Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Holiday Show at Studio M on Bennett

Back Alley - Buford
(10 x 8)

Small Works of Grand Art

I will be participating in a Holiday show at Studio M on Bennett. Twenty artists will present their works just in time for the Holiday Season. Find that gift of original art with all prices under $1000.

Show preview on 1st Thursday, November 4th from 6 until 9 pm
Grand Opening Saturday, November 6th from 6 until 9 pm.
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 5 through November 30th.

Studio M is located in TULA Art Center
75 Bennett Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Art in the Square

Chattahoochee Sunset 6 x 8 Oil on Linen

This is a small painting done for the Great Chattahoochee Paint Out last month. It will be one of several new pieces available at Art in the Square in Gainesville, Georgia on Saturday, September 18th in the downtown square. The hours will be from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. I would love to see you come out and see all of the great art at this show. My wife, Connie will have some new stained glass pieces for sale as well. This is our one outside show for the year and is always a lot of fun.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Paintings From Waterfall Country Club at Burton Gallery

Burton Gallery Reception July 24 from 2 until 5 p.m.
This is a painting of one of the golf holes at Waterfall Country Club. Many of the Burton Gallery artists painted scenes from a couple of vantage points at the country club. The golf course sits atop a mountain peak that has tremendous views of the Lake Burton area. Burton Gallery will host a reception showing these paintings on July 24th from 2 until 5 p.m. Burton Gallery and Emporium is located at 150 Burton Dam Road, Clarkesville, Georgia 30523. Stop by and see these paintings of the country club as well as many others depicting the scenes of the surrounding area..

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Booth Western Art Museum

Chuck Wagon Cookoff 18 x 24 Oil

This is a painting that I painted to enter in the members show at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. It was painted from a series of photos that I took at the Museum when they had their 7th Southeastern Cowboy Gathering in March. They had several teams competing to see who had the best chuck wagon food. There was a wealth of colorful characters dressed in period clothing and so many really great things attached to the chuck wagons. The Booth is a wonderful museum and it is my favorite place to get the creative juices going.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Birds Nest Invitational

Containers - 8 x 10 Oil on Linen Panel

Bird's Nest Invitational
This is a painting that was accepted into the Bird's Nest Invitational at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. This is a special Spring exhibition with proceeds benefiting Elachee Nature Science Center. The show was inspired by artist (and juror) Roseta Santiago’s recent series of bird’s nest paintings and the feelings evoked by this powerful symbol of security and comfort.The show will be hanging until May 30, 2010.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens 
I have 22 paintings in the Hiram Butler House in the Smith-Gilbert Gardens for the month of April. The gardens are located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152. There will be an artists reception on April 24, from 1:00 until 3:00 at the gardens. Everyone is invited to the reception and come early and see the beautiful gardens.

Burton Gallery Plein Air Show
I will be leaving immediately after the reception at the Smith-Gilbert Gardens to attend the opening reception at The Burton Gallery and Emporium for "Impressions of the Sautee Valley". The reception will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 pm. Light fare will be prepared by the Stovall House, who sponsored this first of four seasonal plein air shows. This show contains paintings done in the winter of the area around the Sautee Valley. Burton Gallery is located at 150 Burton Dam Road, Clarkesville, Georgia 30523  not far from Batesville, Ga.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Reception for the Bobbe Gillis Gallery Thirteenth Anniversary Exhibit

Mountain Road 24 x 30 Oil on Linen

This is a new painting that was based on an earlier 8 x 10 study. It will be available at the Bobbe Gillis Gallery Thirteenth Anniversary Exhibit. All of the gallery's artists will have new work on display at the exhibit. The reception is Friday , March 19th, 2010 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm.  

Bobbe Gillis Gallery
1000 Marietta Street, NW
Suite 108
Atlanta, GA 30318

Friday, March 5, 2010

Still Life Paintings

Lemon Trio 8 x 10 Oil

This is one of a series of fruit and vegetable still life paintings that I painted for Corse Gallery in Jacksonville, Florida over the last couple of months. I finally added retouch varnish, framed and shipped them this week. I will be a guest artist in their gallery for the next several months. Painting these small still life paintings has been a lot of fun and they will become a greater portion of my output this year. I am now painting some larger ones while the weather is not conducive to plein air painting. April and May are pretty full with several plein air paint outs.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Painting Still Life's

Pear Trio 8 x 10 on Linen Panel

This is one of the still life's that I will be sending to Jacksonville as soon as I get them all sprayed with retouch varnish and packed. I have painted ten of them since December. All were painted from life and have been a lot of fun. I am struggling with a large landscape right now and am painting it from a photo. I have the plein air piece and need to go back to it and forget the photo. I find it much easier to paint from life than a photo.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Another Still Life

Pomegranite and Pear with Black Vase 12 x 12 Oil

This is the second painting accepted into the AAC Winners Circle Show. It was one I painted for the Small Works Show in December that didn't make it. Two of those rejected in December were selected for the Winners Circle in January and one of them was sold. It just goes to show that acceptances and awards in shows are all at the mercy of a particular judge. It is important not to let a rejection in a show be too discouraging. Three rejections should prompt a closer look. Get a critique from an artist friend you respect.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Still Life Paintings

Pomegranite and Pears 10 x 10

I have been doing quite a few still life's lately. Here is one that I entered into the Winner's Circle Show at the Atlanta Artists Center. In order to be in the show you had to have won an award in 2009 in one of the monthly shows. This is one of the two pieces I had accepted and I'm thrilled that it sold to a lady that came into the gallery browsing and saw it. She purchased it before the show had even been hung. What a nice surprise.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Years Resolutions

Dahlonega in October 8 x 10 Oil

I want to make a New Years Resolution to update this blog more often. I was able to get some decent photos of quite a bit of work this morning. It has been a battle to keep the glare off the paintings when photographing them. I seem to have found a solution finally.
This painting is one that I did just outside of Dahlonega in October. I found this spot in the Spring and made a note that I needed to come back in the Fall. I was not disappointed.
I have been painting still lifes lately and will post some of them soon. With the temperature being so cold, it is a good thing to keep you busy when you can't paint out.