Jo M. Orise – Art Update

My art signature. Changed it for clarity.

Okay. I have been painting – all year long between other obligations.
The number of finished pieces eludes me at the moment. Water colors and oils. Ah, and lots of gestures sketches of people, places. Perhaps I’ll place those in my virtual gallery someday.

Subject: marine art.

My signature was not working well for me. The upper-case J with an exaggerated, extended top next to the o and middle initial had a strange effect of being read as “Tom.”

Viewers ignored the space between the o and the M. They also ignored the period after M. Therefore, “Morise” evolved in the conversation.

So, I modified the J into an exaggerated lower case j where I have since decided to dot it as well. That will make the reader pay attention a little bit more.

Modified further. I like this effect.

While away for the winter, I produced four 12 X 16″oil paintings!
I just special ordered floater-frames (love those fames 💕 ). The outside edges of the paintings are visible and the painting travels around the edges for you to see.

Keep visiting my virtual gallery http://www.jomorise.com to see my newest pieces. I will put them up soon!

What else am I doing?

I am in the throes of tax work.

Hubby peeked around the door to my desk, “Please look through these, Hon. Check for errors. I get tired and bored.”

Oh. Really?

I revved up Turbo-Tax, and with my wonderful see-thru ruler, I follow the lines of data and numbers and check off boxes and type in descriptions and delete errors and on and on… .

Don’t you just love doing this busy work? Uncle Sam wants to know what we have been doing all year.

Dear Uncle Sam,
Regarding your concern about our finances, let me impressed upon you that I have been literally working my butt off. 😩 Does that count? What form shall I use?
Please answer ASAP as I too am getting tired of this task.

Regards,
Your loyal tax paying citizen.

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Jo M. Orise Art Update for June-July, 2015

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

Saturday, August 1, 2015

English: Belted Galloways in Neukoog, Nordfrie...
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.

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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.

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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

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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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