Sunday, April 21, 2013

Around the Bend

Around The Bend
16"x16" Oil on Canvas
$500.00 framed

     This is a high-key painting from a photo we took several years ago on a trip to Yellowstone National Park.  We were driving through the Hayden Valley area and came across several cars pulled off to the side of the road - a sure sign something like a black bear has been sighted.  It wasn't a bear but a fox den and when we got our binoculars out we could see mama fox and a couple babies sunning themselves in the bright June sunshine.  

     I took a lot of artistic license with this photo and really changed it up to suit my purpose.  I have painted this photo before and that painting was much more literal.  I much prefer this version with its bright colors.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pink Riot

Pink Riot
12"x12" Oil on Canvas
$350.00 framed

     "Pink Riot" is just a fun little piece that I did with a palette knife that hopefully will catch the eye of someone who needs a little PINK in their life!  What pre-teen girl's bedroom or even a laundry room, kitchen or bathroom couldn't  use some color to brighten up a corner.

     This is one of several pieces that I will have for sale at the 31st annual Charlotte Country Day School Art Sale which will be held at the Cannon Library on the CCDS campus.  The art sale will be held beginning Thursday, April 18 and will continue through Saturday, April 20.  This will be my 4th year to participate in this art show which is their biggest fundraiser of the year-Big Saturday.  Come on out!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Beaufort Marsh

Beaufort Marsh
18"x24" Oil on Linen Gallery Wrap

     About 1 1/2 years ago, Steve and I spent a long weekend at the vacation home of a patron of mine who used to live in Charlotte but now lives in Beaufort SC.  She wanted a fall scene with the fabulous autumn colors hitting the marshes so we snapped about a hundred photos of various spots around Beaufort.  She loved her autumn marsh scene that I did for her and those photos have given me lots of subject matter for future paintings.

     "Beaufort Marsh" is from one of those many photos.  Recently I was asked by another patron here in Charlotte to donate a painting to a cause she is co-chairing and I have donated this painting to the 60th annual Room to Bloom Celebration which is an annual fundraiser for the Mint Museum of Charlotte.  The silent auction will be held April 17 at Charlotte Country Club.