Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Fish Mongers

Pirates Cove Marina has a fish cleaning house and someone will clean your catch while you wait.
If you ever go to I mean, if you ever go someplace nice, a nice marina with beautiful fishing boats like these, there is a very good chance that they (the boats) were built within 25 miles of where I live. This sweeping bowline is a signature look of fishing boats built on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. At the peak of our last economic turn there were no less than 20 companies building custom yachts in and around Wanchese. Today there are 3. The assemblages of such qualified craftsmen in one place building boats at one time may never happen again.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Back to the Outerlimits (SOLD)

I was going through some old pictures and found this boat painting I did about a year ago. For reasons unexplained, I posted it and then deleted the post. Here it is again. This is a scene in Pirates Cove Marina. The pink boat is the Outer Limits.
Oil on canvas 12"X24"
This painting is sold.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flight Maneuvers

Flight maneuvers by a black pelican.
oil on panel 8"X10"
This painting is no longer available.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


This almost felt cruel the way I put paint on the slick surface. a scene in Wanchese Harbour with the BigEye.
Oil on panel 8"X16
I think this is sold. I think.
thank you.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mock Turtle (SOLD)

a mock turtle
Oil on panel 6"X6"
This painting is sold.

Whats all this about then?

oil on panel 8"X10"
Oil on canvas 10"X10"
The first time I saw a flounder I thought, perhaps God also makes mistakes. The first time I heard someone say they were going to "gig" for flounder, (being an aggie), I gave them a thumbs up.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ethridge Seafood and Yellowfin (SOLD)

This is the back side, or rather, the waterfront side of Ethridge Seafood Co. in Wanchese, NC. One of the new worries for the local fishing and boating industry is, due to spending cuts, the US Army Corps. of Engineers will stop dredging Oregon Inlet. This has happened before and eventually dredging of the canal is resumed. If Oregon Inlet is not dredged regularily it will eventually close of its own accord. Oregon Inlet is the only inlet into the inland waters of the sounds from Rudee's Inlet in Virginia Beach to Ocracoke Inlet.  You can imagine what that would mean to boats like The YellowFin. Check it out on googlemaps.
 I like this one and I am starting to like the slick surfaces of panels.Thanks for looking
Oil on panel 10"X20"
This painting is sold.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Brown Bat (SOLD)

I saw Van Gogh's bat. Thought it would be fun to paint one.
Oil on panel 8"X16"
this painting is sold.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Old Fashion Caroleing Ducks (SOLD)

These are old fashion singing ducks, like your grandmother talked about.
You don't see them around much any more.
Oil on canvas 8"X10"
this painting is sold.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hurry Sundown (SOLD)

I painted this quite a while ago. It languished without much of a focal point. I added the guy working at the edge of the setting sun, and muted some of the other colors. I like it.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"
This painting is sold in 2021.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

?Que Me Importa

A lot of things about my "studio" suck. The natural lighting is poor, and it is hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The views of the late afternoon sun across Ablemarle Sound, and Avery Pond and the marsh islands on the west side  is not one of those things.
What do I care?
 The sunset last night was amazing.
Oil on panel 10"X16"
I have a frame for this.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sailboats (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 6"X12"
This painting was bartered for an Air Conditioning System.
Thanks RichAir

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sunset Babies (SOLD)

 I love this subject and I feel it does capture a moment in time and perhaps memories of a warm summer day along the outer banks of north carolina.
When I was thinking about a name for this painting of babies playing in the surf at sunset and dogs and The Nags Head Fishing Pier as a back drop, well, the first thing that popped into my head was,.......... of course,
This must be what Alice Cooper was singing about.
Oil on canvas 36"X24"
I have had fun with this piece.
this painting is sold.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Putting on Luminaires (SOLD)

This building has a name and a nice location.
Marshes Light on the waterfront in Manteo, NC.
It was built in those heady times long after lighthouses became obsolete and turned into icons of places we want to visit and linger.
Oil on canvas 24"X12"
this painting is sold.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Moon (SOLD)

I took the reference photo I used for this painting last fall. It was not after I had cropped it and printed it and had the painting half finished that  I looked at the photo of the sky and almost invisible was the new moon directly in the center of my sky.
I am quite pleased with this painting of the Kitty Hawk Pier at sundown.
Oil on canvas 12"X24"
. thanks for looking.
this painting is sold



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