Sunday, September 25, 2011

New WIP: Whitetail Fawns

A pair of whitetail fawns are currently emerging on my easel. I'm painting this in oils and it measures 12x16. Inspired by a recent morning outing spent alone in a tree stand, I photographed this beautiful pair of whitetail fawns in a dewy meadow. They were ever alert with their ears twitching this way and that. I never did see their mother, but I'm sure she was nearby, just out of sight. I watched them for quite awhile until a young buck came bounding through the meadow spooking them away.

Birds of the Chesapeake

The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum in Havre de Grace, MD is currently displaying 7 of my bird paintings in a temporary exhibit called "Birds of the Chesapeake". The birds included in the exhibit are all birds that live or migrate through the Chesapeake Bay region. The exhibit will hang through November 6th and the paintings are available for sale. FMI: click here.

Ripples Never Come Back, 12x24, oil

10th Annual Irving Art Association's Wildlife Art Show

I'm pleased to announce that all 3 paintings I entered into the 10th annual Irving Art Association's Wildlife Art Show were accepted! This show is held each fall at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving, Texas. The show dates are Sept 26 - Oct 27, 2011. These are the accepted pieces:

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Winter Serenity, 13x14, watercolor

Driftwood Perch, 20x14.5, watercolor

Cranky the Heron, 9x12, oil

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Finished: Blue Grosbeak

I finished this one up a week ago but I'm just getting around to posting it. For lack of a better title, I'm calling this one "Blue Grosbeak".

Blue Grosbeak, 9x12, oil on Gessobord panel

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Shades of Pastel: 2011

Good to the Last Bite has been accepted into the Maryland Pastel Society's national exhibition, "Shades of Pastel: 2011". The exhibition opens Oct 26 and runs through Nov 20, 2011 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA.

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Update on Blue Grosbeak painting

Here's the latest progress shot of the Blue Grosbeak (as of yesterday). After contemplating cutting the board, I've decided to keep the size as is.

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