Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Where Shall We Eat? Florida Relations and Mountain Magnolia

I have spend the better part of the past six weeks at our house in the mountains and have enjoyed some luxury time to paint and contemplate.  These are the results.  "Where Shall We Eat?" is a watercolor 8x15 inspired by a early spring midday in downtown Greenville. "Florida Relations" was inspired by a 1950's black and white photo in the cashe of family photos.  You may ask why didn't I do the faces?  Well my inspiration was not from the faces but from the obvious relationships of the couples.  This was my first attempt at painting a large oil painting 24x36 and I enjoyed it.  "Mountain Magnolia" came from a photo I took in the mountains.  For years I walked right by these trees without noticing these great blooms. Mountain Magnolia is another name for what is a Fraseri Magnolia native to the Appalachian Mountains. I guess an alternative title could be "LOOK UP"  Another oil painting 10x20

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Started this painting 14 1/2 x 21 Watercolor probably before Christmas and have been dawdling with it. After attending Kanuga Watermedia Workshop in early April, I have been reinspired with new ideas and had to finish this to get on with new ideas.  Just in time for Father's Day if anyone is interested contact me. The inspiration for this painting came from my oldest son who brought me a box full of these old lures that were all scuffed up and said he thought I might want to paint them.  The only thing is - I think he meant literally paint them and restore them back to their original condition. I did - just on watercolor paper.SOLD