Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ocracoke Island Trip this weekend!

Hello friends! I will be away from the easel for a few days because my wife, daughter, and I are going to Ocracoke Island this coming weekend. We will be gone this weekend through part of next week.
I am of course taking my painting gear and look forward to squeezing in time for some small canvases. I am taking my paintbox for oils and acrylics, but I might end up using only my pocket watercolor kit for some quick sketching.
When I am on a trip solely for painting, I use my paintbox and all my gear, but since this is a family vacation and my 15 month old daughter's first beach trip, I don't want to spend much time away from her and my wife. That is why the pocket watercolor kit is great! It fits in my pocket and has a single brush inside and you only need a small pocket watercolor pad. It is great for quick sketching with a minimum of gear. Since I am primarily an oil and acrylic painter, I normally use my watercolors as studies for oil or acrylic works. Keep checking the blog here and I will post work done on my trip when I get back.
We are not leaving until this weekend, so I will try to post a few more paintings this week before I leave.
As always, email me at with any questions about my work.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Palm Trees Daily painting

"Nassau Palms"
7" x 5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrap Canvas with painted sides
Wired and ready to hang
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Two palms stand tall on a cloudy day in Nassau, Bahamas. Done from sketches and photo reference from a past trip to the Bahamas. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Sunset Daily painting

"Approaching Sunset"
5" x 7" Acrylic on Slim Gallery Wrap Canvas with painted sides
$75 wired and ready to hang
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This is not the usual sunset scene you see. Most artists focus on the part of the sunset with the glowing red and orange sky, but I chose to paint the scene when the sun was almost completely gone and darkness was starting to fall. It makes for an interesting array of darker colors with a hint of the sun left.
I have missed posting a couple of days due to working on some pieces for a local coffee shop, but I will have more to show you tomorrow. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy 4th and a palm painting

"Mombasa Palm"
8" x 10" Oil on Canvas Panel

Happy 4th everyone! I posted a past sold painting here and will not post through this weekend due to family time for 4th of July weekend, but I will be back Monday with more small daily paintings and some new larger works.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Coastal Marsh Daily Painting

"Coastal Marsh"
5" x 7" Acrylic on Panel
This is a coastal marsh scene that I did from sketches and memory. I love painting near the North Carolina coast and the coastal marshes.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Chatham County Pond Daily Painting

"Chatham Pond"
5" x 7" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Sides are painted and this is already wired for hanging
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This is a pond that I pass by every morning on my way to my inlaws house to drop off the baby. Thanks for looking.