Thursday, March 22, 2012

Seeking a mood

One of my favorite subjects to paint is trees. They are so diverse in every way, yet we all know a tree when we see one! So it is interesting to me to abstract them in some way and create something interesting. This painting was started a year ago and never lived up to my expectation. It was boring. I decided to add glazes and layers of atmosphere until it morphed into something I enjoy looking at. I hope you do too.
"Morning Mist", oil on canvas, 36x48

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Along the River

This is a scene from a Tennessee River trib. I took a photo years ago and I thought it would be a good subject as I am experimenting with trying to get the essence of a scene by abstracting it to basic value patterns. Fun and interesting. Looking forward to taking this concept further.
This is oil on wood panel, 32x34.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Three paintings accepted

The Energen Corporation, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, holds an annual art competition for all residents and former residents of Alabama. I am honored to have three paintings accepted into this year's show.
This first painting is inspired by the rare Cahaba lily which blooms in May along the banks of the Cahaba River in central Alabama. This painting is 32x32, oil on panel.
This painting is of a favorite dining spot in Birmingham, a nationally recognized restaurant, Highlands Bar and Grill. The painting is titled "Highlands Magic" and is 14x18, oil on panel.

Inspired by a visit to the village of Montmartre in Paris, this painting captures reflections of the old world quaintness. "Rain at Montmartre" is a 24x20 oil on panel painting.

All accepted paintings will be on display for public viewing and purchase at the company headquarters March 12-25.