Another one of my travel dreams came true recently when I visited Barcelona in August. A trip to Barcelona has been on my bucket list for years and making the five day trip with friends was wonderful. We saw and experienced so many aspects of this beautiful city and culture, what an inspiring trip!
I’m excited to share another space in the Cape Cod Golf Course Condo that I collaborated on the interior design of with the sweetest, most wonderful client. Today I have a tour of the Dining Room which underwent quite a dramatic transformation.
Here’s where we started (sorry for the blurry picture but the worse the ‘before’ picture the better, right??):
“You may own the best gadgets, the coolest fashions, and the swiftest cars, but the next generation’s hipper iterations have already been imagined. When all else is replaced, repaired, expired, or obsolete only your paintings will remain and will say the most about who you are and what you value. “
~Questroyal Fine Art, LLC
Last week I attended the opening reception for this year’s Webster Art Project at the Webster & Co. Showroom located at the Boston Design Center. David Webster along with Marni Kaufman Katz (freelance writer/editor of Boston magazine) curated artwork by New England artists to display in the showroom. Not only do these vignettes beautifully showcase art pieces in real room settings, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these works goes to support the Massachusetts College of Art & Design Scholarship Fund. What a genius concept!
As you may know if you follow me on Instagram (you should!), I was recently in Seattle for a few days with my son. If you’re a follower of my blog, you probably also know that I am a huge fan of Dale Chihuly, the legendary and innovative glass artist. I have written about my admiration of Chihuly’s work several times in the past (read here, here) including my visit to his grand installation at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston a few years ago.
Naturally when I knew I would be in Seattle, home of the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, I knew it would be one of our first stops. The entire installation was stunning and did not disappoint! Come take a peek at some of my favorite photos from our visit…
Born in Massachusetts and raised in New Paltz, New York, artist Will Cotton is a confectionary genius, bringing his visions of candy, cakes, frosting and more to life in the most imaginative and fanciful ways.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Hunt Slonem at a salon style event sponsored by the Lee Jofa showroom at the Boston Design Center.
This past weekend I treated myself to a 3 Day Workshop at the South Shore Arts Center taught by Kimberly Alemian called Perception-Abstraction: A Work in Process. In the class we explored the process of constructing paintings through additive and subtractive activity including layering, scraping and mark-making.
Over the past couple of years I’ve had a growing fascination with Abstract Art. It has been my experience that it can be very, very good or, well, horrid! Sometimes when I study a piece I “fall into it”, meaning that every time I change my view I see something new. Good abstract paintings make you work at the viewing. I was so excited to have the opportunity to explore this medium in depth as an artist.
The class was an intense experience for me. I worked much larger than my usual 6”x 6” panel boards, using 20”x 20” canvas, 22″ x 30″ illustration board and several other LARGE papers. I used watercolor, pastels, oil pastels and oil paint partnered with charcoal and graphite ~ and 3”-4” brushes. It was an extreme experience! But oh how I learned to make art differently! Come take a peek at our exercises…
I recently visited my daughter and her fiancé in their new hometown of Philadelphia. I had only traveled there once many, many years ago. I have to admit I was a bit determined to dislike everything about this city. After all, my best girl Emily is living there and not here at home in Boston.
Being a woman who is on the path to self realization, I can admit when I am wrong (well, sometimes)…This is one situation where I will admit I was wrong! I fell “head over heels” with the City of Brotherly Love!
Now that the September 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge has wrapped up and I’ve had a chance to catch my breath, I thought I’d share three of my favorite fellow artists’ paintings from the Challenge. I encourage you to check out their work!
There are so many traditions that happen in my area in the summer that it is almost hard to keep up with them~ but it’s a lot of fun trying. Father’s Day weekend in the quaint seaside town of Cohasset, the South Shore Art Center hosts their annual Arts Festival. “South Shore Art Center Arts Festival mixes the best of small town New England summer festivals with an uncommon attention to detail and commitment t0 presenting quality art and handmade craft” ~ an apt description to be sure.
I’ve known Lisa Daria Kennedy for many years and have been privileged to see her dedication and talent develop and evolve over this time. Whether through her daily paintings, our Girls Just Wanna Paint group, or her warm friendship, Lisa’s genuine spirit and appreciation for simple beauty shines through. Did I mention she has a wicked sense of humor?? Lisa is a successful working artist and teacher and I hope you enjoy this Posh Peek at her day!
If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you know that as a prelude to our visit to Milan, our BlogTour group visited the beautiful and romantic city of Venice. One of my favorite surprises from BlogTourMilan was the discovery and tour of the Fortuny Museum in Venice with Christina Gregorin of Slow Venice Tours.
I may not be fully back in “real life” mode yet but I am getting back into painting mode. I’ve decided to kick off 2014 by participating in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge hosted by artist Leslie Saeta.
The purpose of the challenge is to encourage artists to paint more regularly as well as to develop great painting habits and skills. It is with the belief that if I paint more consistently I will improve that I am undertaking this challenge. I will be sharing each of my 3o paintings here on the blog.
Our BIG art showing opening was November 21 at Thayer Academy in Braintree. This art show was a labor of love and took a year of preparation! Not only were we painting but also reserving the space, planning the marketing materials and then working together to make it happen ~ yes, 12 women!
Here are some of the photos of the “hanging” (of the artwork, of course!), before pictures of the gallery as well as some of the event photos. The exhibit is open to the public through December 18, 8am- 3pm Mon.-Fri. The gallery is located in the Southworth Library Building at Thayer Academy, please stop by to see over 120 works of art that are for sale and make perfect for Holiday gifts!
This past weekend I attended the graduation of a dear friend and artist, Lisa Daria Kennedy from the Mass Art Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. This is an incredible accomplishment for Lisa. It has taken her 2 years to get to this point, including 6 month long residencies, countless readings and papers, and a thesis ~not to mention a body of original art work.
Whether you are hanging a photograph, an individual painting or several pieces to create a Gallery Wall, here are some basic guidelines to keep in mind when hanging artwork:
This week’s Posh Pinterest board curator is the uber-talented Courtney Price. There are not enough words to describe her vast talents. Courtney is an interior designer, a writer, and a photographer to name just a few of her areas of expertise. Whatever she does, she does with excellence. Not only that, but she is generous, kind, and has a great, dry sense of humor. Courtney is a true beauty, inside and out, and I am lucky to call her a friend!
Ahhhh, how I wish my vacation had never come to an end! It was wonderful in every way~ my traveling companion planned the perfect trip to Maine that combined both of our passions: boats and art complemented by beautiful landscapes.
We attended the Annual Boat and Home Show in Rockland, Maine. Here are a just a few of the stand out boats:
I Love My Art Wall! xo https://t.co/S0E9BPCuHo
— Pamela Copeman (@PamelaCopeman) June 27, 2013
While this week’s board is entitled ‘All About My Art‘, it doesn’t actually feature my art but rather that of my dear friend, artist Sandy Welch. Sandy has been involved with color since we first met selling lipsticks and eyeshadows with Clinique. Her best use of color is evident when she paints. Her brave use of technicolor shades of pinks, oranges, and yellows are my favorite ~ so vibrant and juicy you can almost taste them!
Come take a peek at a few of my favorite pins (paintings) by artist Sandy Welch…