As I promised in my May 1 post, three paintings — “Purple Glass,” “Sublime,” and “Christmas Glow” — which I based on the spectacular nature photography of my nephew Dave Pellegini, now appear on the Prints and Paintings page. (For a closer look at Dave’s work, here is his website address: http://pellypieces.pixels.com. You’ll find all sort of good things there.) In addition, I placed four small watercolor paintings on the page too. They are limited palette studies of a single subject, a flower-filled watering can with bananas and a teacup. (The watercolors are intermingled with the paintings from Dave’s photos; I have yet to master the knack of placing media items like prints and paintings exactly where I would like to put them on the page. I gather it’s a problem other wordpress users have too.) I had hoped to enter the watercolors in a “Small Works Show” at the Yellow Barn Studio on the weekend of July 20-21, but it turns out that we’ll be with our family at the Jersey shore in Cape May that weekend, so I won’t be able to participate in the show, and the flower-filled watering cans will have to make their exhibition debut at some later date.
On the literary front, as I suggested back in May, I have in hand fair copies of more than forty much-revised poems that Ann and I will be sorting through over the next few weeks before offering the survivors to Rennie McQuilkin for possible publication by Antrim House. I hope that he’ll like them.
Congrats on all of these great activities, Tom!
Maureen: Thanks for your kind comment. The fact of the matter is: without your help back in 2015, there would be no website, no posts about current or future projects, no printings or paintings displayed, no poems or stories waiting to be read, no nothing. I remain eternally grateful. Ann sends her best. We hope that all is well with you and Pat and your entire family. Tom
Well done Tom, very impressed with your talents.
Your interpretations of “Purple Glass,” “Sublime,” and “Christmas Glow” are outstanding.
And thank you for the Pelly Pieces plug.
Attached are a couple shots from 4th of July at Webster Lake, NH that you might like.
Enjoy the Jersey shore.
Hope to see you soon.
Dave: Many thanks for your comment on the post and the images. I’m glad you liked them. As for the paintings, I had great material to work with. And as for the mention of Pelly Pieces, it was the least I could do, and there really is some outstanding work on display there. Despite the underlying sadness of the occasion, it was good to be with you and the rest of the family in Lakeland last month. I expect we will be seeing you in the next couple of months and we’ll be looking forward to it. All best wishes. Tom