Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!
If you live in the south you could put that top down and 
take a drive.

Cuban Style
12 x 16

This is one of the paintings for my upcoming show:
Cuba, Faded Beauty
Solo Exhibition
South Street Art Gallery
Easton, MD.
May 1st- May 27th

I've been working away and will share the show paintings with you first here.

Things are starting to get really busy and I hope
you'll follow along because we're going to have alot of fun.

First- We're headed to the AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase
at Greenwich House Gallery in Cincinnati, OH.
I'll be posting on FB and IG while I'm away.
There will be a paint out, opening, demos and a mini workshop
with Kim English!

I'll do my best to keep you posted!

Also the Life on the Lynnhaven show in conjunction with
historic garden tour week is at
Beach Gallery
303 Laskin Rd. , Va. Beach, Va.
Beginning April 4th.

Picking Up Lunch
10x20 oil

Thanks for following along!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Lariat by Bruce Bingham

oil on canvas
24 x 30

Just delivered this new painting to 
RS Hanna Gallery 
in Fredericksburg, Tx.

Here's a pic of me with Shannon Hanna
at the last artwalk.
Join us on Friday, April 6th for
the next one if you're in the area and see the new paintings.
 It's lots of fun:)

Looking forward to my solo show in May at
South Street Gallery in Easton, Md.
Cuba Faded Beauty
I'll be giving you a preview here.

Thanks for following along!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Arrowhead finds good home:)

Glamour Shot

The RS Hanna Spring Showcase is going to have an Artwalk
this Friday in Fredericksburg, Texas.
208 South Llano Street

If you can't stop by to say hi you can take a 
virtual tour here.

I had to say good buy;) to one of my favorite
longhorns, Arrowhead, but it's OK.
I know she went to a very good home with
humans that love her.

Thanks for following along.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Picking Up Lunch

Picking Up Lunch
10 x 20 
oil on aluminum 

I was bummed when Picking Up Lunch didn't
get into the OPA Show, but that's the
way things go. No worries.
There's always another show.

This painting is headed back home to Va. Beach and will
be available through Beach Gallery.
The show is called Life On The Lynnhaven.

One of my favorite things about growing up in that area are the ospreys.
They were almost wiped out because of DDT used
in the 60's and it's wonderful to see them
make a come back.

They have unique characteristics including mating for life and 
often returning to the same nest to breed in year after year. My favorite 
osprey watching spot is Seashore State Park in Va. Beach.

Thanks for following along:)

P.S.- I just want to add that photographing this painting
is very different on the aluminum because it's
hard to capture the shiny surface peeking through like
it looks in ambient light.
If there are any top notch photographers out there with some
tips for me, please share.

Monday, January 29, 2018

RS Hanna Spring Showcase

16 x 20 oil

This is one of the paintings I'll be showing at the RS Hanna Spring Showcase in
Fredericksburg, Tx. beginning on February, 1st. 
Join us for the art walk on February 2nd if you're in the area.

It's interesting to me how in these rodeo bulldogging events there is a 
balance of brawn and finesse.  Plus the horse in 'ALL IN'.
The cowboy is at that moment when he lands on the steer, the horse charges on
and his foot naturally releases from the stirrup,  his right arm closes up around the horn to the 
elbow and he exits from his horse and his weight throws the calf  to the ground.

It's quite the dance of teamwork between the horse and rider, and 
there is a delicate light touch before the action happens.
IMHO the calf looks appropriately miserable.

Thanks for following along!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Prickly Pear by Bruce Bingham

Prickly Pear
8x10 oil

I was so pleased to have this plein air painting receive a finalist award in 
the Gateway International Painting Contest
judged by Kathie Odom last December.
Thank you and congratulations to all the eleven other finalists.
You can see all the finalists and read the judges comments 
by clicking here.

I feel really grateful and encouraged when I get a 
pat on the back like this.
We all know it's very subjective and a game of chance.

A word about my plein air painting and what I'm trying to do.
My focus in on creating in interesting surface texture, a pleasing design, and a range of values.
I'm also trying to trust my intuition and not second guess myself,
because there just isn't time.

Thank you all for your support and following along!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

AIS and Holly Daze

Tea Time
Oil 9x12

I was so excited to have my painting Tea Time accepted into the 
American Impressionists Small Works Show.
I'm always surprised and delighted to be accepted.
Competitions like this seem like a game of chance.

This painting was a playful experiment of color and mark making.
I set up a still life and did a painting.
Then I used the painting I did as a very loose reference for this exercise.

Painting goes much better for me if I can release expectations
and enjoy the process of making marks with color.

The AIS show will be held at
Greenwich House Gallery
Cincinnati, OH
March 23 -April 21. 2018

On another note:
I woke up from my Holly Daze and realized- WOW
I've got to get to work!
I have alot of deadlines and have been painting up a storm.
I've been so busy I haven't had time to share with you as much as I'd like.

Coming up:
RS Hanna Spring Showcase
Hosted by RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.
The show opens February 1, 2018
More details coming soon!

Thanks for following along:)