Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Closing Reception/Poetry reading for Unbound Exhibition at Paterson Museum!

There will be closing reception for my "Unbound Exhibition" on Sunday August 11 from 1-4 PM at the Paterson Museum.
Poetry readings at 2 PM. I will be reading my work together with Jonathan Goodman Poet/Art writer. 

All are welcome!

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

New work

This is a small Ampersand Clayboard I am working on.  I am etching into it (for now at least)  It is called "Bound White House" and is 4 x 6 inches.  I am combining my on-going obsession with both my inner and the outer worlds and the icon of 'hone'  in this piece.  

Monday, July 15, 2019

En Pleine Air Paintings in Maine Triada Samaras

I have never tried En Pleine Air Paintings before.  This week all that changed.  I took my art materials outdoors and tried it in two locations:  Portland Headlight and Eastern Promenade.  It was actually sheer bliss to go outdoors with my art materials. I will be doing more of this in the very near future!

En plein air (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ plɛn ɛːʁ]French for outdoors, or plein air painting) is the act of painting outdoors. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules that might create a predetermined look.

Above:  Portland Headlight
8" x 10"
Acrylic on Wood
Triada Samaras 2019

Above:  Eastern Promenade
4" x 6"
Acrylic and Oil Pastel on Paper
Triada Samaras 2019

In contrast the painting below of my son Leo walking in the Maine woods was done in my studio from a photo.  The difference is the amount of imagination I allow myself  with the light and colors in the studio.  In en pleine air painting I follow what I see outdoors with my naked eyes.  In the studio I let my imagination take over sometimes completely sometimes.  In fact, many times!

Above:  Leo 
12" x 18"
Oil on Canvas
Triada Samaras 2019

Triada Samaras Unbound Exhibition at Paterson Museum featured in Tussle Magazine

I am happy to be featured in Tussle Magazine this month.  Thanks to Jonathan Goodman for the impressive art writing!
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Standing in front of my painting with Raymond Horner Jr. (currently on exhibit at Paterson Museum). "Revolution". Oil on Canvas. 51" x 68" Triada Samaras 2017.

Standing with Myra Winter in front of my painting (currently on exhibit at Paterson Museum). "Moving On". Ink on Paper. 35" x 23"