Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Part 2


12" x 24"

acrylic on board with 2" wood profile

Memorial Day Weekend Part 1

"Within a Dream No.1 & No.2"
Painted one after the other during the weekend. Both are acrylic on Ampersand Aquabord (formerly claybord textured). 8" x 8"

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


"Within the Framework of Nature"
36" x 18"
acrylic on canvas with crackle paste along front edges

Sometimes a painting just will not photograph well. This is one of those paintings! Facebook friends have already seen two images of this painting...this is a third image captured with a different camera...and still, it is not a great photo. But, I do like the painting. The little bit of red really pops.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

More with Crackle Paste

8" x 10"

6" x 12"

5" x 5"

5" x 5"

5" x 5"

3" x 3"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Shop Tart

When I arrived at work today, a coworker told me that his wife had fallen in love with the Shop Tart blog and that she saw two of my paintings featured. So, check out for a blog entry on Verve! It is always nice to be featured. Thanks Shop Tart ...take her advise and visit Verve today!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Trying Crackle Paste

8" x 8"

4" x 4"

12" x 6"
Experimenting with Golden's Crackle Paste. All of these are on cradeled board. No crackle happened on the bottom half of the last painting!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Show Update

I really enjoyed being part of the Contemporaries' Artist of the Year Soiree and Silent Auction at the Columbia Museum of Art on May 13. The event was a lot of fun and I had bidding wars on all three of my paintings (always fun to have people fiscally fighting over my work)! I met a lot of people who were not yet familiar with my work, so I am especially thankful for that. Congratulations to Josh Drews for being named Artist of the Year ....AGAIN. He also won last may have seen the feature of Josh in Book 5 of Undefined Magazine. Well, now that all my known events are over, it is time for me to get back into the studio. I have a new Golden Product (crackle paste) to try so stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Who's it going to be?

Don't forget, the Contemporaries' Artist of the Year Soiree and Silent Auction is tomorrow night, May 13 from 7:00 to 11:00. This should be a great show, with the opportunity to see artists that aren't always showing around the area. Come bid on 125 art pieces ...maximum starting bid is $300 so you have an opportunity to get some great art at a great price. Find out more at and see my previous post for starting amounts on my 3 paintings. Besides the great art from emerging South Carolina artists, come and see the new Chihuly chandelier...quite an accomplishment by the Contemporaries of the Columbia Museum of Art! For more on the chandelier, please visit
I look forward to meeting many new friends and seeing familiar faces at the event!