Art Update – September 6 – 18, 2019

“Ron Frontin Studio Painters Group Show”

Opening Reception: Friday  5:30 to 7:30

Exhibition and sale runs from September 6, until September 18 , 2019

Ron Frontin, Artist and Instructor

Sorry I did not get to post this earlier. Between doctor visits and family obligations and meetings, time slipped away.

I am part of this show with two pieces hanging alongside an impressive collection of artists’ works. Come visit. Ron’s work is also included in the show.

Where: River Arts Gallery, Route 1, Damariscotta, Maine. 

When: Public view and purchase: August 6 – September 18, 2019

Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 4 pm
Sunday 11:00 – 3:00 pm

Contact: 207-563-1507
email: info@riveratsme.org

PS: I am also in the Damariscotta Wild Things show still up for public view and purchase.

Get to see two art exhibitions at one viewing. The main gallery and the private gallery at the back of the building. Enter the front door for both.

Best,

Jo

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Jo M. Orise – Portrait Update

As you may know I was commissioned to create a portrait.

The work was completed in August.

The owners are pleased by the outcome, as am I.

Here is the portrait which can be found on my website.

Boy With Conch – 14 x 11″
Water color by Jo M. Orise

To view the versions of the work prior to the final piece, go to:

http://jomorise.com/portraits.htm   Scroll down the page to see the different  versions.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers,

Jo

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

Jo M. Orise Art Update for August 2013

After completing the July One-Man-Show, I was invited to join the August group show at the The Brown Bag Restaurant / Cafe, 606 Main Street, Rockland, ME. So come by again and take a peek, you may still have a chance to grab a painting for your home. AND, grab a sandwich or some of their great muffins, pies or bread. They have the absolute best baker and terrific chef. Tell them I said so.

I have a One-Man-Show for the month of August at The Highland Coffee House, Thomaston, ME. Sixteen works, a combination of originals and prints are on display. This is another great Coffee House—I only hang around really great places that offer ambiance and super food—for my delicate stomach and all. Wonderful coffee, pastries, sandwiches and lots of super entertainment. Shawn, the owner, offers weekly and artistic events from music to poetry, to benefit events. Come visit.

If you can’t make it, then visit my virtual gallery http://www.jomorise.com to see what I’ve been doing most of my life.

Leave a comment. Love to get feedback.

Art In Wolfeboro and West Ossipee, NH

Wolfeboro, NH

Huggins Hospital in 1916
Huggins Hospital in 1916 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Please come to the group art show now on display in Wolfeboro, NH. Go to the Huggins Hospital waiting room area. You will see a great selection of art and photos. The artists are local and the theme is Wolfeboro.

Huggins is now the state of the art hospital. What a difference from 1916.

Wolfeboro also has the historical railway station everyone just has to see.

Scenes Around Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Scenes Around Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (Photo credit: billandkent)

My work includes an oil painting on canvas of the old Berry Mill Dam in Wolfeboro, Falls, NH and a water color print of a fisherman’s gear.

Fisherman’s Gear
Berry Mill Dam, Wolfeboro Falls, NH

 The display at Huggins will be for the months of May and June, 2012. So hurry before they are gone.

To see more, go to the GWAC (Governor Wentworth Art Council) group website.

http://wolfeboroarts.org/

 

Here are some of the artists of the T. A. G. (The Artist Group) at Huggins. They are a sincere, happy, creative group who are also GWAC members.

Come visit. Take some art home. Support the local artist community.

 Ossipee, NH

Another display of my work may be seen at the Northway Savings Bank in West Ossipee, NH.

It is a new display and I hope you will find it pleasing. There are prints and originals.

All work is for sale as well as for viewing.

Yes that is a Maine Coon portrait.  For information contact me at info@jomorise.com

Thanks for visiting my blog. Spread the word. Share this blog with others. And do leave a comment.

Don’t forget to visit my website at http://www.jomorise.com to see what else I do or have to say.

Jo

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