Monday, November 28, 2011


8x10, oil on canvas panel

Well, Thanksgiving is over and it's back to painting.  We had one daughter, one son, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, 3 grandchildren and 2 dogs.  A good time was had by all!  This seems like a good opportunity to sneak in a photo of 2 of the grandchildren. 
Emma and Ethan, 9 and 7.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Matthews Shed

8x10, oil on canvas panel

I've been out of town, but did manage a little painting.  I finished this one and started another landscape.

I began this as a plein air study in Matthews, NC, a small town close to me.  This shed belonged to quite an imposing house, but I preferred the humble shed. which meant I would have to set up in the yard.  I knocked on the door to ask permission, but no answer, so I set up anyway, prepared to apologize.  I suppose they were at work because no one ever appeared.  Some people are delighted to have someone paint and show great interest.  A few people are not quite as gracious.  Oh well--all's well that ends well!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Into the Woods

10x10, oil on canvas panel

This path does not lead to the woods.  It parallels Park Road here in Charlotte.  Sometimes
thinking up a name for a painting is a head scratcher, but this one just popped into my head and I liked it.

The rocks were really huge and the sun was hitting them just right.  It was a perfect spot.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Creek at Willow Wisp Farm

8x10, oil on canvas panel (on eBay)

Several years ago I took a workshop from Camille Prezwodek at Willow Wisp Farm in North Carolina.  Camille is a colorist from California.  As you can see, it didn't take completely.  I do love color and am
working on pushing it more.  However, I think I am a
tonalist at heart.  I think all that drawing I did made me  much aware of value and tone.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shrimp Boat

12x12, oil on canvas panel

This is another version of Sea Horse which I published earlier.  I am working on 2 other
paintings of shrimp boats, also in a square format.  I blurred the line between the water and land
in this one. making it slightly abstract.
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