Saturday, January 31, 2009

Show in February

I met with Susan Maasch and Matt Rosen today, and they've invited me to be part of next month's exhibit at Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland, Maine. It's honor to show my work in the same space that usually shows established artists like William Bailey or Rackstraw Downes. I'll drop the paintings off Tuesday, and will update soon with images of the paintings being featured, as well as more information about the show.

http://www.susanmaaschfineart.com/

Friday, January 30, 2009

Works in Progress


For the followers of my "works in progress" section from the portfolio site, my plan is to move it over here to the blog. I've had such a section on my site almost as soon as it was up in 1999, posting often blurry low res images of what I was working on.

I was working on these two today. For completely inventing the figures, it is going pretty fast.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Portland Today

My typical walk to work, and the walk home in scenic Portland, Maine. (You might see where I get my inspiration.)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Studio Pics




So, here's the current state of my studio. You can see how small the new paintings are with the room for scale. I'm used to painting large, so these are quite tiny for me. Below is an example of a couple of sketches I consider "complete."

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Sabbatical Experiment

This is my first entry into the weblog universe. I intend to use this as a subsection of my website at http://www.begnaud.com and update it as often as possible with views of work in progress, finished paintings and drawings, and updates of upcoming exhibitions where you can view my works in person.

If you are new to my website, or lead to it through this blog, you may want to know a little about me. I am a figurative painter, and have lived in Portland, Maine for just over seven years. I teach drawing and painting at the Maine College of Art, and have just begun my sabbatical, which means I'm working 5-6 days a week at just making my paintings. It's an exciting time, and I've already been painting for about three weeks.

I'm currently working on a series of imagined paintings on, inspired by the dark winters here in Maine. I'll snap some pictures and have them here shortly.