Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Lisa (she's the one in the background) shopping for still life props

Prop Hunting

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

Winter's Coming

We have 2 deliveries of wood by the studio that need to be stacked

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Last Light

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

Peter's New Friends

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

Ginko Leaves

Pears on the Ground

These pears don't taste good, but they sure are pretty, especially in the morning light

Peter took this one of me photographing the pretty pears

Monday, October 19, 2009

Packing Paintings

Work table still life

I packed up 3 small paintings today to go out to Scottsdale Fine Art in Arizona -- the first shipment of many to come.

Foggy, Frosty Morning



Sunday, October 18, 2009

Peter Needs a Bigger Studio

Paintings and frames are piling up in the studio

More, more and more

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.

Always Looking

A quick shot of Peter out photographing in the rain this morning

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Peter Back in Action

Peter photographing pumpkins at Slate Hill Orchard in Slate Hill, NY

Peter's knee surgery went well and his knee is feeling much better than it has in a long time (knock on wood). Thanks Dr. Rose!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Knee Surgery

Dr. Rose initials Peter's right knee before surgery

Peter had knee surgery today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. Everything went well and hopefully he'll back in the studio in a couple of days. He can't wait!