Monday, May 27, 2013

Low Tide, Playing with the Palette Knife

Low Tide, oil on canvas, 16x20in, $1000
Been working very hard to try to marry my aggressive impasto, brushwork and knifework from the studio into the open air. I set up my Glouchester style easel and used a handheld palette and palette knife to see how quickly I could turn out a 16x20. I want to work larger outdoors but also want it to look more like what I do in the studio. I don't want to spend hours upon hours outdoors working on a large piece, I want to rock it out in a couple hours and be done with it. We will see how it works...

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Serenbe Nocturne

Serenbe Nocturne, 12x12, oil on panel, SOLD, larger commissions accepted
Donated this piece to an auction to support the Serenbe Playhouse set in the beautiful Serenbe community not far from Atlanta. I am actually on the board at the Serenbe Photography Center and have been glad to help support the arts in the cool community. It's a beautiful place to paint as well...

Friday, May 24, 2013

St. Joe Sunrise, quick study, oil on linen, NFS, commissions of this piece accepted
I saw James Hempel painting the sunrise when I was on my way out for the QuickDraw at the Forgotten Coast. I was inspired by his passion so I decided to pull over down the road and painted this "warm-up" piece in the car. This was the last time I saw the sun that day.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Study, Carabella Morning

Carabella Morning Study, 5x7, oil on linen, NFS, larger piece can be commissioned from this study

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

St. Joe State Park

St Joseph State park, FL , 5x7in, oil on linen, NFS, larger piece can be commissioned from this study
Did this from some photos I took when we got back from the Forgotten Coast and the actual piece sold. I would love to work it up larger.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Carabella Dockside

Carabella Dockside, 11x14in, oil on InnerGlow panel, $675, unframed
This is on the flipside of the painting posted yesterday. Don't know if its gonna be a 2 for 1 deal or a 2 for 2 deal :)??

Monday, May 20, 2013

Rust in Prussian Blue

Rust in Prussian Blue, 11x14in, oil on InnerGlow panel, $675
This was a limited palette experiment... just trying to create a mood with prussian blue, transparent red oxide and yellow ochre. This InnerGlow panel has two sides... sadly I painted this and the painting I am posting on the same panel... guess we will see what happens!

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Grits, 12x16in, oil on linen mounted on gatorfoam, $775, framed

Good news from the Forgotten Coast

Well, the weekend paid off. I was so excited to win the Best Emerging Artist at the Forgotten Coast QuickDraw a couple of weeks ago. My plan was to keep going down until I placed and hopefully capture enough attention to make the invite list.

I was honored to share the podium with some of my heros like Ken DeWaard and Morgan Samuel Price.

It was a wet paint out, I wound up painting in torrential rain by the beach a St. Joseph State Park near Cape San Blas. I had to "borrow" a trash bag from a nearby trash can because I left my raincoat in the hotel room... and I tell you what... it was the the best raincoat I ever had. I now have a box of them in the pack of the 4Runner.

The painting didn't sell at the event but it was sold by the time I made it home. It's nice to have collectors who really know which pieces to buy to add to their collections.
The Whole Crew, QuickDraw at the Forgotten Coast 2013
Me, my medal and my QuickDraw piece, The Calm

Winners from the event, L to R, Ken DeWaard, Morgan Samuel Price, Haidee-Jo Summers,
Mary Ericson, me and judge  Dr. Ashley White

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Grayton Tree Study

Grayton Tree Study, oil on linen, 5x7, pochade, landscape
Another pochade study for the collection, contact me if you are interested in a larger piece inspired by this one.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Farm in Helen

Farm in Helen, 5x7, oil on linen, pochade, study, landscape
Another study for my pochade collection for the year. Not for sale, but if you are interested in a larger painting, please email me.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Delta Road

Delta Road, 5x7, pochade, oil on linen, landscape
Another 5x7 pochade piece. Again, these are not for sale, but I will do larger paintings from them. If you are interested in one, please email me directly.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Costa Rica Moon Rise

Costa Rica Moon Rise, 24x30, oil on museum wrap, $2150, landscape, silhouette, trees
This is an enlargement from a smaller study. Sorry for the bad pictures, I run the blog from my iPhone, so sometimes the pictures are missing certain subtleties!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Callaway Path

Callaway Path, 11x14, $625, oil on linen, plein air, landscape
More from Callaway, this was the first piece I actually did and my favorite.