Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Art After 911

I did this giant outside wall mural a few weeks after 911. This wall was given to me to do with whatever I wanted as it's very visable to thousands of motorists a week heading into the Va Beach Oceanfront. The light spot in the blue stars area was originally going to have the Twin Towers as an outline but I decided against it. This mural is on the north side of Rt.264, 5 miles from the VB Oceanfront.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Finally finished this original of "Quagmires" I love the old cottage style of this building. Through the years it has been a number of businesses, most Outer Banks locals know it as the Croatan Inn of Kill Devil Hills, NC. I have a reverence for the old landmarks of beach towns and this was always a favorite. A Limited Edition of signed art prints of "Quagmires" will be forthcoming.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Quagmires Original

Still working on the Quagmires original for it's Limited Edition print run. Not sure how many I will use for the edition either. I tend to keep the amount of prints very low insuring a good value to the collector. I'm thinking a print run of 75 signed and numbered giclee's on watercolor paper or canvas.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Finding Driftwood to Paint on.

If I decided to make paintings on all the cool driftwood I'm finding in the 11 mile stretch from Corolla to Carova, NC. ..I'd be painting for the next 50 years! (not that I have that long.)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Swell

After an awful dark and cold winter there's nothing like mild temps in March and the promise of warming waters to pump the blood flow. Throw in Eastern Daylight Savings time, a weekend swell and it's surfin' time! March and April can be a great time in the water since many surfers I know won't go out until the water temps reach high into the sixties. The beauty of stand up paddle surfing is you simply don't have to lie down or sit in cold water. Most times I get so warmed up standing on my board I'll jump into the 50 degree water just to cool off.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Drawing and painting.

Painting takes time and you need a space all your own to keep your brushes and paints just where you want them when you need them. Drawing however can take place anytime, anywhere and should be practiced in your sketchbook almost daily. I have a reverence for old rustic signs and it's fun to create them on paper like this one.