Friday, December 27, 2013

VooDoo Shrimp (SOLD)

This was a fun painting. I love the way the shells of shrimp can be made to appear transparent. If the shells do appear so, then I have succeeded with this painting.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"
this painting is sold.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dolphin (SOLD)

For reasons unexplained there is a fish named dolphin, and also a mammal named dolphin. We like both species, but in different ways.
Oil on canvas  8"X10"
this painting is sold.


Monday, December 23, 2013

Coldplay (SOLD)

Shrimp on Ice
Oil on canvas 16"X20
Thank you for looking.
It does not happen often, but on occasion I sell a painting the same day I paint it.
Thank you Ms. Internet
and just like that, this painting is sold.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tuna in Water (SOLD)

I like to think with every painting I do that I am learning something new about either painting itself or the subject.
Oil on canvas panel 6"X8"
thank you for coming to my blog and checking out my paintings.
this painting is sold.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Conformists (SOLD)

Fun little thing.
Oil on panel 6"X6"
this painting is sold.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Chickadees and Berries (SOLD)

These chickadees appeared out of nowhere. I love it when that happens.
Oil on panel 7"X 9-1/2"
This painting is sold.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

At the Derby (Donated to Elizabethan Gardens)

This was great fun. I first did the sketch and then decided to take my horse right to Churchill Downs and win the Kentucky Derby! Life is good.
Oil on canvas 16"X16"
$350 plus $20 shipping

Thursday, December 5, 2013

VooDoo Pelican (SOLD)

This pelican is painted on linen, I forget how nice a surface this stuff has.
I like the results of my brown pelican
Oil on linen 18"X24"
It isn't often that I paint something and sell it the same day.
This painting is sold.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Down to the Wire (SOLD)

I have been working on this for what seems like a long time.
I almost forgot how much fun I was really having.
Oil on canvas 8"X24"
this painting is sold.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Featuring Pomegranate and Old Bay (SOLD)

This was a still life I plopped down in front of me and painted.
Tabaco, butter knife, old bay, lemons and pomegranate.
Thanks for looking.
Oil on wood panel 12"X24"
This painting is sold

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dear Landlord (SOLD)

I rented a house this winter in Florida. I plan to paint and fish there for a month.
100% of the money for the sale of this painting will go towards funding that effort.
Rick Nilson
Oil on Canvas 8"X24"
this painting is sold.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Gas and Ice (SOLD)

This derelict ship store sits on the edge of Wanchese Harbor
Oil on canvas 16"X16"
This painting is sold.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sutton Street (SOLD)

At the other end of Sutton Street Beach Access sits The Wright Brothers Memorial. This hill was the site that the brothers first flew their little homemade airplane.
In my opinion it looks more like a big concrete jello mold.
Oil on panel 11"X14"
This painting is sold.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Lovee and Shirley


This thing is starting to drag on a bit. I may just admit this got the best of me and move on.
So far mostly Lovee.
These are my cats.
 I don't use a printer for reference photos. I have not used a printed photograph to paint from for months.
 I usually paint all over the canvas at the same time. I have never detailed one part of the scene and left the other parts unfinished.
 I had a 24"X24" piece of 1/2" MDF and a little can of black gesso. I used chalk to sketch out the figures. I usually do this with paint.
I also put Shirley's left eye and Lovee's eye at the points of the 1/3-2/3 grid points for a reference. So very methodical of me. So very not like me.
Oil on panel 24"X25"

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Man Down (SOLD)

Oil on canvas panel 6"X8"
thanks. I still paint every day. I just don't post stuff every day.
love you.
This painting is sold.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Self Portrait at 63

It has been like.... never since  I did a self portrait. This quickie was a learning experience.
it looks a bit like me.
Oil on canvas panel 6"X8"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


This is what happens when I don't have a subject or a plan  and only a blank canvas to hold my interest.
 I wasn't sure exactly what to do with it,
but liked it, in its childlike manner.
Oil on canvas 8"X24"

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Democrab (SOLD)

Attention Bredrin.
Riding a recent surge in popularity Rick Nilson presents
The Democrab
"Man may plan, but God has the last word."
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
This painting is sold.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Onion and Sea Salt (SOLD)

I am really enjoying these still life pieces.
I will post this as a painting later.
Oil on panel 8"X10"
thanks for looking
This painting is sold.
thank you all.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sheepshead and Spices (SOLD)

I went to the fish market and bought a sheepshead. I asked the fishmonger if he had any with the head still on. I proudly told him I was going to paint it.
 He said, "oh."
That was on Weds. of last week.
 I had to finish this still life without the star of the show. After a while the inside of my nose started to hurt a little bit. I think it was worth the effort. I don't think I am going to be eating it. The dog won' touch it, and I haven't seen the cats all day.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"
this painting is sold.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Jump the Mullet (SOLD)

These are perhaps the most "not a pretty fish" and good for bait and painting.
 I  have eaten a mullet paste and wanted to like it. I do like this one a lot. Hope you like it also.
 Send me an email. Thank you.
Oil on canvas 8"X24"
this painting is sold.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fish with Lime (SOLD)

These fish just appeared out of nowhere. I love it when that happens.
Oil on panel 6"X8"
This painting is sold.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Legal Limit (SOLD)

Someone asked to see the two side by side.
I enjoyed painting these speckled trout.
Oil on canvas 24"X36"
this painting is sold.

Sunday, October 6, 2013


I am a lot like this kid in the red shirt. seeking. I paint every day. yes. Every day I slog away at it. I make mistakes and start over and sometimes I am thankful for the opportunity to mix color. I don't post a lot of the works I do these days. If I had painted them last year I would have been satisfied with them, but now it is more and more difficult to be happy with this or that. All that said, I slog away it every day and I am grateful for it.
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
$300 plus $20 shipping
thank you for looking

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Divided Aristocracy

This oceanfront home in Nag's Head is divided into 3 separate houses.
Or something like that.
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
buy this. send me an email.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Reddy or Knot (SOLD)

I took a photo of a shorebird. I think it is a Red Knot.
Oil on panel 6"X8"
This painting is sold.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

There be Whales

This oceanfront home has a blue whale on its fa├žade.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"
$395 free shipping

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Spice (SOLD)

I have been distracted by so many things.  I take some solace in the fact that these distractions are  temporary and that better days lay ahead. Keeping focused is the hardest part.
Oil on panel 6"X8"
This painting is sold.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sparrows (SOLD)

If I don't know a subject I often do lots of quick little studies like this one. I am just sayin'.
 Perhaps the least favorite bird. If you asked 100 people what their favorite bird was, sparrow would never make the list.
The underdog syndrome.
Oil on canvas 8"X10"
thanks for looking
This painting is sold. Thank you Rick.




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