Friday, November 23, 2012

**Here is a affordable opportunity to give the gift of art.**

 I am having prints made of the three paintings shown below.
All are 8"x10" prints, $50 each. 
Email me to place your order.

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  print of Faithful 8x10, $50                                     
print of Delta Cypress 8x10, $50
print of Chapel 8x10, $50

Place your order via email. The prints will be ready to be picked up the week of December 17th. They will be on heavy stock "art" paper and protected in a plastic sleeve. They will not be matted or mounted. The original versions of these oil paintings on canvas will be for sale at Ashland Gallery during the month of December. You may also purchase the limited prints at Ashland Gallery and Lyons Share Gallery while they last.  Place an order before they run out! Merry Christmas! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cypress Trees

If you are already familiar with my paintings, you know that I like to paint more than one subject matter. Painting abstractly is my number one love. That's worth underlining because I devote more creative energy and concept into those paintings. 

However, my other favorite thing to paint is the beautiful scenery in the Mobile delta. It's comfortable, the tried and true. There is not a lot of thinking behind it for me other than discovering new ways to interpret the same serene, abandoned, predictable state of the delta (and that's a good thing). 

The cypress trees have the most interesting forms. I always notice the way the water washes away the base and darkens the bark right where the tree meets the water. The roots that rise above the surface are a convenient compositional tool, as well as, the distant tall pine trees. From far away, a pine tree is so thin and dainty with a top-heavy little bloom on top. And then there is the moss on the tress, palmetto bushes on the bank, water lilies. It's a beautiful place that doesn't get a lot of credit around here!

AND..... I'll admit..... these paintings tend to be a great way to get the hunting and fishing men in your life interested in buying a piece of original art. Wait... isn't there a holiday coming up next month? 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Opening Reception at Lyons Share

Last night was the preview party for my exhibit at Lyons Share Gallery in Fairhope. I am so appreciative of my supportive friends, family and clients who came to the reception. Thanks to Mike, Kelley and Pat for putting together a top-notch party to kick off the exhibit! The work will be on display all month. Please, stop in anytime. First Friday is tonight, November 2nd and the Lighting of the trees will be on the 15th.