Monday, February 28, 2011

Moon Hanger

New painting of dance model, Chelsea S. Not sure where I was going with this...just wanted to paint something wondrous...magical. 24x30. Debuts at the Newnan Artwalk, March 25th. I'll be at Flint Gallery...featured artist!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Paintings Delivered

All the work for the upcoming Pate family show has been delivered. Just got back from a trip to Hartsville SC to drop off mine. Nice gallery space and some exceptional work there. 12 family members will be showing paintings, drawings, photographs, architecture, animation, stained glass and jewelry. The opening is next week, March 3rd. The show will be up through the end of April. See more at one of the following links!/event.php?eid=152880711436669!/event.php?eid=149781028413025

Monday, February 14, 2011

Emily Sings...Finally!

I started this painting 8-10 years ago...if memory serves. It has gone through a series of changes over that time...white dress, black sweater, several choir robes, white background, all dark background, hands, no hands, and on and on. I always loved the face, however, and that's what kept me going back to it. The model, Emily S, sang in church one Sunday and I asked her if she'd pose for some photos..singing. She has since graduated from high school and college, gotten married and had a child. I'm just glad this wasn't a demo...I think I would have lost my audience some while ago. 24x30 oil.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Landscape of a scene in Byrdtown SC...just outside Hartsville. This is right behind where my wife lived when we were dating. I titled it "Hidden House" as the house is barely visible from the road. It's a mid winter scene...I kind of like the subdued colors. Painted for a family show coming up in March in Hartsville. 12 family members including a painting by my grandmother will be displayed at the Black Creek Arts Council gallery,116 West College Avenue Hartsville, SC. Opening is March 3... show runs through April.
12X36 oil

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Say Yes to the Tutu

New dance model, Melinda S, did a great job for us last night. A couple of 12-13 minute sketches shown here. Conte and pastel. Motown music from "The Big Chill" kept us entertained as we drew. Good turnout.
Top sketch- NFS
Bottom sketch- $225.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Take it Easy

The Eagles provided our music last night as we drew Ashleigh F. Outstanding poses and a fun outfit made for a good night. This conte and pastel wasn't drawn in a New York minute but 15 minutes goes pretty fast. I guess that's life in the fast lane. Ashleigh, the girl from yesterday, definitely does not need to learn to be still...excellent composure. OK, I'll quit.