Tuesday, March 28, 2017

News and New Work

The "quiet" winter months are nearly behind us, but I'm pleased to say it's been fairly active art-wise thanks to shows at Salmagundi Club, auctions and online sales. Several paintings have found new homes including the original study for Who Knows Where the Time Goes, as well as the larger commissioned painting, and Munchkin Spoonful.
vintage, antique, hour glass, baby shoe
study ©2016 Dorothy Lorenze
white pumpkin, silver spoon
Munchkin Spoonful ©2015 Dorothy Lorenze

Two earlier paintings sold at a silent auction benefiting the Taghkanic Chorale. It's always exciting to see the bids go up, but kind of worrying until it starts! These paintings were from a series focused on figuring out how-the-heck to paint glass!

canning jar, blue glass, reflections, transluscency

Two new paintings are currently in the member show at Kent Art Association. To see that show, take a ride up Route 7 to lovely Kent CT now through April 16th. It's a quaint town with caf├ęs and antique stores - and art! The paintings on exhibit at Kent Art Gallery are: East Meets West and Table & Stairs.
blue china teapot, copper kettle, vintage metal, antigue china
East Meets West ©2017 Dorothy Lorenze
maple tabletop, painted wood stairway, colonial house
Table & Stairs ©2017 Dorothy Lorenze
Next up is the elegant Appetite for Art cocktail reception this weekend. It benefits the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library in North Salem and is such a nice event with artwork of all genres. There were many sales last year. My pieces are the interior and still life, below. Interestingly, I submitted four paintings and the two works chosen were both painted in the same Victorian home in San Francisco. Both presented interesting challenges - the wallpaper and carpet in the interior and another exploration of light and reflection in glass. Wish me luck.
antique carpet, floral wallpaper, interior scene, genre painting
Sitting Pretty ©2015 Dorothy Lorenze
transluscency, reflection, conch shell
Green Glass Glows ©2015 Dorothy Lorenze
The most exciting news is an upcoming floral workshop with Carlo Russo in Virginia in early April. Flowers are tough! Carlo is a masterful painter and I look forward to learning how to approach this complex subject. I've painted very few flowers because the structure of most blooms is hard to discern and simplify so this should be interesting. Hopefully I'll be able to show some flower paintings very soon. Keep an eye out. After all, spring is supposedly here!

Thanks for reading!