Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Spring Forward

"Three Cheifs"
24" x 12"
Oil on Canvas

March 20, 2009 is the date for the opening reception of the “Spring Forward” show at Bobbie Gillis Gallery in Atlanta. This exhibition will feature the artwork of all 30 of their extremely talented artists, with artwork ranging in styles from contemporary to traditional.

This misty morning view near the Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville GA, is one of three of my new works and well as several existing pieces they will have on display at this event. Please stop by the Gallery during the reception or the month that follows.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Masterworks in Miniature

"Cool Water"
8" x 10"
oil on Linen

I was invited to participate in Master Works in Miniature,
held annually at Gallery One, Mentor OH. This is one of the paintings I am sending. I found out that they have used it on the brochure to promote the show! I can’t wait to see it!

Now in its 18th big year, Masterworks features paintings by some of my favorite artist, so it is quite an honor to participate! The show will run from March 6to March 21. All work will be available through submitting ‘intent-to-purchase’ forms. Such “intents” can be filed in person at Gallery One where all of the works will be on exhibit until Saturday, March 21. Intents can be filed by mail or over the web at www.galleryone.com where the entire collection can be viewed once the show opens. Winners of purchase rights will be drawn at the close of the event.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sophie found a home!

“Finding Sophie”
Oil on Canvas
24” x 18”

Well it’s funny how some paintings are harder to let go of than others. This one is a good example. I painted her about a year ago and she has spent most of that time gracing the wall of the front show room in my parents Jewelry store. Everyone there, especially my sister, had become rather attached. But it seems our dear Sophie has found her destiny. She is moving to the country in New York, where she will hang over the mantel in a wonderful rustic country home, which belongs to two very dear people! I believe first stopping in Ft Lauderdale!! That Cow has gotten to travel more than I have so far this year!!

One of the best reasons for doing shows is getting the opportunity to meet your patrons. I have been very fortunate to encounter so many wonderful people that help me keep my perspective on my work fresh!!
Thank You!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Workshop at Elder Ridge Studios

Elder Ridge Studios - Wow! What a fantastic concept.

A beautiful home in the North Georgia mountains with a studio for artists to learn and share ideas. Anita Elder, the owner of this delightfully pleasant studio, was a most gracious host to me and my students just this past weekend as I offered instruction in intermediate oil painting.

After an intense day of study on Friday, we ended with a wine and cheese party that night. Raring to go Saturday morning, we began again and spent many wonderful hours creating some amazing quality work. Our breaks were as creative as our class, as we gathered round the table to discuss artisitic techniques and chow down on Anita's delicious vegetable beef soup.

The whole experience was such a success, as we were wrapping up, Anita and I immediately 'inked in' our next event - May 21-23. The class will be a plein air workshop painting in several private locations across the North Georgia mountains.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wild Intent

14" x 10"
Oil on Canvas

This was one of the new paintings I finished up to take to the boat show with me. It’s always wonderful when someone happens along that has a story that they associate with one of my paintings. This woman had just seen her first bobcat in the wild and was thrilled to see the painting.
This was a blast to paint, I truly love painting wildlife!

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Strand Theater

40" x 30"

Oil on Canvas

On January 10th, I had the honor of attending the Grand Opening VIP Cocktail Party & Dinner at the Strand Theater in Marietta, Georgia where I was recognized for my donation of this painting to the Friends of the Strand. I have to say, the real honor is that my painting is now hanging in the main lobby of the theater.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Atlanta Boat Show

I am excited to announce that I will be exhibiting my work at this years Atlanta Boat Show

January 14-18, 2009
Georgia World Congress Center
Booth # 259
285 Andrew Young International Blvd, NW

(Hall "C") Atlanta, GA 30313
Wed-Fri (Jan 14-16) 11am - 9pm

Sat (Jan 17) 10am - 9pm

Sun (Jan 18) 10am - 6pm

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Dinner Time

10 x 8"
Oil on Linen Panel

I just love Cows! They have some strange calming effect that makes them so much fun to paint!
My family went over to Berry College one evening and caught the light at that magic time of day! My Mom and I got quite a few wonderful shots of cows, deer and geese not to mention the unbelievable landscapes there.

This painting and several others are available at Frameworks Gallery

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Janet Whitehead Portrait Challenge

This is my painting of Janet Whitehead done as part of the Different Strokes challenge. Wow! What a learning experience. Not only in the painting itself but there is nothing like the commitment of sending a photo of your work for someone else to post to make you scrutinize your editing of the shot. Only after sending the photo to Karin did I realize the color in the shot was off from the painting. One of many things I have learned by participating in the DSFDF blog.

Thank you Karin for the many lessons all of us will undoubtedly learn from your labors. The opportunity to compare the efforts of so many individuals is a privilege indeed.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Small Works North America Top 40

My Fair Lady
Oil on Canvas
14" x 10"
My most sincere thanks to all of my patrons
who took the time to vote!

“My Fair Lady” not only sold at the show but also made the top 40 in this year’s Greenwich Workshops Small Works event. Yeah!! This means that for the second year in a row one of my paintings will be published and featured in the Greenwich Workshops catalog!!
Thanks so much for all of your support!

If you are interested in purchasing a print of
“My Fair Lady” click here.