Thursday, June 23, 2016

Seven boats

I've just realized that I didn't share the paintings from my recent group exhibition.  Time got away with me as deadlines for other paintings and projects are looming.  This exhibition was different in that it was a transition from my usual larger gallery pieces.  There were six 12" x 12" and one 24"x 24" in oils available.

The opening on June 10th was busy and fun with lots of people and conversation and a sale for me which is always nice.  The exhibition came down on June 20th, but my pieces are still available at Peter Lewis Gallery and another sold today.

If you're in downtown St. John's, drop in and see the pieces in person as well as art from a variety of local artists.  And if you're not near, you can see a short virtual view of the exhibition on Peter Lewis Gallery Facebook page.

Directionally Challenged - Sold
Wine glasses started to accumulate on the mantel on opening night

Sitting in the Morning Sun - Sold
 A red dot is always nice at an opening

 Left to Right:   The Channel; Off the Collar (sold) ; Veiled (Sold): Tidal Pools (sold)

 Right side painting: Lobster Red - Sold

 Photograph:  Peter Lewis Gallery


Katherine Thomas said...

Every one of your paintings is breathtaking! I especially like the boats, as they bring to mind so many of my own memories in boats on the water. It's evident in the way you portray them, that you have a connection to the water and boating too!

Jeanette Jobson said...

Katherine, thanks so much. Living on an island, either here in Newfoundland or in the UK, I have spent most of my life surrounded by water. Its in my daily life.

I love the challenge of painting water and its ever shifting shapes, colours and reflections. I love the traditional wooden boats which are fast disappearing, even if there is no boating history in my background. Oddly enough, I really don't like being out on the water much, especially in really deep water. But I love the lines of boats and how they interact with the water and the environment. Its all about light and form, just like most art is I guess.

RH Carpenter said...

Wow, what a beautiful showing of your work! Love them all and that venue is perfect - somehow they just "fit" there, wineglasses and all :) Congratulations!

Jeanette Jobson said...

Thanks Rhonda. Yes, the gallery is a lovely spot in an old heritage building in the downtown core and the paintings fit the setting nicely. What would an opening be without wine?! :)

Billie Crain said...

All lovely paintings but Directionally Challenged is stunning. Congrats on the sale and a successful exhibition, Jeanette.

Jeanette Jobson said...

Thanks Billie. That painting just seemed to "flow", you know how some do and some you have to work harder on? That painting was on hold for a buyer last time I heard, but not sure if they followed through or not. There are lots of tire kickers out there these days.