Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Other Woman(SOLD)

I have always loved the name of this boat.
Oil on canvas 30"X40"
I have been using my cellphone to photo these and it seems to work as well as my old Olympus which looks like a relic covered in a million paint smudges.
This painting is sold.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Three Sparrows

Three sparrows
Oil on panel 9"X12"
$175 free shipping
thanks for looking

Monday, November 18, 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Yell-Oh Finch (SOLD)

I did a series of birds. here are some yellow ones.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
This painting is sold.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturated Ranch Scene

This painting is saturated with colors.
You know what I'm talking about.
The Stinton Ranch looks out to the Alblemarle Sound.
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
$250 free shipping

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Fish Pond Plan View (SOLD)

These are always fun and rewarding.
Oil on canvas 24"X24"
This painting is sold.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

A bit of Avalon (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 8"X16"
This painting is sold.

Cone Flowers (SOLD)

Oil on panel 6"X8"
Sometimes I do a little painting like this and  manage to sell it before I post it. Thank you, Lord for everything. 
Last spring on a warm morning my dog was barking insistently at something on the other side of the fence. I came closer and noticed a decent size water moccasin as still as a stone coiled with it's cottony white mouth agape with fangs showing. The snake stayed in that position as I managed to distract my dog and avert  what was sure to be death of something, either the snake or the dog, or both.

 As I was leaving my home in my pickup one day this summer I noticed that water moccasin in the road in front of me, offering itself as roadkill for my pleasure. Another car was coming up from behind me and I was sure that if I swerved to avoid killing it, the car behind me would certainly take that opportunity. I stopped in the middle of the street and got out of my car and gently urged the snake into the woods next to my house.
Perhaps a week ago,  I witnessed an event in nature that is work remarking. I am aware that every winter for years a particular blue heron comes to spend time along the water's edge near my house. Some mornings I find him perched on one leg on a piling in my back yard. I saw him last week across the canal. He stood next to the bulkhead with what appeared to be a catfish in his beak. I looked closer and saw it was not a fish, but what I am sure was the snake I had twice spared in recent months. The heron banged his beak and the snake coiled around it several times against the bulkhead and over the next 5 minutes the bird swallowed the snake whole.
I witnessed the wonder of life and death in that moment, and I am grateful for it.

this painting is sold.

Monday, October 28, 2019

The 730 (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 18"X24"
no explanation is forthcoming.
I would like to sell this to somebody that reminds me of you.
I found you and sold you this painting.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Egret (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 8"X16"
this painting is sold

Laffer Gulls (SOLD)

Oil on panel 11"X14"
I did this painting a while ago, like Dec. 2017. I sold this in a gallery in Duck.

Long Neck Egret (SOLD)

Oil on canvas 11"X14"
I did this painting quite a while ago, a year or more. I sold it in a gallery in Corolla North Carolina.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Head Shop (SOLD)

Oil on panel 12"X16"
wait....I am so confused.
this painting is sold.

Sorrel (SOLD)

This was a quick fun study of a horse on the beach. 
Oil on canvas 6"X8"
thanks for looking
This painting is sold.

Monday, October 21, 2019

(Still Life) (At a slow and steady pace)

I did this still life more than 2 years ago.  
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
$250 shipping included

Sunday, October 20, 2019


Behold Bredrin!
I painted a shrimp.
Oil on canvas 
$235 shipping included.

Saturday, October 19, 2019


Here is a crab I painted when I think about it.
Oil on canvas 8"X16"
and you can own this ricknilson@gmail.com

Friday, October 18, 2019

Crab Essence (SOLD)

This was a fun use of all the colors and shapes I think about or use while painting blue crabs without really trying to paint blue crabs. 
Oil on canvas 8"X16"
This painting is sold.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Chrome Horse (SOLD)

I tried not to think about it. I treated every plate like a tiny landscape. I enjoyed this.
Oil on canvas 30"X40"
this painting is sold.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Boss's Joke (SOLD)

Everybody laughed.
Oil on canvas 10"X20"
This painting is sold.
thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Shells 11X14

shells like me.
Oil on canvas 11"X14"
thank for the fish.
buy this.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

My Town

Oil on canvas 24"X36"
This is almost like a commission. So send me an email if you want this.
My town, Kitty Hawk North Carolina
thanks for looking

Saturday, September 14, 2019

The Encounter (SOLD)

This was a fun piece. I added the crab. 
Oil on canvas 24"X24"
This painting is sold.

Tyler's Blues

Go see my son's movie. He suffered for art. 
I color.
The Peanut Butter Falcon
In Theaters Now!
 (I never use exclamation points!)
Oil on canvas 12"X16"
Thank you for looking

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Horses (SOLD)

This painting has a sealer coat over the original oil. It protects the paint on the canvas and also makes taking a photograph very difficult. That said, this painting does not represent itself here as much as in person. 
Oil on canvas 24" X 36"
this painting is sold.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Blue Heron (SOLD)

So here is something not completely new.
A Blue Heron the long and narrow way.
Oil on canvas 8"X24"
this painting is sold.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Study for Aquarius Rising (SOLD)

I did this as a smaller study for a commission.
thanks for looking
this painting is sold

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

A horse with no name (SOLD)

behold. an odd couple.
Oil on canvas 16"X20"
buy this corolla horse and egret.
This painting is sold.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019



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