Thursday, February 25, 2010

Paintings Done & Art Show

16" x 20"
oil on canvas panel

24" x 36"
oil on linen

Well, I have been working my tail off getting ready for the show Friday, trying to finish some paintings that have been half-way started - I can finally see light at the end of the tunnel! Still working on one more for the show, then I will be done with the painting part. Still have to frame, brochures, card, etc.

Recently, I developed an aversion to painting on the texture of canvas, so I decided after my next commission, to only paint on wood panel or masonite. It difficult to get detail, time consuming - takes more paint, feels awkward, etc. Maybe large paintings will still be on canvas - not sure yet.

Also, I have switched to distilled turpentine from mineral spirits - not sure why I didn't do it sooner. It's a much better experience and I don't feel drugged after painting all day. Maybe less headaches?

Hope to see you Friday night!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Random Facebook Painting #10 and Some Tiny Watercolors

12" x 8
oil on wood panel

New Miniature Watercolors
2" x 3"

Monday, February 15, 2010

Art Show!!

It's been a busy year already! 

I'm having an Art Show Feb 26th at the new Wrightsville Bean & Company Cafe 6 - 9pm. I'll be showing about 5 new paintings, some Random Facebook Pet Paintings, "Peace" and a large painting that has never been shown anywhere that I consider to be one of my best.  

I hope that you can come... see some art, have a coffee or some hot chocolate, listen to some music, sit awhile (still working on the music part).

There will be four other studios open that night to tour in the area.
For more info go to:
Wrightsville Working Artists' Studios (WAWAS)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Watercolors, Show and a Clean Studio....

6" x 4"
4" x 6"

My studio - before and after

I decided that I need a clearer mind and to get that I need to clean!! It took me two days but it's done and I feel so much better. 

I'm in an Artshow Friday and Saturday at Mitzy Jonhkeer's Jewelry Studio. 
Here is the invite:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


8" x 8"
oil on panel

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Tea Cup

12" x 12"
oil on panel

I was at an art show the other night and someone had mentioned making a pact to do some kind of art every day in February - kind of like the "daily painting" idea, but with other forms of art. There was a sculptor, jewelry designer, me and another painter and I thought it would be fun to do this with a group of artists. So I put together a Facebook group called Wilmington One-A-Days for February. Since last I checked there are 92 members with new posts everyday. I'm so impressed with the turn out!

Anyone can join - they don't have to be from Wilmington. It's open to anyone who wants to commit to doing something creative everyday. Here is the info I put on the group...
This site is for anyone who wants to create and post a new piece of art everyday for the month of February. Any art counts... painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, cooking, knitting, hair cutting, whatever. It doesn't have to be a masterpiece - this is just an exercise of inspiration. When you post please indicate the day, name & medium. Posting starts Feb 1st.

Also I'm going to be in an art show with some other artists - here is the info -