Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One of each...

As I was working to pull all of the artwork together that is heading to Hampton House Art & Framing, I noticed that these three paintings would make a great trio.  One from the sea, one from the sky, and one from the land:

From left to right:

Contemplation: Sand Dollar Pair
 oil on canvas, 10"x8"
Contemplation: Remembering of the Wind
 oil on canvas, 10"x8"
Contemplation: Box Turtle Shell
 oil on canvas, 10"x8"

These paintings and others are headed to Hampton House Art & Framing, in Winston-Salem, NC, this coming Friday.  Hampton House Art & Framing has been a staple of the Winston-Salem art community since 1977 and I am delighted to be one of their artists.  For directions to this gallery please visit their website at

Headed to Hampton House in Winston-Salem

A group of new paintings are making their way to Hampton House Art & Framing in Winston-Salem, NC, this Friday.  Here is a photo of one of the new ones from my Contemplations series that is on its way there:

Contemplation: Sand Dollar Pair
oil on canvas, 10"x8"

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Figurative piece in progress

Countless hours have been spent on this painting so far, and it is such a pleasure to watch it take shape and come into focus.  

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sand Dollars, Beauty in Life and Death

In painting the beauty of the dried sand dollars, bleached white by the sun, I got to thinking about what these silent little discs were like when alive.  I found a video online to share -

Live sand dollars are covered with velvet textured spines which help them move over the sand.  By the time they are found on the beach, these spines have been rubbed off and their skin has been bleached white.

Here are a few of my recent "Contemplations" paintings of sand dollars:

Sand Dollar on Slate Gray
oil on canvas, 8"x10"

Sand Dollars on Blue
oil on canvas, 14"x11"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Work...

Peaceful Greeting On a Clear Day
oil on canvas, 24"x30"

I haven't come up for the exact name for this series.  Paintings of cows and the field they inhabit.  I want the feel to be spaciousness and calm.   I'm tossing around the ideas of "Freedom," "Rural Time," "The Field".... but I haven't nailed it down yet.  Still mulling it over, and thoroughly enjoying the process... much like, ahem, a cow chews the cud!