Monday, July 27, 2009

Queen Ann's Lace


I went out to do a painting of the wetlands, but it was these flowers in the parking lot that really caught my eye. 5x7

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Chatter Box


Another Wednesday evening plein air painting. The Chatterbox was there when my mother was teenager, so it is indeed "Old" Ocean City. I met one of my blog followers while painting...nice to meet you Stacy, glad you stopped by!! I'll be back to paint next week. 9x12

Thursday, July 23, 2009

From the Vault: Mussel Drawing 1979


Too rainy today to get a picture of yesterday's painting. This drawing was done with a flair pen when I lived in Nags Head, NC after graduating high school. I loved using flairs when I was a kid...unfortunately, they are far from permanent. I was able to restore this image with the help of a scanner and photoshop. approx 4x6

Friday, July 17, 2009

Blue Hydrangeas

SOLD

Looks like the only floral work I'll be doing for a while is with a paint brush since I was laid off from my day job last week! 8x10

Thursday, July 16, 2009

7th and Asbury

SOLD
The Glass Frog Studio and Ocean City are sponsoring a plein air event every Wednesday night. We ( the artists ) go there and are assigned a spot to paint from on the busy evening street. It was great fun and I got to enjoy good music while I painted. Can't wait until next week! 9x12

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Big Tug


Friends let me use their deck this morning where I painted this Tug Boat...after twenty minutes he left....along with the barge as well. 8x10

Monday, July 13, 2009

Trumpet


I won two first place awards this weekend. One for my tent at the Cape May Promenade Art Show...the second from the Ocean City Art League show " Everything Ocean City" ( the painting: Flander's Watch ). That painting also took a blue ribbon back in March. If I include Stewarts Root Beer from the Hammonton Paint-Out this past June, that makes four blue ribbons so far this year. So yes...I'm tooting my own horn by painting a trumpet flower...5x7

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Grassy Sound/Closure


I'm not thrilled with the word "closure" but in this case it fits best. Every now and then a painting takes me hostage and Grassy Sound has certainly done so. I've repainted the entire thing at one point or another, I haven't let myself start any new large pieces until this one was done. Today I had the time to spend several uninterupted hours mending the areas I found irritating. It may never be one of my favorites, but I guess I liked it enough to keep going.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Fallen Squirrel


Some find it macabre that I paint dead animals. As long as they are in pristine condition I find small animals make wonderful subjects. I grew up in a family of hunters ( including my mother ). Personally I hate killing things, but I think my home enviroment may be part of the reason I'm drawn to paint these creatures. 8x10