Paint the Hill-- 30 Artists / 30 Locations / Lots of Wet Paint!

On Saturday, June 7th, we had the pleasure of hosting our first ever Paint the Hill Event with the Beacon Hill Civic Association!

The event was a smashing success!  Thirty artists painted around Beacon Hill from early morning until 4pm when all the paintings returned to the gallery for the evening Soirée and Reveal.

Participating artists were from around the greater Boston area, some with an intimate knowledge of Beacon Hill and some exploring the Hill for the first time.  All painted on private property accessible to the public. 

A big THANK YOU to our entire Paint the Hill committee and all of our sponsors who made this event possible: 75 ChestnutHampshire House, Fastachi, Beacon Hill Wine & Spirits, Sevens, Hingham Institute for Savings, Panificio, grosgrain & ink LLC, Boston Art & Framing, Beacon Hill Gourmet, The Boston Courant, Opus Affair, Soon Spoon, and Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.

A collection of paintings from Paint the Hill

If you see anything that catches your eye -- contact us!  A number of the paintings are still available for purchase in the gallery.

Visuals: New SMG Postcards

A while back we made a wildly successful gallery postcard that quickly disappeared!  In trying to create something visual that people could take with them to remember the gallery, we have a new gallery postcard with images of some of the all-time favorite paintings that have graced the walls of SMG!  

Swing by the gallery to snag one (and even one for a friend) before they vanish!  A little daily art inspiration to keep at your desk, in your studio, on your fridge, or even as a bookmark :)

Framed Friday: Joshua Flint

Happy Friday!  After three weeks of featuring detailed frames, this week we are going simple.  Sometimes simple and modern work better depending on the painting.  This recently arrived piece from Joshua Flint is titled 'Perfect Temerature'.  Appropriately named as our weather has been all over the place this week!

Joshua Flint, 'Perfect Temperature', 18 x 18, Oil on Panel.

The flat black frame allows Josh's gorgeous color palette to stand out.  Views of the inner and outer corners allow you to see the depth of the frame.  The clean lines of the frame also work to complement the drip affect on the painting, the more organic shape of the figures, and the structured lines of the architecture.  

Stop by to see Josh's piece in person and be sure to check out his great blog!