Tuesday, December 30, 2008

In Memory of Megan

Megan
8-22-1997 - 12-27-2008
She was my best friend, my biggest fan and my steadfast studio partner. My sweet, exuberant Megan, you will never be forgotten!
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'The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too." ~Samuel Butler, Notebooks, 1912

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Globe Balcony Gallery Show Ends Nov. 23rd


We Had a Wonderful Time at The Globe's Recent Opening

Although my 19 favorite paintings are hanging in my solo show in the Foyer Gallery at The Art Institute & Gallery, I also have some photography and digital artwork currently at the Globe's Balcony Gallery exhibit. It's a fun show because the theme is open so there is a variety of work there. If you get to go, be sure to enjoy a meal there. The food is always so fresh and delicious and the atmosphere is so warm and delightful. Oh...and the Allagash with orange is sure to give you a fresh outlook on life! My husband and I highly recommend it!

Friday, November 7, 2008

"Doris Glovier - Looking at Life Through My Lens" Blog is Online!

The transition of my other blog is complete! The new blog will now feature my photography and digital art. I will be focusing on my favorite subjects - the coastal areas, landscapes, wildlife and people of the Eastern Shore. Just click here to go to my new "Doris Glovier - Looking at Life Through My Lens" photography blog. If you would like to receive my photographs and digital artwork in your email, while you're there, click on the subscription link at the top right of the page to subscribe.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Egret on Branch

12” x 24” Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
I enjoy taking my camera on visits to Assateague National Wildlife Refuge to take photos of the beautiful seashore and the awesome wildlife there. The Great Egret fishes in shallow water, standing motionless and spearing its prey with its long, yellow bill. It is a huge bird, standing at least 3 feet tall with a wingspan in excess of 4 feet wide. They are simply majestic and graceful. This fellow was basking in the sun on an April day. He was quite patient as I snapped several shots of him. I always enjoy painting birds and this one was no exception. Click on the image for a larger view. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Eastern Shore Marsh

24" x 12" Oil Painting on Gallery Canvas
This beautiful scene is one that we see on the way home from church. This is a typical view of an Eastern Shore marsh. This day the skies were blue with big puffs of clouds that reflected in the still, slick water. There were birds flying in the distance which completed the scene. Click on the image to see more detail. I love living on the shore and the opportunity to view such beautiful scenery is is one of the reasons why. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Seafood at Wright's

OK, here it is...a steamed seafood platter at Wright's Seafood Restaurant in Atlantic, VA. Read my previous post to learn more about it! For those who may not be familar with the shellfish that looks a bit like rocks, those are steamed/roasted oysters. What a great meal!

Boats at Twilight

18" x 24" Oil on Canvas
This is a scene from the bank of windows inside a local restaurant, Wright's Seafood Restaurant. It's one of our favorite places for seafood and this wonderful view is of the Chincoteague Bay with Wallops Island back at the horizon. Click the image for a better view. Wallops Island is home to a NASA installation here on the east coast. I hope you enjoy the view as we always do! This was interesting to paint since the orange sherbet sky reflected in the water presented a new challange. Since I also took a photo of our dinner that evening, I think I'll post it too! This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. Scroll down to learn more about it. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Hesitation

24" x 18" Oil on Canvas
We live near several wonderful beaches. Even if I ignored all other sources of inspiration, I would have more than enough just focusing on human interaction at the beach! This little boy is being encourged by his grandfather to come into the water with him. The water is cold and it's rough and even though he pictures himself riding the waves on his boogie board, he is hesitant to make the plunge. A day at the beach is such a wonderful way to bring families together! I hope you like this painting, it was certainly fun to do! Click on the image for a closer view. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Brothers

14" x 11" Watercolor Portrait
This is a watercolor portrait I did of my nephews last summer. I realized that I never posted it to this blog. Since it is hanging with my current solo exhibit, I thought it was time it was posted here. I was able to use a reference photo taken by my brother-in-law who is a photographer. You can find his website at http://www.ocphoto.net/ . This one was quite a bit of work since it's basically two portraits in one! This painting hangs in my own home.

