Sunday, April 10, 2016

Back in the Studio!

After painting full time for 30 years, working 8 hours a day and often seven days a week,  I just took more than 3 months off!  It felt strange not to be painting every day but I renovated two bathrooms and spent a month playing tourist with visitors from the U.S.  But I have four upcoming shows so it's time to get back to work.  I'm starting with a couple of little studies for my 'Boats of Opua' series to get me back in the swing of things.


The Boats of Opua #16
original oil
8" x 6" oil on gessoed board, unframed
US$125 plus $10 shipping






The Boats of Opua #17
original oil
8" x 6" oil on gessoed board, unframed
US$125 plus $10 shipping

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Waterfowl Festival

On November 12, 13 & 14, I'll be exhibiting my work at the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland. This is probably my 28th year!  Wow...time flies. This year, my exhibit will be in the Pavilion - the large sculpture tents right across from the Armory, where I've exhibited for years. I'm hoping for warm weather and looking forward to crab cakes.

These are a couple of the paintings I'll have with me at the Waterfowl Festival.

Red Boat
10" x 8" oil on panel



Over the Gaff
20" x 24" oil on canvas

Sunday, October 18, 2015

For the upcoming gallery show in Charleston!

I've been on a roll - nose to the grindstone - and I'm just about worn out. But I have a lot of new work to show for it. On November 6, I'll be exhibiting my work at a group show titled Passages, at the Horton Hayes Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. I'll be at the opening and will probably be painting in and around the gallery on Saturday and Sunday, so if you're in the area, stop by and say hi!

This is a preview of the new work I'll have at the show. If you are interested in any of these new pieces or would like prices, please call the gallery at 843 958-0014.

Dropping the Sail
18" x 24" oil on linen


Into the Sun
24" x 20" oil on linen


Race for Home
24" x 12" 
Oil on linen


Rock and Roll
7" x 7" oil on panel


Taking the Long Way Home
7" x 7" oil on panel


Almost Home
7" x 7" oil on panel


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dropping the Sail

Now that I live on the coast and in a yachting community, I'm painting more boats and seabirds. This piece is called, 'Dropping the Sail'. It was inspired by a tall ship in Bay of Islands called the R. Tucker Thompson.  The bird is a red-billed gull. The painting will be exhibited in a show titled 'Passages' at the Horton Hayes Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina in early November.


Dropping the Sail
18" x 24" oil on linen

Sunday, June 7, 2015

More Road Studies

When I'm in the work mode, I find it much easier to work on a series; all the same size and theme. So - more road studies! As with the previous three, I may do larger studio pieces when I'm back in the U.S.,  using these as inspiration. They're all 7" x 7" oil on gessoed panels.




Saturday, May 30, 2015

Road Studies

In a few months, I'll be heading back to the U.S. to resupply galleries and do a few shows, but most of the time, I'll be painting.  In preparation, I'm working on studies, some of which will become larger studio paintings.

These little studies are inspired by my trips to Ace Basin in South Carolina.



Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rough & Tumble

This painting is inspired by the R. Tucker Thompson, a tall ship that sails the bays where I live in Bay of Islands, New Zealand, but I've used a North American Ring-billed gull.



Rough & Tumble
13.5 x 6
Oil on panel

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lady in Waiting

Painting a red fox in sumac, makes me appreciate that a red fox really isn't red at all. This 12" x 9" oil is fresh off the easel though I've been working on it, on and off, for a month or more.  It is easier for me to work on dry paint rather than painting alla prima. The first day, I do the underpainting then let it dry. The next time I work on it, I'll block in the basic color and light. Once that is dry, then I start on the detail which may take a couple of sessions.


Lady in Red
12" x 9" oil on panel

SOLD

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Late September

It has been a while since I've posted here. I've been having work done on my house but now I'm back in the studio.  It's early autumn here in New Zealand. We had a gorgeous summer and as the beach is just a mile or two away, it is very hard to resist the call of the water when I should be working. But my busy season approaches, so I must get busy!




Late September
10" x 8" oil on gessoed panel

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Great Blue Heron

Today's little oil study is a Great Blue Heron.  My goal in doing this  current batch of oil studies is to get better at softening edges. So much for soft edges on this piece! It fought me all the way - so I left the edges harder than I wanted and spent way too much time on it.  I do these quick studies in order to progress as a painter and sometimes it doesn't come as easily as I want it to.  Though I'm happy with the final piece as a painting - it's not the soft-edged study I had envisioned.

On my monitor, the image is bluer than the actual painting.  The image looks more accurate on my website here:  http://adeleearnshaw.com/collections/27802


310 - Great Blue Heron
7" x 5" oil on panel, unframed
US$ 85 plus $8 shipping

SOLD