Tuesday, May 2, 2017


this was a quick fun little thing.
Oil on panel 6"X8"

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Price: $100 USD

Friday, April 28, 2017

Blue Moon Grill

I probably spent too much time on this. I do that a lot. Overthink and then overpaint.
Yes it is a word.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"
$450 free shipping

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Rooster Tax

Someone called me just now and asked if I had paid my taxes yet. 
Taxes? damn it. Wish I was Donald right now.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
$225 free shipping

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Kill Devil Kittywake

Behind is the Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The town puts on a fireworks display every year.on the 4th of July. We all bring lawn chairs and sit together on the beach.  A mixed crowd of faces, Republicans some, Democrats some, here enjoying a summer evening. A tribe shares the beach and shares mounting anticipation.  We sit together on the beach in the dark, waiting to sigh in unison ...."ohhh....ahhhh...".
whats up with that?
oil on canvas 12"X16" 
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Wayward Pelican (SOLD)

A tropic looking pelican
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
thanks Jean.
this painting is sold.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Blue Gray Gull

A seagull dressed in blue gray.
Oil on canvas 20"X20"
free shipping.
thank you all for liking my stuff.

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Price: $400 USD

RetroCrab (SOLD)

Here is my interpretation of what retro would look like in a crustacean. 
you know, arty stuff like that.
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
this painting is sold.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Nags Head Breakfast (SOLD)

The Nags Head Pier House serves breakfast.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
thanks for looking.
this painting is sold.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Green Chair

Here is honesty. I tried hard to replicate these shapes and colors as best as I am capable. No pictures, monitors or printers, just my hand and eye. Honesty.
Oil on panel 11"X14"
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tropical Fantasy

I paint most days, I don't blog like I used to. I am so old school. I still take photos with my Olympus and then load them onto this computer, then crop them and then post them. I know there is a better methodology for this, but, like I said, I paint most days.
Oil on panel 10"X30'
thank you for looking. and send me an email if you would like to buy this.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ft. Myers Shrimpers

Moored at Fort Myers Shrimp Market are the Lexi Joe and the Lady Oti.
Oil on canvas 20"X20"
$400 plus shipping
thanks for looking. send me an email.

Monday, February 20, 2017


I painted this by request. If you would like to buy this painting, below is a paypal link and my email is ricknilson@gmail.com
thank you for looking.

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Price: $400 USD plus $25 USD s/h

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hot Stuff (SOLD)

I fell off a ladder and have been on crutches for a month now. It sucks. I have been able to paint, but its hard to get good photos. This one is ok. This painting is for sale and I would like to sell it.
Oil on canvas 20"X20"
thanks for looking.
This painting is sold.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Girl on a Moped

I was doin' real good too! 
This girl was weaving through traffic in the busy streets of Nassau.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
for sale. rick nilson@gmail.com

How cold my chicadee

I tried to use as much cool color as I could conjure.
Oil on panel 9"X12"

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Look Homeward Pelican (SOLD)

I remember reading Thomas Wolf's classic as a teenager and wondering, who the hell has time to write this about all the nothing that defines the branch? It was what led me later in life to read toTom Wolf (during the drug years).  
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
No. Really.
this painting is sold.

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 "AzĂșcar"( 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.



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