Sunday, December 29, 2013

Solace, 6x8 Oil on Canvas

This is a lonely, moody scene. What is the woman thinking? Whatever it is, she is finding solace in the movement of the surf and the magnificence of the sea. This is a peaceful painting, in spite of the wave action; the sound of the ocean can be very soothing.  

Monday, December 23, 2013

Antigua Women, 20x16 Oil on Canvas

I haven't posted in a while. I don't know if it's Christmas or what, but I seem to have lost my groove. I am not used to this. I painted a successful painting that sold right away, then I did two scrapers. What the heck?

Maybe it's bad Karma from criticizing George Zimmerman's art...nah, it couldn't be that. He sold that thing for over $100,000. I think I will coin a new term for bad art that is done by notorious celebrities: "Zimmermanist." If I paint something so bad I want to shoot someone, I am Zimmering. This week I have Zimmered twice. 

Speaking of bad art, there is a Museum of Bad Art at and it is a hoot. Nothing can cost over $5, and if you found it in the trash, even better. Descriptions by guest "interpretators" are hilarious.

The above painting is one I did after visiting Antigua. I loved the ladies on the beach carrying their shops around with them. When I get my groove back I will post something new.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

By the Sea, 8x6 Oil on Canvas Panel

Walking on the beach is such a calming experience, and very good exercise if you can refrain from stopping frequently to take pictures. I just can't pass up a shot of beautiful light, or lots of wave action, or nice colors. There is always a lot going on.

I see that there is a painting on eBay by George Zimmerman, and the bidding is up to $99,966.00. Apparently notoriety equals artistic success. Carravagio killed someone too, but he could paint.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sultry, 6x8 Oil on Canvas

This all started with a tube of gold metallic paint from Ralph's Art Supply in Melbourne. I needed an exotic subject so I could use the gold. You can't really appreciate the metallic quality looking at it online, but I used it in the medallion on the turban, the earring, and the cloth on her shoulder. I liked the result so much that I'm going to do more.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Raindrops on Roses, 8x6 Oil on Canvas

Just saw "Sound of Music" on TV and while I was painting my rose, These Are a Few of My Favorite Things was running through my head...raindrops on roses...etc. This is worse than the day "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead' got stuck in there. You wouldn't want to see that painting.

We had a great Pieces of 8 Holiday Sale last Saturday. It was very festive and a good time was had by all. Thanks to all who stopped by and made it such a wonderful day!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Ocean Dawn, 8x8 Oil on Canvas

While ice storms are predicted today for much of the country, I get to see scenes like this while walking on the beach. I am very fortunate. I was interviewed after winning a competition and was asked, "Where in the whole world would you most like to live?" After thinking for a moment I responded, "Right here." I like to think I have always known when I was well off. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Beets on Red, 8x6 Oil on Canvas

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On a rainy day in Georgia the Pieces of Eight gathered around the table to paint beets. The red background was Denette's daring idea, and it has quite a vibration, doesn't it? They were a good subject and quite delicious as well.

Remember: The Pieces of 8 Sale is next Saturday, rain or shine. We promise objects d' art, refreshments, and repartee. Our prolific painters must reduce inventory, so bargains will abound! Here is the link that will show the map and details: and watch for signs like the one below leading the way.