Maine Artist in Oil, Acrylic and Block Print

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

Thursday, October 10, 2013

2013 Season Almost Over

View from Morse Mountain, oil on panel
Tomorrow's the last Art Walk of 2013 for Brunswick.  I'll have a couple of pieces at the Points of View Gallery (18 Pleasant Street) in their Animal House show and as usual, I'll have my studio open.  I just completed View from Morse Mountain on a commission and will have it on display.  The Brunswick 10 by 10 was a great event - good food, good crowd, good sales, good weather.  Both my works sold in the first 15 minutes (yay!!).   Here's a pic with the buyer of Maritime Workshop just before the Bowdoin Common Hour sold.  A big, big Thank You to Mary Becker Weiss for the photos and her support of the whole 10 by 10 event.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Points of View Artists

Little Charmer, acrylic, Joe Godleski
The Points of View Artists group has welcomed me into their fold.  They are a vibrant team of artists working for their community and to better their own art.  It will be fun.  The next POV show coming in October at 18 Pleasant Street is "Animal House," for which I have painted Little Charmer, a work in acrylic focusing on a little guy we saw down at Faneuil Hall.  It was making out quite well with the tourists and visitors.  The 10 by 10 show is coming up Friday 5pm to 8pm.  We are hanging it Thursday just ahead of the previews Thursday 5pm to 8pm and Friday noon to 3pm.  If you can't wait, the preview is online.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

10 by 10s

Bowdoin Common Hour
Yesterday was dropoff day for this year's Brunswick 10 by 10 show.  The variety and quality of the art keeps getting better each year.  Alex and I worked a table together and watched how the Arts Are Elementary committee and Points of View folk made the whole process work, very organized and efficient.  Shown here are two more 10 by 10s, both oil on canvas panel - Bowdoin Common Hour (a scene at a Bowdoin Common Hour called Museum Pieces in 2010), going into this year's show and Cordwood (a scene at Pinelands) on the shelf for next year's show (unless it finds a home before then).

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Postcard for Arts are Elementary Brunswick 10 by 10 show

"Maritime Workshop"
The postcards for the Brunswick 10 by 10 shows are ready to go out.  Click here to see the posting on the 10 by 10 web site. Also, the Maine Maritime Museum Facebook page gave a  shout-out.  Today is Brunswick Outsdoor Arts Festival and it looks like a beautiful day.  Need to check it out.

Monday, July 22, 2013

2013 10 by 10 Poster Picture - "Maritime Workshop"

"Maritime Workshop", oil, Joe Godleski
What a great surprise and honor!!  The "Maritime Workshop" was selected as the poster / postcard / publicity image for the 2013 Arts are Elementary 10 by 10 benefit show.  The show and sale is Friday, September 27th, 5 to 8pm.  It's always a fun time with great eats.  The on-line preview is set to kick off September 4th.  
About "Maritime Workshop," at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, I came across the boat workshop with its windows open.  For me, workshops in use have an appealing mix of order and disorder.  In the maritime workshop, the array of boats, objects and surfaces coupled with the light streaming in form an as-found Midcoast narrative.  So, I took a quick picture and then painted it.  A friend of mine later told me that her husband apprenticed in that workshop - pretty cool, aye.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Maritime Workshop and Wolfe's Neck

Wolfe's Neck, oil on canvas panel
Maritime Workshop, oil on canvas panel
Two recent works on canvas panel were done to a small scale:  "Maritime Workshop" 10 inch by 10 inch for the upcoming 10 by 10 show and "Wolfe's Neck" 5 inch by 7 inch.  The 5 X 7 was the smallest I've ever done and was fun and quick.  That view on the "beach" at Wolfe's Neck is always a striking one.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Brunswick Art Walk 2013

The May and June Art Walks have come and gone.  The crowds have been steady and the weather has cooperated most excellently.  For the June Art Walk, my works were in two venues - The Points of View Gallery on Pleasant Street - "Mainly Maine" a two person show with Ed Morton - and my studio on 98 Maine Street.  A big thank you to the Points of View artists for their support, help and feedback for the "Mainly Maine" show, and particularly to Ed and Betty Morton and Bonnie Dickey.  The "Mainly Maine" reception during the Art Walk was quite enjoyable and the show will be up through June.  My better half, Alex, handled "gallerist" duties at the studio on Maine Street during the June Art Walk.  The just-finished "Bowdoin" 10 inch X 10 inch drew some attention.  It was painted from a snapshot I took during the Bowdoin Common Hour - Museum Pieces in 2010.  Alex also advised me that fielding comments regarding the 300 plus (1974 - 2011) "Art in America" installation / pile of magazines was a bit vexing.  "Looks like a Mayan temple design."  Hmmm, what to do with the "Art in America"s for the July Art Walk (if they don't sell first)?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Back to Work

Lubec Narrows, oil on canvas
Coastal Garden, oil on canvas
Lubec Poppy Patch, oil on canvas
After this extended winter, it's time to get back into the studio with increased frequency and focus.  The Brunswick Art Walk season is coming up and I'll also be part of a two person show with Ed Morton at Points of View this June.  Time to get busy.  And then there's the Life Form drawing sessions at Centre Street Gallery in Bath on Sundays.  What a great space and nice folk.  Some of my latest work done over the winter is shown with this post.