Monday, December 26, 2011
A fiore family Christmas tradition, decorated by Lisa
After an annual Christmas Eve dinner of fishes, not always seven, we had Beef Wellington for Christmas dinner. It's very delicious and festive and fun to decorate. Someday I'll make something different but for now, Paul has contracted me to keep making it until he graduates from college -- 2 more Christmases.
Wishing you a belated Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year from me and Peter to you!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
If you know Andrew Wyeth's work, you know this hill
Peter, Karl, Martin and Paul walk from Karl's studio to his grandfather's farm
Walking in a Wyeth painting
Paul in front of the Kuerner farmhouse
As I mentioned in my previous post, we visited the Kuerner Farm, made famous by Andrew Wyeth's countless paintings inspired by this place. It was a thrilling and surreal experience for all of us, but most especially Paul. Every step and every view was like walking in a Wyeth painting.
Peter, Paul and Karl talk painting
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
... on unexpected beauty
Lisa and I went for a walk on Saturday. The last few photos I've posted are from that afternoon. We were both struck by the sunlight coming through the curtained windows of this abandoned restaurant. Lisa posted her photo a few days ago with all it's soft and beautiful moodiness and here is mine -- a different variation on the same motif.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Shooting at birds, digitally
I've been enjoying walking over the Matmaoras / Port Jervis bridge lately. There's always a flock of birds that circles the bridge constantly. That's all they do. I wonder if they get tired of it.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Reframed, packed and on it's way to the Butler Museum of Art and beyond
Monday, December 5, 2011
Peter cleared out the studio to photograph some large paintings...
..and then got in close to photograph my finger puppets
Peter has a loft in his studio that is designated for photographing paintings but on Sunday we had to improvise. His 48x96 inch paintings were too big to carry up the stairs so we pushed everything to the side to make room for his strobes and to give him a long clean shot. After we got the studio back together, he helped me photograph my new finger puppet sculptures on top of his flat files. They look like little gems against the black velvet. They're available on Etsy.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
A most massive white pine stopped Peter in his tracks
Peter and I were out exploring this last weekend and we came across the biggest white pine tree we'd ever seen. It is so stately and beautiful. Peter is very excited to explore it as a new motif. We'll be back.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
During a quiet moment, Graig, Paul and Lisa take a closer look
Peter's show, Visionary Landscape, opened this weekend at the Travis Gallery in New Hope, PA. It was a fun and fruitful evening. The show runs through the end of November. For more information and to preview the work, visit peterfiore.com.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Peter has finished all the paintings and is now photographing and framing them for his upcoming show at Travis Gallery in November. You can see a daily preview of the work on his blog, peterfiore.blogspot.com. Over his shoulder is a sneak preview of what's to come.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
A sunny day is all about light and shadow. In contrast, overcast days are about even light and saturated colors, making exposures much easier. The clouds act like a giant deflector and send light into all of the dark shadows of the earth.