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Monday, June 27, 2016

Provincetown Scenes

I have not been back in the studio since I came home.  By now the cold wax projects I started are dry enough to rework when I go in on Wednesday.  I hope they look better to me in a couple of more days.

I had lots of free time to enjoy the sights of Provincetown and I wanted to share a few.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Work Shop

I have been working hard at my cold wax workshop. So far I do not have anything that I am particularly pleased with but here is some of what I have been working on. 

Day 1

Day 2

Monday, June 20, 2016

Road Trip

I am here in Provincetown taking a cold wax class with Carol Pelletier for a week.  I have been wanting to take an extended class here at the Truro Art Center for years.  Our class today was an introduction of the ins and outs of cold wax and I was disappointed that there was no time to paint.  I hope to at least start a series.  In the meantime, here are a few sights around town.

Provincetown Harbor
Pilgrim Monument
Town Hall
Truro Center for the Arts
Down the street from the center

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Here is a finished sculpture that has been on my mind for a long time.  It is made from metal parts found in the basement of the building where I rent my studio.  I don't know what they are but all I can tell you is that they used to manufacture thread and dye cotton here back in the day.  It now sits outside my front door.

Friday, June 10, 2016

One Project Down

After many hours of frustration and layers of paint, I am finally done with one of the repurposed canvases from the previous post.

I brought this home and after a few hours of living with it, I decided that I didn't like it after all.  I took the canvas off the frame and cut it apart.  Now I am happy.

This is a 10 x 10 and it comes from the lower right section but now it is upside down from the original.  Keeping in the same vein, I cut an 8 x 8 piece out of the upper right and turned it on its side.  I thought it has a landscape feel.

And finally I cut a 5 x 7 and brought out some shapes that looked like a boat which is a very popular theme around here.

In doing this, I learned a few things
          1. It is really hard to use a repurposed canvas from some one else.
          2. My new favorite color is zinc white.
          3. Abstracts look better as a square.
          4. It is ok to cut a canvas apart and stick it in a frame.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Works in Progress

As we are officially in the summer, it always seems to be the shortest season.  The longer days make me want to spend more time at the studio but it gets unbearably hot in there even with the air conditioning.  It is also time to take advantage of the ocean.

I have been working on two repurposed canvases that I pulled out of the trash.  I painted over the original work and glued some collage papers.  My original intention was to make a diptych but each one is going off in its own direction.  Here is where I am at now: