Thursday, August 26, 2021

STEVENS MILL 2: MILL & DAM

 


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

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.  The good life.  A simpler time.

Friday, February 12, 2021

STEVENS MILL 3: MORNING FISHING


6 1/2 x 9 inches, watercolor 2021
The framed original painting is for sale at the Water + Color Gallery, 
Wilmington, NC   Phone:  910-833-5393
framed original painting $295
giclée print $50

I started this painting in 2019, but I recently made some major changes:  I cropped the edges to improve the composition, darkened the values, and added texture to the trees with a palette knife.   

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 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
The framed original painting is for sale at the Art Market in the Wayne County Arts Council Gallery, Goldsboro, NC   Phone:  919-736-3300
original painting $210
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.