Sunday, April 29, 2012

Beside Murphey's

Beside Murphey's, 11"x14", oil on panel, $400

Wanted to get out on the street before I went to St. Simons for the paint out. I thought I would get some privacy tucked in this alley, but "A Horsey Affair" had just started and parents and kids were every where. My students and I actually designed a large fiberglass horse along with 24 other artists and they were placed around the downtown Newnan area.

This marked my brief return to palette knife, which continued through the St. Simons Paint Out. Images to come...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pura Vida

Pura Vida, 10x12 in, oil on panel, on hold, © David Boyd, Jr.
Did this study when we got back from Costa Rica. I had it put on a t-shirt for the group that went. I will be holding on to this study until I finish the larger piece it has inspired. I have returned to the palette knife as well.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Bubba Watson Limited Edition Archival Print

We are offering limited addition prints of David Boyd, Sr.'s Soon-to-be Classic Bubba Watson cartoon. Each cartoon is numbered and signed by the Man his own self, David Boyd, Sr. These cartoons are printed in archival ink on rag paper and will stand the test of time!

This is THE perfect gift for the golfer in your life.

Grab your while you can, once they are gone, they are gone!

Coming soon, limited edition archival prints of your favorite "You Might Be A Redneck If..." illustrations!

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Liebster Blog Award

Happily, I received a Liebster Blog Award from Julie Davis. I had admired Julie's work prior to meeting her at the Christensen workshop last summer. The award put a little spring in my step and reminded me I needed to get back on the blog and just keep going. Thank you so much, Julie!

As part of the tradition it is passed along to 5 bloggers that have

motivated and inspired you.

To accept the award you must:

1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them

2. Post the award to your blog

3. Give the award to3- 5 bloggers with fewer than 200 followersthat you appreciate and value.

4. Leave a comment on the blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.

Here is my list of recipients. All of these artists are people I quietly follow and enjoy seeing their work day in and day out. Their work keeps me inspires me and reminds me how important it is to paint everyday.

Here is my list of under 200 bloggers who certainly deserve to be watched more than they are! 

1. Mike Alonzo
2. Karen Werner
3. Claudia Hammer
4. Kathryn Townsend

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Costa Rica in Water Miscible Oils

The UGA Ecolodge in San Luis, CR is so deep in the cloud forrest, I could not have my oils shipped. I was afraid to check them in my luggage in case they were confiscated or lost. I also found that I was going to have to walk about 3 hours (total trip) to get any type of mineral spirits.

I elected to use water miscible oils. I had been using them with my high school students and they seemed great and I could find water anywhere. We had been using Windsor and Newton water based oils, but I found them to be thick, so I bought Royal Talens version (the makers of Rembrandt) called Cobra. They were ok, but I would recommend the W & N version, they have been at it for longer. The tubes were thin and 3 of them were punctured before I even got packed, I replaced them with small tubes of W & N and they were much better consistency than the larger tubes.

It took a few paintings to get used to what I could and could not do with the paint, but after the learning curve, I really enjoyed them. Things I learned: don't use natural bristles, they fluff up in water, I used Rosemary and Co Ivory brushes, which are half synthetic and half natural. I also did not enjoy trying to put a ground or wash down, it just got sticky instead of drying of making the next layer of paint slippery.

These paintings are worse for the wear... sand, dirt, bugs and some bad places that happened while packing them across Costa Rica and in the airplane.

San Luis Valley, 10x12 in, ©David Boyd Jr

Across the Valley, 6x10 in, ©David Boyd, Jr.

Carillo Beach, 6x10 in, ©David Boyd, Jr.

Samara Beach, 6x10 in, ©David Boyd, Jr

Canopy Study, 6x8 in, ©David Boyd, Jr

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Capturing Costa Rica

I made a major decision when traveling to Costa Rica, light on the painting gear, lighter on everything else. So, I left my Nikon SLR and Laptop and traveled with my iPhone and iPad. I was impressed with what I was able to do and how many photos I was able to take and how easy it was to use. I ahem all but abandoned my SLR for my iPhone, I love the camera and I love Instagram! I have paintings to come, but I would love for you to see my photos. Here is the link to my Facebook album, you cannot see it if you are not my friend, so friend me!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Back to the begining

Being down in costa rica again has flooded me with memories from my last visit seven years ago. I am reminded if why I took the pictures I took and what lead me to painting in the first place. My first paintings were based on photos from the cloud forest. More to come...

Sunday, April 1, 2012