Maine Artist in Oil, Acrylic and Block Print

Maine Artist in Oil, Acrylic and Block Print
"White Mountains Hayfield", Joe Godleski, oil on canvas

Friday, March 25, 2011


I took a break between paintings to cut and print a soft block print "Heron."  The image is sketched from photos I took on the grounds of the 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.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Another Blooming Painting

The latest work, "On the Kennebec," has been completed and is shown below.  It is another painting in panoramic format of blooms seen here in Maine, this time from along the Kennebec in Bath.  I selected this scene because of the contrast it offers between the tree in blossom and the structures in the background.  This makes two paintings in this style, the first being the "Coastal Garden Rhododendron."  I plan to make a series of these by doing a third.  Alex and I returned from three weeks on the road, most of it in Florida, near St. Augustine.  The weather and scenery were a perfect change from this persistent winter here in Maine.  Check out the "mall egret" we found strolling the strip mall parking lot where we stopped for Thai food.  We also found the Ormond Memorial Art Museum in Ormond Beach, where they had a show focusing on race cars and the Daytona speedway, just down the beach.  The photo-realistic works of Colin Carter were particularly grabbing.  On a serious note, we hold the people of Japan and Libya in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe Godleski, "On the Kennebec"