Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Brief History of Tuna

Here again. another year painting and blogging about it. Lots of things happened in 2015. I will not bore you with them all, but I did paint a lot this year. I did not blog all that much. It is so true that painting is easy when you don't know how and very difficult when you do. I would say that it is harder than easy now. I am learning .....and here is proof.  A tuna sampler.
Oil on canvas 24"X 36"

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Kaw Liga (SOLD)

This sketch north of Avalon Pier depicts Kaw Liga.
 The wooden Indian looks out from an oceanfront deck for his Indian maid.
Oil on canvas 10"X 30"
Thanks for liking my work.
This painting is sold.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Brown Vase and Lemons

This was a fun still life I did one day.
Thank you for looking.
This was a gift for my brother's wife Gayle.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Moored in Abstraction

This was a fun little abstract. 
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
send me an email and I will sell this.
thanks again.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Summer Day by Avalon Pier (SOLD)

This piece started out as a commission.
I rather liked this shot of the south side of Avalon Pier one summer day.
Oil on canvas 24"X 36"
This painting is sold.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Blue Heron Flashing

Oil on canvas 12"X16"
This wonderful bird fishes in my back yard.

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $265 USD plus $15 USD s/h

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Corolla Wedding House

I was trolling facebook the other day and found the watercolor by Louise Rayner of The Head of the West Bow, Edinburgh.
 I had to paint this.
 The most fun painting I have done in a while. 
Oil on canvas 24"X 36"

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fine Blue Heron (SOLD)

Something a little "tighter" than I usually do.
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
Thank you for looking.
This painting is sold.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Little White Dog

This was a fun little thing. 
Oil on panel 6"X8"

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Price: $95 USD plus $12 USD s/h

Monday, October 19, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Still Life with Lemons (SOLD)

This was a fun little still life I did one lazy afternoon.
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
Thank you for looking.
this painting is sold.

Friday, October 9, 2015


A life guard station sits unattended in the company of oceanfront gazebo's on the beach in Nag's Head, North Carolina.
Oil on canvas 16" X 20"
send me an email if you would like to buy this painting.
thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

East West (SOLD)

here be 1 shrimp headed east and one headed west.
Go Bears!
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
this painting is sold

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


In tune with keeping completely off track...ballyhoo.
Oil on canvas 12"X16" 
this painting is on hold.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Blue (SOLD)

For a long time I have tried to come up with a better name for this painting of a blue shrimp boat in Wanchese Harbor. So "Blue" seemed to fit my mantra.
Oil on canvas 24" X 36"
I am going to call this painting officially my 1500th painting and post. Not such an important number really, but 1500 times now I have clicked on that "publish" button and tried to remain true to that wonder that is painting. That in itself is somewhat impressive. Yes. I hope to complete another 1500 or at least my masterpiece. I must believe it is still ahead of me. Thank you for coming to my blog and thank you for buying all these paintings!
This painting is sold.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Sailfish on Avalon Pier (SOLD)

One year, (possibly 1990), someone caught a sailfish from the end of The Avalon Fishing Pier. The wind had been blowing steady out of the east for what must have been 2 weeks. The wind brought the gulfstream on shore. I saw flying fish jump at the edge of the piling and the weeds and plants that line the gulfstream were littered up and down the beach. Charlie Falk owned the pier. There was a sign next to the "Avalon Fishing Pier" that read "Charlie Falk Auto". Charlie had a special display case built on the facade of the pier house.   For years after a replica of the fish baked behind the glass in the afternoon sun.
Oil on canvas 10" X 30"
This painting is sold.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

3121 VDT (SOLD)

Commissions are always a little weird for me most of the time anyway, but this one is remarkable in that the client wanted the same house painted 3 times. I did 4 just to allow myself the opportunity to fail once or else I did one more to make the other 3 better. you decide.
Thanks for everything and I hope all of these are sold.
Oil on canvas 20"X 20"X 4

Friday, August 14, 2015

Step into the light (SOLD)

Oil on linen panel 16"X20"
Art and life are both pretty messy sometimes.
Thank you for looking.
this painting is sold.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

How it was (SOLD)

Oil on linen panel 16"X20"
How it was on the Outer Banks of North Carolina
this painting is sold.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Rent me for a little while

These ladies are looking for something. I can only guess what it may be.
Oil on linen panel 16"X20"
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Driftin' too far from Shore (SOLD)

I tried to reach you honey, but you're...
"Driftin' too far from Shore"
Oil on canvas 16"X24"
This painting is sold.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bleached Blonde (SOLD)

Oil on cradled panel 8"X10"
this painting is sold.
Thank you for being there, here...wherever.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Little Something on the Go (SOLD)

a Great White Egret
Oil on panel 12"X24"X1/2" mdf
Send me an email. I will sell this.
This time I mean it.
this painting is sold.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

In Committee

Black headed seagulls discussing something in committee.
Yes!...well...no. Fine.
Oil on panel 10"X24
can I get a witness
$350 shipping included.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Twofer (SOLD)

Black headed Seagulls
a chance to mix greys. Who knew that could be rewarding.
Oil on panel 11"X14"
this painting is sold.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

One Shrimp (SOLD)

Another NC Shrimp painted by Rick Nilson
Accept no substitute.
Oil on canvas 8"X24"
this painting is sold.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Monocrome Fish

and now it looks sort of like this.
I am not sure just what kind of fish this is. There is a metal sculpture outside of the Aquarium on Roanoke Island with a bunch of these.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"
Go Fish!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major. My favorite fish at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
Depicted here in Oil paint on 11"X14" panel

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Little Stripped Fish (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 11"X14"
Thanks for looking. Maybe you would like to buy this.
this painting is sold

Friday, April 24, 2015

Little Fish (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 11"X14"
These were fun little fish. I went to the aquarium the other day and decided to paint some of those colorful fish, I have done a few others that I will post soon.
Let me know if you would like this original Rick Nilson.
this painting is sold



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