Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Perkin's Tower, BEAR MOUNTAIN

"A Walk by Perkin's Tower, Bear Mountain State Park" (11x14 oil) by Faith Goldstein ....$200

"Perkin's Tower, Bear Mountain State Park" (11x14 oil) by Faith Goldstein....$200

I am a member of the Artists In the Parks program for the Pallisades Park Conservancy, and have been invited to participate in their "Art on the Trail" event, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 19th & 20th. Due to my still shaky plein air skills, I got a head start by painting these two in my studio, from reference photos I shot earlier in the summer. I'm not sure if I will paint on Saturday, but these two should be on display with the other participant's work, on SATURDAY AFTERNOON & on SUNDAY. (A portion of the purchase price is donated to the Conservancy.) Bear Mountain State Park holds a special place in my heart. It is one of my earliest memories... probably because of the very tiny photo, I have, of me there, when I was only 3!
(Still to come... Lake George boats!) Whew... what a busy summer! Time for my daughter to begin her own journey, away at college, for the first time! ........I'll be back soon!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Late Night of Painting

"Pool View" (16x20 oil) by Faith Goldstein fine art

I am back from a vacation in Lake George, NY. I shot so many photographs that I'm thinking of making small notecards with some of them........others will be used as reference photos for future paintings. Although I brought my supplies with me, it just didn't feel right to take out the oils. I did, however, do some planning on this painting. I really did paint it in my head all week, before actually putting brush to canvas!

(It's 1 o'clock in the morning... so I think I'll just post and go to sleep now!)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Check back in 2 weeks...

Going out of town for the week. I'm bringing my painting supplies with me... but we'll see how that goes! (I really am planning to use them!) Please check back in with me in a couple of weeks. I promise to have a new painting or two to post. I'm still energized from the awesome Open Studio last week! I can't wait for the next time......... October 17 & 18 from noon to 5 pm.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Faith Goldstein fine art

"Serenity Buddha" oil, 16"x20"

I began this painting in a traditional still-life class, taught by JC English, at the Pelham Art Center. In preparing for last Thursday's Open Studios, I wanted to work on it a bit more, and have it ready to show. "He" was still so wet, I wasn't able to frame him out in those great dark brown lattice strips I cut and stained personally! I'll make sure he's 'fully dressed' for the next event... or you may see him hanging in the local area somewhere! (I'll let you know if that happens!) In any case, this is 'his' internet debut! I hope you enjoy him as much as I do!

( please e-mail me at faithart1@aol if you are interested in purchasing any of my paintings!)

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Rochelle's first ArtWalk & Open Studios

That's me in front of my little "Gallery" at the end of the day!

Two of my 3 GREAT studio-mates, Janet & Michele, and me, with Mayor Bramson!
(Thanks, Ross, for taking such a great photo!)

What an awesome experience! I spoke with so many wonderful people. Actually talked more than I ever have in my life on any given day... and it was so much fun! If you are new to my Blog, and I met you yesterday... thank you so much for stopping in to see my paintings, and to say hello! You all made my day; and for an artist who'd (thought she'd) rather be painting, that's not easy to do! (You all know what I mean!) I wish I had taken photos of everyone who came in to visit my studio space... but I hope you enjoy these for now. And I hope to see you again on October 17 & 18 for the next Open Studios event! (I heard it's going to be really big!)

Thanks for 'stopping in' on my Journey! -Faith