Tuesday, August 29, 2017

runner's way

This is a 24 x 24 x 2" commissioned piece by a friend from North Carolina.  Denise has at least ten of my paintings.  I am pretty sure that is a low estimate.  She found my work online and has been buying pieces from me for several years.
The exposure the internet provides is amazing.  (good and bad)  My painting of the white cow, "you never even called me by my name" is now hanging in France.    

Sunday, August 27, 2017

shoot the moon

 I love to paint a loose rooster.  Fun using both brushes and a palette knife to scrub the paint on the canvas.  I decided to share a picture of my new pedestal that a neighbor who was moving put in their trash.  (that was a really awkward sentence) Other peoples trash......
This is painted on an 8 x 16 x 2" canvas.  Hope you all have a great week and prayers for Texas!

Friday, August 25, 2017

i feel fine every time she's around me

Painted on an 18 x 24 x 2" linen canvas.  Have a good weekend.sold

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I'll hang around as long as you will let me

Another title inspired by David Allan Coe's song, "you never even called me by my name". This is painted on a 6 x 12 x 2" canvas.sold

Sunday, August 20, 2017

you never even called me by my name

She looks like she could be thinking that.  This is painted on a 20 x 40 x 2" canvas.sold

Friday, August 18, 2017

you don't have to call me darlin, darlin

I was listening to some old school country music while I was walking this morning. I am going to do a series of cows using titles from the lyrics of David Allan Coe's "you never even called me by my name".  Right there....another great title. If you are not familiar with this song, you need to google it.  It will get your weekend started right.  This is painted on a 30 x 30 x 2" canvas.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

tight squeeze

 Painted on a 4 x 12 x 2" canvas.  Painting some smalls for upcoming Fall shows.  I start out in north Alabama in middle September with the Monte Sano Art show in Huntsville, AL.  The next weekend I am one town away in Decatur for the River Clay Art Show.  The word town made me chuckle.  I don't know if that is southern or old fashioned.  I guess you mostly hear city now.  What constitutes a town versus a city?sold

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

strike a pose

This was fun for me to paint because my Ruthie looks much like this kitty.  This is a surprise for a friend's son.  I have seen this look before. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

bottled up

I traveled to North Wilkesboro, North Carolina last week to take some work to Taupe Gallery.  I met the owners at a show in NC and so appreciated their enthusiasm for my work that I decided to trek up there with some paintings.  It is a beautiful gallery in a gorgeous area.  Mountains all around.  Mountains are always worth the drive.
I hit some of my favorite places on the way home.  This French seltzer bottle was a new purchase along with another globe jar dating back to the late 1800's.  My love of bottles goes way back to finding them at my grand parent's farm when I was little.  It is nice to justify the purchases because I can paint them over and over.
This is painted on a 24 x 24 x 2" canvas.