away. Mrs. Wyeth named the dog Kleberg in memory of her friend.
Neat story, eh?

Wyeth’s “Homer”

Image: JamieWyeth.com

Fred and I were in Maine, we were at a bakery across from the Farnsworth Museum when we spotted this poster in the window entitled “Homer” by artist JAMIE WYETH. It was shortly after our Jack Russell Terrier (JRT), Reginald,  passed away after 14.5 years. We missed him. He was a smooth coat JRT unlike Homer. But this painting was a reminder of his spirit. We don’t usually buy posters, but this one we had to have… the little guy has such spunk. Now we have a rough coat JRT (“Charlie”) who looks amazingly like this painting, except that his face is half light and half dark. He’s a trip! Jamie did such an awesome job of catching every nuance of this breed of dog.

Catch you back here tomorrow, and if you get a chance check out my photo blog at http://almostdailypic.wordpress.com !