Sunday, October 14, 2018

NATURAL HISTORY

20 x 6 3/4 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting $334    
limited edition giclée print $110

Finally, after being delayed by two hurricanes, Florence and Michael, my dinosaur painting is finished.  The image 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 28, 2018

"BE VEWY VEWY QUIET!"

These five small paintings were commissioned by a couple who love the outdoors and love to hunt and fish.  Each small landscape is a scene from their hunting camp in the woods.


0015A - Headquarters
6 x 5 inches, watercolor, 2018
Sold

giclée print $45



0015B - Deer Stand
6 x 5 inches, watercolor, 2018
Sold
giclée print $45



0015C Turkey Blind
6 x 5 inches, watercolor, 2018
Sold
giclée print $45



0015D Cabin, Side Porch With Bears Playing Poker
6 x 5 inches, watercolor, 2018
Sold
giclée print $45



0015E  Four-wheeler in Deer/Turkey Meadow
6 x 5 inches, watercolor, 2018
Sold
giclée print $45




Saturday, July 7, 2018

KING OF KURE BEACH

14 x 20 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting $434
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
original painting $249
limited edition giclée print $83

The reference photo was taken at the beach adjacent to the old (previous, wooden) Johnny Mercer Fishing Pier at Wrightsville Beach.  

GRANDDADDY'S TRACTOR


12 1/2 x 20 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting $416
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 $73

Praline was an indoor cat, but the painting needed some green.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

BFF

19 x 26 3/8 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting $580
limited edition giclée print $193

It was a very hot summer day, and the bovine friends were cooling and conversing in the shade of the big oak tree as they waited for Mr. Greenjeans to bring their supper.  

Friday, June 1, 2018

CAPE FEAR MEMORIAL BRIDGE AT EARLY DAWN


11 1/2 x 20.25 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting $405
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, 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 - bartered
giclée print $75

This is my cousin's farm, at sunrise in February.  The Britt Family Reunion was held in the large building on the day that I took the reference photo.
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 $175 (mounted, see below)
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 $50

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.