Saturday, October 25, 2008

Egret on Branch

12” x 24” Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
I enjoy taking my camera on visits to Assateague National Wildlife Refuge to take photos of the beautiful seashore and the awesome wildlife there. The Great Egret fishes in shallow water, standing motionless and spearing its prey with its long, yellow bill. It is a huge bird, standing at least 3 feet tall with a wingspan in excess of 4 feet wide. They are simply majestic and graceful. This fellow was basking in the sun on an April day. He was quite patient as I snapped several shots of him. I always enjoy painting birds and this one was no exception. Click on the image for a larger view. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Eastern Shore Marsh

24" x 12" Oil Painting on Gallery Canvas
This beautiful scene is one that we see on the way home from church. This is a typical view of an Eastern Shore marsh. This day the skies were blue with big puffs of clouds that reflected in the still, slick water. There were birds flying in the distance which completed the scene. Click on the image to see more detail. I love living on the shore and the opportunity to view such beautiful scenery is is one of the reasons why. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Seafood at Wright's

OK, here it is...a steamed seafood platter at Wright's Seafood Restaurant in Atlantic, VA. Read my previous post to learn more about it! For those who may not be familar with the shellfish that looks a bit like rocks, those are steamed/roasted oysters. What a great meal!

Boats at Twilight

18" x 24" Oil on Canvas
This is a scene from the bank of windows inside a local restaurant, Wright's Seafood Restaurant. It's one of our favorite places for seafood and this wonderful view is of the Chincoteague Bay with Wallops Island back at the horizon. Click the image for a better view. Wallops Island is home to a NASA installation here on the east coast. I hope you enjoy the view as we always do! This was interesting to paint since the orange sherbet sky reflected in the water presented a new challange. Since I also took a photo of our dinner that evening, I think I'll post it too! This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. Scroll down to learn more about it. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Hesitation

24" x 18" Oil on Canvas
We live near several wonderful beaches. Even if I ignored all other sources of inspiration, I would have more than enough just focusing on human interaction at the beach! This little boy is being encourged by his grandfather to come into the water with him. The water is cold and it's rough and even though he pictures himself riding the waves on his boogie board, he is hesitant to make the plunge. A day at the beach is such a wonderful way to bring families together! I hope you like this painting, it was certainly fun to do! Click on the image for a closer view. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Brothers

14" x 11" Watercolor Portrait
This is a watercolor portrait I did of my nephews last summer. I realized that I never posted it to this blog. Since it is hanging with my current solo exhibit, I thought it was time it was posted here. I was able to use a reference photo taken by my brother-in-law who is a photographer. You can find his website at http://www.ocphoto.net/ . This one was quite a bit of work since it's basically two portraits in one! This painting hangs in my own home.

Egret Takes Flight

10" x 20" Oil on Gallery Canvas

As a photographer and artist, I am simply fascinated by birds. This great white egret with its long legs and neck might be expected to be awkward in movement but quite to the contrary, these gorgeous creatures are graceful and majestic in form and in movement. Click on the image for a better view. This is a scene from Assateague Island. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Beach Play

12" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
We love the beach and are fortunate to live within 45 minutes of the Atlantic Ocean. Since I enjoy painting figural works, this one certainly was lots of fun for me to do. I hope you like it too! Click on the painting to view a larger, more detailed image. This painting is currently a part of my one woman show in the Foyer Gallery at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD. The show closes November 15th. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Solo Exhibit at The Art Institute & Gallery










For the first time in almost a year, my easel and my watercolor table have no works in progress on them! Yesterday we delivered all of the artwork (19 paintings!) to the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury for my solo exhibit in their Foyer Gallery. Photos of the exhibit are above. The opening reception is this Friday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. My show hangs until November 15th. The solo exhibit coincides with the AI&G's Fall member's show. The theme this year is "On the Waterfront" and since I saw them hanging the show yesterday, I can tell you it's wonderful! Bill Kerbin, of the the Daily Times interviewed me for an article in the Worcester County Times section of the newspaper. Click here for the link to the article. If you are local, please try to check out the show before November 15th and if you can make it to the opening on Friday, I'd love to see you there! I will be posting the new paintings soon!