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New Blog!

NEW BLOG!

There have been a few clitches getting all of my follower's email addresses over to Mailchimp,and I apologize for that. If you have...

IMPORTANT: Moving Day

IMPORTANT: MOVING DAY

IMPORTANT:I have officially moved this blog over to my website colella.com The e-mail with the first post went out late Monday.If you...

 
 
 
Awards and Honors

AWARDS AND HONORS

I don't usually post about awards or honors, but I'm excited that I've recently been awarded the status of Copley Master at the Copley...

Works in Progress

WORKS IN PROGRESS

I have at least ten "works in progress"in my studio right now, which is a totally new way of working. That said, I've been away from...

 
 
 
Kitchens

KITCHENS

I''e been thinking about kitchens as a subject lately,(Probably because I spend so much time in them this time of year.)I've had an...

Girl Power

GIRL POWER

I loved watching two flower girls dancing at a wedding recently; totally uninhibited and free. Girl Power 20 x 16 oil This was done...

 
 
 
Second Guessing

SECOND GUESSING

Sometimes you work on a subject so long, you loose your focus on the initial intention, and you start second guessing your every move. Here's...

Works in Progress

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Yesterday I did this small study from an image I took at the beach recently. It felt so tight and too close to the image so I turned...

 
 
 
New Year Studio Clean Out

NEW YEAR STUDIO CLEAN OUT

Over the weekend, I did my annual New Year Studio Clean Out.I threw away all stiff brushes, dried up paint,pens that don't write....you...

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year to all. As you know, for me this year has been one of exploration and discovery. One the most valuable experiences I...

 
 
 
Workshop added and Important Message!

WORKSHOP ADDED AND IMPORTANT MESSAGE!

After the holiday hub-bub sudsides,want to give yourself something to look forward to?I've just added a one day workshop at North River...

The Apple Store

THE APPLE STORE

I recently took a class at the Apple Store to learn more about the camera on my new phone. While playing with some of the new features,...

 
 
 
Small "Abstract" Watercolors

SMALL "ABSTRACT" WATERCOLORS

While watching the Pats gameI played with a small pad, marker and watercolors.Trying to think abstractly I started with 5 shapes of...

Works in Progress

WORKS IN PROGRESS

I've been working on the series of paintings using New England architecture as a thread. I currently have several "works in progress"...

 
 
 
Revisiting a Favorite Subject

REVISITING A FAVORITE SUBJECT

Another experiement layering with acrylics.Focussing on an old favorite subject;New England architecture,I'm exploring color harmony,edges...

Acrylics vs. Oils

ACRYLICS VS. OILS

I now have two set ups for painting in my studio. One for oils and one for acrylics. I'm discovering that acrylics are more suitable...

 
 
 
Stretching is Good

STRETCHING IS GOOD

I'm currently working on interpreting a favorite subject in new and different ways. Twilight 12 x 9 oil For this one, I focussed on...

Finding My Voice

FINDING MY VOICE

The final session of the on-line class I'm takingis "Finding Your Voice".We've been gathering, compiling, and analyzing our personal...

 
 
 
Still Life Collages

STILL LIFE COLLAGES

Yesterday for our "painting with paper" class at Linden Ponds I set up simple still lives, and let them "be designers". Here are just...

Summer's Here!

SUMMER'S HERE!

Summer is the time to "stop and smell the roses." This morning, I started teaching a summer class at North River Arts Society in Marshfield...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Balmain Rock House / Benn & Penna Architects

Balmain Rock House / Benn & Penna Architects

© Tom Ferguson Architects: Benn & Penna Architects Location: Balmain, Australia Category: Extension Lead Architects: Andrew Benn Design Team: Michelle Dunas, Sean Tran, Tany... Read more ...

MP House / I Like Design Studio

MP House / I Like Design Studio

© Soopakorn Srisakul Architects: I Like Design Studio Location: Khet Thawi Watthana, Thailand Category: Sustainability Lead Architect: Narucha Kuwattanapasiri Area: 450.0... Read more ...

Grão House / Très Arquitetura

Grão House / Très Arquitetura

© Evelyn Müller Architects: Très Arquitetura Location: Brazil Category: Houses Interiors Area: 100.0 m2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Evelyn Müller Read more ...

Painting by Victor Pierre LeBlanc Victor Pierre LeBlanc grew

Painting by Victor Pierre LeBlanc Victor Pierre LeBlanc grew

Painting by Victor Pierre LeBlanc Victor Pierre LeBlanc grew up in San Francisco, CA. Although originally inspired by film and stop-motion animation, he discovered his creative... Read more ...

Abstract Landscape Palette Knife Art, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x8x3

Abstract Landscape Palette Knife Art, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x8x3

I found some square 3 inch deep canvases in my studio, and decided to play around with one. SOLD I tried several approaches, but nothing was working for me. So, I just started... Read more ...

The Planting Terrace And The Experience Pavilion / MOZHAO ARCHITECTS

The Planting Terrace And The Experience Pavilion / MOZHAO ARCHITECTS

Children running on the terrace. Image © Chao Zhang Architects: MOZHAO ARCHITECTS Location: Quanzhi Technology Innovation Park, Bao an District, Shenzhen, China Category... Read more ...

Desert Courtyard House / Wendell Burnette Architects

Desert Courtyard House / Wendell Burnette Architects

© Bill Timmerman Architects: Wendell Burnette Architects Location: Scottsdale, United States Category: Houses Architect In Charge: Wendell Burnette Design Team: Thamarit... Read more ...

The Colour Palace Pavilion / Pricegore + Yinka Ilori

The Colour Palace Pavilion / Pricegore + Yinka Ilori

© Adam Scott Architects: Pricegore , Yinka Ilori Location: London, United Kingdom Category: Pavillion Area: 145.0 m2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Adam Scott Read more ...

Find Yourself in the Pages of the New Search-And-Find Book ‘Where Are You?'...

Find Yourself in the Pages of the New Search-And-Find Book ‘Where Are You?' Illustrated by Marija Tiurina

“Where Are You?” is a new customized search-and-find book illustrated by Marija Tiurina. The children's book combines elements from “I Spy,” Where's Waldo?,” and video game... Read more ...

Precisely Calculated Sculptural Embroideries by Devi Vallabhaneni Turn Beads...

Precisely Calculated Sculptural Embroideries by Devi Vallabhaneni Turn Beads and Sequins into Fields of Flowers

Garden photographs: Todd Hellman After a successful career in accounting and higher education entrepreneurship, Chicago-based artist Devi Vallabhaneni reconnected with her... Read more ...