Friday, August 26, 2011

Sargent House Museum August 21, 2011: HERE AND NOW!

Pears from the garden at The Sargent House Museum in Gloucester MA. The black spots on the fruit and leaves:  fire blight?  There is a quince planted within 10 feet, showing same signs. Quince were destroyed in the United States during the 30's or 40's due to extensive fire blight, which can take out entire orchards.  Is there an expert reading this that is willing to take a look?  The museum is in need of some community support through volunteerism and membership.  The garden entrance is on Main Street between La Trattoria and Bananas Vintage, up the granite steps. 

I have lots of work in progress developed from my 2 Sundays in the garden.  Verre Eglomise and metal leaf on panel.  stay tuned.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A very small sketch with painting directions

color directions for a painting.  drawing copyright clarke
bv=blueviolet, yo=yelloworange, b=blue, bg=bluegreen, ro=redorange, yg=yellowgreen, etc.

this is a very small sketch with color directions on the back of a cash register receipt found in an old sketchbook.  i made the paintings, they are somewhere in the upstairs storage, or maybe i threw them out.  the idea still intrigues me.  may make these paintings again, but wonder what the paintings would look like if someone else took these directions and made a painting.  

if you are inclined, i would love to see your 'debbie clarke interpreted' painting.  send me a pic and i will post it here.  need more info?  please leave a comment.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

BIG FISH! up close and personal

detail of the blue-faced cichlid.  the original is on display at 100 Centennial Drive, Peabody.  image is close to actual size.  gold, silver leaf, oil paint on linen.

copyright clarke
gloucester ma

USA residents:  make a $50 donation through my paypal to this site and receive a signed 8x10 epsom color print of this detail image.