Egret Takes Flight

10" x 20" Oil on Gallery Canvas

As a photographer and artist, I am simply fascinated by birds. This great white egret with its long legs and neck might be expected to be awkward in movement but quite to the contrary, these gorgeous creatures are graceful and majestic in form and in movement. Click on the image for a better view. This is a scene from Assateague Island. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Beach Play

12" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
We love the beach and are fortunate to live within 45 minutes of the Atlantic Ocean. Since I enjoy painting figural works, this one certainly was lots of fun for me to do. I hope you like it too! Click on the painting to view a larger, more detailed image. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Solo Exhibit at The Art Institute & Gallery










For the first time in almost a year, my easel and my watercolor table have no works in progress on them! Yesterday we delivered all of the artwork (19 paintings!) to the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury for my solo exhibit in their Foyer Gallery. Photos of the exhibit are above. The opening reception is this Friday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. My show hangs until November 15th. The solo exhibit coincides with the AI&G's Fall member's show. The theme this year is "On the Waterfront" and since I saw them hanging the show yesterday, I can tell you it's wonderful! Bill Kerbin, of the the Daily Times interviewed me for an article in the Worcester County Times section of the newspaper. Click here for the link to the article. If you are local, please try to check out the show before November 15th and if you can make it to the opening on Friday, I'd love to see you there! I will be posting the new paintings soon!




Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Commissioned Gift - Digital Artwork


Completed Project
(click to enlarge)


Original Photograph

I really love doing commissioned work. Collaborating with a client to bring their vision to reality is extremely rewarding in the creative sense. In the case of digital artwork, it is amazingly affordable and makes a wonderful keepsake and gift.

I was hired to create an edgey and colorful digital artwork from a photo of this public building where my client worked. This is to be a gift for a co-worker who is moving on to another job. The photograph that was provided was a good candidate but the building itself was not exactly picturesque. As you can see from the photograph, there was the peeling paint, obtrusive electric lines, an unattractive sign on the building and a neighboring car and house to contend with. My client is a delightful person who knows precisely what she wants so I was able to create the artwork fairly quickly. All of the offending elements were removed and the desired charm was effectively applied. I'm very happy to report that she is quite pleased with the results. The digital image is off to the printer today and it will be shipped to the client tomorrow.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Chickadee ~ Commissioned Painting

9" x 12" Oil on Stretched Canvas
Commissioned Painting - The Watercolor Study is in a Previous Post
The client who commisioned this work asked me to do this painting for his wife who "has a soft spot for chickadees". I loved doing this painting as I am a chickadee fan as well. They flit around my feeders, enjoying the seeds, sometimes being chased away by the threatening presence of the blackbird bullies. I have hundreds of photographs I have taken of them and never tire of their charming form. They, along with the titmouse visitors, are among my favorites. My client's wife is having a birthday soon and this will be his gift to her. I must say, I have really enjoyed working with him on this project. He requested a suggested background of the vibrant colors of autumn so I went bold with the colors surrounding this little fellow. The painting will be shipped to its new home this week. I hope the recipient will enjoy the painting as much as I did painting it! Click here to contact me if you would like information on a pricing schedule for a commissioned watercolor or oil painting. It's really quite affordable. For the price of a designer handbag you could own original artwork representing a special person, memory or location.
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Sunday, July 20, 2008

914 Porsche - Rain Slick Track


11" x 15" Watercolor/Ink on 300 lb. Paper
Prints Available Here on Ebay


This is the third in a series of Porsche paintings. We are Porsche enthusiasts and have owned a 356B and currently have a 914. This painting illustrates a car going into a curve on a rain-slick track. It was fun figuring out how to make rain spray and mist under the tires and creating the reflections in the wet track. I hope you like it. Contact me for more information about the painting or prints.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Chickadee

6" x 9" Watercolor & Ink
$50
Don’t you just love chickadees? They even sound cute when they chirp! I always have a couple visiting my feeders and just adore watching them. They make fabulous subjects for my photography too. This is a study for a larger painting I will be doing next week. I hope you like it! Please email me by clicking here for purchase information.

