Friday, December 31, 2010

"First Night"

Here's what newbury looks like now:

Here's what it will look like soon!!

I'm looking forward to working and studying in the studio. I hope to walk across the block to Copley Square and check out some of the ice sculptures. Warmer weather: good for spectators, bad for ice sculptures. It's supposed to reach 50 degrees on New Year's Day, perhaps I'll be painting in front of the studio!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Newbury @ Night (Niketown)"

Oil on canvas, 2010, 24" x 36" $3,250.00.
So I finally got up the
nerve to set up RIGHT ON THE CORNER OF
It took nerve because the spot I wanted to paint is right in front of
Stephanie's outside dining area, also right in front
of the valet parking zone. The sidewalk is
excruciatingly narrow right there as well.
The positive aspects of painting here are many.
First of all when everyone is watching it
makes me want to develop the piece quickly
and accurately so that no one asks me what
I'm painting (they can [hopefully] see what it is).
Also I have impetus for speed because It's so
busy with the valets rushing around and
I don't want to be in their way. These stimuli help me
set up strict parameters which reflect in the vivid loose
treatments in the picture. I painted there four separate times.
I also fine tuned some elements in the studio.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

"Reflecting Pool with Fountain"

This piece is now sold. In the distance you can see the children playing in the fountain on a hot summer day. The two young ladies walking in the foreground are my tribute to the culture of the Harajuku section of Tokyo.

Oil on canvas, 2009, 36" x 24"

"South Station"

This piece is now sold. It was really exciting to paint down near South Station and I can't wait to do more pieces expressing this area.

Oil on Canvas, 2010, 11" x 14"

Boston Skyline with Guy Feeding Birds

This painting is now sold. It was the first piece that I painted while Marc Morin was present working on a separate landscape. It was started on Memorial Drive one early morning in late October and then finished in the studio.

Oil on Canvas, 2010, 18" x 24"

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Critic's Pick by Cate McQuaid in today's Boston Globe!!

So excited to see the small write up of "Concept and Reaction" in today's Boston Globe!!

Ms McQuaid had only good things to say about our humble exhibit. Marc and I are so proud to be Boston Artists, and we're confident that this show exemplifies our reverence for the city that we live and work in.

Boston (and the world) come visit Newbury Street in Winter and check out

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Culver Rap_mpeg4.mp4

Someone has made a response to my rap about painting in Boston

Here's my rap:

Twin Shogun lays the beat, Sean Boyce Busts the Rhyme.

Here's the rap from LA

Monday, December 20, 2010

Newbury and Dartmouth in the Snow at Night

Oil on canvas, 22" x 24", 2010, $2,100.00 This piece was painted over the 
course of the winter of 2009, all en plein aire.
 At least one painting session occured while it was actually snowing (hard)
 The effects of the snowflakes on my oils 
were kind of cool. The snow chunks bound up in the oils creating clumpy, 
gritty textures. Another factor that 
manifested during that session was fear. While I was painting I could here 
a group of rowdy guys hanging out loudly
 somewhere nearby. I thought they were in front of what used to be Joe's 
over on Dartmouth and Newbury. 
(It's now The Met Bar). I could hear their guffawing and threatening 
snowball type comments to passers by. 
I even heard one girl standing up for herself saying, "You wouldn't throw 
one at a pregnant woman would you?" 
I heard the group reluctantly acquiesce but just barely. I was getting 
nervous because I surmised that if they 
noticed me stationed at my easel painting on Newbury Street, in the snow, 
at night, they would almost have 
no choice in their alcohol fueled, neanderthal pack mentality, but to target 
me with snowballs. Not wanting 
to deal with such matters, I hurriedly got what I could out of that very exciting 
and productive session, packed 
it up, and got under cover. The blue awnings on the left of the painting with 
the gold dots on them were 
emblematic of Joe's American Bar and Grille at that address for years. Now 
Joe's has moved one block up 
to Newbury and Exeter.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Painting 14 Hours A Day

"Looking Down on Newbury", oil on canvas, 2010, 24" x 36" sold.

Well I've reached my goal of being able to paint for fourteen hours a day. I've been doing it for three to four days a week up in the studio for a few months now. I'm starting to gain traction in my development artistically. I continue to seek inspiration and knowledge from the vibrant Boston Art Scene, hitting galleries and studios all over whenever I can.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Complete Online Catalogue for "Concept and Reaction"

Finally I've got the online catalogue for this awesome show complete. Whew! Now that the show is almost over and a portion of the pieces are already sold, you can browse online to your heart's content. Just click on the giant hot pink link below.

"Concept and Reaction"

A Series of Contradictory Boston Paintings by
Marc Morin and Sean Boyce

Come by Sean Boyce Studios and check them out in real life!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Photo Shoot

I'm getting ready for a photo shoot over at the studio today. Not sure what we'll come up with, Thomas, Schiavelli and myself, but it will be cool, and I'll post some cool pics from it on here and all over.

I've been getting back to my commission work after "Concept and Reaction" has started to subside a bit.

(Lots of red dots on the walls but still a few choice deals left.

I've been working on a piece for the upcoming children's book by Ryan SanAngelo called "Bye Bye

I've got twenty six small yet detail oriented oil paintings to do for the book so I'm knocking them out one by one.

I smashed out a few of the simpler pieces to get warmed up, now my plan is to tackle the more difficult ones so that I can get out of the woods a bit.

All the paintings will be done by March 1, 2010.

All day yesterday I worked on the double page layout treatment of The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona Spain.

It's definitely one of the most ambitious of the images needed for the book. Funny though, I'm finding that even images I thought I would breeze thru are more involved than I had surmised.

No need to worry though, I'll get 'er done on time and amazingly.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

South Station

"South Station", Oil on canvas, 11" x 14", 2010, $350.00

Who doesn't love South Station? If you're there it means you're going somewhere cool or (definitely) getting somewhere cool  BOSTON!
You've got Regina Pizzeria, sun drenched rooms with huge vaulted ceilings, travel, drama, adventure, food, books, magazines, TRAINS, busses, it's a real hoot.
So here is my third picture that focuses mainly on South Station. When we were deciding where to set up, Marc was saying he wanted to be inside looking at the trains - which is a great idea. I wound up choosing this angle because of the cool window pane designs on the roofs of the subway entrances, and for the cool shot down Summer Street (a nod to all the great artists at Fort Point too!)
I can't wait to paint South Station again and again and I must mention that Marc's version of this place is one of my favorite in the show "Concept and Reaction"  
I also should mention the painting by Sean Flood of the same subject that I saw at The Distillery Gallery in South Boston in November that is one of my most favorite paintings that I've seen in a long time.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Concept and Reaction Art Reception

Thanks so much to everyone that came out to the opening reception for "Concept and Reaction". It was quite fun. Here are a few pictures!!

Kerri McCarthy, Marc Morin and Sean Boyce

Lots of cool art lovers!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Concept and Reaction

Here is a link to the most current web exhibit available corresponding with the upcoming show in Boston entitled "Concept and Reaction", Paintings by Marc Morin and Sean Boyce.

December 3, - 31, 2010

Sean Boyce Studios, 162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Reception: Saturday December 4, 2010, 5:30-7:30