Sunday, November 28, 2010

Commissioned Painting

"For Thus It Was"
36" x 36"
Acrylic on Canvas

The title is from verse 3 of the Christian hymn "Now Thank We All Our God" ..."the one eternal God, whom earth and heav'n adore; for thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore".

Special thanks to Verve and the client, who is now a new friend and who is a fellow believer! She loved the title!

New Easel

Finally...I have a professional easel. It's the Santa Fe I model. Purchased from my favorite supply place....City Art! Speaking of City Art, I will be showing small works on Wassailing Wednesday, December 15 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Come see me!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Spotted in Local Magazine

14" x 11"
Acrylic on Canvas Panel

One of the first paintings that I sold at Verve five years ago is shown in the design article of the current Columbia Metropolitan Magazine (p.42). The title of the article is "House of Memories" and features the design work of Sumner Holman of Verve. I also get a mention on page 45. I really enjoyed finding out about this through a friend who had seen the article! So, if you see a copy of the magazine, check it out! And, as always, thanks Verve!

Monday, November 8, 2010

News! News! News!

I just learned today that I have been selected by a five jury panel to be included in the Digital Graffiti spontaneous ArtRageous project. Five images of my art will be projected in various public places throughout the City of Columbia during December 2010. These places will include city malls, major streets and places of business open during the third shift (factories and late night restaurants). The images will also be permanently featured on the ArtRageous website and be included in a video recording of this unique project.

And then there is the Art Book. Ten artists were selected to be featured in an original handmade book...I am one of the ten selected. I would list the other 9, but I will wait for them to share their news before I do! The book will also feature artists who have been part of Pocket Productions events like the "Playing After Dark" Friday Night Gala series or through the "ArtRageous" spontaneous projects. Five artists will be commissioned to come up with designs for the handmade book and then one of these designs will be used to make 200 copies to be sold at a gala event presentation at the Columbia Museum of Art in Spring 2011.

So, stay tuned for more information and keep your eyes open for images. Congratulations to the other artists will know many of them!

2010 sure has been a great art year! Soli Deo Gloria!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Recycled Brush Series

"Winter Mood"

"Early Winter"

"Winter Solitude"

"Cold Warmth"

"Golden Halo"

These were all created using the tops of old flat paint brushes and melted refined beeswax. Image size is approximately 3" x 2". They certainly would make unique gifts for the holidays!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Here and There on November 18

Two events are happening on Thursday, November 18. Here's the skinny:

Vista Lights, Columbia, SC....join me at the Gallery at DuPre for a show of new works. For this show, I will have my typical paintings and will also be offering new works from my "Retired Brush" series. Join us from 5:00-10:00 PM...the Vista is sure to be the happening spot to kick off the Christmas Season.

Florence Museum, Florence, SC...the 22nd Annual Friends of the Florence Museum Miniature Art Competition Show opens with a reception at 7:00 PM. Both of my submittals (read about them below) juried into the show along with 48 other entries...these works could not exceed an image size of 4" x 5"! The juror for this show was Columbia artist Susan Lenz of 80808 Studios and the Mouse House!

As always, thanks for the continued support of my art adventures...2010 has been a great art year!