Saturday, July 31, 2010

Last Minute Effort for SCWS Entry

"Abstracting the Respite of My Childhood"
Acrylic on Canvas - 18" x 18"
I let the entry for the annual South Carolina Watermedia Society sneak up on me...I should have been paying more attention about this opportunity. Thanks to a friend, non other than Randy Hanna at City Art, I was reminded that I should enter this annual competition. Well, the deadline for mailing the CD with image and the forms is TODAY. So, last night I did this painting, photographed it this morning, and got my entry to the post office before it closed. This is my first entry for this show, so we will see how it goes. I will not learn of the jury result until late August. If accepted, it will be featured in the show in September in Rock Hill. If it doesn't jury in, there are other options...perhaps the upcoming SC State Fair. We'll see. I know some well known artists that have been rejected for this show, so I will hope for the best!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Thing for Squares!

"Breath of Life"
18" x 18"
Acrylic and Specialty Paper on Canvas

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Weekend Squares

"Bluegrass" - 12" x 12"
Acrylic on Specialty Paper on Canvas
"Nature's Resolutions" - 12" x 12"
Acrylic, Fiber Paste and Specialty Paper on Canvas

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thanks, Camille Maurice!

I realized that I had never posted a photo of "Souvenir Moon" on this here it is. And, it appeared on a great website yesterday.... Please check it out and make sure to bookmark the site in your favorites. The writers have been greatly supportive of my work, and they feature many beautiful things from around the world in a regular feature called "Friday Beautiful Things"! I am very humbled to have landed there twice over the past year! "Souvenir Moon" is 20" x 20" and can currently be seen at Verve...I am hoping someone will purchase it soon...perhaps you?!

Quick Square

"Passing Fancy"
10" x 10"
Acrylic on Canvas

Friday, July 23, 2010

Some new colors

"Float Over" - 12" x 12"
Acrylic and Specialty Paper on Canvas
I used two colors new to my palette....Holbein Acryla Jaune Brillant and Violet. The paper is the same that was used in "Coastal Ambiance" and "Coastal Haze" this painting I only used a small portion of the paper near the end of the painting session instead of using the paper directly on top of the full canvas surface before the painting process began. This is a great new paper available at City Art.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Now in Charleston, SC

I am pleased to announce that I now have representation at Michael Mitchell Gallery located at 438 King Street near Marion Square! Please stop by and see new paintings that were created especially for this gallery. The following is taken from Michael Mitchell's facebook page:
A Charleston, South Carolina, native, Michael Mitchell founded Michael Mitchell Interiors and Art For Charity. Mitchell hails from a long line of South Carolina business men, but moved to New York City in 2006 to expand his career. He has worked on homes and businesses in Charleston, Columbia, New York City, Boston and more. His work also includes resort, boats and New York City apartments, as well as Lexington Medical Center and Columbia’s Shag Bistro. Mitchell’s work has been featured in magazines four times. He is working on several homes in Charleston and Columbia, as well as apartments in New York City. Well-traveled and having worked in a wide variety of environments, Mitchell said, “I like seeking out an edge for my clients -- a sophistication that features unexpected elements and makes a place truly unique.”
I am extremely excited to be working with Michael, and I am very thankful for the opportunity to show in Charleston for the first time!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Return to Titan Buff and Raw Umber

"Dusk" 8" x 10"

"A Gentle Calling" 12" x 12"

Got Texture?

"Coastal Ambiance" 12" x 12"

"Coastal Haze" 12" x 12"

Thursday, July 15, 2010

"Pond Memories"
18" x 24" - Acrylic on Canvas

Monday, July 12, 2010

From the day of my Father's death...

"Subdued"- 24" x 24"

I completed, titled and photographed this painting on the morning of July 3, just hours before I would learn of the death of my beloved father, Mr. Herman J. Monts. My Dad, who turned 89 on June 26, was very supportive of my art ...he told me many times how proud he was that I was having success with my artwork. He was a great man who perservered through many hardships in his life. Tomorrow, July 13, will mark the 66th anniversary of the day he was severely wounded near Normandy, France. We are thankful for all the years we had him, and we will miss him very much!