This has been such a popular little painting. Well, I say little, but I've painted this in a large formats too. In fact, last fall, I sold a big one in St. Augustine, and right after it sold, I was commissioned to paint another fairly large one. I think it's the serene colors, the fact that it's water, sky, peaceful and quiet. This little painting seems to speak to many - that's what I've been told.
The ocean can evoke so many feelings. When I look out over the ocean I feel a certain sense of peace, but also uncertainty, curiosity, and respect for the power and vastness of this huge body of water.
This may be the last of this little gem and this style (but don't hold me to it). I'm heading in a different direction (again). Hopefully you'll stick with me while I continue this crazy journey.
For some reason this particular pineapple almost looks human to me. I guess it's the hair.
What is it about pineapples anyway? They're juicy, beautiful, tasty, and yet kind of hard to pare. It's worth the effort though. Pineapples also represent many of the things that are important to me - intangible things - warmth, welcome, friendship, and hospitality. I guess it seems kind of contradictory to be touting art (tangible), and yet talking about the intangible. It's all a balance really. It's my very humble opinion that we all need visual stimulation, visual aids, visual reminders about things. A painting, a sculpture, even the beauty of a musical instrument or other object can bring us joy, change our mood, and sometimes ultimately alter the whole course of the day. . . or at least the moment. We have to remember to take the time to look. . . and really see. "Stop and smell the roses" today - and every day.
Another Independence Day full of anticipation, and now finished and gone. Even though it's always pretty super hot here this time of year, I do think that this may be favorite holiday. Flags flying, people wearing all of their holiday attire and adornments, bbq, fireworks. . . it's just a fun holiday, without all of the lavish gift-giving. It's more of a time to have fun, eat, and enjoy the ride. Can't wait for next year!
A little boy decided he wanted this oyster painting and his mom bought it for him. He was probably about 7 years old. He was an amazing little boy. Very well spoken, smart, and very outgoing. His mom said she was having a very interesting journey with him because she is an introvert, and she's raising an extrovert by surprise. The little boy had eaten his first oyster recently, and this little guy memorialized that occasion for him. He was a very impressive young man and I was thrilled to share this little painting with him.
A beautiful extended weekend on St. Simons Island comes to an end. The weather was wonderful, and the people here are delightful. This painting sold on Day 3 of the 4 day show. Thirty minutes after the sale, another customer came back to buy it. Wish I would have had two of them! It never fails that one painting is the star of the show . . . but there is just never a way to know which painting it's going to be.