Late afternoon clouds
Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
One space for computing, sculpting and cooking, oh my!
I have mentioned a few times now that I have been playing with clay and making some ceramic sculpture. So now it is time to share some of those creations. I've started a new blog called BarbaraFioreArt.blogspot.com. It's a small start, but hopefully by this time next year there will be a lot more work there! I might also include some 2D work along the way. I hope you will check it out.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Two headed dog?
Evidently it's the last 2 days of pheasant hunting season and the hunters are out in force. I am told that deer season starts next week. Ugh. I don't like how hunters, not all but many, think they own the woods.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Pecan and pumpkin pie, ready for eating
On this night before Thanksgiving I would like to give thanks for all of the people out there who love art -- those who appreciate and enjoy, those who buy and collect and for those who create every day and enrich the the world around us. Thank you all. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Peter contemplating one of his favorite fields
If you are familiar with Peter's work, then you will probably recognize these trees. This is mostly a winter motif for him, although he has studied it year round, usually late afternoon when the sun catches the trees or the field for a very dramatic moment. Here are a few paintings based on this one field: January Awakening, January Shade, Late Day Winter Meadow, Meadow Late Day December and Early Morning September. All of the paintings are similar and yet very different.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Peter and his band-aided finger make a point
Peter's show at the Travis Gallery opened this last saturday evening and was a big success. There was a large crowd and a number of paintings sold. We're all sure there will be many more sales by the end of the show. The work looks amazing and will be there through Thanksgiving weekend. If you can make it, you should definitely go. If you want to be a true patron of the arts, buy a painting! You will enjoy it every single day.
To see a few more photos I took at the opening, visit Peter's blog.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Bare sycamore tree branches against the sky are magical
We're staying at a small inn along the Delaware in Lumberville, PA. Peter's opening at the Travis Gallery is tonight and we're both looking forward to it. I went out for a walk along the tow path at sunset to get a little fresh air and exercise before we leave. We've been in the car a lot these last two days exploring. This is a beautiful area.
Friday, November 6, 2009
A nosey cow
We were out exploring new areas today before heading over to Peter's show in New Hope tomorrow. It's always a challenge for Peter to take in a new area in a short amount of time, especially an area as large as the Hershey/Lancaster area. We spent the day trying to sort out the strip malls and housing developments from the open fields and farms. It took more time than we expected but we finally narrowed in on one area by mid afternoon. He was hoping for a cloudy day but it couldn't have been clearer, not a could in the sky. He had something specific in mind and was ready to call it a day when we came around the corner and there it was -- sunlight cutting across the top of a distant field -- a day of picture hunting well worth while.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The hunters are out hunting where Peter and I like to walk. I think they're looking for pheasant, also quail, turkey and grouse. It's a tough time to be a large bird! I found a feather along the path and stuck in my hair so I could have my hands free. I forgot it was there and Peter grabbed this shot of me.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Peter photographing his favorite Sycamore along the Delaware River in Bucks County
We delivered Peter's show to the Travis Gallery in New Hope, PA today. I meant to take photos of us packing and unpacking the van so that people could see that half of being an artist is being a pack mule! Maybe it's best we keep that to ourselves.
The opening is this weekend and the show runs through Thanksgiving weekend. For more information, visit Peter's website www.peterfiore.com/travis.
Me with goldfish
We now have 3 goldfish -- props from Lisa's photo shoot this weekend that are now our pets. I think it's interesting that we cooked 2 live lobsters, a pound of live mussels, a pound of live clams along with shrimp and calamari, but felt compelled to save the lives of 3 goldfish. I'm surprised how much we are enjoying them, especially Peter.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Poor Winnie is stuck in a junk shop in Matamoras, PA for all of eternity
We spent the day with Lisa searching the local junk shops and antique stores for cool stuff she can use for her junior thesis project. One place we looked had so much stuff in it that the aisles were closing in. She found an old deer skull on top of a stack of board games across the aisle from a passel of Barbie dolls. Jackpot!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Peter catches the setting sun on his favorite field
We just discovered that one of Peter's favorite fields is for sale. This spot has inspired many paintings such as Meadow Glow, First Frost, Winter Evening Glow, Lone Pine Winter, Winter Afterglow and Going Home Sunset to name just a few. Oh no, I fear our rural landscape is disappearing quickly. Could another strip mall be in our future?
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Posing for Peter (and me)
We headed out after breakfast to catch the morning sunlight on one of Peter's favorite fields and barn. Today, there were a bunch of horses lining the fence. They were very interested in Peter and every time he moved to get a better angle, they would move right along with him, blocking his shot. It was very funny.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Paintings and frames are piling up in the studio
The paintings are piling up as Peter prepares for his show this November. There are also frames, lots and lots of frames. We always joke that all of our money is tied up in frames. Every free space is lined with paintings that are coming in and going out to various galleries. Soon, the studio will be empty and quiet once again. That always makes me sad, but Peter goes right back to work.