Monday, March 17, 2014

WE WELCOME YOU TO A SPECIAL ART PRESENTATION & AWARDS EVENT!


"Couch Series - The Diamond Bracelet", 
Pastel on Board
Additional Provenance:  Award of Merit with the PSSW, National Juried Exhibition, TX 2013,
 CPS National Juried Exhibition for Signature Members, CT, 2012



ART AWARDS AND RECEPTION 
PRESENTATION

at the MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART

 37th Annual Art on Paper, National Juried Exhibition  


March 30th,   3 - 5 pm
(awards at 4 pm)

MFA Circle Gallery
18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD


Exhibition continues through: 
March 20 - April 19, 2014



VIEW MY LATEST WORKS


Look forward to seeing you at the awards reception!

Blessings,

September McGee
PSA, CPS, PSWC,
Elected Member, Allied Artists of America, NY






Sunday, February 16, 2014

FUN February News!




September McGee


    NEWS from the Maryland Federation of Art!

Congratulations! 

With over 1040 entries  YOU  
are one of 80 artists 
selected by Eric Denker,  Juror 
for the MFA's Art on Paper Exhibition!



"Couch Series - The Diamond Bracelet", 
Pastel on Board
Additional Provenance:  Award of Merit with the PSSW, National Juried Exhibition, TX 2013, CPS National Juried Exhibition for 
Signature Members, CT, 2012

The 37th Annual Art on Paper, National Juried Exhibition with the Maryland Federation of Art

March 20 - April 19, 2014

Reception and Awards Presentation

March 30th,   3 - 5 pm
(awards at 4 pm)

MFA Circle Gallery
18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD



                          view my latest works


Blessings, 

September McGee

PSA, CPS, PSWC
Elected Member,  Allied Artists of America, NY



September McGee

Monday, February 3, 2014

LOVE Under the Red Umbrella - Small works for special showing with the Cooley Gallery, Leesburg, VA


NEW works from my popular series

"LOVE Under the Red Umbrella"

will be showcasing at the
Cooley Gallery, Leesburg, VA


#8
                                                             Original oil on Sennelier 
                                                                      Bristol Paper

#9
Original oil on Sennelier Bristol Paper

Original Oil on Yupo Paper

Original Oil on Yupo Paper


FIVE special  "LOVE Under the Red Umbrella" 
originals will be showcased 

just in time for 

Valentine's Day!



 All five paintings presented in archival black matting 
and custom framed in specialty silver & black moulding! 
(See below)

#4
                          Original oil on Bristol 

Custom framed 


Cooley Gallery - Small Works Show



Show includes TWENTY  spectacular artists!  Wine served from local Virginia winery!


Reception:  

Friday,  February 7th

 6 - 9 pm  


Cooley Gallery, 
12 South King St. Leesburg, VA 20175

   Cooley Gallery






                                            "Rainy Day #88", oil on linen, custom framed


HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 GIVE THE GIFT OF ART THIS 

VALENTINE'S DAY!


                              BLESSINGS!

 SEPTEMBER MCGEE


www.septembermcgee.com


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

You Just Have To Love Our Pets!

"Ginger"

Oil on Linen
16" x 12"
The Sirott Collection


"Ginger" is an original oil on linen.  
This adorable little dog was so much fun to paint!

I wanted to capture the sweet look in her eyes.
This little dog greets you with kisses
and curls up in your lap,
and is loved beyond measure.

It was an honor to be commissioned to paint
little Miss Ginger.

Email me!


December blessings,

September McGee

Monday, November 18, 2013

"Victorian Tea Party" a commissioned painting by September McGee

"Victorian Tea Party"

oil on linen, 24" x 30"

by

September McGee


Several months ago one of my amazing collectors asked me to do a commissioned painting for his Victorian home in St. Louis,  MO. He came up with the idea of a Victorian tea party painting for his dining room.  It had to be a large painting to fit this spectacular  room, recently restored in true Victorian fashion...a room done with a true love and passion for the time period. 

Commissioning a painting from an artist is a wonderful adventure into the creative realm.  A bond of trust bridges the relationship between collector and artist. Patience is also required. The creative process works on it's own time and this timing has to be respected.  My client,

Brian A. Van Tine,
 M.D./Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and
 Sarcoma Program Director at the Barnes and Jewish Hospital,
 Washington University, St. Louis, MO


 is not only a busy physician, but an avid  appreciator of the arts with a reverence for the visionary process.  He sent me pictures of his Victorian dining room, from the chandelier, Victorian mouldings, wallpaper, fireplace, windows, ceiling and even his white cat on the dining table! We ordered the frame before we even began.




 I love the Victorian times: the clothes and hats. It was a lovely and insouciant era.  I have used this style for many of my figurative pieces over the years, and so I was thrilled to undertake this challenge. The ideas on how to accomplish this project began germinating.  Finally,  the right moment presented itself  and I began the creative process.


I sketched and played with the figures and the room.  I came up with a final sketch and showed Dr. Van Tine.  I usually don't show my initial sketches to clients, but Dr. Van Tine had been so patient and I was definitely pleased with the layout, composition and color palette.



"Study for the Victorian Tea Party"

Pastel on paper

I wanted to capture his spectacular dining room.  I decided to use the three rear windows as my background. I couldn't leave out the amazing fireplace, the exquisite chandelier, the mouldings and the ceiling's decor. The painting on the right is a copy of the final commissioned painting within the painting itself!


This was a fun project, which I had to admit took me far longer than I anticipated.  My creative juices were challenged.  My goal was to bring the viewer into the dining room and make you feel as if you were there!


I shipped the painting to St. Louis and Dr. Van Tine put it in its waiting frame.


  "It is perfect."

Thanks, 

Brian




"The Victorian Tea Party"
oil on linen, 24" x 30"

Collection of Dr. Brian A. Van Tine

View my recent paintings!

Email me for questions and requests!

Blessings!

September McGee 
PSA, PSWC, CPS,
Allied Artists of America, Elected Member



LIVE  -  LAUGH  -  LOVE

B U Y  A M E R I C A N  A R T






Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Latest NEWS from artist September McGee


"Couch Series - The Diamond Bracelet"
Pastel on Board

WINNER!

AWARD OF MERIT


Pastel Society of the Southwest


32nd Annual National Juried Exhibit

November 4 – 30, 2013

At the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Grapevine, TX

636 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX  76051 (Tel:  817-410-8136)



I am thrilled to win this award.

I'VE ALSO RELOCATED MY STUDIO!










Happy November Blessings,

September McGee 



PSA, PSWC, CPS,
Allied Artists of America, Elected Member


LIVE - LAUGH - LOVE

B U Y  A M E R I C A N  A R T











Thursday, June 6, 2013

LOVE is in the air!


"Amore"
oil on linen, 18" x 14"


The warmth of summer is upon us!  The birds are singing, flowers are in bloom and love is in the air!  My latest painting "Amore" portrays a couple sharing a quiet tender moment.
I wanted to depict the love and sweetness these two share.
Capturing emotions in paint is my ultimate goal.  I strive to create an experience in my paintings; an experience the viewer will have again and again.

The beautiful reflections on the table represent one of my signature features. The spirited brushstrokes juxtaposed with  soft edges throughout help create the overall warm sentiment, as if you could touch this moment in time.



I use only the finest archival materials in my works 
and unique quality framing.
My goal is to give value, excellence and a sui generis 
worthy of the finest art collection!
This painting is now available at:


Greenberg Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM




Happy Thankful Thursday!!

Blessings,

September McGee