Saturday, September 2, 2017

Morning Joe

"Morning Joe"  24x24" Acrylic on Canvas

Friday, July 28, 2017

Green Bag

 I came close to including Toto too, and who knows..some day he may join them
Green Bag  12x12" Acrylic

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Green Bag

Green Bag in progress  12x12" 


I am blocking in a new painting. Like so many of the things I like to paint, its sort of about nothing, just an everyday moment in life that caught my eye. If I can successfully pull it off, when I start adding color, it will be about the bag, which is bright green and is reflecting that color on to the mother's white pants. I think I will add a "family dog"... or maybe not... since i'm not trying to tell a story.  its just about the bag and the quiet beauty of everyday moments.

Anyone out there remember the flying bag scene in the movie "American Beauty"? It was magnificent in its dramatic mundane-ness.

Monday, July 24, 2017

I forgot how to post its been so long

I created a new website a while back, to replace the hack job I did back in the '90's using Dreamweaver. Like everything else in technology, it was a real learning curve (as dreamweaver was!)  So now i have a new and improved blog that is hosted on my new and improved website, but it seems the only way I can send my blog posts is to include a link to the new site. surely there is a workaround that i am not aware of at this point in the learning curve... one teched out day at a time :-)

as an experiment I posted one piece of new work...
www.pattimollica.com/blog

Friday, January 27, 2017

Art and Fear

There is an excellent book by that title, I re-read it recently. If you are an artist, you could probably write on this topic too. The act of mark-making and the ideas we have about how those marks "should look" are something every artist struggles with.

There is also an understandable sense of fear present in art workshops.  I understand - I feel it too when I attend a painting workshop. Usually there is a fear of being out of ones league, not advanced or trained enough to justify attending... lack of familiarity with the materials, or the rigorous schedule, or even the logistics of painting plein air.

In addressing these concerns for my upcoming workshop in Venice, I wanted to shed light on some common questions that one might have.  Workshop Q & A's

"Evening Stroll"  8x8" Acrylic







Friday, January 20, 2017

Burano Boats

This June a group of us will be painting and sketching the colorful scenery of Burano, Italy.  It is an island situated in the Venetian Lagoon. If you can, join us! Info here.

"Burano Boats"  8x8"  Acrylic on Panel,  SOLD

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pink Spots

This is my second time painting this set up. First time around I took too long and the greys were boring. In my workshops I spend a fair amt. of time talking about the importance of lovely supporting greys, and how they make saturated colors pop more.

"Pink Spots"  8x8"  Acrylic on Panel  SOLD

Monday, January 9, 2017

Flowers and Fruit

"Spooning"  8x8"  Acrylic on Panel

I love January's. It's the no (airplane) travel month. Its also the build up my "inventory" month.