Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Environmental Statement

"Once Pristine"
30" x 40" - Acrylic on Canvas
A geologist-turned-artist-still-geologist-but in a management position kind of guy had to be "inspired" by the Gulf oil spill eventually. Here is the result. Hopefully once pristine environments will be pristine again...all in time!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Something Different

20" x 24"
Acrylic on Specialty Paper on Canvas
(has a real 3-D effect to it)

In a World of Titan Buff (and Raw Umber)

"Uncomplicated Childhood"
30" x 30" - Acrylic on Canvas
Golden Fluids Titan Buff and Raw Umber

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A new large painting!

"All the Autumns of My Childhood"
36" x 60"

Thursday, August 19, 2010

SCWS Jury Results - I'm In!

"Abstracting the Respite of My Childhood" (18" x 18") juried into the SC Watermedia Society Show that will run October 2 - November 21. Out of 171 entries, 75 juried in. Now to get it framed to specifications and delivered to Rock Hill. Glad to be accepted into this important show!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Finally Posting This Diptych

"Until Death Us Do Part"
each 18" x 18" - acrylic on canvas
I completed this diptych about 2 months ago but I haven't posted it yet because I could not come up with a name for it. I finally named it tonight. This was painted when my father's health was declining rapidly and we were all waiting for his death...he held on until seven days after his 89th birthday. My dad was a great fisherman and was always on the waters of Lake Murray. I remember thinking about the transition from his wordly body to his eternal Heaven while painting this....he was a believer and he raised his children to believe in Christ also. With this being a diptych, I thought "Until Death Us Do Part" would be an appropriate title.

A good sign

... visually and literally. The pop up gallery presented by Michael Mitchell Interiors during Spoleto from May 13 – June 13 is becoming a permanent fixture on King Street in Charleston. The new awning along the storefront was installed this week, and Michael’s Facebook friends could easily see his excitement about the new addition to the building…the photo is his new profile picture and I “stole” it to post here. As you know, Michael is representing my art in the gallery. I have yet to make the trip to Charleston but there are currently 11 originals in the gallery thanks to the postal service and Alicia Leeke, a fellow artist and neighbor, who graciously transported the larger paintings for me. I will soon get there to see for myself and meet Michael in person (you would think a College of Charleston graduate from 1986 would make it to Charleston more than he does, but Charleston – like his undergraduate years – seems a world away although it is a short drive from Columbia)! Anyway, I can tell from my interaction with Michael on the phone and electronic correspondence, that he is greatly passionate about what he does and he believes in his artists, friends and family and takes a refreshing team approach in the way he conducts his business. If you are in Charleston, please stop by and visit this destination shop at 438 King Street. I am happy to have his support, and I will return that support to him by helping promote his business. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 – 6:00 and by appointment. Gallery phone is (843) 564-0034 and a website is in development to show off his interior design skills (published in four magazines) and the gallery. Other artists showing at this location include Toni Elkins, Bonnie Goldberg, Alicia Leeke, Darlett Stone, Ed Shmunes, Esther Melton, Elena Madden, Debbie Martin, John K. Crum and many others!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Primed and Ready...

This is a 36" x 60" canvas that I have primed and textured...it was photographed in front of a large window so that the light would come through and show the texture...those are the braces showing through. I love the way the texture came out...now I just need to start applying color sometime soon. We'll see what develops!