Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Set-Up

Last Friday I took a couple of shots with my iPhone of my set-up at Goldsmith's and the painting I'm working on there (normally I use my good camera, a Canon Rebel, but I didn't remember to bring it with me).

I won't be at Goldsmith's this week (working in NYC, hard to be in two places at the same time), but if they are open next week, I'll be back at the easel the day before the Fourth of July.

I've been enjoying painting in the window on Bank Street now that I've adjusted to being a window display. It's very social painting--lots of people stopping by to chat, ask about prices, etc. No final sales yet, but many potential buyers, including a few who want the same paintings.

I've also gotten to know another Waterbury artist, Zufar Bikbov, who stops by while I'm painting. His work is absolutely amazing, truly inspired and inspirational. I'm rethinking my painting technique after having visited his studio. It's great to have a chance to exchange ideas with someone tackling the same subject material.

It's also interesting and useful to be interacting with the public--up until now, I've painted largely in isolation at home, with only friends and family giving me feedback. Now I'm getting feedback from a much more diverse audience.

I still prefer painting at home, where I can be completely absorbed in what I'm doing, but spending one afternoon per week "on display" is definitely a good experience.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

More merchandise!

I stayed up late last night adding images of more paintings to my online shop. Someday maybe it will become lucrative!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


It looks like everything is in place for me to spend most Friday afternoons this summer painting in the window at Goldsmith's, starting this week, noon to 5 p.m. Here's what I've got done so far on the horse fountain painting:

I'll do more on Friday, mostly with the trees.