Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I wanted to create some works on paper. I have some beautiful French-made Arches 300 lb. paper that was just crying out for some creativity. That combined with some Golden GAC mediums that make the paints really drippy resulted in these experiments. I dripped these images of faces directly on the paper without any drawings... of course only 1 out of 3 worked... but I'll make something different out of the ones that didn't work. Its fun and scary and rewarding when it comes through.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Moon

Every day brings a beautiful new delight at Crosswinds. We've now seen dolphins, red drum tailing near shore, many species of birds (from hummingbirds to bald eagles), daily clam-diggers and crabbers working the river... we're starting to get into the rhythm of River Time. Like most folks in the Mill Creek area, we're finding ourselves loathe to going to town! Why bother when you can get clams, crabs, fish right outside your door?.... once the garden's in it will be hard to leave...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Another view...

Just love this new studio space. I feel at home here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Studio by the Sea...

...its hard to believe but a wish I have had for a long time has finally come true. I'm moving into my studio by the sea. I love it here. Its in a little cottage on the Newport River (a salt water river that leads to the ocean). I'm only about 20 minutes from my old place. The light here is so wonderful, its going to be an incredible inspiration... more to follow. Here's the view from my studio, and the sunrise.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New work for New Bern

Here's a 24 x 30 painting I submitted to the Twin Rivers show at the Bank of the Arts Show in New Bern. Fun experimentation with a new color palette.
Update: This painting garnered 4th place in the show.