Thursday, May 30, 2013

Just Beachy

8" x 8" on canvas panel
Acrylic applied with palette knife

This is just a little ditty that is fun and bright and sold at Blue Ridge.  I love painting big, but these little guys are also fun to do, and almost anyone can find a spot for an 8 x 8.  I reckon I'll be doing some more of them!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Three of a Pear
40" x 30" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

It was a great weekend in Blue Ridge, Georgia!  The weather fully cooperated for a change - well except for the huge gusts of wind on Friday while trying to set up.  Other than that, it was great.  In fact, because it was about 92 and 1000000% humidity here in FLA when I left, I had not anticipated it being 39 Saturday morning.  Luckily I did leave a pear - oops - I mean a pair of legging in my suitcase. 
This painting went to a young couple who were visiting the festival with their 4 beautiful blond girls - the oldest being 12.  I was very happy and excited for them to have it.  I finished this painting about 6 months ago, and even changed the shape of the right pear a little after this picture was taken.  Anyway, this particular painting received a lot of attention from other artists, from judges, and from patrons, but  I couldn't seem to find the right buyer for it - until this weekend.  I had a great time in Blue Ridge, and in Murphy, NC - where I stayed, but I have to say, even just after four days, I was already starting to miss the palm trees.   Back at home now and will be doing mostly local stuff until July.