I was very exicited to learn today that three of my miniature paintings have been accepted in the Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington DC, 77th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature at the Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md. the show opens on November 21 and runs thru December 30, 2010. http://mpsgs.org/index.htm
Well we're back from Art Expo New York where we had a good show and met a lot of people. If you came by our booth, thanks. This last week I participated in the Paint the Town Plein Air Paint Out in St. Petersburg. FL and turned in two paintings.
Tug to Go 11" x 14" Oil
Ready for Research 11' x 14" Oil
Next is to get ready for the Mainsail Arts Festival on the 17th and 18th in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. If you there please stop by to say hello.
I leave tomorrow and the show opens on Thursday at the Pier 94 Exhibit Center in New York City. I would love to see any that read this post at the Show. My booth is 518 and if you come, please stop by to say hello. The painting below is one of the new ones I just completed for the show but I'm still painting today!!!
This lastweek I participated in the Wekiwa Plein Air Paint Out at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka, FL. This is one of the five paintings I did during the week and is the smallest, a 5" x 7" oil painting of lily pads floating in the river which I called "Going Green".
If you are interested in purchasing this painting click Here
I was so very happy that my painting "Jumbled Up" was selected to be in the Oil Painters of America Nineteenth Annual National Juried Exhibition Of Traditional Oils. The Exhibit will be at the Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona April 30 - May 30, 2010
With this post I am uploading my first painting "Bailey's Bluff", a 6" x 10" image of the view from my studio that I see each day. I've painted this view many times as it is constantly changing with the light and tidal action.
This is a new endeavor for me to display my newly created paintings. My personal challenge in 2010 is to publish one per week and share them with those who would like to see them and follow this blog. Some will be for sale and there will be a link to purchase the painting through my Website Shopping Cart if you are interested.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I have in painting them.
As an artist raised in the Midwest, the natural beauty of the coastal shoreline has always intrigued and amazed me. I particularly liked the subject matter and the effect of the light, which enhanced the colors, creating unique and interesting reflections and shadows. I strive to blend the fine nuances of color, texture and shapes to create an image that draws the viewer to a pleasant experience. As I continue to paint and continue to grow, I find landscape painting a real challenge as well as a great joy. I use linen canvas on boards or stretched, using professional grade oil paints. My body of work is composed of both Studio and Plein Air paintings