Friday, December 30, 2011

Three Jeeps

Jeep I, 18"x24", oil on linen, $840, click here to buy

Jeep III, 20"x24", oil on linen, $960, click here to buy
The title is a lie, I am missing the middle jeep that was the actual commission piece. I client asked me to paint their son's Korean War era Wilys. I photographed the Jeep and they picked the image that Jeep I was based on. With their permission I painted the Jeep 3 more time. I must have the commission piece, Jeep II on different camera, but that was the one they picked.

The New "Rig"

Here is my new Open Box M panel holder. It was well worth the weight and really works better for the way I like to paint than any of the other systems I have used... and I have used them all with the exception of the Glouchester. I started with a half Julian, then a full, a Guerilla box and most recently and for the longest, James Coulter and his Art Box and Panel system. I was looking at the EasyL Versa but the ones I have seen and felt were very heavy and kinda clunky.

The box is 12"x16", beautifully made and it smells like heaven. I have used it outdoor on 6 occasions and in the studio the same amount. It is comfortable in all setting.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Avocado I

Avocado I, 5"x7", oil on museum board, $85 starting bid

Still playing with museum board. Got out my old stand by, avocados, and did a couple of small studies. I also got my new pouchade box today, an Open Box M, 12"x16". It took while to get it, but it was worth the wait. Being able to mimic the angle of the canvas with the palette and having it closer to my face really makes a difference in being able to see the values correctly.

This museum board was lightly primed with gesso and it really helped with the absorption problem.

Bid on this painting here.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Towards the Tower

Painter buddy, Elsa Sibley, and I went out for an afternoon sketch to a spot I had been admiring for a few days now, it was could, but I kinda like it like that.

click here to buy

Towards the Tower, 10"x12", oil on raymar panel, $300

Friday, December 23, 2011

Paper Bag Demo

I practiced fruits and the like for my demo without much success. Just didn't feel like me anymore, even though the daily painting fan base really enjoyed them. I planned on doing an 8"x8" that I could do in the hour of time allotted. At the last minute before I left for the demo, I grabbed a paper sack and an 11"x14" panel. Something spoke to me when I saw it and the demo was a success... sorry for the poor image, I took it with my phone and it was kinda dark.

click here to buy

Paper Sack, 11"x14", oil on raymar panel, $300

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Demo and ArtTalk

Here are some more belated images from the demo and Arttalk I did to coincide with my show. I had pieces there from my first painting I did in college at the age of 19 to pieces I did in my late twenties and early thirties, up to when I got serious about painting 5 years ago. It was great to be able to show the progression and growth in my work, talk about my methods and ideas about art.


Here are some belated images of my show, Progression. The show was hung on November 12 and we are taking it down right after Christmas. Great crowd and great fun, I appreciate all the Greg and Jennifer Blair and Dogwood have done for me!

My lovely wife Julie and I before the big show...

I have no idea what I am doing in the background...

Some of my students, Kent on the right and Mitchell on the left

My friend, Meredith, thinks I am hilarious... and she is right. Surrounded my aspiring stand-up comic Gabe and his brother, Sam and their father.

My sister, Rosalyn Moore,  and Greg Blair try on the 3D glasses. Once upon a time, before the 3D craZe took over, I wanted to do a show that was all paintings that were 3D. What was I thinking??

Monday, December 19, 2011

Super M Study

Small Super M, 6"x8", oil on RayMar, $125
Study of one of my favorite tractors of all time, the Farmall Super M. This was mostly about color notes and creating a feel that I liked. Just finished a 30"x40" version that I will post soon.

click here to buy

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Oranges on Blue

Oranges on Blue, 8"x8", oil on RayMar panel, $150
Thought I was going to do a daily painting for my demo, I really wanted people to be able to see the creation from start to finish, but at the last minute, I strayed from the fruit and painted a paper sack I got some lettuce in.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Just Playing

Avovados on Museum Board, 6"x6", oil on museum board, $100
Messing around with some old stand by's. I wanted to warm up for the the demo and play on museum board, which, for the record, I hate. This was untreated and very absorbant. I could get used to to it, but not sure why I would want to. I have but gesso on a a few larger pieces and I will play with them soon. here to purchase

Monday, December 5, 2011

Demo and ArtTalk

This Thursday at 6:30pm at the Dogwood Gallery I will be doing a quick demo as well as a guided ArtWalk and ArtTalk. I will field questions on my palette, my imagery and why I paint. I haven't painted in over a week, so I will be dusting off my daily painting abilities. I really want to start and finish a piece in one sitting. I love to see someone finish a painting... hope to see you there!