Saturday, January 2, 2021

CAROLYN'S CRANES

 


5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
original painting SOLD
giclée print $42

This painting is called "Carolyn's Cranes" after my cousin Carolyn, who passed away peacefully on December 6, 2020.  Carolyn thought the Florida cranes were "so beautiful", and she was proud of how common they are in her Florida neighborhood, so she asked me to put them into a painting for her, to become a Christmas present to herself.  I wish she could have seen the final painting (she saw it about half complete) but I am grateful that the painting gave us a chance to become re-acquainted.  We shared many memories and revived some great family stories.  That's how she was, always bringing family together, and keeping memories alive.  May her memory last a long time in our family.  

BIRD DOG CHRISTMAS

 


5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
original painting (not for sale)
giclee print $42

One of our pets sitting on a frozen pond, contemplating his next move.  This watercolor was our Christmas card in December, 2020.  Oscar is a German short-haired pointer/ French Brittany spaniel mix.  


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 $42

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 $42

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.