Saturday, May 31, 2014

In Between

Experimenting with the beautiful simplicity of a limited palette of yellow ochre, napthol red and cobalt blue. Love the colors and the harmony you get with a limited palette. Mine has gotten out of control with all of the earths grays and halftones I use.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Rust in Peace SOLD

Leon and I stopped along the way to Apalachicola in Crawfordville, FL where there is a super cool Ford truck graveyard. Legend has it that a guy who owned a Ford dealership would drive a truck for a while and then stick it in the woods, get another one and do the same. There were at least 15 truck there from the late 30's to the early 60's.

Rust in Peace, 11x14, plein air, transportation, oil on linen, $800, SOLD

Poncho and Lefty Hit the Forgotten Coast

Two weeks ago I loaded my car with all the painting gear a had plus an Aussie artist I had never met and headed to the Forgotten Coast Invitational Paint out for a little adventure.

Ed Cahill, a fellow plein air painter and Georgia introduced me to the Australian via Munich plein air painter Leon Holmes. Leon needed a ride to the coast and I had a big SUV and itch for adventure. Australians are know to fit that bill well. It was nothing short of an adventure.

Up before the sun everyday and home after dark... painting with the best in the country. What more could a painter want. Images of my paintings to come, but here are a few of the highlights along the way.

Leon gets credit for all of the pictures of me.

Leon gets his sea legs back at the Honey Hole in Crawfordville, FL

Leon paints an old car at the Honey Hole

I paint my favorite old truck with a few additions

Leon wins the Quickdraw

We celebrate Leon's victory with some bubbly and his hosts, Pidge and Bill

Tornado Alley

Crusty's Place

My demo, Coming Together

Leon flirts with Morgan Samuel Price

The day before this beauty was bulldozed


Student Day, my favorite day, with my student, Hayley

Hanging out with Greg Barnes, James Richards, Mitch Kolbe and Leon

Hot Spot

Painted this the morning we found the bulldozed boats... I couldn't paint there, so I drove up the road to find a better view.

We make a mess wherever we go.

Leon gets a great picture of my mustache

Painting at sunrise

Monday, May 19, 2014

Down by the River

Experimenting on a wider surface than I am used to AND a new surface... Shellacked mohagany. I think I liked it... Trying some new Rosemary brushes to boot... SER 278