Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Two New Personal Favorites

"Gentle Fade Into Night"
Acrylic on Canvas
8" x 8" x 3"

"Lake Murray Retrospect"
Acrylic on Canvas
8" x 8" x 3"

I plan to submit these for the upcoming Verner Awards Art Sale in April...these are small but very representative of my style. (Update...I didn't submit these!)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Two New Squares

"The Watering Hole"
12" x 12" x 3"
Acrylic on Canvas
"Undefined Whispers"
12" x 12" x 3"
Acrylic on Canvas

"Soul Searching"

Acrylic on Linen
16" x 16"

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I have been selected to participate in the art sale associated with the 10th Annual Elizabeth O'Neill Verner/Governor's Awards for the Arts. The event, sponsored by the SC Arts Foundation, will take place on April 16th at the Columbia Marriott Hotel. The artists that juried in can only submit up to four smaller works, but the exposure should be great. This event is heavily attended by the State's leading business people, many who look to expand or start collections for their corporations. A preview of the art is planned for April 7-11 at the South Carolina Arts Commission in downtown Columbia.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dining With Friends Platter

"The Benediction"
Mixed Media
As you can see, I have completed the design of the platter for the upcoming auction to benefit the SC AIDS Benefit Foundation. I thought I would do something similar to the Violin project since both events will take place in April. The Bible Verse is Numbers 6: 24-26. By the way, my birthday is 6/24 and my Father's birthday is 6/26. While the design is very simple, I hope it will bring glory to God.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Last Night's Effort

Palette Knife Painting
Acrylic on Canvas Board
11" x 14"

Any suggestions for a title?

Monday, March 10, 2008

"Turning Point"

Acrylic on Clayboard
5" x 7"
Sometimes I just paint. This is very different, but I like it. I see an abstract stallion standing still and looking back. The back right leg is in the picture (long drip), the left back leg is in the fog so you can't see it and the two front legs are just out of the painting. I like the tree form along the left hand side of the painting. Anyway, that is what I see...just call me crazy.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

"A Greater Place"

15" x 30"
Acrylic on Canvas
Can you see the figure that presented itself? It is part of the texture...looks like a man who is walking toward the right edge of the canvas.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"Simply Deferring"

"Simply Deferring"
12" x 12" Acrylic on Watercolor Canvas
Something different fresh off the easel. The title comes from words within an an e-mail I received this morning.


18" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas
This is a painting (over another painting I just didn't like) that I sat aside a couple of months ago. I pulled it out the other night and finished it...mainly adding some more cream color to the sky. It is a little more abstract than I usually do, but I like it. The title came to me the other night as well...I think it fits the mood of the painting as well as my mood of late. Thoughts?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

New Creative Challenge

A blank "canvas" for the upcoming Dining With Friends Fundraiser...a heavy ceramic platter. This will be my fourth in five years, but the previous ones were fine china dinner plates. As you know from my prior posts, I happen to like squares! We will see what happens.

Saturday Night Paintings

"Seeking Balance" SOLD
6" x 6" Acrylic on Linen

"The New Light"
12" x 12" Acrylic on Linen

"The Long Goodbye to Winter" Sold
6" x 6" Acrylic on Linen