Saturday, June 28, 2008

Big Pile of Art

Monday's the big delivery day. Edward and I are heading down to Provincetown to drop off all the works for the show, 30+ pieces. It's seems like I've been framing non-stop for two weeks. I can't wait to have this burden off my shoulders. At least when we go down for the show, it will be a nice relaxing trip.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Discreet at the Beach

PROVINCETOWN — Seashore authorities say there’s too much public sex going on in the dunes and on the beaches, and they are enlisting the town of Provincetown’s help now in their efforts to curb the activity.

According to the Cape Cod Times, the number of complaints concerning public sex in the Provincetown and Truro parts of the national park has more than tripled over the past decade. "It's a growing issue, both from the number of complaints and the number of areas doing this activity," Seashore superintendent George Price told the paper.

I think there's become a lack of discretion, while this activity has been going on for years, the current rise in complaints has more to do with the boldness of the activity. So if the mood hits you while enjoying the sun, sea and sand remember that despite it's remoteness and it's rep as the gay beach it's still a public park. Be discreet or else the crackdown will become heavy and harsh.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Busy Bee

Now that my show has relocated to a larger space (the Lyman-Eyer Gallery above) I need to bring more works to fill the walls. Also the date I was planning to deliver the pieces has moved up by a week and a half, so I have been busy framing and preparing. I've hardly had time to do anything else. So I apologize for neglecting this blog. I'll try to post more often.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

On The Drawing Board: Miles of Rope

A cowboy with a lasso against a cloudy sky...seemed simply enough, no complicated background, one lone figure, not even much clothing. I did not anticipate the complexity and the tedium involved with rendering rope in pastel. As you may know I do much of the work with my fingers, but here I needed to also employ quite a bit of pencil work to get that braided look of rope. Usually areas that need that intricate touch are small, whereas this just seemed to go on for miles.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Nice write up in New England Blade

June 04, 2008 - William Henderson

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. - Lyman-Eyer Increases Number of Male Figurative Artists it Represents

Michael Breyette to Begin Selling Work Through Gallery

Male figurative pastel artist Michael Breyette will begin selling his work through the Lyman-Eyer Gallery in Provincetown, which has established itself as the go-to place for male figurative art. Breyette is a self-taught artist, he says, who has been drawing for as long as he can remember.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Work: A Summer Treat

Every hot afternoon, he takes a break from working on the summer cottage. He swaggers across the stream of vacation traffic to the town's ice cream shop. He doesn't quite know which flavor he'll get, but he knows he will be greeted by a big grin from the young guy behind the counter. And for a few moments, they each get to indulge in A Summer Treat.

With summer heat comes a sand pail full of summer treats. Among the best is the opening of all those little ice cream shops in every small town and vacation spot, serving up sweet, cold and creamy confections. Of course, another treat is the hunky eye candy that these warm summer months serve up.

The limited edition Gallery and Studio prints are available for purchase. The 20% off Day of Issue Sale ends around Midnight tomorrow.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

On The Drawing Board: Go West

With all that's going on, doing new works for the upcoming show, getting everything else prepped for the show, the new book, next years calendar, the 1000 words project, I have not been posting on the blog quite so much. So just to let you know I haven't forgotten, here's a little taste of what I am now working on. It's another piece for the show.

It's been a while since I've done a cowboy, I just had to get back in the saddle because they are so much fun!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

New Venue for "Escape" Gallery Show

It’s been a roller coaster of a week! In a nutshell, due to events beyond their control Little Gorgeous Things can no longer host my exhibit in July. That was devastating to hear. However, they helped me out by proposing some solutions and I am happy to say and am very thankful to the Lyman-Eyer Gallery of Provincetown for not only hosting the exhibit on such short notice but also representing me full time. What’s even better is that they had a spot on their calendar that will allow them to host my exhibit and reception during the original time period.

The exhibit still begins on July 9th, with the reception still July 11th at 7-9 PM. While the show will technically end a few days earlier, it is inconsequential since they will still be displaying my work well beyond the end date.

Lyman-Eyer Gallery is located at 432 Commercial Street Provincetown MA 02657.