Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Art of FRIENDS 5 Exhibit 2010

Now on exhibit:  "Advent Lutheran Church" and "Hazy Daze."  These two pieces are part of a group show "Art of FRIENDS 5" at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, March 18-April 22, 2010.

"Advent Lutheran Church" was commissioned by the anniversary committee of the Advent Lutheran Church in Middleboro Massachusetts to commemorate their 10th year.  Church members presented a framed copy of this image to the pastor, and created greeting cards as a fundraiser for the church.

This 9x12 drawing was created on toned paper, using a graphite stick to create a silvery base.  Then, darker shades were created with softer (darker) graphite pencils, and lighter shades with harder (lighter) pencils,  or by erasing out.

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Also on exhibit: "Hazy Daze"

This oil painting was done in plein air (outdoors) at Stewart Park in Ithaca, NY.  It is a view of Cayuga Lake looking north from the park.  The morning I painted it was hot, hazy and windy.  My canvas blew off its table top easel more than once!  But it was pleasant to paint, watch the boats sail past and answer questions from passers-by.  The majority of the painting was done on site.  Later, when the water and sky were drier, I added the sailboats, shoreside houses and clouds.  9x12 oil on canvas $150.00

Exhibit: First Unitarian Society, corner of Aurora and Buffalo Streets, Ithaca.  Open Monday-Friday, 9-4
Reception for Artists: Saturday March 27,2010, 2-4pm


  1. Hi Nicole, Congrats! Two wonderful works going on exhibition! The commissioned work is very nicely done, good to know you are great with graphite, you have shown very good tonal values. The oil painting is really cool, conveying a sense of peace, the state of mind of the artist while doing it outdoors!Best of luck!

  2. Nicole, Didn't realize you worked with such a handicap and with necessary stops so often. It makes your art even more astonishing. You have courage and talent! Nancy Neaher Maas