Morning Haze 20 X 20 oil on canvas
Two links: one to the press release from the Shenandoah National Park, and one of the first articles about my residency.
I know I haven't posted on "At my Easel" in a while: sorry! I have had two paintings chosen for the historic Black & White Show at the Salmagundi Club. The first show was held in 1878. Just wanted to share them with you. The show runs thru 2 March, 2017.
We had a great week of hiking and painting while in Maine this Summer. This is only one of the dozen paintings that I started on that trip, and now finished in the studio.
This was a beautiful sunrise that I have tried to capture from the edge of town.
I have now been home for a little over a month from our trip to Cuba. I am starting to finish the first set of paintings from that trip, and just had to share what I am doing. Having wanted to go, and now having gone twice to Cuba; this work is as much about my memory about how I felt while there, as it is about what I saw. These four paintings are the view from our apartment while in Havana on our last trip. I think they will be framed individually, but wanted to show them here together.
Having just returned from my second visit to Cuba, I am overwhelmed with memories of colors and textures, and the the vitality of the Cuban Culture! I feel the work that I accomplish from this trip, needs to convey as much the spirit of the people as it does the colors and textures of what I saw. I have only been back in my studio for two days, but I needed to share one of the paintings that I have started in this new Cuban series. This is: The Malecon, 24 X 36 oil
Shadows are my friend! They help carve out the volume of the structure, and help you see the range of true colors found in any one color that is in front of you.
Another new painting of Spring awakening!
This Spring the colors have caught my attention in ways that I don't remember noticing them before. The intensity and richness has been so inspiring!
This is a new painting, which is part of an on-going series addressing how we see, not how things are. Hope you like what I am trying to share, by torquing the angles a little on the houses . You can see others in this series on my website: www.kevinhadams.com
On my last hike, I was reminded how much the colors, textures, and patterns of nature speak to me. This is from my last hike up in Shenandoah National Park a few weeks ago. This painting isn't finished, but I think it already is saying some of the things that I wanted to share about nature and all that it is about!
I was just over visiting my mom for a short visit, and we went for a drive. It was foggy and damp, and I loved all of the muted colors. This is from sketches from on that drive. You can see this and other available work at: www.kevinhadams.com
I have started thinking about warmer weather, and where I want to go to paint this Spring. To that end, I decided to do this painting: "Spring Awakening" 24 X 30. I hold Cape Cod very near and dear to my heart, and am looking forward to walking the beaches, and just being on the water again! I hope you like this painting. It is a composite of thoughts I had about the changing seasons and things turning green again.
Just finished this painting, from Provincetown. Already thinking about a summer trip! "Bradford at Sunset" 20 X 20 oil on canvas.
Love how this painting is coming along, and wanted to share it's progress.