Sunday, May 30, 2010

Page-Walker Opening

A Painted Mosaic of the Carolinas
This show opened this past Friday night at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center in Cary, NC. The show looks spectacular! My sincere thanks go out to everyone who helped make this possible. Also a huge thank you to all of you who attended the opening, it was a very proud moment in my life.

The show will run through June 22nd. There are thirty of my paintings on display, along with a selection of photographs by Ted Raper. This is a great venue and a great show, I encourage everyone to come see it before June 22.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunset Over Blue Jay Point

In this painting I tried to make the sky very distinguishable using a series of grids, colors and symbols. The water also uses grids and colors, but has a more distorted look to give the appearance of reflective shapes. I tried to use a limited palette of blues and greens for the majority of the painting in the hopes that this would create a strong focal point of the reds, oranges and yellows seen in the sunset.

This work combines varying elements of many of my recent works, and is one of many paintings that will be on display at the Page-Walker House in Cary, NC. This is an exciting show that opens on May 28th and will run through most of June.

Sunset Over Blue Jay Point - 20x16" Acrylic on Canvas

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Field at Watkins Road

Many of the farmers around my neighborhood have been busy plowing the fields getting ready for the next planting. This plowing makes for some interesting patterns in the rows. When the earth is disturbed it frees up many great earth tone colors not normally seen. I took a picture of this setting around 7:45 PM. The sun was just setting on a slightly overcast day. Many blues and purples filled the sky , but there was still enough light to allow for some brilliant siennas in the recently plowed field. The field was painted in a series of grids - I have used this method for sky and water however this was my first try at land mass using this method.

Field at Watkins Road - 16x20" Acrylic on Canvas

Saturday, May 1, 2010

20th Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibition

Last week I attended the opening of the 20th Annual Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibition at the d'Art Center in Norfolk, VA. I was fortunate in that my Flanners Beach (bottom image) painting was selected for the show. A very competitive show with only about 30 artists selected. One of the more unique shows I've attended - The juror Laura Roulet selected quite a few photographs and digital works, something I have not seen in most of the shows I've attended. Along with mine I only saw two or three "tradtional" paintings. The work shown by Chris Luckman Kayakers on the Path (middle image) is one of those paintings. The other work shown is that of Kathy Guzman Archival Man (top image). I really liked this work, particularly because it only 8x8" - Alot going in a small area. It is easy to see alot of time and detail went into this work. Overall a great show that I was proud to be a part of!