Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Stand of Pines, Winter Morn

Stand of Pines, Winter Morn, 20x24, oil on museum wrap, $1000
Spent most of last week fretting about the ArtBlink painting event. I was given 90 minutes to produce a piece... and while I was painted, people would be watching and bidding on the outcome. It started with a few small studies and then progressed into this piece. Same size as the one I did for the event, 20"x24". I decided to time myself and take notes along the way so Julie could prompt me as I went to make sure I would finish on time. I also tubed my paint. If I had mixed on site, it would have taken me an hour to mix up enough paint. I mixed a ton of it because I used a palette knife to cover canvas as quickly as I could.

I will have more on the event as I get pictures... I was too busy painting to take photos.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunset Rock

Sunset Rock, 11x14, oil on panel, $500
Took some pictures from Sunset Rock in Highlands, NC before the snow fell. Glad I did, they have come in handy this time of year when my high school students start to paint. I love to be working with what they are working with... the ones who come around and ask questions are the ones I know are interested... no more guessing.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Home II

Inside Out, Home II, 24"x30", oil on museum wrap, NFS
The beginning of something exciting for me here. There is actually a "Home I" that will be put later. This is in the house where I grew up and currently where my parents live. I was lucky to grow up in a home it's age, it gave me a respect for things that were built by hand and loved by the people who live in it. The house was built in 1839. My parents bought it for $25, seriously, and moved to a piece of land they owned in downtown Newnan. It is still a work in progress for them. None of these paintings will be for sale, but I will be doing others that do not have the sentimental value of these.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Stand of Pines, Winter Morn

Stand of Pines, Winter Morn, 10"x12", oil on RayMar panel,  $450
Study for ArtBlink at the UAB Cancer Center this weekend in Birmingham. I will have 90 minutes to paint a larger piece from this study. I want to make sure I work out all the kinks so I don't have to think too much. I thought a small study with the perfect colors would be better than anything. At the end of the 90 minutes, all 20 artists must stop painting and the pieces are auction off. It is actually a silent auction and the bidding occurs while I work. Julie will be talking me up to the patrons and at the end, we will see what a piece of mine will pull in during a competitive bidding. Should be as close as Sotheby's as I will get in my lifetime!

Thursday, February 2, 2012