Pawtucket Girl

Hey Ho! Happy Friday

As you might know by now….each day during this epidemic, I will discount a painting 25%.
When my sales exceed $1,000 I will donate $100 to UNHCR  to help the most vulnerable people during this crisis,  the refugees.  Hopefully there will be lots of donations!

Today’s 25%-discounted painting is….
Pawtucket Girl   $175 this price includes shipping
22” x 15” unframed oil on prepared paper

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The Details:

Just message me through Facebook or Instagram . You can also email me at lorenapugh@purebrededitions.com. Let me know the name of the painting you wish to buy and I will either send you a Paypal invoice or take your credit card information over the phone. Once paid, the painting will be marked as sold and shipped out to you.

Wishing you a happy Friday!

Lorena

Surfer’s End

Do you know where this is?

Each day during this epidemic, I will discount a painting 25% .

When my sales exceed $1,000 I will donate $100 to UNHCR  to help the most vulnerable people during this crisis,  the refugees.  Hopefully there will be lots of donations!

Today’s 25%-discounted painting is….
Surfer’s End   $247  Price includes shipping   4” x 9” unframed gouache on board with hanging clip

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4” x 9” unframed gouache on board with hanging clip

The Details:
Just message me through Facebook or Instagram . You can also email me at lorenapugh@purebrededitions.com. Let me know the name of the painting you wish to buy and I will either send you a Paypal invoice or take your credit card information over the phone. Once paid, the painting will be marked as sold and shipped out to you.

Wishing you a happy Thursday!

Lorena

Landscape for Today!

A landscape for today!

Each day during this epidemic, I will discount a painting 25% .

When my sales exceed $1,000 I will donate $100 to UNHCR  to help the most vulnerable people during this crisis,  the refugees.  Hopefully there will be lots of donations!

Today’s 25%-discounted painting is….
September Inlet   $267 this price includes shipping
6” x 8” unframed Oil on Board with hanging clip

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September

The Details:

Just message me through Facebook or Instagram . You can also email me at lorenapugh@purebrededitions.com. Let me know the name of the painting you wish to buy and I will either send you a Paypal invoice or take your credit card information over the phone. Once paid, the painting will be marked as sold and shipped out to you.

Wishing you a happy Wednesday!

Lorena

Sweet Treat! Day 2

This painting is SOLD!!

Today’s sweet treat!

Each day during this epidemic, I will discount a painting 25%.

When my sales exceed $1,000 I will donate $100 to UNHCR  to help the most vulnerable people during this crisis,  the refugees.  Hopefully there will be lots of donations!

Today’s 25%-discounted painting is….

Sweet Treat! 

$125 this price includes shipping
3 ½”x5”, unframed Oil on Board
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The Details:

Just message me through Facebook or Instagram . You can also email me at lorenapugh@purebrededitions.com. Let me know the name of the painting you wish to buy and I will either send you a Paypal invoice or take your credit card information over the phone. Once paid, the painting will be marked as sold and shipped out to you.

Wishing you a happy Tuesday!

Lorena

Silver Lining Sale Day One

Here is a little silver lining.

Each day during this epidemic, I will discount a painting 25% and post it on Instagram and Facebook. I will also include it in this blog.

When my sales exceed $1,000 I will donate $100 to UNHCR to help the most vulnerable people during this crisis, the refugees.  Hopefully there will be lots of donations!

Today’s 25%-off  Painting is….

 Wave Study in Gouache #110 for $189 this price includes shipping within the USA

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Painting details:
8” x 3 ½”, unframed gouache on paper, mounted on acid free foam-core with a clip on the back for hanging. Hang it as it is or have it framed. Painted during a lovely evening at Narragansett Beach, RI.

Buying Details:
Just message me through Facebook or Instagram . You can also email me at lorenapugh@purebrededitions.com. Let me know the name of the painting you wish to buy and I will either send you a Paypal invoice or take your credit card information over the phone. Once paid, the painting will be marked as sold and shipped out to you.