The Globe's Balcony Gallery Opening Night

Doris Glovier
Pocomoke City Drawbridge
18" x 24"

We had a wonderful time at the at the Globe's Delmarva Architecture show opening last evening. It was such fun to view so many familiar buildings and Eastern Shore locations as interpreted by the many exhibiting artists and photographers. We were accompanied by dear friends and after the Globe Opening, we strolled about Berlin attending some of the other galleries that were open for Second Friday. At the Water's Edge Gallery reception, we enjoyed viewing the work of Faith Lord and Pete Cosby. A special treat was our visit with the charming and distinguished Patrick Henry and his lovely wife at their reception at the The Patrick Henry Gallery. Pat has that rare ability to paint in a variety of styles, all equally well. What a delight it was to chat with them. His work is wonderful and they are so hospitable to visitors. If you're ever in the area of Berlin, Maryland on the second Friday of the month, be sure to visit some of the galleries there and enjoy the art of the local artists. It's quite a treat!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Digital Artworks ~ by Doris Glovier

Sushi Tonight at The Globe
8" x 10" - Digital Art

Midday In Pocomoke City
10" x 8" - Digital Art

Bridge House Pocomoke City River Drawbridge

8" x 10" Digital Art

Many of you know that I am an amateur photographer. To combine this passion with art is the greatest! To create this effect, I modify and creatively rework my image in my photo programs (I usually use two programs) using various techniques to create an edgy, contemporary photographic image. I'd love to know what you think. These images are featured in the Globe Theater's Balcony Gallery Eastern Shore Architecture show (see blog entry below). We had dinner there last evening and previewed the show and it's really wonderful. "Sushi Tonight at The Globe" was hanging directly behind the Sushi chef. He seemed to be pleased about this. It made me pretty happy, too. These images (click image to enlarge) represent three of the five digital artworks that I have hanging at the show.

My newest oil painting will also be featured. See the post below for the painting.

Pocomoke City Drawbridge


18" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Available at The Globe Theater Balcony Gallery
The Pocomoke River meanders through our town and the dock by this bridge is a favorite spot of mine. There is always a flock of friendly and inquisitive seagulls and various other water birds swimming and flying about, perching on the dock pilings and enjoying the river. I love taking my camera and snapping shots of the beautiful river, bridge, birds and the boats that are docked there. For decades, we have taken full advantage of this wonderful natural resource, taking the boats out to picnic at the parks along the river banks, to hike and to waterski. I was actually baptized as an adult in that river with all of my loved ones and church family around me! The ties that bind me to this beautiful river are very strong.
Recently, the Delmarva Discovery Center which is located on the riverfront, opened and is a wonderful resource of history and information about the river.
I hope you like the painting (click on image for better view) and if you are in the area will check it out the The Globe's Balcony Gallery in Berlin MD. The opening reception of their "Eastern Shore Architecture, Outbuildings and Collectibles" show is this evening at 5:00 PM. I got a preview last night when we stopped in for dinner and the show featuring Eastern Shore (VA, MD & DE) scenes and architecture is fabulous. I have several paintings and for the first time some digital art in the show. I"ll post a few of the those in another post.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Porsche 356 Speedster, Sunday Drive

11" x 15" Watercolor on 300lb Fabriano Artistico Paper
Original Painting Available
Print available in my Ebay Store
The Porsche Speedster in this painting is from the late fifties. It is very similar to the 1961 Porsche 356B Coupe my husband owned when we got married back in 1972. We drove it on our honeymoon to the Smokey Mountains. As I painted today, the memories came flooding back and just enhanced the painting experience. The setting is a country road in Virginia called Taylor Landing Road. We were there recently, visiting a friend on a Sunday Afternoon. I knew that road with those massive pine trees would make it into a painting soon and here they are! I will add a closeup for detail. Prints are available on Ebay. Click here to go to the Ebay listing or click here to email me for information about purchasing the original watercolor. To see a closer view, click on the main photo.



