Thursday, December 30, 2021

HELEN & SPOOTY (CHRISTMAS)

 


 11 x 15 inches, Watercolor, 2021
framed original painting $438
giclee print ($100)
 
The framed original painting is for sale at the 
Water + Color Gallery, 
Wilmington, NC   Phone:  910-833-5393

This was our Rockwell-inspired Christmas card for 2021.  Helen and Spooty (mare and colt) were Belgian Draft Horses.  They were owned around 1990 by dear friends we know. 

Thursday, December 2, 2021

FEDERAL POINT

 
8 3/4 x 6 inches, watercolor, 2021
framed original painting $295
giclee print ($40)

A view of the Cape Fear River, south of Fort Fisher, 
near the ferry landing at Federal Point.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

MILL & DAM (Stevens Mill 2)

 


9 x 9 inches, watercolor 2019 (rev. 2021)
The framed original painting is for sale at the 
Water + Color Gallery, 
Wilmington, NC   Phone:  910-833-5393
framed original painting $424
giclée print $65

This location below the falls at Stevens Mill is private now, but in 1975, more or less, I had about 5 minutes to sketch this view, which I have finally painted more than 40 years later.
 
The foamy water was painted with pieces of celluloid sponge dipped in liquid latex, removed later to expose the white paper.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

S'MORES

 

6 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches, watercolor, 2021
original painting not for sale
giclée print $43

This painting recalls a 1987 car-camping trip in the Great Smoky Mountains, in a tree-scented, birdsong-filled, naturally beautiful setting, surrounded by a scary unknown that begins just over there in the woods.  Making s'mores as the twilight fades.  A good life.  A simpler time.

Friday, February 12, 2021

MORNING FISHING (Stevens Mill 3)


6 1/2 x 9 inches, watercolor 2021
framed original painting $295
giclée print $50

Based on a photo taken from Stevens Mill Bridge, around 1975.   

Saturday, January 2, 2021

CAROLYN'S CRANES

 


5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
original painting SOLD
giclée print $54

This painting is called "Carolyn's Cranes" after my cousin Carolyn, who thought the Florida sandhill cranes were "so beautiful", and who asked me to put them into a painting for her, to become a Christmas present to herself.  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
framed original painting $284
giclee print $42

Our boy Oscar, 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.