Monday, November 28, 2011

Big Shrimper (SOLD)

This is again Capt. Ralph docked in Wanchese Harbour.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"
This painting is sold.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stone Crabs Two (Sherri's Crab)

In the McMaster's Collection
A stone crab painting by Outer Banks Artist Rick Nilson
Oil on Panel 9"X12"
Thank you.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Stayed for Yellow (SOLD)

I painted this crab a while ago and then just kept adding paint.
A bluecrab painting by North Carolina Coastal Artist Rick Nilson
Oil on panel 11"X14"
this painting is sold.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mad Cow Moan

Here is yet another still life of my dog's toys. This one sort of squacks.
(Something else I learned chasing windmills), panels are a lot more forgiving as a painting surface and easier to wipe paint off of than canvas. I also have been using more walnut oil to thin the paint. 
Oil on panel 9"X12"

Monday, November 21, 2011

Squeaking Lion (SOLD)

Now for something different.  I am of the opinion that your painting skills can not exceed your drawing skills. That is one of the things that I learned in La Mancha. Another, is that I do not need to rely so heavily on photographs. I painted this as a still life of one of my dog's toys. It squeaks.
Oil on panel 12"X9"
thanks for looking.
this painting is sold.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Restless Farewells

I hope I have left this behind me. I loved doing these, but they did feel a bit sad or something like that.  I have learned a lot about painting in general with these ficticious works. Thats about all I will say.
Oil on panel 12"X9"

Friday, November 18, 2011

An Uncloudy Day

Oil on panel 9"X12"                                             Oil on canvas 6"X8"                         
Don speaks to Sancho of an uncloudy day.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Everything is Broken (SOLD)


" Take a deep breath, feels like your chokin', tell the truth now, everything is broken" eecummings
I knew this was going to be a challenge. I had only my last scribble to follow. I like it.
Oil on panel 9"X12"
This painting is sold.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hens in Purple (SOLD)

Without a clear focus regarding exactly why I should,  I painted 3 hens in purple.
?
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
This painting is sold. Thanks Rick.

Friday, November 11, 2011

minute scribble

I don't sketch. I hate to sketch. Sketch is what chickens do when they dig in the dirt. little timid lines without commitment. I scribble until my eye sees the shape and then I scribble harder along the shape. I liked this 1 minute exercise in scribbling. I thought you might like to see it also and the way I sketch and paint.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hotdog and Petie in the Danger Zone (SOLD)

Good News Everybody.
By my specifications this is my 1000th painting and post. Had I spent 10 hours on each and every painting, I would consider myself proficient with this skill. (I am of the belief that 10,000 hours crafting a skill puts you somewhere in sight of what you can be.) I don't lie to myself and say that I have spent 10 hours in each, maybe 4 or 5.  It works out to about 250 post a year for 4 years. Thats 5 a week. I believe I see improvement in my work.  I guess I will keep doing this for a while. Honestly, I hope to paint on my dying day.
What an extraordinary life.  I love the way these gulls are just...".in your face".
Oil on canvas 6"X12"
this painting is sold.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Blue Heron Over Water (SOLD)


I like the way this turned out. The greens in the water seemed so....you know.
Oil on panel 10"X18"
this painting is sold.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fishing Avalon

For reasons unexplained, a fishing scene on Avalon.
Up close Avalon Pier looks pretty solid. From afar it appears to be held together with bubble gum and duct tape.
Oil on canvas 12"X24"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Just Enough (SOLD)


I have met lots of funny men that would  describe "just enough" as "a little more than what you got"
Oil on canvas 10"X24"
This painting is sold.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

So Close to Ewe

Good News Everybody.
This morning I am digging a hole with my toe  like a bashful schoolgirl.
An art critic, Tony Moffit, said  nice things about my art in his blog. I am humbled by his words and by the company I am referenced with. Here is a link
Oil on canvas 16"X20"

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