Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tuna Towers (SOLD)

this painting kicked my tail.
These boats are part of the charter fishing fleet out of Pirates Cove Marina. Manteo, North Carolina. I thought you might like to see it. Do a search for Pirates Cove. Dare County's first planned unit development. This project brought me to the outer banks in 1987 working on the permits and site development. When I first visited the site there was one building, an old shipstore and bar called Drafty's Tavern. Lots of big fish caught out of this marina. The marina was excavated in 1930 and canals were excavated in 1970 and 1972. Now the project is almost built out with maybe 600+ homes and about as many boat slips if you include the marina.
Oil on canvas 20"X24"
This painting is sold.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Kinnakeeters Yaupon Eaters (on local lore)(SOLD)

A tortured yaupon tree with its afternoon shadow against an ocean front house.
My work on this painting could be described as striving for imperfection. Painting this plant brings to mind a story I heard long ago from a local surveyor.
A fishing village on Hatteras Island had the reputation that the locals would eat yaupon berries (scientific name "Ilex Vomitoria")(eat the berries and you vomit) in an attempt to reach some type of euphoric high. In the early 1980's the village was incorporated. The locals decided to change the name of the village from Kinnakeet to Avon, North Carolina. The locals wanted to shed all remnants of their berry eating past and being jokingly referred to as "Kinnakeeters yaupon eaters".
Oil on canvas 22"X18" (SOLD)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

All along the bowline (aka) "Pink Boat"(SOLD)

I am enjoying this new subject matter. More of the charter fishing fleet docked in Pirates Cove Marina. World Class Billfishing every summer. Off shore fishing is always an adventure, and just seeing the gulf stream is worth the trip. 35 miles to the gulf stream.
oil on canvas 20"X14.25"(SOLD)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Go Skins! (SOLD)

now it looks like this.
This red boat is docked in Pirates Cove Marina. Probably part of the charter fleet that fishes out of Oregon Inlet. The owner is certainly a Red Skins fan. There are spears on the sides. I did not catch the name of the boat. If I do, I will rename the painting. It seems perhaps my last paintings have been perhaps too centered. fatal error. Thanks for looking.
oil on canvas 20"X20" (SOLD)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Morning sun (SOLD)

I keep adding paint to this.
I love painting these little white buildings. I am going to try the grass again. There are some pretty white flowers growing in the foreground. what do I know from pretty white flowers.
oil on canvas 16"X16"
This painting is sold.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I eat my young

I confessed. I have a quite a few canvases like this that have been recycled several times. I will add a new coat of gesso on this one again soon. The more of these I consume the better the new ones seem to be. I try not to judge myself. I think my counselor is out to get me.
oil on canvas 18"X18"

Friday, May 15, 2009

Serve Soft (sold)

As an experiment, same painting in full sun and in shade.
the fin

Yesterday was a real bitch. I photographed some soft shelled crabs before I ate them. "Requiem for a blue crab" I stained this canvas with an acrylic crimson and began an oil wash sketch. I thought you might want to see this.
Oil on canvas 18"X24"
This painting is sold.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

John's (SOLD)

Oil on canvas paper approx. 9"X9"
John's Drive In is a tiny hole in the wall on the beachroad in Kitty Hawk. Great dolphin boats (not flipper) and milkshakes. No public restrooms.
Open in season.
Closed on Wedensday.
John goes fishing on Wedensday.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Walkin' the Dog (SOLD)

Sometimes the words that describe the struggle are just that! George Gloss often said, "...honesty is the best policy, unless of course, you are an exceptional liar."
oil on canvas 18"X18"
This painting is sold.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Assurance (On moving on)

What may or may not be evident in this version is that I have decided on moving on with my life!
here is more progress in the form of more paint on the canvas. I will now put more paint on it and take a better picture. I have not had much experience painting waves or water, but I learn a little something with every painting. At first it seems like mindless work, (mix muddy gray paint with other colors and smear on a saturated canvas) ,without rhyme or reason. Then I add more paint and motion seems to appear.

I have spent more time just adding more paint to the paint that was already there, now I plan to add some more paint on top of this.

I spent some time just getting the guy approximately to human proportions. I want this to have a flat graphic sort of quality. Instead it looks like this.

oil on canvas 12"X24"

Rooster Concept Sketch

And now for something completely different.
Odd things.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Orphans with cell phones

I learn something with every painting.
I liked the sketch from the other day. I liked the way her foot twisted in an "impatient juvenile delinquent with a cell phone" type of look. Now I have painted her as a real tart.
Oil on canvas 8"X10"



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