Friday, June 9, 2017

Artisan Saturday at Explore Park

This is the underpainting for a dog portrait I will be working on tomorrow Saturday June 10th at Explore Park.  Come by and visit from 10-3 for the first of three  Artisan Saturdays.  It is going to be great weather to hike, explore, meet crafters, artists, musicians and eat great food.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Parkway Retrospective at the Hotel Floyd



A new show will  be opening on March 10th at the Hotel Floyd and will run through the end of May.  Be sure to check it out - twenty five paintings representing the Parkway Series

Monday, January 9, 2017

New Paintings 2017

 Parkway Series #450       Peaks of Otter  12 x 16   oil   $195.



 Parkway Series #451   Roanoke River from Parkway Bridge  12 x 16  oil   $195.



Tribute to Roger Bansemer   12 x 16  oil   NFS


After painting on location and from imagination, sometimes it is good to find artists that you admire and emulate their styles and colors in order to learn from the masters.  I really admire Roger Bansemer for his down home images and rich colors.  As I continue to work on my Parkway Series I take time out to look at his work and the work of Julian Merrow-Smith whose plein air paintings I love for their space perspection and brushwork.  New ideas, new beginnings, the new year become exciting with anticipation of new paintings!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Explore Park Artisan Days


Saturday is going to be a beautiful day to enjoy Artisan Days at Explore Park.  Art demos, music, crafts, book sales, Christmas presents, hiking, dancing, food and more!! I will be painting and selling my newly illustrated Christian Nature series children's book "The Weeping Tree".  Come by and visit from 10-3 at mile post 114 off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Earth Sky and Water

Lake James   18 x 24    oil   SOLD




                                                 Blue Ridge at Dusk  20 x 24  oil    SOLD

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Roanoke River

Parkway Series #449  12 x 16   oil      $195.


The next event on my agenda is Explore Park Artisan Days, Saturday August 13th.  Make plans to come and paint with me or just enjoy the music, the art and the food!!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Brughs Tavern




Two small paintings of Brughs Tavern (bottom photo) were begun yesterday at Explore Park.  We had great weather until about two in the afternoon when a thunderstorm put a stop to  our fun!  I still need to finish them up but plein air painting captures the moment in time with such immediacy - fun but challenging.....