Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
I’m often asked, “What do you do all day?”
For some reason I take a perverse pleasure in saying, “Oh I don’t know, just sit around sipping coffee in the morning, eating bonbons at any time, and sometime in the late afternoon I start in on the wine.”
Because, after dragging home various treasures from the antique fairs, what else could one do?
These are treasures to be used in our ‘new’ house.
Treasures with rich colors that can only be found in hand-made materials.
Treasures that have a patina of age.
Treasures that have come from another home that no longer exists - because someone wanted new things in that home.
There! That someone is the person who is really out eating bonbons all day! But what’s the fun in that?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Ready or not here we come…
When he hasn’t been pouring concrete, tiling floors, building kitchen cabinets, plastering walls or reconfiguring the entire back forty, Tom has found some peaceful moments to be an artist.
He has completed a new body of works and these new paintings are already winging their way to the United States, invitations to art shows have been mailed out and we have started packing our bags. Well Susan has, Tom will wait until the night before we leave to realize that he doesn’t have any pants without holes in them and that there are paint splatters on his favorite sports jacket that he had planned on wearing to look a little less like a homeless person dragged off the street into our gracious hosts' homes.
And speaking of hosts here is a list of where we will be. If you are interested in attending one of these art show evenings please contact us and I will get back to you with details. The shows are casual and we encourage you to think about coming by to see us, bring a friend, or send along friends that you know living in the cities where we will be.
Andover, MA November 2nd, 3rd, 4th
New Canaan, CT November 7th
Princeton, NJ November 10th
Baltimore, MD November 14th
Annapolis, MD November 18th
Even if you can’t make it to a show we invite you to take a look at Tom’s recent works at www.thomasvieth.com. These paintings show Tom’s love of our adopted region, his love affair with the colors and lively vibrancy of the weekly markets, the exploration of the compositions of the ever-changing working fields that surround us, and the intimacy of small corners of the villages where one can sense the elegance and calm of layers of culture. Tom’s vision in painting is to paint the things that he loves in a way that speaks to scenes you may have seen and of places you may have visited. Mostly these paintings are about a sense of comfort, of being home. Because Tom is never more than thirty minutes from home. No need to venture further. Every thing that he loves about painting is to be found here, inside and around Bourdeilles--our small village in France.