Thursday, August 22, 2013

Daily Painting - Landscape - Rythmn (Wild Flowers At Cades Cove)

Rythmn (Wild Flowers At Cades Cove) 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. Watercolor On Paper - $60


This is a group of wild flowers along the loop road at Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. This valley in the park is an incredibly beautiful place, the whole area is full of amazing flowers, plants, wildlife, etc. I thought that these kind of run-of-the-mill white flowers by the gravel road had an interesting pattern to them with the mountains in the background. I hope that you enjoy the painting!

With 'Rythmn (Wild Flowers At Cades Cove)' the artist reserves the print and reproduction rights to the painting.



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Daily Painting - Still Life - Only The Lonely

Only The Lonely 5 in. x 7 in. Oil On Panel - $110


These are three orange peppers against a wood panel. I thought that they looked somewhat like people, maybe a couple with the guy on the right left out. I really liked painting the variances in the orange tones on the peppers. I hope that you enjoy the painting!

With 'Only The Lonely' the artist reserves the print and reproduction rights to the painting.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Daily Painting - Landscape - Summer Pine

Summer Pine 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. Watercolor on Paper - $60


This is a large pine tree in middle TN. This painting is a watercolor study. The painting size is 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. the painting is unframed, but is hinge matted with an archival matte and foam backing which will fit into an 11 in. x 14 in. frame. I hope that you enjoy it!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Daily Painting - Landscape - Pine Trees And Fence

Pine Trees And Fence 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. Watercolor on Paper - SOLD

This is a group of pine trees and a white fence bordering a farm in middle Tennessee. This painting is a watercolor study. The painting size is 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. the painting is unframed, but is hinge matted with an archival matte and foam backing which will fit into an 11 in. x 14 in. frame. I hope that you enjoy it!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Daily Painting - Seascape - Monhegan Surf

Monhegan Surf 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. Watercolor on Paper - SOLD

This is a small area of rocky shoreline with waves on Monhegan Island. This painting is a watercolor study. The painting size is 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. the painting is unframed, but is hinge matted with an archival matte and foam backing which will fit into an 11 in. x 14 in. frame. I hope that you enjoy it!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Daily Painting - Seascape - Near New Harbor

Near New Harbor 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. Watercolor on Paper - $60


This is part of the rocky shoreline on the Maine coast near the town of New Harbor. This painting is a watercolor study. The painting size is 4.5 in. x 6.5 in. the painting is unframed, but is hinge matted with an archival matte and foam backing which will fit into an 11 in. x 14 in. frame. I hope that you enjoy it!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Still Life - Paper Bag And Corn

Paper Bag And Corn 11 in. x 14 in. Oil On Linen Panel - SOLD

This is a brown paper bag with Peaches And Cream corn in the husk. This painting was about the contrast of the man-made paper with its lines, grooves, and angles,and the natural rounded and abstract shapes of the corn. I hope that you enjoy the painting!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Still Life - Orange Life Vest

Orange Life Vest 16 in. x 20 in. Oil On Linen Panel - SOLD

An old 1960's orange life jacket and paddle. I really liked contrasting the shapes and muted colors of the cabinet and wall with the life vest. I hope that you it!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Still Life - Life Vest

Life Vest 16 in. x 20 in. Oil On Linen Panel - SOLD

This is an old striped life vest, probably from the 1960's. I came across this at someones house the other day. It was kind of nostalgic for me because I remember having one of these striped vests when I was 3 or 4 years old. I hope that you like the painting!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Daily Painting - Landscape - Kevin Kayaking

Kevin Kayaking 8 in. x 10 in. Oil On Panel - SOLD

This is a friend of mine Kayaking on the Caney Fork river. A group of us bought Kayaks for fishing a few months ago and have been taking trips down local rivers and lakes. This one was in the morning with some of the fog still on the river. On this day TVA was generating hard because of the rain that we have had in middle TN this summer so the river was way up with the water in the trees. I hope that you enjoy the painting!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Seascape - Seagulls

