Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Wishing Bird (Revisited)


6"x6" Oil on Gessoed Panel
with Palette Knife
Available


While recently painting a Cardinal (see previous post), I also revisited a painting from two years ago titled "The Wishing Bird."  See the link below to learn the origin of that name. 
You can also compare my technique and development between then and now. 
My… how time flies.

They Wishing Bird 2013


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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cardinal

6"x6" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
Commissioned


Cardinals are plentyful all year in Middle Tennessee. Commissioned by a lover of these boldly feathered friends, here's a little Cardinal sitting on a branch.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Color Garden

8"x10" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
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Spring is such a beautiful time for plein air painting. Today's painting comes from the Color Garden at Cheekwood


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Winter Reflections

24"x30" Oil on Canvas
with Palette Knife
SOLD

THIS painting, I'm particularly proud of. It is  a 24"x30" palette knife painting of wintery reflections on the surface of the Harpeth River. It is for the The Chestnut Group's Cumberland on Canvas event. I have painted water reflections before, but this is largest surface I have ever attempted. I'm very pleased with the result. I love how it is recognizable yet abstract, which was my goal for this piece. It shows well in the modern urban exhibit space of the Bridge Building. If you are in Nashville this weekend, I highly recommend that you stop by and take a look.




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Impressions of Spring


8"x10" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
SOLD

Here is another painting with the The Chestnut Group for the Cumberland on Canvas event. A portion of the show's proceeds benefit the Cumberland River Compact. Event Details below.

This is a reflecting pond from Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum. Here is a field shot on location.












Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sycamore In Spring


8"x10" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
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I love Sycamore trees. I call them "Lightning Trees" because their stark, white, branches look like a bolts of lightning to me. I have been itching to paint one for some time now. I finally got my chance while painting with the The Chestnut Group for the Cumberland on Canvas event. 

We will be sharing and selling our paintings for the Cumberland River Compact April 17 and 18. Details are in the attachments below.






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Monday, April 13, 2015

Music City Winter / Riverfront Lights


Music City Winter
8"x10" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
for the Cumberland on Canvas exhibit
benefitting the Cumberland River Compact


My first attempt at plein air cityscape painting went pretty good. Although the winter day was not the best of weather, it was a lot of fun to work with all of the different shapes of the Nashville skyline. I painted these with my friends of The Chestnut Group. We will be sharing and selling our paintings for the Cumberland River Compact April 17 and 18. Details are in the attachments below. We painted in a beautiful urban space, just across the Cumberland River, to get a good view of the city. After the sun wend down, I stayed a little longer to get this nocturne quick-draw below.



Riverfront Lights
6"x6" Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
SOLD

There was a reporter there form Nashville Arts Magazine to capture us in action. Read the article here. The painter sitting in the top photo is your's truly.