Monday, June 1, 2015

New Portrait and Still Life Paintings

Ramy and Robert


After my last article, quite a few people contacted me wanting to see more of my recent work. This winter and spring have been a busy and exciting time. I've been working to finish paintings, to get paintings ready to send to shows and exhibits, and to write my blog articles. The hours have been long but worthwhile.

So I wanted to share a few new paintings, recent events, and accomplishments.

The above portrait of Ramy and Robert is completed and framed. The portrait has left my studio and now hangs in the Dining Room of its new home. Ramy and Robert are delightful. They are so full of life, very smart and have such loving personalities. Both boys were wonderful to work with and very happy with the end result. 

Sunflowers and  Feathers



The Brass Canister



















Last fall, I needed a more permanent place to compose and arrange still life set-ups. Thankfully, my husband is handy with power tools and he built me a wonderful still life box perfect for composing arrangements.The two paintings above were painted in sequence and side by side on my easel. The Brass Canister was painted first and then The Sunflowers and Feathers. This is probably why they look so harmonious hanging together. These paintings were shown in the Seacoast Artist Guild Spring Art Show. I am happy to say The Brass Canister received Honorable Mention.



Mountain View

Mountain View was completed using charcoal and conte. I enjoy how this medium looks and the quality it gives to the finished work. The workability is good it's easy to make lines, hard edges, soft edges or smudging. They are versatile and you can get a variety of results.

Mountain View was juried into the spring exhibit at the Burroughs and Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC.










Nathan





This recently finished painting, Nathan, is of a wonderful little boy who loves to drum and make music. He's always expressing himself through sound. 


This painting was also juried into the spring exhibit at the Burroughs and Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC. 















Jessie 


Jessie can be seen at the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC. Jessie was one of 110 pieces from North and South Carolina that was juried into the Carolina's Got Art Exhibition. 


Also, I've been busy writing and this past winter I was accepted onto the Literature Committee for the Portrait Society of America (PSOA)

This was the motivation I needed to focus more effort into my blog. My first PSOA article was published in April in the 1st Quarter Journal, just in time for the annual conference in Atlanta.

I am honored to say this past month, I was asked to become the Committee Chair for the Literature Committee for the Portrait Society of America.

It's been a busy winter and spring and a great year. I'm looking forward to what's coming next and to sharing this journey with you.  

Thanks for joining me, and please continue to send me your comments.  I have been receiving emails, comments on the blog and on Facebook. I enjoy receiving your ideas, questions, and input. If you like this article please share this post with your friends or on Facebook.

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Annette

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