Monday, June 29, 2020

THE LITTLE TRACTOR



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

The "little tractor" was owned by my grandfather, who lived in the red-roofed house.  My family lived farther up the sandy road beyond the cornfield and my cousins lived where the tractor is headed.  We all loved the little tractor, and Granddaddy allowed us to use it for getting up corn, and vegetables, or to help him around his farm. The little tractor had a loveable personality, like an old farm dog.  My cousin Gordy and my sister JoAnn are pictured on the tractor and trailer, and Gordy's muddy-footed dog Ginger is running alongside. Ginger has apparently found a way to cool off. The sandy dirt road is hot in the bright sun, but there is promise of cool refreshment in the load of watermelons. Granddaddy also had a "big tractor", which was the subject of one of my earlier paintings, posted June 18, 2018 on this blog.

 

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

This the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, from near the Cotton Exchange, just before a winter sunrise.


Monday, March 2, 2020

THE APPROACHING STORM


 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, 2020 & 2021
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.

We love the ocean wind and water,
Playing in the surf and sun.
But the 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 some Wilmington 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