Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Showcase Feature""

The following piece is featured in the Showcase, 2018. Thanks for your interest

"Liquid Blue Ridge Sunset" oil on board 

This small but mighty, luminous and liquid oil painting is the ideal accent for a special area in a home. It was painted plein air - outside on a mountain above Asheville, NC, obviously as I watched the sun go down.

The painting has luscious layers of paint which can be seen in the enlargement. I was deeply inspired by the multiple layers of color that changed by the minute.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Anhinga, Sarasota Bay, January 2018

Anhinga relaxing near Sarasota Bay, January 2018

I sat there drawing this anhinga for about three hours, captivated by his/her plumage and elegance. It was a humid day so sometimes he would spread his wings. This was created near Tampa Bay, Florida, near a canal full of activity. The bird wasn't phased.

This was drawn, taking three hours or so, using Faber Castell pencils, a Derwent Pencil and Rembrandt archival pastels. It is on a slightly fibered gray ground sturdy paper.