Seagulls 11 in. x 14 in. Oil On Panel



This is a group of seagulls on the rocks on the coast of Monhegan Island in Maine. This was mid-morning and the fog from the water was beginning to lift and direct sunlight was beginning to hit the objects on the shore. I hope that you enjoy it!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Seascape - Watercolorist On Monhegan

Watercolorist On Monhegan 8 in. x 10 in. Oil On Panel



This is a watercolor painter working on the rocks and shoreline on Monhegan Island in Maine. This scene is fairly early in the morning with a mostly overcast sky and the morning fog still lifting from the water. I really liked the rocks and all of the gray's in the composition. I hope that you enjoy the painting!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Seascape - Pemequid Point Maine

Pemequid Point Maine 16 in. x 20 in. Oil On Panel - BID ON OR BUY THIS PAINTING.

This seascape is near the end of Pemequid Point in Maine, with the unseen lighthouse behind the viewer. This was on an overcast and rainy morning before the fog had lifted.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Daily Painting - Seascape - Bell House At Pemequid Point Maine

Bell House At Pemequid Point Maine 8 in. x 10 in. Oil On Panel



This is the old bell house at the Pemequid Point lighthouse near New Harbor, Maine. This came from a trip to Maine a while back. The rocky point that this bell house sits on has the Pemequid lighthouse on it and is unbelievably beautiful. Probably thousands of people have painted the lighthouse over the years. Andrew Wyeth painted it several times in the 1960's. I wanted to try the bell house with the fog lifting. I hope that you enjoy the painting.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Daily Painting - Still Life - Doorknob, Spoon, And Thread

Doorknob, Spoon, And Thread 5 in. x 7 in. Oil On Panel



This is an old glass doorknob, an antique silver spoon, and a spool of red thread. We have had several of these old glass doorknobs laying around the house for years. I finally decided to paint one of them. For this composition I put the spoon in to give some horizontal balance to the painting and I thought that the red thread added interesting color. I hope that you enjoy it!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Daily Painting - Landscape - Morning River Fog

Morning River Fog 8 in. x 10 in. Oil On Panel



These are two kayaks on the Caney Fork in the morning fog. The river was up all weekend due to generation at Center Hill Dam from all of the rain in middle TN this summer. I saw these two people, a father and his daughter, floating down the river towards the Happy Hollow ramp in the morning fog. I thought that all of the green on the hills and the morning fog made an interesting composition. I hope that you enjoy the painting!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Daily Painting - Landscape - Fly Fisherman On The Caney

Fly Fisherman On The Caney 8 in. x 10 in. Oil On Panel - $120



This is a fly fisherman on the Caney Fork river in Tennessee. This guy was fishing part of the river when our group that was kayak fishing stopped for a break. He walked by in his waders with his gear and I thought that he would make an interesting painting. I hope that you enjoy it.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Daily Painting - Landscape - River Limb

River Limb 11 in. x 14 in. Oil On Linen Canvas On Panel



This is a limb above a gravel river bank on the Caney Fork. The light on a river in the hills is interesting. The river cuts out the rock on the shoreline and the trees overhang the water creating darkness near the half-light from the sun and surrounding hills. This painting is so familiar to me, it reminds me of fishing and camping, and the jon boat that we had when I was growing up. I hope that you enjoy it!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Daily Painting - Landscape - Kayaks And Canoe

Kayaks And Canoe 8 in. x 10 in. Oil On Panel



These are two kayaks and a canoe. The painting came from a recent fishing trip down part of the Caney Fork river with several friends. This river is a really good trout stream. This day wasn't tremendous for fishing for us, but the weather was perfect and it was a good trip. We had stopped for a break on a gravel bank for a few minutes and the composition for this painting came from our colorful boats on the bank. I hope that you enjoy the painting.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Daily Painting - Still Life - Red Flowers

