|"Camden Harbor", Joe Godleski, oil, 2011|
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Last Saturday, the Carlo Pittore Foundation held a sale and silent auction of 1000 of the late artist's works on paper. It took up the entire area at Fort Andross in Brunswick where the Winter Farmer's Market (see below) is held. It was dizzying in scope, quantity and quality. I first became familiar with Carlo Pittore's work when I submitted "Pastor Philip" for a portrait show at the Merrymeeting Arts Center in Bowdoinham few years back, and they hung my work right next to one of Carlo Pittore's. It was a thrill. He was at the forefront of postcard art and was quite prolific, the 1000 drawings being a small fraction of his total legacy. My personal haul from the the day's event are shown in the pictures above. I am especially happy about getting one of the boxers that were up for sale. It was a good day. To find out more about the Carlo Pittore Foundation, click here.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
|Across Frenchman Bay, Oil, Joe Godleski|
|View From Camden Hills, Oil, Joe Godleski|
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
|Dock Fore, Portland Head Light|
|Dock Fore, Day is Done grouping|
|Late November, Joe Godleski|
|November Morn, Joe Godleski|
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
|Maggie, Joe Godleski, Oil on Board|
|Foxy, Joe Godleski, Oil on Canvas|
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Joe Godleski, oil
|"Old Pumper", Joe Godleski, oil|
This past Saturday morning, the check-in was held for the annual 10 by 10 show at the Curtis Memorial Library here in Brunswick. The web posting of the works submitted gives some indication of the variety and quality to be available at the show. It will be a pretty cool show, preview September 29 and 30, show September 30, 5 to 8. My third 10 by 10, "Old Pumper," is shown to the left. I also finished another work in water-based oil, "Boothbay Harbor." It's the first vertical painting I've done in a while, measuring 24" high by 8" wide. And lastly, kudos to the Thornton Oaks folks for the set up, most wonderful opening and ongoing show (until September 22, 2011) of "Community Paints."
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
|"Heading for Cover", Joe Godleski, Oil|
|"Harbormaster's Workshop", Joe|
Godleski, soft block
|Dory in Boothbay Harbor |
Monday, July 18, 2011
Alex and I attended the opening of the Hopper exhibit at Bowdoin. We had tried to attend the lecture on Hopper and A. Wyeth just before the opening but were turned away from the lecture hall as it was filled to standing room only. So we grabbed dinner at the new Inn at Brunswick Station and found the service and food quite good. Anyway, then off to the Hopper Opening which was a bit crowded. But we still found good access to the paintings and drawings, as the food and wine at the Opening served as a diversion for a good number of folks. Hopper's works were well displayed and were just wonderful, particularly for me, his Monhegan oils. Major props to Curator Diana Tuite and Director Kevin Salatino for their work in putting this together. It will be an exhibit to visit and re-visit.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
|"November Morning," Joe Godleski,|
Oil on Canvas, 10" by 10"
Thornton Oaks here in Brunswick is hosting an exhibit running August 18 through September 22. They are inviting all artists to submit a piece of art based on the theme "Summer in Maine." The quality of the exhibits at Thornton Oaks is very solid and consistent. Also, they have a roomful of Carroll Thayer Berry prints that is pretty cool. For more info on the Thornton Oaks Community Paints show, click here. Of course, the annual Arts are Elementary 10 by 10 show is coming up in late September. I've started working on my 10 by 10s, and the first one "November Morning" is shown above. The photo on which the painting is based was taken Thanksgiving day off Land's End. For more info on the 10 by 10 show, click here.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
|"Mates", Joe Godleski, Soft Block Print, Artist Proof|
Monday, May 16, 2011
Last Thursday evening, I took a trip up to the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell for the Monthly Art Talk to hear Diane Dubreuil, a master plein air artist, speak about her one-month artist residency in Brittany, France and to see a slide show of her time in France, her finished works, and her sketches and journals which stood quite well on their own. It was a very engaging session. Her web site - http://www.ddubreuil.com/ - does not do justice to her works. They really need to be seen in person. The evening reinforced the urge to get outside to paint, on my own or with the Deb Arter class through Merrymeeting Adult Ed (we are two session into a six session program) or through plein air sessions being set up by Diane D. Now if the darn rain would stop!!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
|"Early Spring", Joe Godleski, oil on canvas, 30" X 10"|
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial is a varied and strong show. Alex and I attended the early opening and were able to find quite a few works that we enjoyed. Although the Sunday paper review of the show made only a scant mention of "traditional landscape painting," the choice of paintings for the show tilted to a realist approach and I found this surprising and in a way reassuring. I also attended a workshop ("Studio Revealed" PMA blog entry of April 5, 2011) led by Biennial artist, Beverly Rippel. We received a spirited, hands-on view into Ms. Rippel's studio approach to subject and technique, and spent some time looking at and discussing her Biennial work, "Pink Cap Gun I." When you go to the Biennial, the work is best viewed from the 2nd floor balcony as opposed to craning one's neck viewing it from the exhibit floor. It is quite striking, beautiful and disquieting at the same time.
|Beverly Rippel, Pink Cap Gun I, 2010, |
oil and encaustic on linen
Friday, March 25, 2011
Ogunquit Museum of American Art last fall. It was a bit of luck to catch the great blue heron in flight so clearly. The prints are in an edition of twenty-five, matted to fit an 11 by 14 inch frame. The image itself is 7 1/2 by 9 inches.