Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Other Woman(SOLD)

I have always loved the name of this boat.
Oil on canvas 30"X40"
I have been using my cellphone to photo these and it seems to work as well as my old Olympus which looks like a relic covered in a million paint smudges.
This painting is sold.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Three Sparrows

Three sparrows
Oil on panel 9"X12"
$175 free shipping
thanks for looking

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019


Oil on canvas 11"X14"
buy this with a credit card
$225 shipping included

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Yell-Oh Finch

I did a series of birds. here are some yellow ones.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturated Ranch Scene

This painting is saturated with colors.
You know what I'm talking about.
The Stinton Ranch looks out to the Alblemarle Sound.
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
$250 free shipping

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Fish Pond Plan View

These are always fun and rewarding.
Oil on canvas 24"X24"
buy this perhaps and why not

Sunday, November 10, 2019

A bit of Avalon (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 8"X16"
This painting is sold.

Cone Flowers (SOLD)

Oil on panel 6"X8"
Sometimes I do a little painting like this and  manage to sell it before I post it. Thank you, Lord for everything. 
Last spring on a warm morning my dog was barking insistently at something on the other side of the fence. I came closer and noticed a decent size water moccasin as still as a stone coiled with it's cottony white mouth agape with fangs showing. The snake stayed in that position as I managed to distract my dog and avert  what was sure to be death of something, either the snake or the dog, or both.

 As I was leaving my home in my pickup one day this summer I noticed that water moccasin in the road in front of me, offering itself as roadkill for my pleasure. Another car was coming up from behind me and I was sure that if I swerved to avoid killing it, the car behind me would certainly take that opportunity. I stopped in the middle of the street and got out of my car and gently urged the snake into the woods next to my house.
Perhaps a week ago,  I witnessed an event in nature that is work remarking. I am aware that every winter for years a particular blue heron comes to spend time along the water's edge near my house. Some mornings I find him perched on one leg on a piling in my back yard. I saw him last week across the canal. He stood next to the bulkhead with what appeared to be a catfish in his beak. I looked closer and saw it was not a fish, but what I am sure was the snake I had twice spared in recent months. The heron banged his beak and the snake coiled around it several times against the bulkhead and over the next 5 minutes the bird swallowed the snake whole.
I witnessed the wonder of life and death in that moment, and I am grateful for it.

this painting is sold.

Monday, October 28, 2019

The 730 (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 18"X24"
no explanation is forthcoming.
I would like to sell this to somebody that reminds me of you.
I found you and sold you this painting.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019


Oil on canvas 8"X16"

Laffer Gulls (SOLD)

Oil on panel 11"X14"
I did this painting a while ago, like Dec. 2017. I sold this in a gallery in Duck.

Long Neck Egret (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 11"X14"
I did this painting quite a while ago, a year or more. I sold it in a gallery in Corolla North Carolina.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

(Still Life) (At a slow and steady pace)

I did this still life more than 2 years ago.  
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
$250 shipping included

Sunday, October 20, 2019


Behold Bredrin!
I painted a shrimp.
Oil on canvas 
$235 shipping included.

Saturday, October 19, 2019


Here is a crab I painted when I think about it.
Oil on canvas 8"X16"
and you can own this ricknilson@gmail.com

Friday, October 18, 2019

Crab Essence

This was a fun use of all the colors and shapes I think about or use while painting blue crabs without really trying to paint blue crabs. 
Oil on canvas 8"X16"
and you can own this.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Chrome Horse (SOLD)

I tried not to think about it. I treated every plate like a tiny landscape. I enjoyed this.
Oil on canvas 30"X40"
this painting is sold.



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