Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Last Leg of the Journey

Parkway Series #336   12 x 16   oil   SOLD

After a year of painting five a week and another six months of three paintings a week, I have decided to take some time off to focus on my new website, to frame for summer shows and to travel the Parkway.  The last week in May we will be spending a few days in Asheville looking for possible galleries for my work and photographing the last 150 miles of the Parkway.  I am looking forward to finishing the project with more energy and passion than ever, but the rest is needed before beginning the "last leg of the journey"!  I will be showing at the Sidewalk Art Show in Roanoke on June 4th and June 5th and many paintings will be discounted to move inventory.  Signing off until then.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Parkway Wildflowers

Parkway Series # 335   12 x 16   oil    Sold

With all of the rain we have gotten over the last few weeks, the Parkway wildflowers are more plentiful than ever!   Blue bells, white daisies, yellow goldenrod and these red flowers ( I have not identified) are filling the meadows with beauty. I got so excited I pulled out the old palette knife and slathered on the paint to try to get the effect of what I was seeing!  Sometimes the fun, the experience is more satisfiying than the end result!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Color 101

 Color Workshop 101     12 x 16   oil    Sold

I participated in a plein air workshop yesterday at the home of Bill White, retired professor from Hollins University and this painting is the result of a fun day in the sun with great friends and good food!  We all came away with a new appreciation of color and the intricacies of color theory!  Thanks, Bill