Art Update – Maine Lobster Festival Juried Art Show

Two of my paintings will be displayed at the Maine Lobster Fair Juried Art Show!

I am so happy to have begun my association with the Festival. It is next door in Rockland. Easy access for me and I get to meet more of my artist community members. All the artists I’ve met since moving to Owls Head have been so friendly and happy to share their knowledge and experiences.

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Sunset at Curtis Light, by: Jo M. Orise

Here are the two paintings that will be part of the show.

Be sure, if you go to the Lobster Festival, to stop in at the Camden National Bank, on the corner of Main Street and Route 1.

 

 

 

 

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Morning at the Docks, by: Jo M. Orise

The art will be on display starting Tuesday, July 29 – Saturday August 3.

 

NOTE: Photos look very brilliant. I am not a great photographer. But the original paintings look great. Come take a look see. Let me know what you think.

Like and leave a comment. Love to hear from you.

JMO

 

Jo M. Orise – Art Update, Saturday August 12, 2017


You are invited my friend.

Click the link  for more info on FaceBook about my next upcoming art show.

Aldermere Art Show and Sale Aldermere Farm, Rockport, Maine

Saturday August 12, 9 – 4 PM

Enjoy the display of over 200 framed, hanging paintings plus hundreds of prints of the belted galloways, and the scenic Maine coast by local artists.

I will be one of the participants.

Hope to see you there.

Jo

PS: I am Chair of the Art Hanging Committee and with the help of two other members, we managed to hang all the artwork in two days.
Beats last year when I hung over 200 paintings by myself for three days. Finding a couple of dedicated and great working volunteers who also happen to be artists paid off. And fine artists they are indeed. Thanks guys. 😊

New Work by Jo

I’m working on a few different paintings. 

One is a portrait of a boy with a conch while sailing on a schooner. Been thinking about this one for a few years and decided to just give it a try. His mom sent the photo for me to create this portrait three years ago, but she has not yet placed the order.

She has contacted me three years in a row, but still no order. She has purchased some of my artwork and loves them.

first sketch by Jo M. Orise

Therefore, I wonder why she changed her mind each time for the protrait.

Now this picture is in my head and wants out.

What do I do?

Draw it. Experiment with it. Lots of fun as I challenge myself in the process.

Here you see the first drawing in my sketchbook. It was okay. After noting things that need to be changed, I drew it on water color paper that had been soaked and stapled to a board to shrink tight.

Still, I put off painting.

So, I got another piece of water color paper, soaked it and just started painting the figure and its surroundings—no stapling, no drawing, just painting.

Boy With Conch Aboard.
by: Jo M. Orise

First it was wet-on-wet technique, then wet-on-dry.

What do you think?

I usually draw a few fine lines and erase them later. None of that here. Like I said it is pretty rough…but fun to do and see.

Next, I’ll just pull out the prepped water color paper that has the last drawing waiting for me.  I look forward to this last part. It will be fun and I’ll post the finished piece.

See my other protraits at jomorise.com .

Looking for comments, tips.

BTW, the wavy looking boom is really the warping of the water color paper. That will straighten out in time.

Leave a comment or a post. I love to know what people think.

Jo

Art Update, March 2015

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Map of Florida highlighting Citrus County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hello everyone. As I said I’ve been busy painting and helping my 90 year old gentleman neighbor who I will call S.G. pack and sort his possessions in order to move out of his beautiful home. He can no longer manage the property and deserves a less chaotic life style. He will move in with his brother across town, on a lake’s edge where there are a couple of docks. Since my friend loves fishing, I suppose that is where he will spend a lot of his time.

S. G. is tickled to be out of his big home and moving to a lake front property. The only thing he has to watch for are alligators.

Meanwhile, I have entered two watercolor paintings into a group show at the Citrus County Art Center  in Hernando, FL. The show will last until mid April.

Share this with your friends. Perhaps someone will be in the area and come to our group show.

Leave a comment. Love to hear from you. I will add a thumbnail of one of the paintings soon.

And Further Update July, 2012

Steve, DJ and Jo part of TAG
at the Granite State Newsroom reception area.

Now Seen at The Granite State News, Wolfeboro Falls, NH.

TAG has updated its artwork for the month of July at the news office.

Come check out the handsome artwork that is representative of the group. There are oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography.

Support your local artists.

I have two pieces hanging. One is an oil painting titled “Berry Mill, Wolfeboro Falls, NH”, which is located on the trail, formerly a railroad track. The other is a print of a watercolor titled “Fisherman’s Gear”.

Post a comment below.

Visit my website: http://www.jomorise.com

                                          Jo

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Donation to Seacoast Outright Organization

A fundraiser is planned for Seacoast Outright (www.seacoastoutright.org) on Saturday, August 18th at Buoy Gallery in Kittery. Seacoast Outright supports GLBT youth in our community. The fundraiser, called “Art got Go, is a fun event where ticket holders take home an original piece of art and support a wonderful local organization.

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Alisso’s Restuarant print

Peter Welch, a member of the Kittery Art Association, contacted me requesting a possible donation for this event. Therefore, I obliged with a print of “Alisson’s Restaurant” to help support the service the organization provides for young people in the area.

Good luck in all you do and I do hope the winner enjoys the print. It is a reproduction of a larger pencil drawing I completed in three months time. I often tell admires of the drawing that I should have started with a black sheet of paper and used white pencil instead. That drawing truely ‘got the lead out’. Chuckle.

Check out the organization’s website to see what is happening.

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