Saturday, July 01, 2017

View from the Redoubt

View From the Redoubt
Oil on Linen
24" x 48"
Private Commission, Sold

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Littlefield Gallery Summer 2013

Heres a couple that will hang in the Littlefield Gallery this summer:

Seguin Passage
oil on linen
30" x 30"

Cast Iron
oil on panel
13" x 13"

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Grey Owl Gallery New Paltz, NY

New Gallery in New York.   It will be nice to be back in the Hudson Valley on a regular basis.
Go see Paty down on Water Street!

Grey Owl Gallery

Water Street Market 10 Main St Suite 401, New Paltz (village), New York 12561

2013 Maine Home and Design Artist Issue

2013 Maine Home and Design artist listing double feature

I'm honored to be included in this years issue! Thanks to Britta for the invite and for the hard work putting together all of this!

2013 Artist Listing, Double Feature

FEATURE - April 2013
By Britta Konau

The passion, but also obsession, behind the urge to communicate in artistic terms. Some artists move between the visual arts and other avenues of expression, including writing, music, and dance. However, for most, creative diversity is more subtly realized.
Pursuing an idea with disregard to perceived boundaries between mediums and genres may feel natural to the artist but will often surprise onlookers who get a chance to view an artist's full scope of expression. This year's artist listing focuses on a selection of visual artists with more than one distinct body of work. They may work in more than one medium, shift between two and three dimensions, or switch from one subject matter to another, concurrently or over time. This shift can be as simple, or as complicated, as changing scale or moving between black-and-white and color.
         For some artists, shifting between studio and plein air practice results in different subjects and/or working styles. One line of work may be the result of observation, another of intuition or memory. In many cases, a specific theme simply calls for a particular means of realization, resulting in a variety of speeds and complexities of working across artworks. This becomes particularly obvious when an artist switches between techniques that are more intuitive on the one hand, as painting can be, and more rational ones on the other, embodied by some forms of photography, for instance. Even within a single medium, very different outcomes emerge as the artist consciously exercises varying levels of control.
         A desire for a straightforward shift in the physicality of working can also be at the root of a change of techniques. For some artists, switching back and forth between mediums and dimensions makes up a large part of the raison d'ĂȘtre for their work and turns it into an evolving process.
         Whatever an individual artist's reason for an expansion of artistic expression, it universally provides additional perspectives. While one work may appear radically different from another on the outside, each is really a natural continuation of its creator's concerns and interests.

"My approach to painting has always been a fairly visceral one. I want to capture the mood of a story rather than the details, so I try to pare them down to a bare framework. I see the toy paintings as complementary to the landscapes; I like the mood they project, the play of light in the interior spaces."

FOR MORE: | Littlefield Gallery, | Gallery at Somes Sound,

Early Fog, the Sea, 2012, oil on linen, 18" x 15"

Interior with Felix, 2012, oil on panel, 10" x 8" SOLD

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Littlefield Gallery

Im happy to say that Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor has accepted a couple of my new pieces.

oil painting of a storm at sunset over Newfoundland

Line Squall, Newfoundland
oil on panel21" x 11"

An oil painting by artist Colin Barclay of a vintage children's toy
Interior With Felix
oil on panel
8" x 10"
an oil seascape painting by artist Colin Barclay of the sea near Newfoundland
The Sea, Newfoundland
oil on panel
30" x 30"

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

something different

Interior with Felix
in progress
oil on panel 11 x 8

He's going to have a lush, ethereally toned room to hang out in, kinda like those early 20th C genre interior paintings. Its been fun to draw him, I used 4b pencil on primed panel and washed it in with paint thinner and brushwork. Sorta halfway drawing, halfway painting.

some background underpainting filled in here, I do them higher keyed now so that the final result wont be so greyed out.
Here's Felix nearly done. Maybe just fix a few bits here and there, make the base he sits on "read" better.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Commissioned Work

an oil painting of Pond Island, Maine by artist Colin Barclay
Pond Island
oil on panel
23 x 30

oil on panel by artist Colin Barclay
oil on panel
30" x 30"

New Luminist oil painting by artist Colin Barclay
oil on panel
11" x 25"