Tuesday, July 5, 2016

No time for fishin'

So while I have not had a chance to fish this summer - doesn't mean I can't paint the darn things! Here was a stab at a Tarpon, and I have never caught one of these either. Heard they're fighters and fun to reel in…well, this was one pretty fun to paint! And I didn't even have to get wet.
loose pencil
color study on the iPad

in progress

framed and ready to swim away.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Coastal Living ad is out! The Buoys are in...

My ad in Coastal Living just came out, with a perfect coincidence in the cover imagery!  Anyone interested in these buoys paintings can find them at most all of my galleries below:
Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC
Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Taylor Kinzel Gallery, Roswell, GA
ArtSource Gallery, Raleigh NC
Carteret Contemporary Art, Morehead City, NC
Paderewski Fine Art, Beaver Creek, CO
Paderewski Fine Art, Charleston, SC
Studio E Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Maine Art Paintings & Sculpture, Kennebunk, ME

and for more annoyingly constant updates, tolerate me on Instagram!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Depth Charge

After doing Trout Trout Trout, I have so many random lures and flies in my studio, so I tried again at painting one of the little bastards. Hooked myself two times in just getting this guy to pose just right!

Depth Charge, 24" X 24"

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Art_For_Breakfast posts on Instagram

The fun and often humiliating, if not humbling posts of Art For Breakfast Instagramers got me to do another series for them again, beginning with this post. I'm hoping to do a story on this mysterious duo, and if I land it I will post it here. In the meantime, look for more of my pieces with them, or follow my own pieces here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Atta Buoys

One thing you notice after doing one particular interest over and over again is you make yourself try new things (mainly to keep from getting too bored?). In this case, I never see an actual buoy without some nice aging to it, wear and tear, etc. It's challenging to paint that wear, trying to get to the point where these things have seen years in the water just bobbing for days and days.

I had to become the buoy...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Traditional Homebuoys

This was a fun surprise. I don't keep up with where these pieces go, but it sure was weird seeing a spread in this month's issue of Traditional Homes with one hanging smack-dab in the middle of someone's beach family room. I hope it's not getting too much sun, I didn't put nearly as much SPF 50+ on it!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Croc & Boy

My first passion - characters! Have to get back to these once in a while!!!