Sunday, October 14, 2012

Award and a demonstration

Hurray! I'm excited and delighted to say that my painting, SUMMER SKY, has be awarded 2nd place Pastel at the recent FAA members show. It's an honor and so encouraging. 

©2012 Kim Morin Weineck
original pastel, 7x7"

Sometimes when painting a piece just seems to come from your fingertips - as if through inspired intervention. Summer Sky was one of those pieces. The colors I needed were all available. The contrasts and values were spot on when I tried them out. The stars were all aligned. Funny how others can feel that, too. 

Finishing touches on my pastel demonstration 
for the Foxboro Art Association

Last week I was the demonstrator for the Foxboro Art Association filling in for a last-minute withdrawal. The crowd was responsive to my instruction for making a pastel painting on top of an oil underpainting. 

I worked on a scene inspired by Stony Brook in Norfolk, MA. If you're local to Norfolk, check out this treasured spot. Paintings are EVERYWHERE! 

Thanks for reading! ~kmw

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Three for a show

The Marion Art Center in Marion, MA invited artists to submit up to three paintings inspired by the properties of the Sippican Land Trust. (Sippican is just such a fun word to say, isn't it?)

©2012 Kim Morin Weineck
original oil, 12x16" framed
Howland Marsh, SLT

During the summer I had the good fortune to get a personal tour of some of these properties by a local friend and was inspired. While painting a sort of 'assignment' like this is not a strong suit, I decided to take it on as a challenge. With every thing you learn and this is a great opportunity to stretch! 

©2012 Kim Morin Weineck
original oil, 12x16" framed
Brainerd Marsh, SLT

These three oils are all on display at the MAC through November 11, 2012. While dropping off work yesterday I was impressed with the wide range of interpretations and breadth of artists contributing their art. (Willoughby Elliot, an artist I've admired FOR YEARS is in this show. I'm delighted to think I'm in a show with his work!!)

©2012 Kim Morin Weineck
original oil, 12x16" framed
Pierson Woods, SLT

While I was there I was also picking up my two paintings from the prior Small Works Summer Show. 
What a treat that the director of the MAC wouldn't let me take them home. She bought them then and there. What a huge compliment which made for an easy drive home. 

COVE ENTRY and AUTUMN STROLL by Kim Morin Weineck
original pastels, 6x6" framed to 10x10"

Stop by the MAC if you're in the area. Downtown Marion, where the art center is located, offers wonderful views for painting if you're inclined to photograph or set up an easel. 

Thanks for reading!~ kmw