Monday, December 20, 2010

Cape Cod Museum of Art paintings

As part of the Creative Convergence show at Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, MA each artist is also submitting one or two paintings to the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, MA.

I hadn't decided what to paint for that part of our show yet as of last night. This morning I went into my studio with a sudden awareness of what and how I wanted to paint for the CCMA show. The two pieces below are the two I painted today to be shown.

Time was of the essence as it's time to frame and ship the work to Addison and to the Museum. Hope you enjoy these both.


'PTown Pier At Night' - oil on board - 11x14 © Marc R. Hanson '10
While on the trip, I didn't spend a lot of time on the pier painting. But at night it always caught my attention as a beautiful display of lights, warm and cool notes and all of that being reflected into the harbor waters. That's what I decided to paint for the first of the two pieces today.


'Night Coming On' - oil on board - 12x9 © Marc R. Hanson '10
While on the Cape in Provincetown we all spent a lot of time walking the streets into and back out of town to the houses where we were staying. The walks were always a real treat right at dusk, when the lights of the stores and town would come on and create a brand new visual treat for the eyes. When the skies were clear, the contrast between the bright sky and the dark corridor of the PTown houses and businesses were a painting in waiting.

21 comments:

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Marc!... Simply magical... magestic lighting effects... both! Call them both sold... even before they arrive there at the Addison!

When "You" feel the painting... it paints itself... "You" just hold on to the brush... that's the way some come out!

Good luck with Convergence! The rest o' the gang better have a few "ringers" ready! HAHA!!

Good Painting! Happy Holidays!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

Jesus Estevez said...

I love Nocturnes the second one at dusk I find it very magical,it makes me travel in time.Great work Mark.

Sonya Johnson said...

Your nocturnes are always a delight, Marc - both of these are absolutely wonderful, and the light effects are fantastic.

Thank you for sharing them, and happy holidays!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Bruce your comments are always welcome and enjoyed. Thank you. Merry Christmas to you... or Happy Holidays.
Marc

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hi Jesus... Thanks so much. That's what I wanted was an old world look to the painting. I don't really know what that means, but I do know that there was a quality to the work that I am looking for.
I appreciate your comments. Happy Holidays.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Sonya thank you very much. Happy Holidays to you and yours also. :)

Marian Fortunati said...

Gorgeous ...
They will grace the walls along with all of the wonderful company.... (but only for a short time, eh?)

Don Gray said...

Fabulous paintings, Marc--expressive and powerful!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Marian. I hope that's how it goes! :)

Hi Don. I appreciate that... thank you!

Patty Meglio said...

Marc,

I always look forward to your nocturnes. I hope to see the exhibit when it opens. Will you be there for the reception, and if so, what day?

Have a happy holiday.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hi Patty... Thank you. I'm not sure yet. I have to purchase plane tickets to California in January to visit my mom, possibly the Cape in February, Charleston, SC in March for Wet Paint, Scottsdale in April for teaching.

Three of those are mandatory... I'll see what my budget allows for the one optional trip... the Cape. I'd love to be there and if at all possible, will be for the weekend at least. If I can make it I'll be at the Museum on Friday and Addison on Saturday for both receptions.

Moish said...

GORGEOUS!

Elaine Hurst said...

These are wonderfully evocative of the places and time.

Lynne said...

Beautiful! Love the way you used light.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Wow Marc, these are simply amazing!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

FABULOUS!!

Rusty Jones said...

Great stuff Marc. The more I see your nocturnal painting the more inclined I am to give it a shot. You using a headlamp or book light for the palette?

Bonnie Luria said...

Marc- your work is just sparklingly, arrestingly beautiful...ah those nocturnes. I'm on Addison's mailing list and saw in great detail your work at the gallery. I was so wowed by it.
Congratulations and may you continue to paint your way through your life and ours.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Moish, Kim, Elaine, Lynn and Mary... I appreciate it.

Rusty... thank you. I use an LED booklight with two heads. The lights on each head have a high and a low setting and the heads are on 'snake' arms that bend to any position making it very useful for directing the light right where you want it.

I tried a headlamp but when I looked up so did the light... Didn't like that.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Bonnie... Thank you very much! And thanks for the feedback about the newsletter. I haven't seen that so it's interesting to know that it presents the work so well.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Wow! I love, love, love your work! You are super talented and I am sure you will have a great show. Awesome!