Wishing you an abundance of health and happiness.

Lorena

Don’t Throw Me in that Brier Patch!

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I am worried right now. Worried for loved ones and for people I have never met.

We all worry for our brave healthcare workers, the grocery store employees and our mothers. Not to mention the worry over finances.

But during this time of isolation and fear there is a silver lining: a time to be quite, a time to observe and importantly a time to create.

With the lessening of obligations comes a heightening of focus.

What are you dreaming about? What can you bring into existence over then next month or so?

My life has only changed a smidge because I always work alone, but there is quietness in the air that wasn’t there before.

I would love to say that I’m busy sewing masks or doing some other tangibly useful thing. No, I have begun a series that is the antithesis of social distancing. Continuing my motif on personified produce, I am now working up a series about fruity familiarity. Paired pears and intertwined peels celebrate love, and intimacy.

Here are some of the paintings I have just begun.

Back during our first Gulf War, I was painting cows: Funny cows. And I was horrified that people were dying out there and I was painting silly cows. Then I realized that there was a need and a place for what I did. That something light and fun was important.

And so it goes again. I am offering up something warm and light and full of love. That is my contribution. It’s what I do best. I don’t even know how to operate my sewing machine.

Sharing the Studio Sale

This last weekend I opened my studio. It was a fantastic weekend with friends, neighbors and people I just met. I sold many paintings and feel the weekend was a nice success.

Thank you so much if you came and visited! For those who would have liked to come but couldn’t I am sharing what has not yet sold with you. Everything here has been discounted from the original price and will only be available at this price for one week, till December 3rd. The discounts range between 20 and 50%.

If you see something you would like to buy just let me know either by a comment here or on Facebook’s messenger. You can send me an email if you would rather (lorenapugh@purebrededitions.com). I will send you a Paypal invoice though email. You don’t need to have Paypal to use it, just enter your credit card. If you would rather, you can mail me a check. The shipping is included in the price.

Thanks so much for your ongoing support!

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This first group are small waves I painted at the beach. Each are 3.5″ x 8″, gouache and discounted to $190 – shipping included.

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109 Wave Study

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110 Wave Study

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112 Wave Study

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114 Wave Study

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116 Wave Study

The next group are 6″ x 8″ oils and discounted to $270 – shipping included

20.Jamestown_Marsh

Jamestown Marsh

21.Stone_Bridge

Stone Bridge

27.sunbathers

Sunbathers

39.Rome_Spring

Rome Point Spring

40.Creek

Creek

41.Swing

Swing

43.Rome_Path

Rome Point Path

45.Riverbend

Riverbend

47.Moored

Moored

50.Idling

Idling

73.Painter

Painter

74.Breakers

Breakers

75.Riverbank

Riverbank

78.Big_Eye

Big Eye

82.Old_Pier

Old Pier

91.Morning_Flight

Morning Flight

104.February

February

108.June

June

121.September

September

131.BarrisontonBeachGirl

Barrington Beach Girl

 

The next group are 8″ x 8″ oils discounted to $270 with shipping included.

122.ShadowDance

Shadow Dance

77.Squash_Flower

Squash Flower

48.Buoys

Buoys

49.Buoy_reflections

Buoy Reflections

46.Fort_Summer

Fort Summer

 

Here is a 6″ x 6″ oil for $270 as well.

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Reflection

 

Now here are some of the Gouache paintings in the studio. They range in size from 4″ x 9″ to 7″ x 9″ and are discounted to….you guessed it, $270 including shipping!

57.Road

Road

58.Incoming Tide

Incoming Tide

60.Winter_Blues

Winter Blues

63.Rocky_Start

Rocky Start

64.Calm_Waters

Calm Waters

65.Surfers_End

Surfers End

94.Bonfire

Bonfire

95.Dunes

Dunes

 

There are loads more paintings I haven’t included in this blog. I have figurative studies and drawings, Pears, Dogs, Dresses and of course my Twenty Four Foot Wave. If you are interested in any of my major works please let me know!!

