Monday, April 26, 2010

More paintings

Here is a couple plein air pieces and a painting done in the studio. The plein air pieces are available in the Plein Air Gallery at Courtyard Coffee in Siler City, NC. You can slo contact Chana Meeks at Raleigh Street Gallery with questions. Her contact info. is at .

"Down by the Pond"
16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas
Painted on location in Siler City, NC

"Down by the Depot"
14" x 11" Oil on Canvas on Panel

Painted on location a while back during an event in Alamance County. I actually forgot I had this piece since it was stored with many paintings... so it is not a brand new piece, but new to the market!

" Summer at Ocracoke"
16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas

This one is going to Raleigh Street Gallery soon.

This was painted in the studio from sketches and photos I had from a trip to Ocracoke Island, NC. It is such a beautiful place and not overdeveloped like so many beaches today.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Plein Air painting on the Haw river

Hello all! Our plein our group will be painting on the Haw River in Pittsboro, NC on Sunday afternoon, so I will have some work to show you from that trip soon.
To find out more about our group, or to join us for a day of painting if you paint, visit .

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Plein air painting - Celebrity Dairy Farm

Barn at Celebrity Dairy Farm
9 x12 Oil on Linen Panel
Available through Raleigh Street Gallery's plein air gallery at Courtyard Coffee Shop, Siler City, NC
Email me at for details

Here's the plein air piece I did last week at Celebrity Dairy farm. I know that the typical barn has been done a thousand times, but the light hitting the front of the shed and the cast shadows on the ground from the high overhead trees made me want to paint the scene. This was painted completely on location except for an additional 30 minutes of tweaking in the studio.

I could have refined it more and added more detail, but decided to leave it as a quick impression of the scene. Often I will refine a piece more in the studio, but this works as a study I can use in the future.

Friday, April 16, 2010

New Art Gallery!

Me and Sophia outside the Chinqua Penn Art Gallery

Starting in May, I will have paintings available at the art gallery at Chinqua Penn Plantation in Reidsville, NC. The plantation is a huge and beautiful property and it also has a vineyard. The house is open for tours and it is a grand mansion that is as beautiful inside as it is outside.
I am fortunate to show my work there. Please visit my other galleries as well and my website to see new work. I am fortunate to be in galleries that charge a low commission, so my prices are extremely reasonable at this point in my career because I am just trying to get my work out there for people to see as I continue to learn and improve.
To find out more about Chinqua Penn Plantation, visit

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Painting at Celebrity Dairy Farm & Inn

Painted on location Sunday afternoon with 4 other painters at Celebrity Dairy Farm and Inn in Siler City, NC. I got a 9 x12 piece about 80% done because I had to leave after a few hours. I will post the finished painting here this week. Our group will be painting on location around North Carolina and we have a permanent plein air gallery at Courtyard Coffee and Soda Shop in Siler City. Any plein air pieces of mine not there will be at Raleigh Street Gallery down the street from the Coffee Shop.
To find out more about our group and to see more pictures, visit .

My painting about 80% done. Have to tweak the values and colors a little bit because I was in full sun and I keyed some colors too dark.

The back field behind the inn

A great painting subject

The front of the inn