Yes, I know, I haven’t been around awhile. I finally have taken the plunge and got back into painting figurines. Right now I am doing old world Santa’s and snowmen. Once those are finished I have ordered several wildlife that I will be painting and selling. Visit my Etsy store for the ceramics, on Saatchi I must price things over $100 or I can’t sell there.
Here we have Jingle Bells Santa adorned with gold bells and white fur lined magenta colored coat and gown. Remember, he is “Old World” so th red and green colors aren’t in style yet!
Say hello to “Mistletoe Santa” Old World style santa covered in and carrying mistletoe!
Celestial Santa, how else is Santa going to make his rounds unless he has connections with the stars! He is wearing a dark blue coat, white gown and is carrying many stars and planets!
Woodland Santa, even the animals make Santas naughty and nice list. Here are deer, rabbits, mice, squirrels and raccoons hanging around santa. Santa is carrying a bag of twigs and a bag of feed as he makes his rounds wearing a holly hat adorned with gold ornaments.
Friday was unfortunately quite slow at the craft show, however Saturday ended up being quite busy. We sold Winters First Snow, Jupiter and the Cosmos, Standing Guard, Silent Night, a couple Alabama Elephants, numerous prints and postcards and most importantly made many connections and possible commission works. We are getting ready to go back to Von Braun in Huntsville for the last day from noon to 5pm today. If you are in the area, I would be glad to meet you there. Thanks everyone.
I’ve been in a musical mood lately and hearing jazz! I already posted sexy soul, how about some louie and friends!
Here is “Beat of the Drums” an abstract of a drummer on the streets in New Orleans. You can see the drummer off to the right taking a break and his drums all aglow in front of the French Quarter architecture. 12″W x 16″ T stretched canvas acrylic painting. $225.00 would look great in your music room or band room!
Want to do some “Groovin’ to some jazz, soul or funk with a bass sax just a roaring his toons. How about this 12″w x 16” t stretched canvas acrylic painting of just that scene. $195.00
And now the man that has been in my head this week. I call this painting Louie in honor of Louie Armstrong. Looking at the painting I can see Louie playing his horn and his cheeks just a bulging. 12″ T X 16″ W stretched canvas acrylic painting $195.00
My first show will be at the NEACA (Northeast Alabama Crafters Association) at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama the 20th through the 22nd. I am working hard getting as many paintings done as possible before then. Cherie and Joshua have to remind me to take my time though! I am using fast drying medium on my oil paintings but I don’t think they will be dry in time. Even with Artisan Fast Drying medium it may take a month to dry before I can varnish them.
Here are some of my latest:
This one is “Bridge to Autumn” 16″ W x 12″ T Acrylic. $275.00 I was thinking of Fort Rucker, Alabama and some of the trails I used to run our dog Nakita on. There was a bridge over a creek and in the Autumn/fall the trees were amazing.
This is “God’s Beauty” a 20″ W x 16″ T Acrylic. $275.00. This is a painting of a valley in Yellowstone Park. You see the mountains in the rear and a ravine below you with a stream and a rainbow.
This one is “God’s Creation” a 18″ W x 24″ T Acrylic. $300.00 Pretty much self explanatory. I tried my best to recreate the awe inspiring beauty of this first snow fall in late fall. Makes you just want to sit in the bench!
I just love birds – raptors, ducks and geese, finches, hummingbirds, macaws etc. He we have a MacCaw, he is pointing his wing in the direction of the guy that just took his dinner! “He Went That ‘Away!” Acrylic 12″ T x 16″ W $175.00
I was asked to paint Jupiter and the surrounding space. I then painted my own version called “Jupiter and the Cosmos” I created the design from different pictures on a royalty free website and included a distant nebula. What do you think? I will conduct a drawing from all who reply about this painting and the winner will receive a free painting in a similar fashion of space! I want at least 25 entries, so make sure and share this with every one in your mailbox. “Jupiter and the Cosmos” Acrylic 12″ T x 36″ W $300.00
Well, guess what? What is it I love to paint? Yep – Birds. Here we have “Midnight Wisdom” an Owl sitting in a moss covered tree with the moon behind it lighting the night. Acrylic 12″ w x 16″ T $300.00.
I decided to try my luck at something I haven’t done in over 40 years. An abstract painting. Here is “Saxy Soul” a jazz saxophonist is N’Orlins! Playing his saxophone at sunset on the street. I altered the colors to give it an abstract appearance. Cherie won’t let me give it up, so don’t tell her I listed it for sale! “Saxy Soul” Acrylic 20″T x 24″ W $575.00
Joshua loves trees, trees of all types. He loves Christmas too! Here is “Simple Tree” an acrylic painting of an evergreen tree all by itself in winter. Acrylic 12″ W x 36″ T $150.00
What reminds you of a wooden wall with garland made of pine, pine cones, twigs and red berries? Christmas! here is an acrylic painting of that scene. 9″T x 12″ W $45.00
My last one recently done is a sunset scene during winter. “Winter Sunset” Acrylic 20″ T x 24″ W $175.00
Man, I have been busy as a beaver! I was a little disappointed in my old on line gallery so I found a new one at https://www.saatchiart.com/fledglingartist. I have several new paintings as well. I do about four or five before I varnish them and I don’t want to post pictures until they are varnished, hence the time span between posts. Make sure and visit my site and order a painting or a print. If you are in northern Alabama on the 20th – 22nd of September I will be at the NEACA show in booth B13.
Well, you guys can see me at the NEACA (Northeast Alabama Craftsmen’s Association) Craft Show at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Al. The dates are September 20, 21, 22 2019. Hours are Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m.. I will be at booths E-13 and 14.
I have been quite busy and have several paintings almost completed to post here but I have to wait to varnish them. If I post without varnishing they won’t look quite right. (No, I am not malingering!) My wife got after me yesterday because I gave away another painting. I can’t help myself!
Been a busy couple of weeks. Have 6 new paintings and working on two others. (When I get hung up, I start another painting of a different type (landscape, Portrait, Wildlife/Pet or still life) to get my mind thinking in different directions.
I started a painting of the Jaguar Temple in Belize that my son took a while back and had problems maintaining straight lines across a 40″ canvas. I could have used tape but I prefer not to whenever possible, plus I was concerned about messing up wet areas or recently dried areas.
I came up with the idea of using a straight edge they use in sawing wood! So now I can finish my sons painting. He has been so patient. (Even though he claims half of my paintings for himself, and my wife several so that doesn’t leave me much for shows or selling!)
One of my favorites the past couple weeks is a fantasy painting, I haven’t tried one of these for a very long time. I call it “I’m Home”. Make sure and visit my gallery – you can buy paintings, prints and even frames!
When my Cardiologist did a right heart Cath a couple of weeks ago and told me my cardiac index was 1.8 (A low cardiac index of less than 2.5 L/min/m2 usually indicates a marked disturbance in cardiovascular performance and is almost always clinically apparent.) Needless to say I will be seeing the University of Alabama Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant-Implant surgeons within a month to work out a plan of care. When I found this out it hit me pretty hard, despite being in Nursing since the 80’s allot of it critical care. So I did this painting and gave it to my Cardiologist at Huntsville Heart.