Monday, February 28, 2011

Washington Tow, Revisited 318

Washington Tow, revisited, 24"x30", oil on museum wrap, currently Not For sale
Wanted to do something special for the house, something with a story. I painted this truck before... it was the first time that I thought I may able to make this "calling" work for me. I will post it sometime so you can see where I was 3 years ago before I started Daily Painting.

From the time I was old enough to see out of a car window, I remember passing this worn out, rusty, wrecked tow truck just before you entered my Dad's hometown of Washington, GA. I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. My grandparents also had a barn full of moss and dust covered old cars and tractors... the inspiration for what I paint.

As far as I know, it is still there. If anyone knows, let me know. If I had a place to put it, I would buy it in a heart beat.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Study in Compliments 316

Study in Compliments, 8"x10", oil on RayMar panel
This is the piece I have been so excited to post. I love the tonal quietness of this piece. A mild revelation that spurred some excitement... always a good thing.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Big Green 315

Big Green, 8"x8", oil on RayMar panel, $150
Still working on something... this one was WAY to big for the siZe canvas I painted it on.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Study in Yellow, Red and Blue 314

Study in Yellow, Red and Blue, 8"x10", oil on RayMar panel, $175
Still trying to work through some things. Feel like I am on the edge of something here that will reveal itself in a post to come soon. I am constantly surprised at how much I forget when you take time away from still life, or at my lack of working short term memory. In all honesty, I think it is the later. My wife is getting her doctorate in EdPsyc an ran me through some tests and we were both surprised at my lack of short term memory. This is made even more strange for my ability to name any actor in any movie made since 1980.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Along the Fence, Study 313

Along the Fence, Study, 8"x10", oil on RayMar panel, $150
I have been toying with the idea of a an open air painting club at the school, but have been reluctant to do so due to interest and time. Now that I live in town again, I have 2 extra hours a day in the studio and would love to spend some of those days with a new generation of painters in the field.

I had 2 students today who wanted to watch me paint a landscape and find out about the limited palette, brushes, my gear and the value planes. The most exciting thing to me was that one of them does not even take art and has been trying to get in since he came to us. Very exciting to see that. I picked this  piece because it was on the top of my reference picture folder in iPhoto .

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Orange Slices 312

Orange Slices, 24"x24", oil on museum wrap, NFS
Did this one for a  juried still life show at The Bascom in the Highlands. One of my goals for this year was to enter more shows, we will see if I make the cut.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Overkill 311

Overkill, 8"x10", oil on RayMar panel, $150
Had this huge knife in the studio, thought it would make for in interesting painting.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Little Green Apples 310

Little Green Apples, 8"x10", oil on RayMar panel, $150
Painted this during class the other day, I had these 3 little green apples in the still life closet. I am always interested to see which of my students will come up to watch and ask questions.

Daily Painters Cafe

I am one of the 2 artist featured in Daily Painters Cafe. You can read the interview here.

Here is the release that came out with it as well...


Proudly stepping out from behind his canvas, local artist David Boyd, Jr, a resident of Newnan, GA will be profiled on Monday, Feb. 14th on the juried international web gallery www.DailyPainters.com .   
This weekly artist “chat”, called DP CafĂ©, gives gallery visitors a glimpse into the lives and inspirations of this elite group of painters.  Two member artists will be highlighted each week until all150 painters have been unveiled.
David has been a member of DailyPainters.com gallery since 2008.  His work can be viewed at http://www.dailypainters.com/artists/artist_gallery/1790/David-Boyd-Jr
The members of DailyPainters.com represent a growing trend in the art world, known as "daily painting" or "painting a day". These passionate, dedicated artists strive to produce one small painting each day, and post them on the web gallery. Founded in 2006 by artist Micah Condon, DailyPainters.com was the first daily painting gallery online, offers the widest variety of artists and, with over 150 international members, is also the largest. For more information, contact (Lisa Ferraro: ferraros@optonline.net, 516-639-1867 OR David Boyd, Jr. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sky View 309

Sky View, 30"x40", oil on gallery wrap, NFS
I have had this piece on my mind for the last few months. I needed something very "me" and very cool for the OPA National Show, I have one more to do since you can enter 3. I got into the Regional show last year with Galveston Caddy, I hope this piece is unique enough to help me in the selection process for National!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bottles on Red and Yellow 307

Bottles on Red and Yellow, 8"x10", oil on RayMar panel, $150
Very pleased with the turn out of this one. Usually a pretty good sign if I walk it to Julie for her input... and it better be good if she knows what is good for her!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Two Pears and a Red Bowl 306

Loving my humongous new shadow box, it really helps isolate the light source... look forward to using it more!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Henry's International 304

In the famous words of Aerosmith... "I'm back in the saddle, again..." I am sure some of you ole timers will let me know that Will Rogers or the Lone Ranger said it first... but that's ok.

I finally became acclimated to my new surrounds and have knocked out a commission or 2 including this image done for a client who wanted his International painted. They saw my work in the Highlands at the Smokehouse. Henry drove this International in high school and still has it! Original paint and all. It is a beautiful car. He drove it to me when we were still and Gay and left it with me for 2 glorious weeks of picture taking.

It will hang in a prominent space on the stone fireplace of their cabin in the Highlands, NC.

Glad to be back!