Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Across the Lake, Union County, NC

6x8, oil on canvas panel, damar varnish

I painted this yesterday, but we had such a storm last night that I thought it prudent to shut down the computer.  I feel like I'm living in the tropics.  We have a thunder storm almost every afternoon or night.

Friday, June 24, 2011

By the Tracks, Macon, MS

8x10, oil on canvas panel, damar varnish

We artists love to experiment, as in "I wonder what would happen if I did........"
This was one of those times.  I usually paint on a toned panel, often using the leftover paint from the
day before.  I let it dry before I paint.  On this painting I toned with a bright rosy red, and began
painting immediately on the wet paint.  Fun!!!  I plan to try it again today.

North Carolina is having a cooler day with less humidity today.   What a relief.  I rushed out early
to mow the lawn, pick up branches, and put out pine straw.
I plan to work again when it cools off again.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Backyard, June 2011

8x10, oil on canvas panel, damar varnish

In a few days I shall be removing all my paintings from ebay.  Except for the first
two years, ebay does has not done well for me.
and
I am pleased to find another site to show my work.
As soon as I get all the details worked out, I'll post a clickable icon on the
right column of this site.

Many, many thanks to all of you who bought my
work off of ebay!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Best Friends

8x10, oil on canvas panel, damar varnish

I thought of many titles for this painting, but settled on
Best Friends because these boats
have been in the same place for quite a while.
Whenever I visit my sister in Bay St. Louis I walk around and take pics.
These boats are always there and have been in the
exact. same. spot. for. years.  So surely they are best
friends after all this time, or perhaps they are
not speaking to each other.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Farm in June, Mint Hill, NC

8x10, oil on canvas panel, damar varnish

Mint Hill is a small town close to Charlotte with many charming places to paint.  I discovered
it last year when I took some paintings there for a show.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Twisted Tree, Garden Tour, New Orleans (sold)

8x10, oil on canvas panel

Just returned from a weekend in Charleston, SC, a painter's paradise!  Love the architecture and the gardens, streets, and people watching.  It's the best place I know of in the southeast for galleries.
The galleries are numerous and have both local and nationally known painters.  I
could have stayed there for much longer, taking it all in.

This painting is from another favorite city of mine--New Orleans.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Far Wheat Field

5x7, oil on canvas panel, damar varnish

I've been out of town, and even though I took my paints I had no time to use them.  Back home and ready to start "slaving over a hot easel"  again.  I really miss painting when more than a few days go by.

Does anyone use Pandora on the computer for music?  I really like to paint to music because it energizes me--especially rock and roll or blues.  You will love the site for selecting you own favorite music and vocalists.
 
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