Friday, July 25, 2008

Downtown Kinston , NC... Plein Air...

Downtown Kinston, NC... 10x8", Oil on Linen on Panel, en plein aire, 4-2008.
This plein air painting was painted in Kinston at the Spring Kinston Plein Air "Paint Out"

Click on image to see a larger view...
This painting, on Belgian Linen on panel, is easily framed or displayed with a decorative easel.

All my paintings are signed originals using artist grade oils and archival surfaces. "Certificate of Authenticity" included.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Recent sales from gallery shows...

I have been blessed by several patrons lately who have purchased paintings that were in recent gallery art shows. I want to take this time to send them a special thank you...

"Nude Pear"... 8x6" Oil on Panel, alla prima from life, 2-2008.
SOLD... Thanks Jennifer B! San Luis Obispo, California.

"Cape Lookout"... 20x16" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 2008.
SOLD... Thanks Jane! Burlington, NC.

"The Old Train Depot", Kinston. NC... 8x10" Oil Linen on Panel, en plein aire, 4-25-2008.
SOLD... Thanks Marvel! Kinston, NC.

"The Colonel's Lady" Bed and Breakfast on Mill Avenue in downtown Jacksonville, NC
8x10", Oil on Linen on Panel, en plein air.
SOLD... Thanks Marion! Jacksonville, NC.
Click here to see their website... "The Colonel's Lady"
"Company K", Richlands. NC... 8x10" Oil Linen on Panel, en plein aire, 5-2008.
SOLD... Thanks Paco and Annie! Benson, NC.

Enchanting Ireland series officially begins NOW!

I have spent the last couple evenings working on my first painting for my "Enchanting Ireland" series. I plan to show the paintings in various stages as WIPs... Works in Progress. This will be a bit different for my loyal patrons who frequent this site because you are used to seeing finished works done "alla prima"... "all at once". I also plan to share my thoughts and inspiration behind these paintings... possibly an Irish history lesson or two along the way.

Sit back and enjoy... I welcome your comments at any time. Click on images to enlarge.

Sketch of the Annie Moore tribute statue at Cobh, Ireland... 20x16" on canvas...


Below is the burnt umber under-painting stage... no worries... I don't intend for the young lad pointing to look like he is from the Planet of the Apes for long...

I'll share updates plus a little info about Annie Moore soon...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Great News! My first solo art show set for August 2009

I just received some great news... my recent trip to Ireland will be the inspiration behind my first solo art exhibit set for the Baysden Gallery in August 2009. The exhibit is titled "Enchanting Ireland" and I have exactly one year to paint approx. 24 paintings for the show. I look forward to sharing this journey with you and could use your encouragement every step of the way. I have been sorting through the 1900+ reference images I took trying to chronicle a story about this special trip. I hope to capture the beauty of the country and her people in this special series. I plan on painting several small studies as inspiration for the larger works and will offer them for sale here and on eBay.
Stay tuned...