Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bear Island

Bear Island is part of North Carolina's Crystal Coast between Morehead City and Wilmington. There are no bridges to the island, so one must take a shuttle ferry. This limited accessibility leaves the beach in pristine condition - There is no pollution and the beach is just stunning.

The two pictures reflect a view from about 20 yards on the beach and about the same distance looking back onto the beach from the surf.

Bear Island- A View from the Beach - 20x16" Acrylic on Panel
Bear Island- A View from the Surf - 20x16" Acrylic on Panel

Friday, July 8, 2011

Cedar Island

This is a painting I recently finished that is inspired by a trip to the North Carolina coast. At around 7:00 PM we were crossing a long bridge connecting Cedar Island to the mainland. At the the middle of the bridge we saw a stunning sunset reflecting onto this marshy inlet. I knew very quickly that the photographs we took would materialize into a future painting.

Cedar Island - 24x36" Acrylic on Canvas

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Festival for the Eno - 2011

This year I once again participated in the Festival for the Eno in Durham, NC. This show is always alot of fun and always very busy. Despite the hot temperatures and thunderstorm at the end the show this event was definitely a success. The mascot for this years show was the yellow spotted salamander, depicted here in this huge sand sculpture.

I look forward to next year's show as I hope this will be an an annual event for myself.