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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.