Saturday, June 27, 2009

Two Oil Paintings - Large ones

Here are two paintings I have been working on for the past three days. They are at the stage where they need to sit and let me look at them in a couple of days to see if there is anything glaringly wrong. My motto (if I can actually follow it) is "if it won't make a significant different, then don't do anything."

The tree and barn is oil on gallery wrap canvas and is 36" x 48". The scene is from near Lula, GA. The beach scene is from my trip to Charleston, SC -- and is Sullivans Island near there. This painting is oil on canvas and is 24" x 30". Comments are welcome, especially if you see something glaringly out of whack!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Saturday Painting in Blue Ridge

Just a short note to let you know I will be demonstrating at my gallery in Blue Ridge on Saturday from about 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 P.M. The gallery is High Country Art & Antiques -- which is the best gallery in Blue Ridge. They do a very good job for me!

Come watch me paint during the day! It is so much fun to meet the public and answer questions about my work and my methods. Sometimes I even get to meet people that have bought my work -- or even better, sell some while I am there demonstrating. People really enjoy getting to meet the artist and I believe that I sell more work because we get to become friends.

So . . . come to Blue Ridge --- a wonderful North Georgia town -- much to do and some great stores and scenery!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Trip Out West!

Okay, sorry I have not been good about posting to the blog. Have been extremely busy -- but I know I could find time to at least post a painting and a sentence, right?

I'll start by showing a painting plein air that I did in Taos, NM. I am keeping this post short. We are still on our trip, but are on the way back to Georgia -- this night we are in Tucumcari, NM.

This is on Canson paper -- which many people say is not worth the time. I like it for working quickly. If you use a sanded paper, it takes longer because it takes so much more pastel!

Let me know what you think!