Tuesday, August 20, 2019

ALL MIGHT THE HAMSTER


6 x 6 inches, watercolor 2019
original painting SOLD
giclée print $60

A pet, named for a comic book hero, I think.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

STEVENS MILL 3: FOGGY MORNING FISHING


9 x 12 inches, watercolor 2019
original painting $315
framed original painting $414

This is the third painting in the series in progress, called "Stevens Mill".  The image is based on a black and white photo that I took around 1975.  The diving board used to be attached to an open dancing pavilion that saw a lot of use in the '60s, but they are both gone now.  I did not know the children, but I hope they have prospered.  The dark-haired child also appeared in Stevens Mill 1: Stair to Water.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

WIND, WAVE, WOOD, and CLOTH


9 x 12 inches, watercolor, 2019
original painting $315
framed original painting $414

I hope this painting speaks for itself, but my relationship with the boat is another story.  I started to build her a few years back when we lived in Mocksville:  I bought a whole tree of pine lumber, and took two years to build a boat shed; I read lots of boat-building books, purchased a beautifully hand-drawn set of plans, made all the molds for the hull, and read nearly all of the Aubrey/Maturin Novels.  But oh! and alas, I was interrupted by the recession of 2008.  That part's definitely sad, but I don't regret a minute of the boat-building, and I still believe she's a very beautiful boat.  The molds are moldering in my garage, teasing me to finish.  A waste of time you say?  Wasted expense? Come about, there mate!  I met some wonderful like-minded folk, and had a great time.  Ask me sometime, and I'll tell you a salty tale involving sailors and sailing, good friends and good crafting.  Arrrrrr!  

The image is based on a gaff-rigged six-meter canoe yawl, named "Eun Na Mara" (Scottish Gaelic for "Bird of the Sea"), and designed by Iain Oughtred.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

STEVENS MILL 2: MILL and DAM FROM BELOW


9 x 12 inches, watercolor, 2019
original painting  $315
framed original painting $414

This is the second painting in the series in progress, called "Stevens Mill".  I could have called the series "The Mill With Two Names", since it is also known as Warrick's Mill, but I believe the mill house pictured above is the original structure.  The watercolor is based upon a pencil sketch that I made around 1980.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

STEVEN'S MILL 1: STAIR TO WATER


9 x 12 inches, watercolor, 2019
original painting SOLD
giclée print with mat & mounting board $131

This is the first of a planned series of four or five paintings called "Steven's Mill", based upon an actual mill in Wayne County.  The series will be based on photographs and a sketch that I made around 1975.  The child who modeled for this one would be around fifty years old now.  

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

LOYALTY


10 x 12.25 inches, watercolor, 2019
Merit Award, 2019 Wilmington Art Association Juried Spring Show
Merit Award, 2019 Associated Artists of Southport Juried Summer Show
original painting $338
framed original painting $444
giclée print $113

This is one of our dogs, and his name is Felix.  He and his brother are German short-hair pointer / French Brittany spaniel mix.