Friday, February 19, 2010

3rd Friday Art Walk - Siler City, NC

Don't miss the 3rd Friday artwalk in downtown Siler City, NC tonight from 6-9pm. All of the downtown galleries will be open late and there will be live music at Raleigh Street Gallery where you can see some of my work. To find out more about Raleigh Street Gallery where I will have work available, please visit

I have 2 exhibits coming up next month, and I will give you the dates in my next blog post!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Weekend Snow and Ice, and a little bit of painting

Well, we had about 5 inches of snow and ice this weekend in central North Carolina. That is not at all typical for us, so many of our secondary roads are still iced over. We spent the weekend at my inlaws rural property with the rest of the family and enjoyed the snow with the kids.

I took my paints along and did some quick acrylic sketches on acid free matboard while inside. I did start an 8 x 10 plein air oil, but only got about 80% done before the sleet started up again. I will post the finished work here soon. I will also be doing a few snow scenes in the studio from reference material I gathered this weekend. Stay tuned here to the blog!

Was sunny on the second day of snow, of course not on the day I painted outside - it was gray and nasty that day

Here is some runoff from the pond out at my inlaws house

2 days after the snow and the secondary roads near my house still look like this!

Here's the sketches I did this weekend. The two on matboard are from memory, and the snow scene I got about 80% done outside before it started sleeting. I will refine it a bit more in the water area and where the dead pond grasses are. Stay tuned for the finished result!