Friday, April 22, 2016

Ole Miss Grove, Landmarks.....oil paintings

Scenes of the Grove on a busy tailgating day.

This one is called "New Kid in Town".  I did one similar to this last year and I found the one khaki tent to be amusing in among all the red, white and blue ones.  I thought it was obviously a freshman family that had not had time to buy their new tent yet.  

This is a tiny (comparatively speaking) version of a commission that I did last year.  The first one was 24" x 48".  This one is 8"x 16".

This is another small version of a commission.  The commission was 36" x 36".  This one is 8" x 8".
If you are in the neighborhood stop in and see me at the Double Decker Festival tomorrow from 10-5.  I will be in the spot that I have had for the last three years....right in front of Old Venice Pizza.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Oil Paintings for Double Decker Festival

12x12 Garlic Clove

12x24 Vertical Cotton 

12x24 Streetcar on Canal

12x24  Cotton 

24x30  "Jungle Out there"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wine Art, wine bottles, Wine glasses......Oil Paintings

A new take on a typical wine bottle painting.

A typical wine bottle painting with wine terms in the background.

Cheers!  8x8

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Seafood, Creatures from the Sea, or Ditch....oil paintings

12x12 crawfish

6x12 crawfish

12x12 shrimp

12x12 oyster

12x12 crab

12x12 crab

I have found it hard to decide when enough is enough.  I don't want to continue to bring paintings of subjects that I have painted a lot before, I don't want people to think I can't paint anything else.  But invariably if I come to a show without my seafood series I catch it from more than one source.  So I just try to make sure that I have enough new stuff that people don't think I'm a one-trick pony.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.....Oil Paintings

This one is 10x20 and I called it "Fender Bender" (Another attempt to amuse myself while doing the more mundane side of the art business....Tagging and pricing paintings)

This one is 10x20 as well.  It is the "Unplugged" version.

and if you need a square format, this one is 12x12.

As usual, all of these are on 1 1/2" thick gallery wrap canvas (no staples) and wired so that you can hang them without framing. (Unless you want to frame them, then you can.)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Coffee Cups, Cup Stack.....Original Oil Paintings

These are little 8x8 jewels.  They would look awesome in a kitchen tucked on a stack of cookbooks, or on a backsplash near your coffee pot.

And this whimsical cup stack is 8x24.  It would fit great on a narrow wall in between two doors, or in that spot above your light switch (I have a painting hung above my light switch in my kitchen.)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Birds of a Feather....Oil paintings

I love the reflection of this egret, as well as the sunset mood of the whole painting.

This one has a swampy feel to it.  You get the feeling this one is waiting for a fish to swim by.

This is a painting that I did last year.  Men immediately recognize these as wood ducks.  So that makes me happy.  I will have it with me at the Cotton District Arts Festival this Saturday in Starkville.  It went so well with the other birds that I decided to post it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

MSU original oil paintings, Taligating, Bully, Cowbell

These are three of the paintings that I will have available with me at the Cotton District Arts Festival in Starkville.

If you are unable to make it to Starkville, message me and I can tell you other options to get one of these MSU original oil paintings.

If you do plan to attend look for me in Booth 275 on Maxwell St. just off University.  We will be there all day!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Florals, Florals, Fresh Flowers, more Florals

I wanted to call this post "Floralpalooza" but I didn't think that would boost the chance of google search picking it up.  I do love me some flowers!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Abstracts, Color Explosion, Freedom

I have had so much fun exploring this new way of creating abstracts. I put a few of them in the living room when I first finished them. I like to "live with" a painting sometimes after I finish it. I often see changes I need to make. And sometimes I just like them and enjoy having them around me for a while before they go off to their new homes. Well, these paintings are like no others I have done before. They have such a feeling about them. You would think that having 4 or 5 paintings in one place that all have that much color and action going on would be too busy or somewhat distracting, but I can't explain's just a feeling of positive energy.

This one is one that I did before discovering Flora Bowley.  You can see that it lacks the freedom and abandon that the others have.  However, it will appeal to an entirely different type of person than the others.