Saturday, July 31, 2010

Nags Head in my rear view mirror (SOLD)

I am slowly coming to the end of my trip up the beachroad. My last taco, a fading memory, but I'm in the moment. I check my hair, and suddenly, Nags Head in my rear view mirror.
Oil on canvas 20"X16"
This painting is sold.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stinson Ranch Nag's Head (SOLD)

There are a number of nonconforming structures in Nag's Head, NC. This is one of them. This house sits "IN" the Ablemarle Sound. There are a few of these on the soundside of the Outer Banks. I did a bit of research on this place at the end of Soundside Road in Nag's Head. It has a name, "Stinson Ranch" and several articles on the web about it.
 Here is one link
This place is listed on the National Historic Registry. Who knew?
 I have seen this place painted before by other local artists. 
Oil on canvas 18"X18"
This painting is sold.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Designer Pelican (SOLD)

This felt almost designed.
Oil on canvas 14"X11"
Thanks for looking.
this painting is sold.

Red trawlers

Oil on canvas 14"X11"
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Leavin' Ewe on Bitter Lake(SOLD)

This concludes my series of sheep on Bitter Lake.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
Thank you for looking.
this painting is sold.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Arch Street Traffiking (SOLD)

This scene is reminiscent of perhaps what the beach access at Arch Street in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina might look like  should you be driving the beachroad in the mornings. Without further qualifications, no explanations will be offered. 
 I really love painting on these smooth wood panels. I have used up all I have on hand. Also I use a lot less thinner and a lot more paint.
Oil on wood panel 24"X18"
this painting is sold.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Soaring (SOLD)

I painted a pelican.
 Sure, I have dreams. Sometimes I dream I am soaring above, but its always at night and I get tangled in the overhead powerlines. Don't pay any attention to my dreams.
Oil on canvas 24"X`12"
this painting is sold.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Coming Out Party (SOLD)

Suddenly a spontaneous eruption of turtles.
oil on canvas 11"X14"
thanks for looking.
this painting is sold.

Monday, July 19, 2010

who let the crab loose? (SOLD)

I did. I stopped just in time. I do like this piece a lot. my best abstract and my favorite blues todate.
Oil on canvas 14"X11"
This painting is sold.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Poultry In Motion

" that your rooster, Oom Schalk?"
When I was back in South Dakota I chased  my favorite rooster around Bob's spread by mud creek. I painted this rooster a few times last year . I was glad to see that he made it through the winter. He brings his best game.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
this painting is no longer available

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Islands in the Stream (SOLD)

This deck sets atop the dunes overlooking the Atlantic and North Carolina Highway 12, on the outer banks.
Oil on canvas 12"X9"
Thanks for looking.
This painting is sold.

Plover two step(SOLD)

Oil on canvas 6"X8"
This painting is sold.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pickin' up after you

Oil on wood panel 11"X14"
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Nouvelle Heron Blanco(SOLD)

My first go on one of these smooth wood panels. I am instantly aware of every brushstroke. I love painting on these. I applied 4 coats of gesso, sanded between coats. It seems as much work to prep. the wood as it did to paint it.
This white heron was stalking a slough near Bitter Lake.
Oil on 3/4" wood panel 11"X14"
This painting is sold.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Oh Canada, Go Canada

A lot of farmers in South Dakota are more than a little pissed off at the Canadians for letting their geese freeload in the Midwest and eat us out of house and field. Rising waters and warmer temperatures means a population explosion of these guys. In an effort to keep the numbers in check the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks has decided to increase the limit of Canada geese that can be shot during hunting season from 1 to 9. Canadas be warned.
If you are confused about the one to shoot, canadas go "honk", Canadians go "aye"
Oil on canvas 12"X36"
This painting is no longer available.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mr. NiceGuy (SOLD)

Decided to try my hand with the bluecrabs, one more time. I'm long on crab.
Oil on canvas 11"X36"
this painting is sold

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hammocks in Saltgrass(SOLD)

Hammocks are little island  of high ground usually surrounded by salt grass or shallow canals. Most are man made, like the part of my island where I sleep and where my children once played.
Oil on canvas 20"X20"
I really like this piece.
Thanks for looking.
This painting is sold.

I like my Marsh (SOLD)

This is Marshes Light in Manteo, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
I like my marsh with a little drop of posion.........
Get used to it.
Oil on canvas 12"X24"
This painting is sold.
thanks for looking

Thursday, July 8, 2010


a little plover along the shoreline.
Oil on canvas 8"X6"
This painting is sold.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On Dating Brad

"so...are you going out with brad tonight?"
These girls were sitting on the beach a football field away. I think this is what I heard and something like I saw.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
this painting is no longer available

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Suddenly she was molting into his awaiting claws (SOLD)

Blue crabs amolting.
Oil on canvas 6"X12"".......when the waters warm two blue crabs wait for  the right moment. And then suddenly she hauled off and molted right front of him.  Then the hand of god came from above and smote her to a cardboard box lined with newspaper. "
"The Book of  Blues"chapter 12 :/verse 11
this painting is sold.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Broken Driveways

No words need to be said.
If you would like to own this send me an email.
Oil on canvas 12"X24"

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

No excuse for this crab(SOLD)

I make no excuses for painting this bluecrab in this particular way.
It is a Rick Nilson Original and I certainly enjoyed painting it.
Thank you for looking.
Oil on canvas 24"X24"
This painting is sold.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Colony Lost (in another vien) SOLD

I have always been puzzled by signs that say things like, "Lost Colony 12 miles"   Is it lost or not? Interesting story about how we screwed the Indians right from the git go.  The Lost Colony is a play performed on summer nights. The story revolves around a colony of British subjects that came to the new world only  seeking an opportunity to exploit the native population on Roanoke Island and how those loyal subjects somehow vanished during an extended stay sir Walter Raleigh took in London. Lots of drama with indians, the queen, her ill fated venture on Roanoke Sound and the first English child born in "the new world".  At least new to the white folk.  I doubt that the natives viewed  little Virginnia Annadious Dare with the same awe as the palefaces. Nowadays everything in Dare county is named after her, almost. Virginia Dare Trail, Elizabethan Gardens, The Dare County Festival Park, annadious street.
The gentile whites payed homage to their native hosts and called a little town Wanchese, after the chief that was witness to that ill fated venture on the shores of Roanoke Sound. 
I am sure, if  there were any indians still around, they would be pleased.
If you are interested click here 
I know you say that you agree.
the drum soundbite is pure genius.
As you cross the bridge to "little Roanoke Island" this scene of boats in the marsh is omnipresent.
Oil on canvas 24"X12"
This painting is sold.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

White Pelican interrupted(SOLD)

This morning my wife says, "what are you going to do today?"
I said, "I don't know..... I might color."
She said, "Oh."
There are a lot of pelicans in South Dakota, this is one of them.
Oil on canvas 14"X11"
This painting is sold.



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