Sunday, September 18, 2016

Blackbird



I'm really pleased to be included in this show at Blackbird, a beautiful bar on Market Street. You know I love my beautiful bars, especially if they have good snacks. A Hub Exhibition means it's a neighborhood space highlighting ArtSpan Open Studios artists, and will be up through Open Studios, so until about November 7. 

Friday, September 2, 2016

A Painting a Day (sort of)

I finally did it and started an Instagram for my paintings. I put out a painting a day, and in return I get to see beautiful photos of delicious food in fancy restaurants, or that one of the coolest couples in rock and roll was in my neighborhood and I just missed them. Please follow me at https://www.instagram.com/hadley_northrop_art/

Friday, August 5, 2016

Print

Countdown to Open Studios! Less than three months to go, if you can believe it. Postcard done (thanks to the Modern Postcard summer sale), ArtSpan guide ad sent in (no Velvet Underground style this time), and now to do the online banner ad and our Christmas card. Then maybe, if there's time before November, a magnet! None of this would be possible without Sean's incredible graphic design and Mac skills, because I'm stuck in the 19th Century. What's a computer?

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Girls

Work in Progress 30 x 30 in.
I took some time off from the studio because I got a puppy! She came in with me a few times because I had to finish a project, but mostly we stayed at home and took naps on the floor. My long walks, daily work momentum and energy level have been seriously disrupted. Today it felt great to begin a large new painting with a thick brush and new Gamsol thinners.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Made in USA

There's nothing like getting a new container to organize your stuff! I deserved this - I kept my paints in the same Plano tackle box since college. It finally gave out and I got a nice, clean new one. It was made in the USA, too.

Friday, May 6, 2016

And I love foxes

Almost finished: Bolinas and Mercey
Still obsessed with my studio - all I want to do is paint - and pressing forward with many slow pieces approaching the finish line together.
I had the idea to paint a fox for a new vegan restaurant that was supposed to open near my studio called Citizen Fox. Before I could even start or talk to them, and after three years of sporadic construction, the project was called off and they're closing their two pop-up locations. I don't know what to think. This neighborhood doesn't need any more fancy restaurants, bars or cafes, but it definitely needs more vegetarian places. They feel like a refuge to many of my friends and me. You always know they're going to be kind of groovy there!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Quagmires

Pond in the Woods oil on canvas 9 x 12 in.
Pro: I love walking to my studio
Con: I have a sore ankle and wrists (the "Mommy Thumb" probably from carrying shopping bags home)
Pro: When I paint I feel no pain
Con: The chemicals I paint with could be making me sick
Pro: Soon I will be finishing a dozen paintings all around the same time, and after that I can switch solvents
Con: I don't have any shows this year besides Open Studios
Pro: I do have commissions and they're going well.