Saturday, December 31, 2011

WEEK #40 / Glass Fishing Buoy

Glass Fishing Buoy
James Aponovich
oil on panel, 5" x 7", 2011


Recently I was asked to be member of a major New York art gallery, Hirschl & Adler Modern. It is a big deal.
Hirschl and Adler Gallery is taking part in the annual NY Armory Show which opens on March 7. They have requested from me a new and large American based painting for this exhibition. Wow! New and large. I am up for it , but it will be challenging to find enough day light hours to complete this new piece and still post a new painting each week for the blog.
The gallery ( Hirschl & Adler Modern) is supportive of my efforts in completing this blog project and the planned June show of the 52 paintings at Clark Gallery. But it is important to me that I am getting work to them as well.

Do I give up the Aponovich 52 and concentrate on the new painting?
Do I finish this blog project risking not completing the large piece?

As usual, Beth had an idea for a sensible solution......paint the large piece and paint studies to post each week that document the process. So please bear with me as I combine both.


James Aponovich
Detail: Appledore Still Life

The new painting is set on Appledore Island, part of the Isles of Shoals off the coasts of New Hampshire and Maine. I cannot show a preliminary sketch because I do not have is all in my head. At this point everything is fairly malleable, but here you can see that the fishing buoy is fully drawn. Above it, taped to the canvas, is a sketch of a tidal pool which will define part of the land/ seascape.

So,stay tuned......remember I told you it was going to be a bumpy ride!

copyright 2011 James Aponovich


  1. Debbie,
    Splendid! Thanks for your kind remarks.

  2. Congratulations on the progress of your work!! Also Hirschl and Adler is one of the best---
    I have been a fan for a long time. I love your paintings----I have one of your drawings---it's beautiful---. Sublime.