WELCOME

This will be about my views on what it takes to put a three dimensional world onto a two dimensional surface. With a lot of digressing.
Don't forget to leave a comment, or a question if you have one, below the post. Thanks.

Margery

Dec 24, 2012

BIRDS OF A FEATHER?

While driving from St.Michaels to Tilghman Island I saw things moving on the far side of the cornfield.
I did a u-turn, stopped the car, grabbed my camera, and walked across the road. I figured the zoom on my camera might work; you know, take a high def photo and get a closer image via Photoshop.
 The Group of Whatever spotted me, and started moving in my direction. I got so excited that I forgot to check my settings, so the contrast was way off. The good news is that they weren't carnivores.






Dec 15, 2012

NIGERIA, THE ART CENTER OF THE WORLD

Judging by how many paintings the Nigerian collectors attempt to buy, you'd think the country  would be awash in museums and galleries.
                  I wanted to share some exciting emails I've gotten via my website.!!
Usually I roll my eyes and ignore. On these I got curious and irritated , and decided to trace the source. 
So, if you don't already know...
Put the IP address on Google search, and whaddayaknow, if it starts with 41 its from Nigeria.
                    There may be a few artists left who are unaware. I hope not.
                              (And I don't mean con artists and scam artists)


Dec 13, 2012

PARKING LOT ART

In this case, paving paradise was a good thing for me. 
It was Paint St Michaels, Oct. 2011. An excuse to get myself out of the studio and take to the streets.
I did some driving around and nothing did it for me. I turned, (who me? walk?) behind a realtors' building and got roundly told off by a dog on the roof next door.
well well well she said

BACK LOT DOG    12x16   oil on board    Margery Caggiano
There's a lot to be said for being able to sit under the hatch-back of a car and paint.
There was a competition involved, but I didn't enter it for a lot of reasons.To close to home was one.
Mostly, I knew that it was not an acceptable "plein air" painting and it was too new a subject for me.
It's hard to explain how you sometimes want to sit on a painting and not show it. 
My intuition was on the mark. I did submit it to a few other competitions later and was rejected.
So here he is again, I presume a male-all bark and not a lot of bite.

WOOF   8x10  oil on canvas   Margery Caggiano