Friday, April 9, 2010

September Memory

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September Memory - 27" x 55" - framed 32" x 60"

I leave for a meeting in Richmond today, and then Kanuga in North Carolina, where there will be about 250 people enrolled in workshops conducted by a dozen recognized artists. I'm very excited, lots of stuff planned, and I'll meet a bunch of painters I admire - some of the best in the business. The painting above will be included in an exhibition of the instructors' work. (I've used just about every September title I can think of, in a few different languages....this one might be the end of the line!)

At the same time, Olga will be heading to Shanghai to represent me at the opening of the exhibition there.

More updates on both events soon!

21 comments:

Amanda Spencer said...

Hope you both have safe and fun trips. I am absolutely loving this paiting Nick, it is superb I only wish I could see it IRL!!

Susan Liles said...

Beautiful painting, it really draws you in to study it. Great washes! You're so busy,.. looking forward to workshop pictures and experiences.

David Burge said...

A global pincer movement is afoot!
Wishing both of you a good time!

David Burge said...

Ahhh published the last one before finishing..
The "September..." painting is a pretty good and I doff my hat to your designer eye, but after the magnificent hard hitting figurative РУССКИЙ ЖЕНЩИНА ~:

RHCarpenter said...

I'd wish you good luck at Kanuga but you don't need it - you'll give them plenty to think about and bring home with them...beautiful painting (and hope both of you travel safely). How about incorporating some music titles, song lyrics into your paintings = the best of both of your worlds!

Alex said...

Terrific painting Nick, yours is the only way I can admire flower subjects!!
Have a nice trip both of you!!

Jean Burman said...

Sounds like lots of fun Nick. Enjoy it all. Cool September painting... even if it is now just a wonderful memory! (grin)

Nancy Lee said...

Great painters participating but, having experienced your workshop, I predict that you'll bring the house down! :)

Billie Crain said...

September Memory is one painting I'd love to get up close to and really have a good look. There seems to be so much going on which makes it very intriguing.

Btw, fine company you will be in at the workshop. I have to say, your work is the most visually striking by far.

frankeber said...

Awesome painting, Nick! Good luck, your schedule is crazy. Do you find time to paint still? Hope so...

onart said...

It is a pitty we are going not meet in Shanghai, at least Teresa and I will join your nice wife Olga at the opening ceremony. We all shall be thinking about you dear friend.

Have a nice time in your workshop !.

Javier Ona

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Great painting! Good luck with your workshop. Sounds like fun!

W. K. Moore said...

Killah piece Nicholas. You are well armed for art warfare - although most of the trenches will be filled with tables and ceiling mirrors (mounted carefully on skyhooks). Have fun down there as they line up for some real watercolor magic. They still serving grits and redeye gravy?

Robin Neudorfer said...

Great work Nick. Love the aqua at the top and the teal down below. A great treat tucked in the complexity.

Lori Andrews said...

I LOVE THIS PIECE! I'm with Amanda, I only dream of being able to see it IRL! Have fun my friend! Your works allways amaze me. :)And thank you for sharing your great talents with us!

Mike said...

This painting is a freakin' KNOCKOUT!! I saw it up close and wanted to rip it from the wall to take home!!!!

I had a blast with you, Nick. ANYTIME you want to get together, just say the word~!

Mike

Nick said...

Amanda - the workshop was a gas, and as you can see from the current post, Shanghai was a big success.

Susan - thanks and more to come soon

Dake - I like that global pincer stuff, ha ha. I agree the gutsier picture is the direction to go, aye aye Cap'n!

Rhonda - I've used some music references in titles, often a good fit - same thing, just different mediums, right?

Alex - maybe a bit raw for most of the floral crowd, but I prefer that approach..gracias amigo

Jean - which makes me think I haven't explored enough Spring titles :)

Nancy - I'm writing this late, and yes indeed the workshop was a resounding success...more on that in the next post

Billie - keep an eye out for the Kanuga post, boy oh boy did I meet some incredible artists

Frank - it's no joke, all this computer stuff, email, and scheduling has taken over. Time to get at least get someone to take over the workshop arrangements.

Javier - damn I hated missing you! See new post re Shanghai - I put in a pic of you and Olga :) Sorry to miss Teresa!!!!

Tonya - fun...but lotsa work too!

Bill - funny you should mention the food - yes it was some good ol' down home cooking, not quite the foie gras scene, heheh

Robin - thanks, glad you like it

Lori - don't dream...BUY! lol

Mike - we're going to make that trade I hope, and I have lots to say on the subject of Mike Bailey...keep your eye out for the next blogpost after Shanghai! Your tovarish, Nick

Sonya Meglaurel said...

Had the pleasure of standing before this piece for 4 days at Kanuga last week. Each morning the sunlight hit the piece exposing paths of color that am sure you instinctively laid down with a melody that unfolded in your mind Nick. Told myself in May the workshop your bringing to Dayton will allow time to walk "awhile" in your shadow; yet everywhere you hovered at Kanuga glistened and the painters were surprised in your humor. I laughed as know this is a part of your signature style youngun. The workshop opened my eyes to a different direction and exposed this one to so much living! Tire not of leaving your mark Nick; there are those of us out there that need your insight!

Nick said...

Sonya - you stood in front of it for 96 hours??? Well, so did I while painting it, heheh. I really had a blast there meeting you and a bunch of artists that I've known but never crossed paths with yet. Not sure about the humor part, I just say what comes into my mind. The funniest part of the week for me (besides Mike B!) was a woman who came up to me that night of the studio walk and said, with a concerned and painful look on her face, "How are you coping?" ha ha ha ha ha I guess I coped pretty well, overall. ;)

Mary Sonya Conti said...

I was wondering what folks were so intent on asking you. Mike is a marvel as well - best to stand back and let you two go at it with both a brush and verbal duel. (as for 96 hours I can believe that with the intricate work on Sept Morn) Oh how it excited.

Shagufta Mehdi said...

beautiful painting....i wish i could get a closer look. please post some closeup shots as well.