Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rural Store with Vines

8x10, oil on canvas panel
If you are interested in this painting, please email me.

The little window with the blue trim was made up to make that part of the painting more interesting However, I have seen enough of these type buildings to know it would have been perfectly at home in this setting.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Red Hay Wagon Behind the Barn

8x10, oil on canvas panel
If interested in buying this painting, please email me at

Don't forget to put your name in the drawing for the free painting. See the July 27th post for instructions.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Pink Roses in the Garden

8x10, oil on canvas panel
Sometimes the Buy Now button is having a bad day and will not work for me. If you are interested in this painting, just email me.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Event Marker: Free Painting

8x10, oil on canvas panel

To mark my year (plus a few months) of selling on the internet, I shall be giving away the painting above. The drawing will be Friday night, August 1. I'll announce the winner on the next day, August 2. To have your name entered in the drawing, please leave a comment on any of the posts between now and Friday. Please give me a way to identify you such as your name (first is fine) and a city or state in case there are two Lindas or Bobs. If you can't get the comment section to work for you, email me at

I'll pay the postage if you live in the US. If not, you will need to spring for it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Two Boats

8x10, oil on canvas panel
95.00, includes shipping

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dancing Rabbit Creek, number 2 (sold)

8x10, oil on canvas panel

95.00, includes domestic shipping

The Noxubee River in Mississippi is the Indian name for Dancing Rabbit Creek. I painted a slightly different angle a few weeks ago and had a huge response to it, so I decided to paint another as I often do with favorite locations. No two paintings look alike--I would make a terrible forger

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Lobster Shack, Revisited

8x10, oil on canvas panel
95.00, includes shipping
We bought lobster here while on a painting trip in St. Andrews, Canada. Lobster was 5.00 a pound at that time and wonderfully fresh.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pond at The Cloisters, Charlotte, NC

8x10, oil on canvas panel
95.00, includes shipping

Sunday, July 20, 2008

French Garden behind the Wall

12x12, oil on canvas panel
220.00, includes domestic shipping
This is a larger format than I usually offer on my blog. Framed with a wide plein air frame will make this piece a substantial work of art for your home. This is painted from a photograph. I spent several weeks in France a few years ago...everything seemed paintable!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Connie Winters Painting Workshop, part 3

This is the last installment of Connie Winter's painting workshop, although she did a wonderful demonstration each morning for 5 days. The pic about represents the final finishing stage although she will work on it more at another time. After massing in all the areas, she takes a small sable brush and redraws in order to refine the shapes, correct any drawing errors, and to add detail. Lately she has been leaving some of the redrawn lines in the finished picture, although she eliminates most or softens them.
Tomorrow I will begin posting my own work again. Toward the end of the week I'll post the painting that will be given away in a drawing of names.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Connie Winters Painting Workshop, continued

Pictured above is Connie's paint set up...quite innovative! A large piece of glass sits on a compartmentalized box which holds her tubes of paint. It's on a hinge, so she does not have to move the glass to get to her paints.To the left is attached a wood board with drilled holes for brushes and knives. Someone in the workshop mentioned that one could be made from an old dresser drawer.

This is the step she calls massing in. Fairly thin paint is applied with cross hatching strokes, painting out side the drawn lines so that the colors overlap somewhat. There is no attempt at detail.

Tomorrow I'll post the next steps.

Later next week I'll be posting a FREE painting that will be given away to someone who puts their name on the list. Stay tuned!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Connie Winters Painting Workshop

Today I began a 5 day painting workshop with Connie Winters who is an awesome painter and a charming, gracious person. I thought you might like to see what happened today. Beginning a 9:00, Connie did a demonstration painting. She begin with a charcoal sketch just for placement and size, no details, wiped off most of the dust so that only a faint outline appeared, and then drew again (redrawing and refining, not just tracing over the charcoal) with yellow ochre. In the above picture she has finished these steps and is now putting on a thin coat of paint, beginning with the darkest values.
The top picture shows the still life set up. Notice that she used two spotlights on the subject to get a strong value contrast.
Will post more on workshop later.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dappled Light on Farm Buildings

8x10, oil on canvas panel
95.00, includes shipping

Friday, July 4, 2008

A Wall, a Road, and Two Paths

8x10, oil on canvas panel
95.00, includes shipping

I will be out of town for the next 5 days--the Gatlin Family Reunion at Granada Lake, Mississippi. Please check back on Wednesday. Have a happy and safe Fourth.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Conversation Under the Hanging Moss

6x8, oil on canvas panel
95.00, includes shipping

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