Monday, December 7, 2009

November 2009

November was a busy month and it is hard to believe that I did not post for the whole month. This is a photo taken at the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show held at Corse Gallery in Jacksonville, FL. It was a great show and I was elated to learn that my painting (Peeled Orange) has sold. I also sold a painting (Cloud Shadows) that was accepted into the Atlanta Artists Center Synchronicity Show as well as one that a collector had seen on my website.
The figurative piece to my right in the photo won the Silver Medal in the show. Judge C.W. Mundy commented that he was captivated by the way the artist handled painting the eyes. You can see what he was talking about even in this small photo.
I have either been busy or the weather has been uncooperative in allowing me to photograph my latest paintings. I painted 4 small paintings to enter into the Atlanta Artists Center Small Works Show as I found that the stock frames I had were too large even for my 6 x 8 paintings. The reception and Christmas party will be held at the Artists Center on Sunday, December 13 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October Painting

I just seemed to have so much going on in October that I did not get a lot of painting done. Here is the latest one. I was at the Smith Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw on October 24th for the inaugural Flavors of Fall. Sixteen artists were invited to show their work in the show. Although the weather was overcast and cold everyone had a good time and I got a chance to paint a small plein air painting. The gardens are just beautiful and it promises to be a great place to paint.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Art in the Square

Cloud Shadows 12 x 16

Art in the Square
Mark October 3rd on your calendar. We will be participating in the outdoor show Art in the Square in downtown Gainesville, Georgia on October 3rd. Hours are from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. There will be many artists displaying their work as well as live entertainment.

Silent Auction to Benefit Challenged Child and Friends
There will also be a silent auction to benefit Challenged Child and Friends. Fifty artists have donated paintings that are on display at Frames You-Nique at 104 Main Street. Drop by and place a bid on your favorite piece of art.

A Matter of Taste
Meet the artists and preview the art on Friday night, October 2nd, from 7:00 until 10:00 pm in the Square. Scott's on the Square will present a wine tasting with heavy hors d'ouvres. Knight Song will provide the music. Tickets for a Matter of Taste are $30 and are on sale through the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, (770) 536-2575 and Frames You-Nique, (770) 532-7074. Tickets should be purchased by September 30, 2009. Tickets may be used for an art purchase credit on any work of art over $250.

For more information

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

2009 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition

I was drinking my coffee and watching the news this morning and then realized that today was the day that acceptance notifications would be sent for the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show. Connie and I turned on the computer and impatiently waited for it to boot up so we could get to the email. Sure enough there was an email but I had to go to Juried Art Services website to get the results. When I got to my entry page there was a green check mark beside my Peeled Orange entry. I was just overwhelmed. I am so honored to have been selected to display my work in this show.
I know I posted this painting in my April blog but I felt I should post it again.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Georgia National Fair

This is one of the two pieces that I had accepted into the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Ga. I'll be delivering them Friday and the exhibit will run from October 8th through the 18th. I had good luck there last year with a purchase award. Hope I can fare as well this year. It is a great venue to display art.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Church of the Epiphany Solo Show

This is one of the newer pieces that will be included in my solo show at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Decatur in September. The show will run from September 2 through September 30. The church is located at 2089 Ponce De Leon Ave NE in Atlanta, 30307. The gallery is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and Sunday until 1:00 pm.
If you are in the area please stop by and see the show.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Great Chattahoochee Paint Out

August Heat
6 x 8 Oil on Linen Panel

Chattahoochee Backwater
8 x 10 Oil on Linen Panel

I painted in Roswell along the Chattahoochee River along with 75 other artists in the first Great Chattahoochee Paint Out from Wednesday, August 12 through Friday, August 14. Each artist then selected 2 pieces to enter in a juried show and reception held at the National Recreation Area headquarters on Saturday night. The event was hosted by the National Park Service, the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau and artist Joan Hilliard. The Bank of North Georgia donated the prize money for the awards and Brown and Company donated a piece of jewelry for the first prize winner. Thanks to the event organizers who did such a fabulous job in it's first year. I look forward to the next one.
These are the two paintings that I entered. After the reception, the painting Chattahoochee Backwater was purchased by a collector from Cartersville.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

This is a small 5 x 7 canvas that will be part of the Challenged Child & Friends silent auction held in conjunction with the Art in the Square in Gainesville, GA on October 3rd.
I will be painting in the Great Chattahoochee Paint Out next week from Wednesday through Friday. There will be a reception at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area at Island Ford in Roswell on Saturday, August 15, at 6 p.m. The public is invited and works from the week will be on display. There are over 60 artists competing in the event.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Plein Air Fridays

Barn at Full Bloom Nursery 9 x 12 Oil

A group of fellow painters get together to paint plein air on Fridays quite often. This is a plein air that I did on a trip to a nursery near Clermont, GA. They have a pond full of the most beautiful lotus plants in full bloom. I painted a 6 x 8 of the lotus pond but wiped it off when I wasn't happy with the results. That happens now and then.
I am now represented by The Burton Gallery which is at Burton Dam Road and Highway 197, about 16 miles north of Clarkesville and 14 miles east of Helen.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Reception Photos

I heard from someone that they could not open my link to the photos of the opening of my show at Barry Sons Studio/Gallery. I am attaching a couple of photos. I took a couple of days off from painting after the show and will have a new piece finished today. It has been a fun July.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Summer Reflections

One of the newest paintings. This one is at Barry Sons Studio/Gallery until July 9th. (TULA, 75 Bennett Street, D-2, Atlanta). This link will show some photos of the reception. It was so much fun and the turnout was terrific. Thanks to all my friends who supported me.

