Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Portraits completed

Two oil portraits of sisters Hannah and Heidi...... I really enjoyed doing these lovely young girls. Both paintings are 20 x 24" on canvas.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Where does the time go???

I have been working, really, really.... but I haven't posted for a bit so here are a few recent pieces.
At the top, an oil on canvas, 18" x 24" titled Olde Towne Window
Next a just finished commission watercolor portrait of four beautiful Rhodesian Ridgebacks
And last a custom logo

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thoughtful Pause wins award

I was thrilled to hear that my painting, which I titled Thoughtful Pause was accepted along with another I submitted, Song of the South, to Wayne County's 31st National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, was awarded 2nd place. There were about 120 pieces in the show. The reception was held last night and was very well attended. The director of the Arts Council shot this photo of me with my painting.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Painting finished, as yet untitled

I thought I had this finished yesterday, but still did some tweaking on it today. It was quite a marathon and I am pretty happy with the results. I have to say though, that this is a piece that is hard to appreciate in a photograph. It appears softer and more glowing when you see it in person and the photo really didn't replicate the color subtleties.
Now, to get caught up on some watercolors and several other art projects......

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Work in progress

Let me share with you a new piece I am working on now. A lot of work to be done on it before it is done, but it is at the point where I can share the progress. It is a large oil, 30 x 40". I think this image is a bit brighter than the original, as the paint is still wet. I am spending hours on it daily so I hope to post some more progress tomorrow. Today's work was interuppted by an electrical problem at home. Although the electricians have to come back tomorrow, I should be able to get a lot of painting time in.
My show at Appalachian Physical Therapy is ongoing. It will run through the end of May. I have over 30 pieces hung there, dog paintings, landscapes and figurative. It is in Pinehurst, NC so if you are in the area, be sure to stop in and take a look. The Rhodesian Ridgebacks in residence will be sure to give you a paws up.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I have had quite a busy spring so far.... hope it continues. Of course I am working in my studio, finished a couple new breeds for my print line, the Great Pyrenees and an Australian Cattle Dog. I am also working on some oils, figurative this time. Will post when I have something to show.
I have a painting in the Double Exposure Exhibit at the Chatham Camera Club this month and also hung a solo exhibit in Pinehurst at the Appalacian Physical Therapy. What a great space, very open and lots of walls. I have about 30 pieces on display there for the months of April and May.
I am really looking forward to some more plein air experiences, especially this spring. Just need to get out there and paint. Looks like a little trip to the mountains might be in the near future.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More new "stuff"

First, thank you to Carla Helm for adding An Ancient Dignity to her collection. I know she will enjoy it for many years to come.

Now here are two more paintings recently finished. A large landscape, 24 x 30" titled Voices in the Hills and a dog painting of two Dobermans, titled The Gatekeepers, 16 x 20". Both are oil on canvas and are available.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Recent work

Top: Hidden Homestead, 16 x 20" oil
Bottom: An Ancient Dignity, 14 x 18" oil

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New artwork

Here are my most recent paintings. I just finished the whippet at the top today. It is 14 x 18" oil on canvas and one of my own whippets was the subject for this one, it is titled Serenity. The Afghan hound, Beach Breezes, is a 11 x 15" watercolor, done as a commission for the Tampa Bay Afghan Hound Club in Florida. Reproductions will be given as trophies for their annual specialty show. At the bottom is Golden Blossoms, 14 x 18" oil on canvas. This piece was done specifically for the Double Exposure show at the Arts Incubator in Siler City, NC which wil take place in February.