Red Flowers 5 in. x 7 in. Oil On Panel



These are red geraniums in a small glass vase. I really like painting these flowers, and painting glass. So this painting combined two of my favorite things to paint. I hope that you enjoy it!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Still Life - Needle, Thread, And Pewter Cup

Needle, Thread, And Pewter Cup 8 in. x 14 in. Oil On Panel



This is an old pewter cup that I had in my studio and a spool of red thread. I had used this cup in a painting a few days ago and I decided to paint it again and pair it with something of bright color to contrast with the grayish colors of the cup. The idea hit me to use thread as the second object in the painting and to try to tie the two objects together with the long shadow and the thin red thread that I unwound from the spool. For me this is an interesting composition. I hope that you enjoy it!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Still Life - Weighing Coffee

Weighing Coffee 16 in. x 20 in. Oil On Panel



This is a old metal scale, a pewter cup, and coffee beans. The scale came from the barn of a doctor friend and is probably very old, an antique I suspect. When I saw the scale it set the color scheme for the painting, lots of rusty earth tones. I really liked the light and the overall feeling of the composition. I hope that you enjoy the painting!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Still Life - Tarnished Silver Coffee Pot

Tarnished Silver Coffee Pot 11 in. x 14 in. Oil On Panel



This is a tarnished antique silver coffee pot, a wooden box, and a croquet ball, with a scrap of aluminum foil and plastic wrap. This was a painting that I wanted to do to test and stretch myself a bit. Tarnished metal, foil, completely round objects, and smooth wood have, at least for me, an element of difficulty beyond the norm and I wanted to try them together in one painting. Very challenging, and very fun to paint. I hope that you enjoy it!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Still Life - Cardboard, Canvas, And Bubble Wrap

Cardboard, Canvas, And Bubble Wrap 11 in. x 14 in. Oil On Linen Canvas - BID ON OR BUY THIS PAINTING.

The subject of this paintings is a group of things that are typically laying around my studio. Cardboard boxes, canvas scraps, and bubble wrapping. This painting is fairly tight realism, but to me the composition is somewhat of an abstraction. The abstract feel of the composition was more important to me than the actual items. I hope that you enjoy the painting!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Still Life - Sun Dress

Sun Dress 18 in. x 24 in. Oil On Panel - SOLD

This is a dress owned by my daughter. I had done a smaller painting of part of the dress a few months back, and I really liked the painting so I wanted to do the full dress.I hope that you enjoy it!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Daily Painting - Landscape - Spring Field

Spring Field 8 in. x 10 in. Oil On Panel - SOLD

This is a scene from a farm very close to my house. The property is used to raise goats and is really attractive. It has acres of open fields with tall grass being typical, and a lot of grove areas with clusters of trees. I thought that the deep almost summer green of the trees really contrasted nicely with the grass that has a somewhat yellow or gold tint to it. I hope that you enjoy the painting!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Daily Painting - Still Life - Pink Hat

Pink Hat 12 in. x 16 in. Oil On Panel - SOLD

This pink antique hat has been on my wife's dresser since I can remember. I thought that the faded pink color and the antique wrought iron hat stand were interesting enough to put into a composition by themselves without other items laying around the table. I hope that you enjoy the painting!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Daily Painting - Still Life - Geranium Study

Geranium Study 5 in. x 7 in. Oil On Panel



This is a study of a group of geraniums that I did over the weekend. These are some of my wife's geraniums that are in a concrete planter in the yard. I thought that it would be fun to do a study of them without trying to make the painting too detailed. This turned out to be an interesting (at least to me) painting. With the light on them the flowers were a very bright red, almost orange and I thought that it contrasted well with the rougher painted green of the foliage. I hope that you enjoy it!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Daily Painting - Still Life - Little Roses

Little Roses 5 in. x 7 in. Oil On Panel - SOLD

This is a round glass vase with a bunch of small roses. This was actually something that my wife had sitting out on our kitchen table (something that she does often to give me a little inspiration). I moved it up to my studio and put the vase on a darker table. I really like the light inside the vase. I hope that you enjoy the painting.