Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Look Homeward Pelican

I remember reading Thomas Wolf's classic as a teenager and wondering, who the hell has time to think these thoughts? Who can write about all the nothing that defines the branch? It was what led me later in life to read toTom Wolf (during the drug years). No really. 
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
No. Really.
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$225 shipping included

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


I make it a rule never to use others peoples photos. Dawn, (girl in picture)
is a  friend and painter (artist, not houses) who lives in Kitty Hawk. I saw this picture of her and her horse "Azúcar"( Spanish for Sugar). I loved the light in the photo and asked her if I could paint from it. Here are the results.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"
this painting is sold.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Gull in the shallows

Oil on canvas 12"X16"
seagull at the beach
for sale.

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Price: $225 USD plus $15 USD s/h

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Big Red Cardinal (SOLD)

A big red cardinal. Love these easy ones.
Oil on pane 9"X12"
this painting is sold.

Point of View (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 18"X24"
Oil on panel 9"X12"
Here is a commission I did. The one on the bottom was a study for the one on top.
Hope Sherri likes it. (she already told me she does)So the point is moot.
A house in duck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound and some of Currituck Mainland in the distance.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Corova Beach

Here is one right at the end of 2016.
Here is the end of my 8th full year of painting and blogging about it.
this is blog post #1610. 1610 times I have braved judgement and hit the "publish" button.
It does not get easier, but solace comes in seeing that yes, I am a better painter. 102 paintings this year. Keep up the good work, Rick.
Horses along the beach in Corova, NC
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Oil on canvas30"X48"

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Along the Avalon

Here for the umpteenth time Avalon Pier painted the long and narrow way.
Oil on canvas 10"X30"
send me an email if you would like to own this.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Here I have painted the BlueFin docked in Wanchese Harbor on a sunny afternoon.
Oil on canvas 24"X36"
I would like to sell this paintnig.
thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

National Crab (SOLD)

Here is a new painting of a crab. 
oil on canvas 18"X24"
want  it?
This painting is sold.

House in Duck (SOLD)

This is a sketch of Sherri's house working from her photo. I went this morning and took photos for a larger work.
Oil on panel 8"X10"
Its been a while and I have new paintings to post.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cable Ranch Dynasty

For reasons unexplained a painting of a seagull with tents.
this painting is for sale so contact me.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"

Crab CakeWalk About (SOLD)

There is a silent reward creating a work of art for some special person or  special occasion. I love that. An anniversary or birthday and somehow I am a part of it.
This painting is like that. 
A bluecrab commission going to Australia. 
I know it is going to a beautiful  home somewhere downunder. thanks again.
Sincerely, Rick Nilson
Oil on canvas 18"X24"
thanks for looking. This painting is sold.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A Walk on the Low Tide

there was something touchuing the way this couple held hands on their morning walk as tourists along a desolate beach.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"

Monday, October 31, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Wake of your tail

I am no animal behaviorist, but I believe horses that are subjected to relentless biting flies stay in the wake of their neighbor's tail. I would. Take my word for it, this is my 1600th post on this blog. I have done at least one painting per post, probably a lot more. The more I paint the more critical my eye becomes. I only post the ones I am truly satisfied with.
Here is one
Oil on canvas 16"X20"

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Snappy TItle

This was a fun  thing I did months ago. Never completely happy with it. I had a great name for it then. I think more about the horse is to be learned with a new subject. 
Oil on canvas 18" X 24"
You said it Rick.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Horses Study

here again are more of these!
Oil on panel 9"X12"
thanks for looking
email me if you want this.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Horse Study

I never did my homework in school.
well, hardly ever.
Oil on panel 9"X12"
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