Friday, December 23, 2011

Seagull Sampler (SOLD)

Oil on panel 10"X10"
This painting is sold.

Wide Open

I did this sketch sitting down watching my dog sleep. I have to get a life. Briefly she held her leg up in the air.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Leg Up (SOLD)

I think the blue heron has a "leg up" on being coolest bird on the planet.
I bought some of the smoothest panels I have ever painted on. A Gessoed Art Board by Speedball.
This is my first time using these. They are so slick that it seems something must be wrong.
Oil on panel 11"X14"
this painting is sold.

Monday, December 19, 2011

FishWish


I never know when to stop painting on any particular piece of work. Often for me, less is more. I occasionally use my drivers license as a pallet knife.
Oil on canvas 18"X18"
I have donated this painting to the Dare County Arts Council
thank you DCAC.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunflowers (SOLD)


I started this blog originally to remind myself  that I was indeed out here most days, trying as best as I could, to craft this skill of being a painter. I made a pre-commitment to myself  in 2007 to do my best to excell at this. To be the best painter I was capable of being.  I never expected more. I never expected less. There was never a clear understanding of what my goal was. The appearance of success was never a distinct image or place or state of mind. It's a journey and I am pleased with most of the steps I have taken and with the progress I have made to date.
I found some dried sunflowers in my attic and plopped them in a vase and painted them.
Oil on panel 11"X14"
and now as this journey continues I sold this painting.
thank you.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Under Wing

Oil on panel 14"X11"
Send me an email. I will sell you this painting of two seagulls.
$225 shipping included

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Turtle Still Life

I painted this as a still life of baby turtles figurines coming out of the sand until, (for reasons unclear to even me) I moved them. Its always a good idea to leave your still life in the same place as you paint it. Much easier that way.  Lesson learned.
Oil on panel 11"X14"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jumping at Shadows


This piece has so much transparent color on it that it does not really photograph very well. This scene had so little light that it felt like I was "jumping at shadows". 
It used to look like that and now it looks like this.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"

Friday, December 9, 2011

Nothing Works Out for Me with Tuna on Toast (SOLD)

Here Captain Wrongway shows an excellent example of what to name a painting if you want google to help others find it.
I liked the way this blue heron was scrunched up with his long legs out.
Oil on panel 12"X18"
Through a very odd set of circumstances this painting is sold.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Body Count and Delphinius (SOLD)

Not sure why someone would name their boat
"Body Count"
Oh well, here she is.
Oil on canvas 18"X18"
I donated this painting to the Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Resarch Center.
thank for looking.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Painting Kaylee Fisher

One morning I met my friend Mick in Wanchese.  We planned to do a plien aire painting of these guys painting their fishing boat, the "Kaylee Fisher". We got there a little late. When we arrived it  was obvious.  The painters had set up in the wrong place, just under the only tree on the lot. They failed to see my painting would have been better if I  was set up exactly where the boat sat. The dappled shade felt welcoming in the morning sun and threw odd shadows on the hull. The scene was not up to my artistic standards. I hesitated  asking them to move their job site from under the tree. I feared  they would not have seen validity of the request. 
None the less, I mucked on like a good soldier. Since, I have lamented not doing something with the images I photographed that day. I tried the same piece as a studio work in a larger size and moved the boat out into the morning sun. I think this is my best work to date,  I am quite pleased. And it's not just the pills talkin'.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Pink on the Outside. Wild on the Inside. (SOLD)

Good News Everybody.
I have been given one million pounds in the BT Millionares Sweekstakes.
Oil on canvas 8"X16"
This painting is sold

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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