Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blue Springs Shade

Blue Springs Shade, 12x16, oil on linen, plein air, $775, landscape
Painted this one cool morning during the Callaway Paint Out at Blue Springs.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Off to the Forgotten Coast

Heads up to all you folks I met in Appalachicola last year, I will be headed down to your neck of the woods Friday to participate in the Quick Draw in Carabella this Saturday. Come say hello. This time I will not be in an alley, I'll be down by the boats.

Carabella Morning, 36x48in, oil on gallery wrap, $5200, ©David Boyd, Jr. 2013

Spring Arrangement SOLD

Spring Arrangement, 6x8, oil on panel, SOLD
Mom left these on our doorstep for Julie's birthday earlier this month. Had to preserve them in paint before they left.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Moonrise at Callaway

Having some fun with Prussian blue and photo reference from the Callaway Gardens Paint Out.

Something a Little Different

I have made a page on my website that contains my photography. I have selected photographs that will be for sale as limited editions of 20 per image. All images are for sale directly from my website and are 12"x12" printed on archival, 100% rag paper. They are also available at any size you like and on any material... like gallery wrapped canvas. If you are interested in something different from what is available, contact me. I hope that you will have a look and share the page with anyone who may be interested!
Golden Pantry, ©David Boyd, Jr. 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mr Chestnut's Barn

Went out with Millie Gosch and Stephanie Morris, a friend we made at the Sherrie McGraw workshop. I will post more on that and the Callaway Paint Out soon.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Grayton Beach FL

I am going to catch you up on my latest obsession... 5x7in paintings done on my Guerrilla thumb box. My goal is to have 365 of these by the end if the year. I'm not trying to do one a day, some days I do more... Some days less. Takes some pressure off. Most are done Plein air, but some from my phone. It's a great size, I can do a great little study in 30 minutes or less... In the car, on the beach or on the sofa! They do not interfere with larger studio work.

None of these will be for sale. If you are interested in a large piece inspired by one of these studies, please email me at rdboyd2@mac.com

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A REAL Inside Look?

Blogging has become very antiquated and time consuming to me. The only upside to it is YOU! I have been so busy with my full time teaching gig, full time painting gig, traveling and my wife... I just don't have time to blog. I need to dedicate and MAKE more time, just like I do for painting and everything else that is important to me. I have talked about rededication to blogging more times than I can count, one day it will stick.

Originally blogs were designed for online diary keeping, but there is so much more out there... photos, video, etc. There are easier ways of getting them online as well. Although I plan on "rededicating" myself to the blog I want to you also consider following me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. They are easier to use and you much better content because of that. I am addicted to Instagram and find it to be the medium I enjoy using the most... and that is taking pictures. I post 2-3 pictures a day from my students in the classroom, my studio at home, my adventures with my wife Julie and our travels... and you are kinda missing out right now... and that is my fault.

I will post paintings here for sale and write about them, but if you want to see me everyday while I paint at the Callaway Gardens Paint Out... you won't find it here. I will be on Instagram which posts to my Facebook and Twitter accounts. You want to see my partial hike of the Appalachian trail? My 4 days camping on the Georgia Coast and sea kayaking, my new paint mobile??? Our trip to California in a VW van this summer? The Great American Paint Out Quick Draw? Instagram and Facebook! BTW, you can sign up for Instagram on the website now without having to have it on your phone. I could be wrong!

If you are not on Facebook or Instagram, you should be! If you have no idea what they are or how to use them, let me know and I will be happy to blog about them more in depth.

So, here are the links to my personal Facebook page (I no longer post to my fan or group page) as well as my Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram links. These can also be found on my website.

I hope to see a huge surge in people wanting to see what I am up to!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Costa Rica Moon Rise

Costa Rica Moon Rise, 24x30, oil on museum wrap, $2150, silhouette, landscape
This is the enlargement I did from a smaller study. This photo does not do it justice. Please remember that all of my pictures from the blog come from my iPhone, so they are not all going to show the beauty of a piece... this one specifically.