Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tempranillo - gouache

gouache, 2014
original available, 9"x12" $75

      This is more of an experiment in loose painting more than anything else. I really didn't like it until I took another look at it today. I'm still not crazy about it. But it has it's merits. It's growing on me, in other words.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Choo's - acrylics

acrylics, 2006

      This is obviously an earlier piece from when I was using acrylics exclusively. This is one of the first paintings I ever sold. It also led to several shoe-related commissions from the same collector. While I can see some obvious issues with this painting, I'm still pretty happy with it, especially considering how new I was to painting at the time.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Vines - watercolor

watercolor, 2015
original available, 9"x12" $75

      This one is very loose, possibly too loose. I'm still not sure about it. I could still go back in and add to it with pastels or ink.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Bangladesh - watercolor

watercolor, 2015
original available, 11"x15" $75

      Virtual Paintout is in Bangladesh this month. I'm not sure about this one. It might be getting some more work. Or, it might grow on me as is.

Edit: I decided to make prints available on this one -- here, as usual.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Clarinet - watercolor+charcoal

mixed, 2011
original available, 15"x22" $350

      Here's one from my instrument series. Most of these are done with charcoal and watercolor, an interesting mix that gives a wonderful amount of depth. I have a moderate connection to the clarinet as both of my older sisters played clarinet through jr. high and high school.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hayden Place 1987 - watercolor

watercolor, 2015
original available, 11"x15" $200

      This is from a photograph I took in downtown High Point NC when I was in college and spending a lot of time with photography. This block looks very different today. For those familiar with the area, the High Point city bus station is behind the viewer and the North State Telephone office is just across the street to the left. And, that's my 79 Ford Mustang on the far left, my first car and I loved it and cared for it like a newborn baby.