The Fenway Studios Annual Open Studios is back after the pandemic hiatus
April 30 and May 1, 11AM to 5PM
30 Ipswich Street, Boston MA 02215
On Sunday, the street will be closed and there will be musicians, ice-cream, and a tent with our outdoor exhibition. Masks are strongly recommended for touring the studios’ indoor exhibits. Thirty artists are participating, including yours truly.
I will be open noon to 5PM both days, with woodlands, coastals, garden subjects, and more.
This will also be the grand opening of the new Fenway Gallery at Fenway Studios featuring a group exhibition of Fenway artists.
The yellow lilies arrive like a tight, yellow fist thrusting out of the water, as if to say “Here I am, you better be ready!” I am, with my zoom lens and soggy sneakers. The feeling of density and lush growth around the lily is equally important to capture. The painting is based on a photo of the flower, and a sequence of photos documenting the lily pads over time. The yellow ribbon around the edges grows more pronounced as the pads age, eventually turning brownish red and almost violet. The upturned pad in back, probably pushed aside by another emerging bud, is another common sight at the pond. Add a scattering of duckweed and summer’s enthusiasm is clear. Enjoy!
Family – it’s everything and everywhere. I started with a painting of the middle-aged white lily, but she seemed to be asking that I include the soon-to-open bud behind her. So I did. Come visit her at:
Fenway Studios Annual Open Studios, November 16 & 17, 2013. More info at the open studios page in the menu at top. And bring a friend!
While work on the large pondscape paintings continues, I like to set aside time for experimenting with new approaches to details like the flowers, and investigating possible alternative compositions. These small oil on prepared paper studies can be seen (and will be available for sale) at Opening Our Doors with the Fenway Alliance, and at the Annual Fenway Studios Open Studios on November 16 & 17, 2013 (at Fenway Studios, 30 Ipswich Street, Studio 103, Boston, MA 02215). Additional water lily studies are in the Portfolio: 6×6 oil on paper page in the menu at the top of the page.
I will be joining Fenway Studios and the Fenway Alliance for Opening Our Doors, an afternoon of art and fun in Boston’s Fenway Neighborhood Monday, October 14, from noon to 4pm. Come visit me at the studio and be among the first to see selections from the new Pondscape Series, including small lily studies on paper.
TM8371 Late August Lilies 36×40 oil on panel
October 14, 2013, noon to 4PM
30 Ipswich Street, Studio 103, Boston, MA 02215
Walking distance to Boston’s Gardner Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, art schools and music conservatories – Fenway Studios is close to the Convention Center Subway Stop on the Green Line