Wednesday, January 23, 2019

LOYALTY


10 x 12.25 inches, watercolor, 2019
original painting $427
framed original painting $568
limited edition giclée print $96

The subject is my dog Felix watching the driveway from his throne.  Like some of my other recent paintings, this one has an analogous color scheme (mostly blue, green, and yellow), which seems well-suited to the mood of the subject.  

Sunday, November 25, 2018

SHIMMERING SILO



12 x 20 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting $536
framed original painting $655
limited edition giclée print $136

The silo is made of terra-cotta, and its dark courses are glazed smooth, so it shimmers when you move past it.  It is a real silo, located in Goldsboro, NC.  The landscape is a fantasy.  

Sunday, October 14, 2018

NATURAL HISTORY



20 x 6 3/4 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting $341
framed original painting $461
limited edition giclée print $110

This composition is based on the "Terror of the South" exhibit in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science.  For more about the exhibit, go to https://naturalsciences.org/exhibits/tours/extinct-tour.  The dinosaur skeleton is an Acrocanthosaurus, and the flying reptile is an unidentified pterosaur.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

KING OF KURE BEACH

14 x 20 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting - Sold
limited edition giclée print $145

This brown pelican seems to be a regular attraction at the Kure Beach Fishing Pier.  He likes to sit on the small shelter at the end of the pier, waiting for fishy handouts.

Monday, June 18, 2018

GIRL AND SEAGULL



13 5/16 x 8 3/8 inches, watercolor, 2018-2019
original painting $249
framed original painting $352
giclée print $83

This painting was first posted in June, 2018, but I have redone the sky and some of the values, and I think it is much improved.  

GRANDDADDY'S TRACTOR


12 1/2 x 20 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting - Sold
limited edition giclée print $116

My grandfather, Cleon Blackmon, bought this Case tractor brand new in 1951, the year I was born.   As a child, I rode on the fender with him for hours at a time, while he worked the fields.


Monday, June 4, 2018

PRALINE


8 x 11 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting - not available
giclée print $86

Praline was a very beautiful cat, who's whiskers were long and thick, and who's eyes looked like emeralds.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

BFF

19 x 26 3/8 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting $545
framed original painting $669
limited edition giclée print $181

It was a hot summer day, and the bovine friends were resting in the cool shadow of the big oak.

Friday, June 1, 2018

CAPE FEAR MEMORIAL BRIDGE AT EARLY DAWN


11 1/2 x 20.25 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting $405
framed original painting $515
limited edition giclée print $135

One day each week during the winter months, I drive my wife to work at 6AM.  That gives me the opportunity (and incentive) to watch the sun rise from one of many possible vantage points near the beach or along the banks of the Cape Fear River.  This painting is the result of one of those opportunities.  It is a view of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge as seen from the Wilmington Riverwalk near the old Cotton Exchange, before sunrise in February.

WARREN FARM IN WINTER AT EARLY DAWN


6 7/8 x 16 1/2 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting - not available
giclée print $75

The Britt Family Reunion is occasionally held at this wonderful old farm.  Thank you, Dale.  

BURNING THE POND BANK


9 1/8 x 12 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting - Sold
giclée print $75

This is my father, TK Britt, burning the pond bank, painted from my 1989 pencil sketch.   The pond was built by my father, grandfather, uncles, and others, and became a busy community gathering place for folks of all ages, on Sunday afternoons from around 1954 until about 1970.  The bream fishing was very dependable.

HOUSE WITH DOVES


7 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting - Sold
giclée print $24.30

This composition is based on a pencil sketch that I made during a dove hunt in 1989, but we saw fewer doves on the hunt than are depicted above.  The original watercolor is adhered to a cradled panel and protected with wax medium, so no framing is necessary (See photo below).

BEYOND THE DUNES


8 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting - Sold
limited edition giclée print $86

This is at Federal Point, south of Fort Fisher, North Carolina.  Look on the horizon for the sand dunes, which conceal the Atlantic Ocean beyond.  The trees lean toward the land, as always, and on this day the grasses leaned toward the sea.  


Thursday, May 31, 2018

FELIX WITH CANDY CANE


5 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches, watercolor, 2017
original painting - not for sale
giclée print $24.30

This was our 2017 Christmas card.  Felix is a French Brittany Spaniel / German Shorthair Pointer mix.  

Sunday, May 27, 2018

BRITT FARM


11 x 16 inches, watercolor, 1989
original - not available
giclée print $75

This is my childhood home near Mount Olive, NC, as it looked in 1977.  I am including it among these more recent works because it was the first of my watercolors that I felt pretty good about.  The scene looks different now - the road has been paved, the barn has been replaced, and the neighbors are closer together.