Thursday, May 31, 2007

Flower Moon is the second full moon in May

4" x 4" x 1/2" acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
This little 'sketch' is an idea for a larger painting - sometime.

There are two full moons (sometimes known as a blue moon) in May this year. Flower Moon is another name for a May full moon.

These acrylics are more watercolor transparent than my regular acrylics. At first I wasn't happy with the coverage, but the more I looked, the more dreamlike the scene appears. And it's a warmup for a larger work, so I think it'll be ok.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

been really busy

Just letting everyone know I haven't forsaken painting.

It seems there's a price to be paid when you are an artist. I'm not talking about the cost of paints, canvas, brushes, etc. That's understandable. You gotta have materials to work with.

I'm talking about after the canvas is painted and drying. There's the varnishing, protective coatings, framing, attaching hardware and wire. Image photography must be done to capture the work for websites, blogs, and sending to the printer. Then there is the cataloging, contacting galleries, researching galleries, phone calls, etc.

Planning art shows ( two this week ) eats up painting time. Keeping displays in good condition is always needful. Then there's the bubble-wrap nightmare of protecting the paintings you've created during transport.

I could go on but I know you'd rather not hear me whine. :o)

Wrapping up, I must say that I do love painting. Sometimes I just need a keeper.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Cool Water

8" x 10" original oil painted en plein air on canvas covered hardboard -
The fountain is on the Brenau College Campus in Gainesville, GA. This painting was done during a 'paint-out' sponsored by the Quinlan Visual Arts Center and will be used as reference for a larger work, probably 16"x20", to be done sometime when I get caught up.
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Thursday, May 17, 2007

paintout in Gainesville, GA

I'm back from my trip to Richmond, VA.

However, I'm leaving again tomorrow for a paint-out in Gainesville, GA. It's sponsored by the Quinlan Visual Arts Center ( If you're in the area, there'll be lots of us doing plein air work around town, at the marina and at the lake front. Stop by and say "hi". We love to answer questions about our artwork.

I'll be posting the paintings in a few days, so be sure to check back.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Quietude of the Sky

8" x 10" original impressionist oil painting on canvas covered hardboard - $80 including shipping -

Day in and day out our gaze is fixed horizontally, always seeing the landscape around us. We don't take time to just look up into the sky. If someone were to ask us, "What color is the sky?" our immediate answer would be "Blue". Take some time to experience all the colors that appear in the sky. You'll be amazed at this constantly changing wonder.
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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Planting Moon is the First May Full Moon - SOLD

8" x 8" x 1/2" original oil on stretched gallery wrap canvas - $70 including shipping - SOLD -
This year there will be two full moons in May. Planting Moon is one of the names and seems to fit this early moon. Because of a hard frost in mid-April, some crops which were planted early didn't make it through, and must be planted again.
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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Greener is Better

8" x 10" original oil on canvas covered hardboard - $85 including shipping -
There has been a lot of comment lately about global warming and the urging for people to "go green". Sometimes I love to look at trees and soak in their beauty, their colors and their seeming wisdom to the ways of nature. This scene is imaginary, but I hope it actually exists and will for generations to come.
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