Thursday, June 28, 2007

New Painting - Red Wine - Oil on Canvas Panel

Red Wine

This is the newest listing in my eBay store. I am sorry it has been so long since my last post and I have not been painting as much as usual. I have not been feeling well....(which is really not me, I burn the candle at both ends and stay busy) so it slowed me down quite a bit. I am getting back to my old self, but I have to get used to the idea of eating right, exercising, and taking care of myself. I will be in the studio steady for the first week in July. There will be new art, both oil and acrylic. I also hope to start some watercolors of the trip to the Tall Ships Festival in Charleston.

Thanks for waiting for the posts and the new art.


Sunday, June 10, 2007

Pear Reflections I and II

Pear Reflections II

Pear Reflections I

These two new paintings will be listed on eBay this evening.

This is a followup piece to Pear Reflections using a red background instead of the dark blue. I also split the composition to be an individual painting of the two Bosc pears. I often paint pieces over and over again with subtle differences, partly as practice and also to see the way my technique and art has progressed and changed.
I have started a Charleston painting from the adventure to the Tall Boat Festival. It is coming along...
I will be starting more Martini art and I am thinking of doing Tuscan Sun again ....only bigger.
Check back again soon...

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Art Competition June 14, 2007

2007 Cleveland County Artists' Competition

The opening reception and awards presentation for the 2007 Cleveland County Artists' Competition will be June 14, 2007 at 7:30 pm.
I will be entering "Green Apple Martini". This is one of my favorite paintings. I love the glass. This is one of those instances where, I don't know how I did it, and I don't think I could ever do it this well again. Hopefully, the Judge (David Edgar from Charlotte, North Carolina) will like the painting as much as I do.
The painting will hang in the Cleveland County Arts Council Gallery until July 26, 2007. The gallery will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please drop by and see the art! Admission is free. 111 South Washington Street, Shelby, North Carolina.
Thanks again for stopping by,

Green Pears on Linen - New on eBay

Green Pears on Linen - 2007

New to eBay for auction: Green Pears on Linen - 2007
I have done this composition several times before. I have painted this quite large (24 x 36) and it hangs over my stove in the kitchen and I have painted as a commissioned piece. Every time I paint it, I do not try to copy the last painting I did, but use the reference photo. It is fun to look back and see the difference in how I have progressed both as an artist and how the different moods and events at the time have put subtle differences in the painting. I always think the one I have just completed is the best, but as with everything, beauty is strictly the opinion of the current viewer.

Please enjoy, Green Pears on Linen - 2007.