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12 December 2012

Sloane Merrill Gallery


I am happy to announce that my artwork will be represented by the Sloane Merrill Gallery in Boston, MA. It is a new gallery with a great roster of artists in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Head over with the above link to see the artists and learn about all they have to offer.  Better yet if you are in the area stop in and say hi to Ali, the Owner & Director, and Meghan, Assistant Director.  Below are two examples of the new mylar paintings they will have in the gallery. 

Both are oil on mylar, 17 " x 14". 





15 November 2012

Mylar paintings 1

Doing a series of oil paintings on mylar sheets. It's a very nice surface, the paint really slides around and makes it unpredictable for more spontaneous handling of the paint.  Has been harder to get it to do what I want, which has forced me to really be connected to the image.  

Subject matter wise, a horse and rider and a woman with a boat will be two main elements in a few larger oil paintings. As you will see I have done some develop and may not be over with finding the right motif. More to come. 



09 November 2012

November Open Studios, a thank you.



I wanted to thank all of you who came out to the Open Studios event and passed through my studio. 
It was great to be around and talk with many other creatives, and of course, those of you who keep the lights on for us artists, the collectors.  It seemed to be another tremendous turnout.  I look forward to next year. 

For those of you who grabbed my card and were interested in the smaller works (like above) or for information on upcoming prints or larger originals, please email me at: joshbflint@gmail.com.  

The two pieces here are are oil on mylar.  They are nice small dramatic works in an of themselves but will also serve the creation of large oil paintings. It was nice to display this type of work that often goes unseen.

Check back for more of these types of paintings in the very near future. 

Thank you all for stopping in,
~Josh


21 August 2012

Noir . . . ish

The piece below is an 8.5" x 8.5" oil and graphite on Mylar.  This is a new surface to work on for me   and has revealed some intriguing results. The mylar is slippery with the oil and tends to require finesse when moving the paint around.  What I think is unique about this approach is the closeness to painting but firmly maintains a rougher edge to it, aligning it with the gouache studies.  It seems to be placed firmly in between the two, which is exciting. 

Till next time.


If you are interested in the piece here it is in a frame.  Available at Robert Lange Studios





27 July 2012

sketch pages

A few sketchbook pages today in gouache.  Some of these get framed up and sent to one of the galleries that represent my work. Others get sold directly from me. If any sketches catch your interest on the blog either now or in the future please email me at info@joshuaflint.com.




Enjoy your friday.

19 July 2012

Study & Finish

 "Two Deer, study for The Reunion."  11" x 11, graphite & oil on mylar.


The top image is a preliminary study done for the painting titled " The Reunion," a 30"x30" on canvas.  In this particular case I have worked on mylar, a translucent plastic surface, that lends itself nicely to the touch of oil paint.  The surface responds to all manner of medium but in this study my choices were graphite and oil.  The combination allowed me to bridge the divide between the monochromatic graphite pencil and not go as far as a full blown oil painting.  It was this quality found in between the mediums that resulted in a newness of materiality and results.  A charm was created independent of either.   This painting and others can be viewed at Robert Lange Studios till the end of the month.  Jump on over and look through the show.

In addition to the more narrative work I also have a series of still-lifes that continue to enrich my painting practice.  They were initially started as a means of a break between larger paintings to work from life and expand my visual approach.  They've taken on a life of their own.  So much so that I had a nice write up by a collector/galleryist/designer from Toronto, Canada.  The author is discussing what she looks for in buying artwork and has three principles when considering a purchase. Nice personal account that can shed light on the word of art and commerce. Good food for thought. Here

Thank you all for leaving your thoughts in the comments section. I'm terrible at responding to each but that doesn't mean they aren't greatly respected because they are.  As always drop me a line if you have any questions.

Till next time.

06 July 2012

Show Opening Tonight @ RLS








A reminder that tonight my solo show is opening up at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston,SC.  I unfortunately will not be in attendance and thus will miss all the wonderful people who will be there. If you are in the area make your way over and look at the work.  Then come back and send me a comment, good, bad, or ugly.  Check them out on Facebook or even better go to the live cam on their website to watch the event from the comfort of your own home. It'll be from 5 - 8 pm EST.
RLS on Facebook

RLS website - go to the news and more section and click on the webcam and then the main gallery.

03 July 2012

Upcoming Solo Show

Solo Exhibition  

Joshua Flint: Push Your Boat Out
July 6th - July 27th, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday July 6th, 5 - 8pm 


2 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.805.8052

My new solo show was featured in the July issue of American Art Collector. Here is an interview and a few images about the new work. {You should be able to read the interview if you save the image to your desktop, might be a bit small on here, depending on your browser} 


All the work has been posted on the RLS website {Click the link above to jump over to the images.}
Or on my website.{Link on the upper right}

There will be more to come now that the paintings for the show are finished.  Normal service will resume with weekly postings on all processes of a visual artist.  




02 May 2012

Everything Changes - Group Show

Kickin off this Friday, May 4th is a group show at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC titled: Everything Changes. Below is a write up of the show and some thoughts from a few of the artists on display touching upon the theme and their interpretations.

Click here to jump to the article

Also go over to the website to look through all 31 artist's work in the show: Robert Lange Studios

The four variations on the clouds from the previous post (below) are my contribution to the great event.  Scroll down to get have a look.

If you can go support the artists, the show, and the gallery, both in person (if you live nearby) or via the web.

 Be inspired.

08 April 2012

Head in the . . . .

Clouds are like the ocean I could stare at their changing shapes all day.

This set of paintings were done while I developed ideas for my one man show in July at Robert Lange Studios.

I enjoyed these and will perhaps paint a few more before the end of the year as I prep for two major shows.

All are 18" x 18" in oils.

Modest Kingdom


Convergence


Empire


Cadence

21 March 2012

unfinished business



Can't figure out if this one is a disaster or reaches new territory . . . . . . . . .if you know, fill me in. Either way I don't think things will change.

untitled, oils on board, 18" x 18"

I've been on break here at the blog, thanks for baring with me, but I will be uploading some new paintings soon.


Also these succubus' that post in the comments section when they are linking to shit no one wants, suck!
Blogger please eliminate this spam BS. It's worse than junk mail.

02 February 2012

28 January 2012

Commissions





A few commissions, both 40"x30", that I completed at the back end of last year.

03 January 2012

Out with 2011

and in with 2012.

A couple of small paintings that were laying around the studio. I figured I would finish them before the end of the year. So now as I build towards my one man show I will be putting up more process laden posts versus final images, at least for a month or two. That doesn't mean I won't post any paintings but not the ones that will be used for promotion and will need to be under wraps till early March-ish.

To this point I think with the internet age of sharing everything via multimedia sites and virtual friends its important as a creative to hold some things back. Keep them to you and only you as you think through them and not have others see or give feedback till you are ready. Furthering that thought, for most painters the creative process is often a private intimate thing that has become more and more public with online demos, blogs, and ateliers in abundance. All of which I am appreciative of and find very interesting. However, retaining some of that inward reflection on your work as a painter is crucial for honest development. Take it for what you will in this new year.




Future Memory - 15" x 10" - oil on illustration board mounted on panel





Silent Cities - 12" x 12" - oil on panel



The Language of Weather - 5" x 7" - oil on panel


Thank you all who follow this little blog here and leave comments. I am quite terrible at responding to them on the blog. If you prefer to send an email versus a comment I'll always get back to you.