Thursday, April 26, 2012

Help From Above

A US Coast Gaurd Helicopter
Oil on canvas 6"X12"

Odd Man Out (SOLD)

I don't try much to get into better galleries. When I first started painting, I would pester local gallery owners with a barrage of phone calls, emails and  I would carry a few paintings with me just in case I could convince a shop owner to display my work. I was more hungry for honest critiques than money. One day I happened into a gallery that was literally within stones throw of a house I owned at the time. They even advertised as having local art. I introduced myself, told the gallery rep. that I was a painter and asked if they were interested in my work. She told me they only jury once a year and that was last month. She did agree to look at my newest paintings in the back of my car. I walked her to the parking lot and set a few of the paintings against the body of my car in the afternoon sun.
She said, "Rick, you're all over the place." My subject matter, the size of the work, and the medium I was using were as varied as was mathematically possible and  I knew instantly what she meant with her 5 word sentence. She also told me (without really telling me), that  prices in her gallery were too high to even take my stuff seriously. She said she would get back to me.
 I was. I still am.(All over the place), and now a little impatient with my progress learning to paint "Everything".  Here is my 1100th painting and as many posts and I still search out new subjects and new mediums and I have not settled into 1 or 2 sizes, as seriously artist often do.
 I don't know when I will hear from that gallery rep.
Oil on canvas 12"X36"
and just like that...this painting is sold. I liked the pinchers on these guys. Sold on Ocracoke Island.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Preflight Heron (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 16"X20"
This painting is sold.
thanks for looking.

Heron With Good Intentions (SOLD)

I painted this heron a while ago. I was not completely happy with it. I am now.
Oil on canvas 22"X28"
This painting is sold.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Gull Confusion (SOLD)

I have painted this seagull before. Painting it again felt sort of like a guilty pleasure.
I have had to switch back to the old blogger format because I can not edit existing posts. Anybody else having those issues or know how to resolve it?
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
this painting is sold

Blackheaded Gulls Flying (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 11"X14"
this painting is sold.

Friday, April 20, 2012


This was a fun exercise in brush strokes.
The Marsh Islands on Avery Pond.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
This painting is sold.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Shots in the VIP Lounge (SOLD)

I said, " this contagious?"
She said, "...just drink it up."
Leonard Cohen  Darkness
Oil on canvas 16"X20"
This painting is sold.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Move (SOLD)

The seagull on left demonstrates the move.
Oil on canvas 8"X16"
This painting is sold.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Shipwreck Pelicans (SOLD)

 I did not want photo real images of these birds and I also felt it was on the verge of being overworked. I hate to work more than I have to and I marvel and covet those works of other artist that appear to "look easy". If you have been painting for 30 years.
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
This painting is sold.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Boat Launch

In the late afternoon I often take my dog for a swim at the boat launch.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"

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Price: $205 USD plus $20 USD s/h

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Heron Bleu (SOLD)

I do like to paint to this particular bird. This one certainly was standing on wet glass.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
this painting is sold.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Got Oats?

This fine piece of horseflesh is part of  the Spanish Mustangs that roams the subdivisions of the northern outer banks.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
If you would like to buy this painting send an email to your truly. No joke.
$250 shipping included.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Colliding Geometry (SOLD)

I worked with an architect once that was all about colliding geometry. His designs looked like train wrecks.
I have been painting on these birds for a couple of days. A lady came by my studio and bought this painting. Thank you very much. 
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
This painting is sold.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Grey Seagull

I believe this is a juvenile. It looks pretty ackward.
Oil on canvas panel 6"X8"

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Price: $100 USD

Friday, April 6, 2012

Boat on Blount Bay (SOLD)

A boat along Colington Road and Blount Bay.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
thanks for looking
this painting is sold

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Seagull and Cherries

Meanwhile, far away, in another part of town.
Oil on panel 8"X10"
This is no longer available.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

House on Bickett (SOLD)

This house is on the Beach Road, along The Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
this painting is sold



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