Thursday, May 31, 2012

Breaking News: Big Meadow

I've just received word that the painting above, titled Big Meadow, has been chosen for a group exhibition at Lana Santorelli Gallery in Hoboken, NJ.

The exhibition is called "NJ Artists" and it opens on June 30. I'll have more details in a future post.

Some of you may remember that I recorded the early stages of creation of this work in a video series. Here's one of those videos...

and another…

Now go and tell all of your friends.

Video Evidence

The image below is the "official" photo of my most recent painting, titled After The Occupation. It was painted from a photo I shot in May of 2010 on a canoe trip in the New Jersey Meadowlands with my brother.

After I finished the painting 2 weeks ago, I remembered a comment I made on the trip, just after I snapped the photo at the 1:12 mark. In the video below, right around 1:20, you'll hear it:

What I said was: "If one of those photos is any good that I just shot earlier, that's a painting" It was either prophesy or sheer determination. Take your pick. The next image I'm thinking about comes at around 3:50. Check back in about 2 months to see how I'm doing on that one. I was pretty exhausted by the end of that trip, as you can clearly tell by my dazed and confused look near the very end of the video. The outgoing tide on the Hackensack that day was a force to be reckoned with and we were paddling against it. And yes, the ground is sometimes made of garbage. Lastly, thank you, forever, to the Victor Victor Band for the soundtrack that I stole.

Monday, May 14, 2012

After The Occupation

Matthew Green, After The Occupation, 30" x 48", oil on canvas, 2012.

I'll post a real high-res pic in a few days. This is probably the last painting I do until I get some new material. I'll be hanging this and other fantastic works in coffee shops around Philadelphia. I also plan on doing the guerilla gallery thing in Old City for First Friday this June. Actual date I think is June 1. I scouted around the neighborhood and I think the fence around the empty lot on 2nd and Race might be the top contender. There's also a nice spot where a place called the Wrap Shack used to be, I think its 2nd and Quarry St. Whatever. If you're reading this and have never been to Old City Philadelphia it's meaningless. I'll post a map I think. We'll see.

Just dig the new painting for now. Thx.