Tuesday, June 17, 2008

914 Porsche Backroad Excursion


Watercolor Art Print 11" x 15"
Those of you who subscribe to this blog may remember this painting from a few months ago. It is now available as a large archival quality open edition print. All of my prints are professionally printed on heavy, acid free paper with archival inks with the same detail and vibrant color as the original. Click here for my Ebay store or email me here for information. Mini posters also available.
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Currently on the easel:

"Porsche 356 Speedster Sunday Drive"
Painting & prints available - A great companion for the "Backroad Excursion"



A closer view

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Through the Years

14" x 11" Watercolor & Ink
300 lb. Fabriano Artistico Cold Press Paper
This one was fun to do. I created this painting and the Tulips in Pitcher oil painting for an exhibit at The Art Institue & Gallery. In this painting, the same person is shown at differing stages of life starting with the child in the foreground depicting the carefree days of the very young child when one has few worries. In the midground, she is in her middle years when all you seem to do is worry especially about physical appearance. Finally she is content to soak up the sun, enjoying the blue of the sky and the feel of the ocean...hopefully much wiser and more at peace. Now she is thankful to have a peaceful moment to think about her many blessings and about her journey to this point. If you are interested in purchasing this painting email me at dcglovier@yahoo.com. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tulips

11" x 14" Oil on Stretched Canvas
I love spring and I love tulips. Everywhere I look, flowers are blooming in the yard, the trees and in the woods. This was so much fun to paint. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, framed or unframed, click here to contact me. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Globe's Balcony Gallery Opening

This is me at the opening with a big smile on my face.
We had a great time!

Three of my Photographs Above

The two paintings in black frames on the right are mine.
We had a wonderful time at the Gallery Opening last night. The event was well attended and the food and wines were wonderful. We went with two of our oldest and dearest friends. It was her birthday and we ended the evening with a bottle of champagne to celebrate both events.


Friday, May 2, 2008

The Globe Balcony Gallery Arts Night Exhibit

The Globe's Balcony Art Gallery Exhibit
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Above are my three paintings that have been accepted for the Spring Arts Night Exhibit. The show opens tonight, May 2nd at 5:00PM and goes through July 5th. The theme is "Ocean" which includes artwork related to the ocean...not just images of the ocean itself. I also inserted a photo of a closeup of the Globe's marquee.


Above are my photographs accepted for the Spring Arts Night Exhibit. When we dropped off my artwork we had a nice visit with one of the delightful owners, Jennifer David. We stayed for dinner, enjoying the great music of The Mood Swingers. The Globe features performers on their stage most nights and the food is outstanding...just a great place to go for drinks, dinner and entertainment! If you're in the neighborhood, check out the Balcony Art Gallery then head back downstairs for the best food and drink around!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Serenity on the Pocomoke River

8"x 10" Oil on Canvas Panel
$100

This is the view from a dock near our home. The Pocomoke River is lined with cypress trees. It is a narrow river in many places and a local favorite for waterskiing and other boating activities. Our family takes our boats out on a regular basis in the summer for fun and great fellowship. We also have hosted many family reunions there.
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chili Peppers

8" x 10" Oil on Canvas Panel
$100

I love spicy food and the fresher the better! I am famous for my spicy chili. When my son asked me for my recipe, he added fresh jalepenos to his batch. WOW, was that fantastic! It adds a fresh spiciness that's really yummy. That’s how I make it for my husband and I now. These three red chili peppers were so warm in color, I decided to use a cooler brown for the background. I think the contrast is pretty interesting. What do you think? This painting is a bit more spontaneous than many of my paintings and I really like the looseness that resulted. I hope you do too! Click here to email me for purchase details.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Doris Glovier Paintings Are On YouTube!

