Thursday, September 29, 2011

Latest commission

The couple who commissioned the large, traditional oil painting of their daughter have given me permission to post a photo of the painting on my blog. Here it is. This was 36" x 60." A lovely subject.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Here is the painting that I mentioned in an earlier post about Debussy. I was one of three visual artists invited to create a painting based on one of Debussy's movements from the Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp. It was presented Thursday night to the accompaniment of musicians with the Carolina Chamber Music Festival.

I collaged the score of the movement on the canvas first, then collaged and painting the three instruments and painted a portrait of Debussy in transparent colors over that.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Good night Irene!

I've been hard at work on a couple commissions, and then got interrupted by hurricane Irene. She was a big storm and they were having a hard time predicting how strong she would be... so we decided to board up and evacuate to Chapel Hill. When we got back to our little cottage by the river, we were relieved to find it had not flooded. The wind switched just in the nick of time to spare us water (and mud!) in the house... it came close though and the yard was a mess.

So after a week of clean-up things are returning to normal and I'm working double-time to catch up on my paintings. Feels good to be back in the studio.