Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Shop Under Edwige

The Shop Under Edwige - 18x24

So here's a photo of my prize winning painting from the Interiors Exteriors show at the Portsmouth Arts Guild, and here's the comment the juror Lisa Goddard made:
P. Jane Renwick communicated the universal desire of human beings to adorn and embellish our outer selves in order to heighten, emphasize, disguise or mystify how we are seen by others. Her painting took an everyday experience (shopping) in an everyday place (a mall) and wove that image into a rich tapestry of color and form that transcends the obvious.
I'm pretty thrilled with that!

Fantastic weather today. Sunny, warm, and no humidity! Can't wait to get my teeth into another painting, and seeing as I haven't been able to get to the Cape this summer, I think I might start a painting of the Highland Lighthouse in Truro. I'm going through a Hopperesque phase again, I think.

Onwards and upwards!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Inspiration and Rejuvenation

Oh dear! It's been far too long since I last blogged. I'm kind of embarrassed. But it's not like I've been inactive. I took a break from painting and tried my hand at writing, which is an ongoing process that will probably never end, but I'm back into my painting again, thank goodness. I feel better for it. In fact, I just entered my first show of the year at the Portsmouth Arts Guild, and won 2nd Place for my painting "The Shop Below Edwige"! Score! Stupid me, though. I forgot to take a photograph of my winning piece, so I will do that soon, then post it. Promise!

Wanted to mention one of my favorite authors too, Maggie Stiefvater. She penned the "Shiver" trilogy, and has a new book out in October called "The Scorpio Races". I love her writing, and she's an artist too, in every sense of the world - painter, musician, writer. How can you beat that? Here's an animated trailer for her book, which she created herself: http://youtu.be/tojCn2Y41ig And if you're interested in the book, you can pre-order a signed, doodled copy here: http://www.fountainbookstore.com/autograph-maggie

Well, that's all from me for now. Promise not to be a stranger. Will post some of my more recent work soon. Onwards and upwards!