My paintings are now featured on YouTube. Click on the arrow in the box (middle of screen) to play or you can click here to go to YouTube.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pear on Blue

6" x 6" Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD!
I enjoyed painting and eating this pear and am happy to say it tasted as good as it looked. Have you ever eaten pear butter? It is very much like apple butter but with it's own rich flavor. My mom has fruit trees on her property and last summer while visiting, my cousin Dean made pear butter. It was delicious! It is surprising how very popular the pear is as an object to paint. I hope you like mine.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Chickadee


8" x 10" Oil on Canvas
SOLD
Another in my bird series, this painting was fun to do. The Carolina Chickadee lives in the U.S. only and has a wingspan of only six to eight inches. A pair bond between a male and female Carolina Chickadee can remain intact for several years. Reference photo from BSWilson1147 of WetCanvas. You can always click on the painting to view it in larger format. If you'd like a automatic email of my latest painting posts, just sign up in the box in the upper right corner of this page. Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Delicious!

6" x 6" Oil painting on Canvas Panel
SOLD

Summer is my favorite time of the year. My husband loves to plant a few tomato and pepper plants each year. We wait and wait, forever it seems, until he is finally able to harvest one or two. We eat them faster than they can ripen...for awhile. All of a sudden we're giving them to friends and family because they're coming off faster than we can eat them! I enjoyed painting this beautiful tomato in anticipation of what's to come!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Slideshow of Paintings

Hi, I recently had some fun creating a slideshow of some of my recent paintings. If you'd like to see it, click here. There are arrows at the top left to start the slideshow or to click through them one by one. Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Dearest Friend ~ Cocker Spaniel Painting

8"x10" Oil on Canvas
This painting is currently listed on Ebay

A portrait of our sweet Megan. Words cannot express how dear she is to me. Always by my side and always eager to please. She hates the mailman, adores kids and lives to tear up her toys!

"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too." ~ Samuel Butler, Notebooks, 1912




Saturday, April 5, 2008

Skipping Stones

8" x 10" Oil on Canvas Panel
$100

This little fellow was having fun at the park with his mom. He was obviously trying to make the stones skip across the surface of the water but not quite succeeding. He still seemed to be delighted at the "kurplunk!" sound and the ripples that resulted with each toss. This little painting is a study for a larger painting in the future.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gallery Patron

Oil on Canvas Panel 8" x 10"
SOLD
This lovely gallery patron happened to have been my companion recently on a trip to Annapolis, Maryland with our husbands. Annapolis is full of wonderful shops and art galleries. We took in quite a few and especially enjoyed the bakeries and coffee shops while we were there.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Yellow Warbler

Oil on Canvas Panel 6" x 6"
SOLD
This little Yellow Warbler, also known as the Dendroica Petechiais, is a songbird and has a wingspan of only 6 to 8 inches and feeds on insects and spiders. Yellow Warblers sing sweetly from the branches of the trees where they build their cup nests. I find that I really enjoy painting birds and learning about them. This one was particularly fun to do!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pink Poppy

6" x 6" Oil on Canvas Panel
To be listed on Ebay
After painting animals for a bit, I thought it would be nice to work on a floral painting. I love poppies and especially love to paint backlit poppies so this one was fun to do. I hope the dramatic background isn't too much. Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Clark's Nutcracker

6" x 6" Oil on Canvas Panel
$100

The Clark's Nutcracker, named after Captain Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition, is a member of the crow family. Did you know that the male incubates the eggs? He actually develops a brood patch on his chest similar to a female, and takes his turn keeping the eggs warm!
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Monday, March 17, 2008

Assateague Lighthouse

8"x 10" Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD!
There are endless possibilities for paintings here in the Mid-Atlantic region of our vast country. Assateague Island, Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge is especially rich in material and artistic opportunities. This is a close-up view of the lighthouse on the Island. I enjoyed my time there as a child, playing on the beach and now as an adult recording the beauty of this magnificent area and the creatures that inhabit it. My husband and I recently hiked the trail to the foot of the lighthouse and this is my favorite view of it.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Rest


8"x 10" Oil on Canvas Panel
This painting is currently listed on Ebay
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The time when your children are babies is a special time. To be sure, there are frustrations, exhaustion and some worry, as well. For my husband and I, and to probably most parents, that time was a magical period in our lives filled with blessings, humor and an abundance of learning experiences. I hope you like today's painting. I enjoy portraiture and especially love to create paintings that convey a mood or sentiment.