 

I am deeply thankful to you, my patrons and friends. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lori

Paintings as Presents

 

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Shop local, protect the environment and support the arts all in one purchase! My Narragansett Bay show to benefit Save the Bay, at Dryden Gallery in Providence RI (27 Dryden Lane, right off exit 24 on rt 95) is closing on Dec. 3rd.  There is something for every budget in the show!

If you haven’t had a chance yet to see the show, now you can also see another great show at Dryden by Stephanie Schechter in the downstairs gallery.

Here is a wonderful review  of my show by Art New England.

Can’t make it to Dryden or up 3 flights of stairs? Then send me a message with your email and I can send you a link to the inventory of available paintings.

Enjoy the Holidays!!

 

 

 

Artist Talk

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 3 weeks since the opening at Dryden Gallery. I am so thankful for all the people that came out and shared the evening with me. It was a whirlwind! We didn’t even have time to take any photos!

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Now it’s time to think about the gallery talk at Dryden November 3rd at 2pm. I’m not accustomed to public speaking so I’ve billed the event as a conversation, but I did write something about the possibility of art enabling people to see things with new eyes. If there is a reason for painting, then that is my reason, to offer the gift of seeing newly and feeling deeply. I’ll also bring some of my materials and answer questions on process. Come if you can!

 

The Sound of Birds

IMG_9379Sitting on the side of a hilltop at dawn, I listened to the creatures wake up. Birds came first, then a cacophony of animals I could barely identify, all greeting the new day.

This is how I spent my mornings in France, listening while trying to capture that soft fleeting morning light falling broken along the far hillside.

I would set up in the dark, sometimes using a headlamp and wait.

Dawn comes fast.

I found it all so peaceful and beautiful but what I loved most were the sounds.

 

Here in Rhode Island animals greet the morning as well.

This morning egrets flew away squawking. They soon returned to their stealth fishing, ignoring my quite presence. I listened to the bay lapping on the beach and the variety of birds calling. Sometimes I heard a scuttle or a plop. All the while I tried to capture the changing colors and shapes before me. The tide moved fast filling the inlet, the shadows shortened, the sky brightened increasing the color intensity of all that I saw.

IMG_0411I try to hold an image in my mind and not chase the color changes. It takes concentration and commitment to this moment and to the moment just before, when I put down that first mark.

These are the things I love about plein air painting: the sounds, the sights and the intensity of focus.

Sometimes I paint outside later in the day, when people are about.

I love talking with people about my work and I love it when someone likes what they see. But I don’t love it when a person requires my attention while I’m working.

Imagine this: You are writing an essay on the sunset in front of you. You furiously write down your thoughts as they come with the changing scenery.

Then someone walks up from behind and asks to read what you are writing. They tell you how they too write and what a great writer their Aunt Sara is. Then they tell you they think you are doing a fine job, good work!

This won’t happen of course because when a person sees another person deep in concentration writing they would never interrupt or have the audacity to ask to read the work.

Oh, but the plein air painter is a whole different kettle of fish! Over and over I have people aggressively interrupting me. They ask if they can watch, or what kind of paint it is, or if I teach, or even if I offer a wine and paint night.

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To be honest most people are either too respectful or disinterested to interrupt me. But a few need to engage. Now, some artists are fine with that. Maybe they actually enjoy it. Perhaps they can easily regain their concentration, even with a slew of eyes watching from behind. But I think I’m correct that most artists stumble, the light changes, the tide goes out, they can’t get their focus back. The spell is broken.

Sometimes lately I just put my brush down and chat with my new friend. After an interruption, I might not be able to make the best choices, so it’s better to just stop. Maybe finish it back in the studio. I give the person my card and hope that somehow a sale will make up for the aborted painting.

Some artists wear headphones in an attempt to stave off intruders. The “I can’t hear you!” approach to privacy. My kids have suggested I do that but what would my painting look like without the sounds of the birds?IMG_E0430