• Abstract, Blue, Painting, Watercolour Painting

    MAKING PLANS FOR THE NEW YEAR

    2012 is almost over and that means it is time to start making plans for the new year. I am excited to start building a new body of work in watercolours and a few new wax pieces as well. Here are two new paintings which I started recently. I thought I would try working in all warm and all cool colours as an experiment.

  • Art, Abstract, Chrissy Poitras, Miami, Contest

    ART TAKES MIAMI

    I just entered my work into this contest. Your vote could help me get international recognition. Would love your support.

  • Etsy, Abstract, Painting, Chrissy Poitras, Watercolour, Collage, Printmaking

    ETSY SHOP

        Despite my initial reaction to the idea of selling on Etsy I recently decided that it is probably a good idea … so I went ahead and made a shop. I must say it does feel pretty good to see all the work in one gallery together. I can really see the connections between the bodies of work, plus I have the added fun of seeing how other people feel about the work.

  • Contemporary and Modern Art Blog, Chrissy Poitras, Kyle Topping

    CONTEMPORARY & MODERN ART BLOG

    Thanks to our former Spark Box Studio resident Kristy Lynn Kyle and I received a great feature on the Contemporary and Modern Art blog. Take a look at the post here >>

  • Paintings, Abstract, Watercolour, Summer, Small

    ENJOYING THE SUMMER AND MAKING SMALL WORKS

          Yesterday I took a little time to visit a couple places around the County. I stopped at the Lavender Farm to see all the plants in bloom and at the Oeno Gallery to take a walk through the Sculpture Garden. Then I went home and started some small works for an upcoming art fair in Kingston.

  • Blizzmax Gallery, Art, Painting, Watercolour, Chrissy Poitras, Abstract

    ABTRACT EXHIBITION

        The last few months have flew by without much new work being produced. The studio has been busy with residents and I had a lot of work on my plate with teaching. But summer has arrived and with it a new exhibition. Last weekend was the opening for the Blizzmax Gallery Abstract Painting show. It was a great turn out. I had four pieces in the show included three from the Modern Fuel Exhibition and one new painting. I am really enjoying these watercolours!

  • WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

    As much as I love the scent of bees wax I really needed a break, so I started working on some watercolour paintings. I love the freedom of watercolour painting and the graphic quality they produce.

  • Chrissy Poitras, Encaustic, Painting, Abstract

    MORE ENCAUSTIC PAINTINGS

          Well March came with snow, ice and lots of wind. I have been working on some new, larger encaustic pieces this week. Kyle and I have also been working on a grant proposal for Spark Box … always so much more work then you expect with grants. I have been loving the website of artist/designer Elisabeth Dunker called Fine Little Day.  I have been going there daily.            

  • WEEKEND PROJECTS

    Working on some etching projects this weekend in my sunny dining room. The beautiful weather is making me wish I was taking a walk on the beach. The three images above are from the Sandbanks and the Dunes beach taken during a walk with two of our past residents.