Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back from Corgis, now onward!

Had a good time and a successful show at Pembroke Welsh Corgi Nationals in Lancaster PA last week. Now to prepare for the ASCA Nationals in Waco Texas in a few weeks plus some commissions and some preparation for the fall gallery shows. No rest for the weary during the lovely autumn weeks!  Check my main web site for the calendar which is evolving.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More August work

Fluffy Pup (10x8)  is a recessive gene longhaired Pembroke Corgi puppy, unbelievably cute and sweet.

'Visit'  (20x16) 

'Observation Post' (12x12)

All of these paintings are being done for Corgi National Specialty next month in Lancaster PA. All will be printed and originals will be for sale if not sold beforehand. I plan to do several more before the show in one month. Come see me there!

Monday, August 02, 2010

First works for August

Preparing for a few early-Autumn events including McBride Gallery's Best of the Chesapeake exhibition and sale to hang in early September. Also working on more Corgis for the Pembroke Corgi National Specialty in Lancaster in late September; more art of Corgis coming, promise!

Surface Tension (16x20) (Snowy Egret)

Lazy Comets  (7"x5" each)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July's work

Golden Hour (24x48)

Sun Seeker (8x6)
Red Ball! (12x24)

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Some recent work

I have been negligent in posting newer work but here are dew pieces. I am starting to concentrate on some corgi subjects this month in preparation for holding  a booth at the Pembroke Corgi national specialty show in Lancaster in September. I will post the paintings and scratchboards as they are completed.

But first, these paintings:
February Field (6x8)  A reminder of our snowy winter here in Maryland, painted on an unusually hot June day.

Daybreak (24x48)  Still trying to document every egret on the east coast.
March Surf (8x10)  Painted after a trip to the Joizy shore.

Misty Morn (10x8) Hey, look! No birds!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Carol Sebold has died.

Got some very sad news a couple of weeks ago while at Camp, of the sudden death of an old friend. Not sure many of my wildlife artist friends even knew of Carol Sebold but she was a painter of the Maine landscape in watercolor, and more recently, in oil as well. She knew her subject, knew her market, and as a result her work became known throughout the region; her work could be found all over the state in galleries and shops. But Carol's true legacy was her profound effect on people she met, for she was a true force of nature. She swept friends and strangers alike into her whirlwind of, well, ACTION, for lack of a better term. She had an astonishing number of TRUE friends, people she got to know while showing her artwork or while traveling, and she maintained contact with these friends and maintained involvement with them, whether they came to her or she went to them during her frequent travel. She was the most active and athletic 71 year old I think i will ever know, skiing, snow-shoeing, hiking, kayaking, and in the process leaving everyone in her wake. She was just starting to significantly reduce her business obligations after a lifetime of hard work to secure her 'retirement', and she'd had several surgeries in the past several months for various joint issues which she would have preferred to have had done all on the same day, so could could get on with her life and plans. Unfortunately the last one, bilateral knee replacements 2 weeks before her sudden death, might have been a problem; we'll never really know.. There were around 600 people at her memorial service 1 week ago in Camden Maine and she could almost certainly have  named every person there; some traveled from a great distance to be there for Carol, as I did. I found the 4 days leading up to the service to be very difficult as I saw so many of her local friends come together to remember her (and cry and cry and cry).
Anyway rest in peace, Carol, I will miss you and your presence in Camden forever.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I have been working....

But didn't finish these scratchboards up and photograph them until today.

"fluffed'  11"x6"

'Featherwork' 19"x16"

Monday, March 15, 2010

Some More

"Play Ball!" 24x36 oil on linen
(Poodle Nationals must be coming)
 "Red Flag" 10"x20" oil on canvas board
Seascape from a trip to New Jersey coast a few weeks ago.

"Party of Three" 12"x36" oil on canvas

Because there are always more egrets in need of painting.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Some newly photographed paintings

Summer Dawn, Easton (24x36, oil on linen)

Morning Stretch (18x24) oil on linen

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Might as Well...(16x20) oil on linen

Poodle Nationals coming up, I started this weeks ago and then had to set it aside for a while, now finished and photographed (I think!).

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lazy Day (36x48)

Thought I'd tackle a large painting while snowed in this week (several times). Not as concentrated a set of painting sessions as I'd envisioned, since I had a lot of shoveling to do, over and over, and continue to be way over-puppied. But finally got this completed. May not get the van unearthed to deliver it to the gallery until spring, but once I do unearth the van, this will go to McBride Gallery in Annapolis.

Sunday, February 07, 2010