Monday, June 29, 2020

THE LITTLE TRACTOR



11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, watercolor, 2020
original painting SOLD
giclee print $75

For more information about this painting, please visit my new Facebook Artist's Page by clicking the purple link in the right-hand column.

Friday, March 6, 2020

CAPE FEAR MEMORIAL BRIDGE (REPRISE)


15 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, watercolor, 2018 & 2020
original painting $290
with mat & mounting board $315
full size giclée print $75

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, from near the Cotton Exchange, at winter sunrise


Monday, March 2, 2020

THE APPROACHING STORM

 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, 2020
original painting $210
framed original painting $280
giclée print $55

Sea waves crash on sunlit boulders,
Nacreous curtains flying high.
Out across the shining ocean,
Clouds are gray, a storm is nigh.

"Oh! it's grand, the wind and water,
How we love the surf and sun".
Laughing Gull cries "Fun is over!
Let's fly home, a storm has come".

by Tom Britt


Sunday, February 16, 2020

BEACH COMBER (Pas de Deux)

8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, watercolor
original painting SOLD
giclée print $55

Twilight shadows, gulls on sand,
Tiny dancing feet,
Evoking dancers hand in hand,
Smiles from folks they meet.

by Tom Britt


Friday, January 31, 2020

MEETING ON MARKET

16 1/4 x 13 inches, watercolor, 2020
original painting $440
framed original painting $600
full size giclée print $110
3/4 size print (9 5/8 x 12 inches) $81

This picture is an Azalea Festival fantasy that features (at least) two Wilmington, North Carolina icons.  The beautiful horse is a rescued Percheron draft horse owned by Horse Drawn Tours of Historic Wilmington, NC, and the building in the background is Kilwin's Ice Cream, at 16 Market Street.  

Reference photo credits:
--Children eating ice cream - ID 59148422 © Voyagerix | Dreamstime.com
--Azalea Belle - https://www.drugstoredivas.net/north-carolina-azalea-festival/ courtesy of DrugstoreDivas.net

Thursday, December 26, 2019

SMOKEY AND SAMSON

8 x 10 inches, watercolor, 2019
original painting SOLD
giclée print $65

This was commissioned by a friend as a Christmas present.  Evidently, the client and recipient are pleased, and the cats are not impressed.  

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

ALL MIGHT THE HAMSTER


6 x 6 inches, watercolor 2019
original painting SOLD
giclée print $45

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
giclée print $65

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 
giclée print $75

I started to build a copy of this boat a few years ago, before the recession of 2008 intervened.  I bought a whole tree of pine lumber, and spent two years building 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.  I don't regret a minute of the effort, and I met some wonderful like-minded folk, and had a great time. I still believe she's a very beautiful design.  The boat is 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


9 x 12 inches, watercolor, 2019
original painting  $315
framed original painting $414
giclée print $65

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 $90

This is the first of a planned series of four or five paintings called "Steven's Mill", which was an actual mill in Wayne County.  The series will be based on photographs and a sketch that I made around 1975.

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 $80

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

Sunday, November 25, 2018

SHIMMERING SILO



12 x 20 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting not available
three quarter size giclée print with mat $80

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.  I am making some changes to the original painting, to be posted in the near future, but I have two 3/4 size giclée prints of the image above for sale at half price.  

Sunday, October 14, 2018

NATURAL HISTORY



20 x 6 3/4 inches, watercolor, 2018
original painting $400
framed original painting $490
giclée print $85

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 $125
matted limited edition giclée print $140

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.