Monday, June 29, 2009

11 x 14 Oil on Linen Panel
This is one of the new paintings that I will be showing at my show at Barry Sons Studio/Gallery. The opening is Thursday, July 2 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. I would love to see you come by.
Barry Sons Studio/Gallery
75 Bennett Street, D2 (TULA)
Atlanta, Ga.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Morning Mist
12 x 16
Oil on Canvas

This painting will be one of the paintings that will be on display at Barry Sons TULA studio/gallery from July 2nd thru July 9th.

Barry has graciously invited me to do a solo show in his wonderful studio/gallery in conjunction with the First Thursday Buckhead Gallery Walk.

The opening reception will be Thursday, July 2nd from 6:00 until 9:00 pm.

Barry Sons Studio/Gallery
75 Bennett Street, NW
Suite D2, Main Level
Atlanta, GA 30309

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Spring and Summer are Busy

This is a painting I did in Blue Ridge in April for their paint out. It is along the Toccoa River in the early morning of the first day of painting. I have painted several paintings along the river and it is such a nice place to paint. Unfortunately, some of the areas I used to paint are now off limits due to abuse from some unruly rafters.
I will have several paintings in the Bowen Center show "For Men Only" in Dawsonville. It will run from June 6 through the 27th. The reception for the show is on Saturday, June 6th from 5:00 until 7:00 pm.
I will also have two paintings in the Quinlan Visual Arts Center 4th annual summer juried exhibition, "Local Color". This is a combined show with the art of Clayton Santiago and good friend Liefje Smith. The show will run from June 11th until August 9th. Come to the reception in Gainesville on Thursday, June 11th from 5:30 until 7:00 pm. Awards will be presented at 6:15.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Plein Air Outing

Last Friday, I met several other artists in Dahlonega for a day of painting and a fine lunch. Here is a small 9 x 12 study that I painted before lunch. It is now on display in a plein air show at the Cannery Art Center in Dahlonega. The show will run through July 12th.
I also received word that both of my paintings submitted to the annual juried show titled "Local Color" at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville have been accepted. Those paintings are the cat in the chair and the peeled orange painting. The show will run from June 11th through August 9th. Plan to attend the opening reception on June 11th. This is always a wonderful show.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Spring Fling in Dawsonville and Buford Plein Air

I participated in the 3rd Annual Historic Buford Paint Out last Friday and Saturday. I had a great time and was delighted to have won a purchase award for one of my paintings done Saturday morning. Here is a small 6 x 8 study I did Saturday afternoon. Our paintings will be displayed in the Tannery Row Artist Colony Gallery for the next month. Drop by and see them if you are in the area.
We will be showing our work at the "Spring Fling" in downtown Dawsonville, this weekend, May 2 and 3 from 10 until 5. The event will be around the Bowen Center and the Dawson County Middle School. There are a lot of events such as a 5K and 10K run, a car show, bike ride, and music. Please come by see what we have been working on.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Atlanta Artist Center Dogwood Show

This painting was accepted into the Atlanta Artists Center Dogwood Show. There will be a reception at the Atlanta Artists Center, 2979 Grandview Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 on Saturday, April 11th from 5 until 7 pm. Everyone is more than welcome to attend. This is one of the major shows of the year and is always a wonderful show. Shane McDonald was the judge for the show.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

John Poon Workshop

I have been busy trying to prepare a slide show presentation for an Artists Bootcamp at the Atlanta Artists Center on Saturday, March 28. I have also been working on getting a portfolio together to present to a gallery tomorrow so I have not been doing a lot of painting. I did paint a couple of plein air pieces last week when we took a trip to Albany.
Next week is going to be a busy week. I am taking a second workshop with John Poon. I did a workshop with him last October and he was such a wonderful instructor that everyone who attended wanted to get him back. That will be from Monday through Friday and then I am painting in a plein air paint out in Blue Ridge on Saturday and Sunday.
I should have a lot of paintings to add to the blog after I get back.

Monday, March 9, 2009


This painting is in the March show at the Atlanta Artists Center. It is one of a series of still lives I painted in December and January when it was too cold to get outdoors. It was set up and painted from life.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Well, finally it got warm and dry enough to photograph some of the new pieces painted in the last week or two.
This little cow painting was a real blast to paint. His name is Roscoe. Hope you like him too.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


This cat was napping on the front porch of a house where we were painting during a workshop. I just loved the texture of the fur against the wicker and the complimentary colors of the orange againt the blue.