River Arts Gallery, 241 US Route 1 (North), Damariscotta, Maine.
Theme of the group show is Artist Choice.
Exhibition Opening Fri. Oct 14, 5-7PM.
The showing will be on display until until November 10, 2016
This is the featured artwork from my collection that is on display at River Arts Gallery:
Gulls Are Free – Oil by Jo M. Orise
Gulls Are Free
The gulls float above as the wind creates whitecaps below.
8″ x 10″ oil with floater frame
I love gulls and the ocean. They represent freedom and daring.
To the right, you see my preparation for the painting. The subject is simple and was such fun to create—and a challenge.
Lots of observation, quick sketches, photo references and imagination. I had to determine how the bird would look like as it hovered in air and looked below.
Have you ever watched seagulls float in the updraft of the wind? They just spread their wings and let it happen. Amazing. They don’t flap to stay up. When the air has a strong current, it holds the gulls up there. We would drop whether we flapped or not.
They are like a living kite.
If you get to Damariscotta, do drop in and take a look at all the wonderful paintings on display.
A ‘Like’ AND Written Wordsare always appreciated. It is delightful to have people “like” my work or “not like” my work. I welcome honest critiques
Critique: a careful judgment or opinion about the good and bad. Questions may be asked, such as: ‘have you tried…..’ or ‘have you thought of…..” or “why did you do/say that?” Critiquing is something I introduced to my art students as well as to my animation students. It is practiced to assist one in a journey of creativity without being rude. Critiquing art and manuscripts has been around since the 1800s.
A painter at work en plein air – dog in a ‘flow state’. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
After working so many hours, a simple “like” is nice, but words have more lasting power. Oh, but I do “like” lots of things—popcorn, pizza, comfortable shoes, being in a “flow state.” (See previous post re: ‘flow state’) I am now officially a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Click on link below.
Yes, I plan to open my home studio to the public by appointment. It will be fun to find out what will happen.
English: Schooner Isaac H. Evans under full sail on Penobscot Bay. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Stay tuned. I’ll post my upcoming shows in time for you to plan to come and enjoy the display of work by me and others wherever we may be. Check out my blogs and my website. Please leave a “comment” AND a “like”. I’ll will reply. If you want to be on my list of people to be notified of upcoming events, follow me on FaceBook or on Wordpress-Blog or BlogSpot–Blog(this blog)or on Twitter. Thanks for reading and I hope you smiled today. Please share this post. “Smile in your mirror every day.” Jo M. Orise
Great news! One of my Belted Galloway water colors has been selected as the featured artwork for the Aldermere Art Show and Sale Poster to be distributed around the county to advertise the event. I was surprised and honored when I received the request via e-mail. The painting is titled: Friendship — The Nudge
Click on the link above and read the article in the Bangor Daily News.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
English: Belted Galloways in Neukoog, Nordfriesland, seen at the Wikimeeting Westküste (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I’ll have several framed paintings hanging as well as many matted originals and prints in a bin for the one day show and sale. Aldermere Farm in Rockport, which features the beautiful Belties, is a non-profit trust focused on farming and agriculture. We artists share a portion of our profits with the organization.
The show is to be held on Saturday, August 1 from 9 am to 4 pm at the historic farmhouse located on the Aldermere Farm, 20 Russell Ave in Rockport, Maine.
_________________ July 7 – July 30, 2015
River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta, Maine is having a member show. I’ll be part of a group show. River Arts, PO 1316, 241 US Route 1 (North), Damariscotta, Maine 04543. At this show, I’ll have one framed artwork hanging (perhaps the Morning on the Docks, below) and you will find a few of my original matted artwork in the group art bin. Part of the profits are shared with the non-profit art group. Opening reception on Friday evening 5-7 – on the first date of the exhibition.
If you are in the area, please do drop in and help support the local artists.
Morning at the Docks by Jo M. Orise, 16×20″ acrylic on canvas.