Maine Artist in Oil, Acrylic and Block Print

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

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.