Friday, September 30, 2011


Here is a behind the scenes look at the filming of a television segment at our home/ studios for WCVB Channel 5, Boston for Chronicle.
Ted Reinstein, reporter for Chronicle, is interviewing James on his year long project
52 paintings in 52 weeks.
This is what we refer to as a painting marathon.

A break in the questioning!

James at his easel talking about the Aponovich 52 project, also demonstrating that there is work beyond the project that continues in the studio.
The paintings in this project can be seen in a weekly blog for all interested in following along.
There you will find still lifes, a portrait and a few landscapes of places James has visited in the past 26 weeks.
So,now 26 paintings down, 26 paintings left to go.

Our thanks to Ted Reinstein and Chronicle Crew for taking interest in this project. In the art business this undertaking in known as working in a "time-based arena". I like the sound of that, it keeps me working. At the conclusion of the 52 weeks ( and after a few weeks of rest) these paintings, along with sketches and related works
will be on exhibit at Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, June 2012.


The segment airs on Chronicle / WCVB TV/Thursday, September 29 at 7:30
Chronicle Website; CHRONICLE HD

Lincoln Station, Lincoln, MA
781- 259-8303

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

and this just in from the garden.........

A trip to the vegetable garden this morning was made to gather nasturtiums for a painting that James is working on. More than nasturtiums made it back to the house.
Plum tomatoes, bell peppers were only part of the mornings harvest.
And the nasturtiums were not forgotten in the bustle of the harvesting.

Beautiful eggplant at last!
These vegetables all bring Italy to mind.
I see cooking in our future.

These past several days of summer weather have been beneficial for the vegetable garden.
Winter squash, carrots, swiss chard, plum tomatoes, so many wonderful ingredients to work with at this time of year. The garden also provides us with flavorful and fragrant herbs for our kitchen.

What is better than fresh figs in the garden?
Figs are my favorite fruit, at least at the moment.
Now that this bounty is in our kitchen, what shall we do with all these wonderful fruits and vegetables?
The activity in the kitchen has just begun......more on the figs and plum tomatoes coming soon!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rose Hips, Scarlet Beauty

The rose hips light up this plant. Their colors span the palette from a pale cadmium yellow into orange to a fully saturated scarlet.

Vermillion or crimson would be the color I would use to identify these rose hips.
Their full round red forms punctuate the leaves which are now shifting from green to yellow.
In spring the new bright green growth of leaves and the small buds form. As days grow longer and warmer the buds open to delicate roses that are so fragrant in the summer sun.
Here in September, with the day light shorter and mornings cooler, this beautiful transformation of the rose notes the nearing of the end of the summer cycle of the garden.
The rose hips carry on the beauty of this plant in the autumn garden.