Friday, January 30, 2009

Sweet Avalon


fin

This is an oil wash "under painting"of the Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. I used a red ochre to stain. This is the work in progress.
In the summer of 1989 the winds blew on shore for most of the month of July. Those odd summer winds brought the gulf stream right to the end of Avalon Pier. The floating grasses that typically define the edge of the gulf stream, that summer, defined the high water mark up and down the outer banks of North Carolina. That summer one lucky fisherman caught a sailfish on the pier. The sailfish is a member of the billfish family, blue marlin, white marlin, and sailfish and can be caught in the gulf stream 35 miles off shore. This was unheard of before, and not done since. I saw flying fish (the little ones with the wings) close to the end of the pier that summer. Again, not sighted since. I watched whales make bubble nets before they did movies about how whales formed spiral bubble nets. The owner of the pier had the sailfish mounted and displayed in a custom built glass cabinet on the front of the building. Over time, the fish faded in the afternoon sun, and it started to look tired. Not a good condition for a fiberglass fish. The owner eventually took it down and put it in the crawl space above the pier house.


"No surfing or swimming within 300 feet of the pier"


Oil on linen panel 12"X16"

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Victorian Tower(SOLD)

This was a challange!
I know from building a few houses that yellow is always the hardest color to deal with. I have had people change yellow more than all other colors combined. One lovely lady said " ....... this isn't yellow. Its YELL OH!!" and then everybody laughed.
oil on canvas 12"X24"
This painting is sold.

Broken Bicycles

I did this as an acrylic painting quite a while ago. I tried to make it rain. so here is an update with oils over acrylic. Mixed Media on canvas 16"X22"
this painting is no longer available.

oily nights(SOLD)

6"X6" Lots of oil on canvas (SOLD)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dr. Sax comes for his bride(SOLD)


Thanks to Debbie Lincoln for the photo of this great subject and his horses. Thanks for looking! Acrylic on canvas 18"X18"
This painting is sold to a repeat collector.
Thank you again.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Oriental Horse (SOLD)

acrylic on canvas 10"X8" (SOLD)

Horse Fly (on reverse-engineering the oriental ink painting)(SOLD)

I always felt there were too many good artists out there doing beautiful paintings of equine for me to even consider it as subject matter. These last 3 paintings are my versions of oriental ink paintings. I can correct and recorrect with my media. I marvel at how they did much more with a single brush stroke. They certainly are a fun subject. Acrylic on canvas 10"X16" (SOLD)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Longhorn Blues

I painted on this for a little while and when I really started to enjoy it, I stopped. I think I will have a tuna fish sandwich for lunch and then I'll call you!
Acrylic on canvas 24"X16"

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Gary comes out of the closet (and insists everyone calls him "Elizabeth")(SOLD)

acrylic on canvas 6"X8"
(SOLD)

He stood there being Rude! (The Rude Man)


I think I like to paint these red houses because it gives me an excuse to put red paint on the canvas. Kitty Hawk is a pretty small town. One of the residents shared the story of the old man renting this house one summer. He was put on "high alert" by the local police department. The man was being quite rude out the windows. Both to the ocean and towards North Carolina Highway 12 (the beachroad). The Round House. Acrylic on canvas 16"X20
this painting is no longer available.

pretty maids in a row

Well, because, I'm not really too sure.
Acrylic on canvas 12"X16"

Mean Crabs on Bowser Town Road (SOLD)

Hey.......it could happen!
Acrylic on canvas 12"X16"
This painting is sold.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

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