Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rosa Marie - Apalachicola

This is a just finished commission. The assignment was to paint a water scene. I was also shown the frame that the picture would go into. It was a quaint fifties-era jewel made of seashells that held a great deal of sentimental value to it's owner.

With this information in mind, I knew I could not paint a water scene based on my usual Tennessee surroundings. I dug into my photo files and came up with a series of shots I had taken in Apalachicola, Florida. The finished painting contains quite a few alterations from my research, including color changes, adding, removing or repositioning of subject matter. 10x9 oil on canvas panel.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bells Bend Bounty

A study for the show, "Bells Bend: A sense of Place", which will run from April 24, 2010 – June 6, 2010, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 24 from 6:00pm- 9:00pm. I'm not sure yet what size I'll paint the final, possibly will be a large piece.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Terrapene Carolina

This is one of the pieces I'll be entering in the upcoming show "Bells Bend: A Sense of Place". Held at Art & Invention Gallery in East Nashville, the show will help to draw awareness to the plight of this unique and historic ecosystem which may be threatened by industrial development. 8x10 oil on artist-built canvas panel.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tommy Womack Band

Tommy Womack at Norm's River Road House. Norm's is my favorite Nashville music venue. A great combination of coziness, character and a really nice sound system. This is a 10x12 oil on homemade canvas panel.


A small still-life I did as an indoor "plein air" when it was too cold to paint outside. Are the outdoor possibilities finally on the horizon? Surely! 5x8 oil on homemade canvas panel.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

French Market - New Orleans

Anyone who has visited the French Quarter in New Orleans has seen the historic French Market. This is an early morning view as the vendors are setting up their shops. Oil on canvas panel.

Murphy Road Overpass

Murphy Rd. is the main drag through my neighborhood, Sylvan Park. This piece was in my Art & Invention Gallery show a couple of years back - decided to pull it from my archive and post it. Oil on canvas panel.