Spring Art “Bannister’s Wharf 1”
Recently, I dug up some paintings from some time ago, on the Newport, Rhode Island waterfront. Here are two of them, the first being “Bannister’s Wharf 1” I recall clearly what led to this painting. One Sunday, we had driven to Newport in the early afternoon, and spent time wandering the charming waterfront, eating ice-cream cones and doing what tourists in Newport do, in summer. I took some photos in those several hours, from which these prints derive– since the photos served as the basis for the oil-paintings, themselves.
In this second image, I am stationed about 100 yards or less away from the position required to paint the image above. Again, the photo I took at that instant served as the basis for the painting which I completed at home in my kitchen. I call this “Bowen’s Wharf 2.” This is a rich little image I like, alot. Both originals are oils-on-masonite. The images here can be purchased as prints, printable on any number of paper grades which you can select. You can also select a matte, a size, a framing material and hanging device, so that when your print arrives in the mail it is ready to hang. No fuss, no muss.
Question for you: Have you ever purchased a graphic print? Maybe this year, instead of just another commercial gadget, you might consider a different kind of gift, an art print. These are all done using high-quality materials– pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit this site often, this year. Buy a print every now and again, one that moves you. I will make every effort to complete your order in a timely manner, despite COVID-related production concerns.
Check out two unusual and decidedly helpful features on my art site: The first– WALL Preview, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above.
Secondly, the Live Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff.
This is my “business advice,” for the week: I have rediscovered this part of Newport, Rhode Island, this waterfront neighborhood umpteen times over the years. It is as if every trip to Newport is in essence, an exercise in self-discovery in that my perception of the town, the locality, its charm, history and people, is shifted and rejuvenated… sometimes a bit, and sometimes, a great deal. I like this quality of life. In business, this quality is necessary to see, to discern, to understand the lay of the land, and how to see it, how to negotiate it, successfully. This does not have to be an entirely “rational event.” Here, in these images, what prompts the rediscovery is not rationality, but in the way I experience what I see— no more complicated than this. How do you see? How do you grasp? How do you understand how to proceed in a thoroughly familiar landscape?
Here is another blog post from my art site…