"Architecture #3"

Abstract? Yes. I have spent a week with a group of artists painting out at Sullivan's Island. Great food, conversation and painting with some really bright artists. Our one day challenge was inspired by discussions of how we work, what inspires us, and where we can push ourselves. So we all did abstracts for a few days and learned how to approach them and make them "our own" (guided by Karen Weihs). I have been leaning this way for a while and while I love what I do  most of the time, I've wanted to push a little in the abstract direction. Loved the whole experience!

"Architecture #3"

24x18 gallery wrapped

Architecture #3
Architecture #3

Back to Painting

I can't believe 17 days went so fast. My thanks to everyone who visited, brought me lemonaid, purchased a painting - and especially to my tent mates. It was the BEST year, ever! Just way too many memories to put all down. So now back to painting for the August show at City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC. But first, get organized, do laundry, go away for a couple of days with John, and to do NOTHING.

"In the Breeze" 24x48 oil

In the Breeze
In the Breeze

Back to Work

I'm back in the studio, organizing for our new artist Tina Christophillis to come take the studio in the front. It will be so nice to have someone new, with contemporary work in the spot. Meanwhile I'm painting some commissions, and playing around with some new work before I head off to the mountains on the 14th, for the Cashier's Paint Out event. More on that later.

I did a small piece of this scene awhile back and wanted to play with doing a bigger one. It was one of those beautiful March sunny days in Paris down by the Tuilleries, and EVERYONE in Paris was out enjoying the warmth.

Winter Sun
Winter Sun

"Winter Sun" 18x18 oil on linen

"Bon Appetit"

I think some of my best pieces are the ones that I've thought about doing for a long time. This has been on the backburner for a while, ever since I saw it on rue Paul Bert in Paris. Just around the corner from Samantha and Morgan, this is the cutest little bistro with great seafood brought in from the coast of Normandy.

 

"Bon Appetit"

12x12 oil on linen

SOLD

"Jazz in Paris"

 

  • Walking to the market in Paris on a Saturday is always an adventure. The day had warmed up and at the entrance was this a group of 15 online casinos or so musicians, playing their hearts out. I"ve wanted to capture their energy on canvas for a while and thought that last nights event, "Blues on Broad" was a perfect time.

"Jazz in Paris" is 28x22, oil on linen, $2800

framed in dark gold scoop frame

In the gallery at 54 Broad Street

Back to Painting

I've been busy with the Grand Opening, the workshop and then the paint out for OPA - all great times with some really great artists. Now I just want to go back in the studio and paint. I've been trying different palette, different brushes, and just experimenting with some new things. I've also been going out again to paint with friends. I don't do that enough and I'm so grateful when I'm out there in good company and putting paint down on canvas.  I am always in awe when I am out there and realize I get to do this for a living.

"Path to the Beach" 12x10 was done on Folly beach a few weeks back. This one and some other new pieces that are small enough for holiday gifts are at the gallery.