Sunday, May 29, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

3 gulls in flight

I  am again liking these gulls.
My first recollection of seagulls was watching them fly behind the farm machinery and eat in mass whatever the farm equipment would stir up. At first they seemed like welcome company on those lonely trips back and forth across the fields.  They would eat earth worms until they were too heavy to fly. I questioned then how they fit into God's Plan for all things. Now that I am older I don't think about God's plans. She knew that they were put here to eat all that stuff we wouldn't. Besides, I don't like earth worms much anyway.
Oil on canvas 16"X20" 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jersey Gull (SOLD)

I like the way this turned out.
Oil on panel 10"X10"
why don't you buy this painting?
this painting is sold.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sheila Rene (SOLD)


I struggled at first with a bit too much blue. I think I won the battle.
This is  "Sheila Rene" docked in Wanchese Harbour.
Oil on canvas 12"X24"
This painting is sold.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Calico Turning

Calico turning. My wife said, "I like the blue boat..."
I said, "...........yeah?..." She said, "yeah."
I was thinking, ".....what blue boat?"
Oil on canvas 11"X14"

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Common Cause Way Fishing



5 guys fishing a common causeway. In this particular case, the US64 Causeway that separates Manteo and the outer banks of north carolina.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"

Friday, May 20, 2011

Grounded (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 11"X14"
I do like these blackfaced gulls. thanks for looking.
this painting is sold.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Alligator Burning

This is my interpretation of what the outer banks looked like one day last week when smoke from the fire at the Alligator River Refuge blew out of the southwest.
Oil on canvas 6"X12"

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Welcome to the Jungle


(We've got fun and games)
Ghost crab and turtle.....perhaps a bit creepy all locked in time
Oil on panel 10"X12"
Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $150 USD
Or, send me an email

Monday, May 16, 2011

Reel Chaos (SOLD)


I think this is enough paint. When I like a piece I will paint compuslively on it until I am satisfied with it or until I have killed it. I really do like how this one turned out, not overworked.

 I am posting my reference photo. If any of you painters would like to paint this boat, feel free. I would love to see how someone else would paint this. This is a new sportfisher named Reel Chaos that is being built in Wanchese, NC. I would guess it is a 70' plus?
 oil on canvas 12"X24"
This painting is sold.
 

Shell Seeker


I have had a tough week. I have not been that eager to make a mistake.
Oil on panel 6"X8"
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Price: $110 USD
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Buzz Cuts (SOLD)

Hey, this is, (by my standards) my 900th painting. Originally I thought, "........well, maybe I will do....50." that was in Sept. 2007. Now I have some confidence I will see 1000. Most days I say a little prayer in thanks for being able to just one more, maybe a little better than the last. Some days it works.
oil on panel 6"X12"
This painting is sold

Sunday, May 8, 2011

On The Pamlico (SOLD)

This little house is located on a hammock in the marsh overlooking the Pamlico Sound.
Oil on panel 8"X10"
this painting is sold.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Losing Face (SOLD)

This is the biggest canvas I have ever painted on. this started off as a chance to stain a very large carvas that had been sitting neatly wrapped in celophane. I felt sort of a  guilty pleasure painting this in knowing it is pretty much of an unsellable piece.  Somehow a canvas of this size is intimidating in its very presence, you perhaps may know the feeling.  I like the unfinished quality of this. Accompanied with the sense of rightousness that comes with setting aside childish things, and then feeling somehow less foolish than had I carried this charade to an overworked death. I did not have a model to work from, not even a good photograph of a crab in this position, face or no. I am getting to know my subject quite well, and  take comfort in knowing that losing face for a softshell crab is far more tramatic and painful than it is for me.
 thanks for looking.
Oil on canvas 36"X48
 Below are some pictures of the New Fishing Pier in Nags Head. For those of you that are not familiar with softshell crabs, one of the things that happens to them is the face is cut off and the back is peeled away to clean it before it is fried or sauteed.
This painting is sold.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gray Beards Seafood

This is Gray Beard's Seafood Co. in Wanchese, NC.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"
This painting is no longer available.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Throw your panties overboard (SOLD)


Jump in to the lifeboat love, throw your panties overboard.
oil on canvas 9"X12"
This painting is sold

Monday, May 2, 2011

To have and have not (SOLD)

A blue crab painting by North Carolina Artist Rick Nilson
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
This painting is sold.

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