Thursday, April 25, 2013

Oil Work in Progress (WIP)

Since the weather's been warmer and I can open up my studio for ventilation, I decided to experiment with some really thick oil paint on a 3' x 6' canvas...  I've been all over the place with it - starting out figurative and at this point its looking more like a landscape.  I'm trying to open myself up more to abstraction - not trying to control the process as much.  It's hard!  But exciting too... we'll see what happens to it...

Swamp Azalea

I saw this beauty on my run along the Neusiok trail yesterday.  Its only knee high, but breathtaking.

Sunday, April 14, 2013


As I mentioned before, the Craven Arts Council invited area artists to submit paintings with a food-based theme for an upcoming show... I used to paint peppers - I love their organic shapes and rich colors (and flavor for that matter!).   So I thought I'd paint some hot ones.  Now I want to plant some in my little garden too.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Back in NC

We are back in North Carolina and spring is finally arriving.  I have a plateful of fun painting projects to work on, ranging from a commission of an adorable little girl to a "food-based" painting to more nudes.  I like a variety...

Here's one of the early signs of spring I've seen on my morning runs on the nearby Neusiok trail in the Croatan National Forest:   A dwarf iris.  Its barely 4" high.  Lovely.

Now I'm off to the studio to get to work!