Friday, February 27, 2009

works in progress

2 pieces i am working on @ my home studio. speed racer & racer x. acrylic on board. when the paint is complete, i will mix & pour resin on them for a polished finish. not sure that i want to sell these, i believe i will give them to my boys.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

mod art at dogwood gallery

created by christopher paul. these 24" x 24" wall hangings consist of embossed canvas that is stretched & gallery wrapped. many designs & colors to choose from. $150 each. contact greg to place your order. 

Thursday, February 19, 2009

encaustic at dogwood

above are 2 works by sherry cook of roscoe, ga. encaustics date back a couple thousand years. it is basically the art of painting with wax. after the wax is heated, sherry works very quickly on mounted plywood. by scraping the hardened surface, she adds linear details. these paintings are big & beautiful. full of texture, one can not help but to want to touch them. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

goodnight moon by margaret wise brown

in the great green room, there was a telephone & a red balloon & a picture of the cow jumping over the moon. there were 3 little bears sitting in chairs & 2 little kittens & a pair of mittens. & a little toy house & a young mouse. & a comb & a brush & a bowl full of mush. & a quiet old lady who was whispering " hush ". goodnight room. goodnight moon. goodnight cow jumping over the moon. goodnight light & the red balloon. goodnight bears. goodnight chairs. goodnight kittens & goodnight mittens. goodnight clocks & goodnight socks. goodnight little house & goodnight mouse. goodnight comb & goodnight brush. goodnight nobody & goodnight mush. & goodnight to the old lady who whispers " hush ". good night stars. good night air. good night noises everywhere.
paintings by troy crisswell. oil on panel.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

daytona 500

in honor of the first race of the season, automobiles are the theme today. the 1st painting screams nascar = " life on the fast track" oil on canvas painted by sandy holcomb. the next piece is titled "chevy". oil painted with knife by david boyd, jr. and finally a photograph = "sideview mirror" by donna rosser, the barefoot photographer. folks, it is illegal to drive without shoes in the state of georgia. enjoy the race.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

1 artist w/ 2 styles

above are 4 paintings by georgette liberatore. all works are oil on canvas. observe the classic painting technique used to depict the 2 still life works. for the landscapes, georgette has incorporated bright colors & impressionistic style to present a dreamlike quality to the viewer. each of these works are larger than the canvases they are painted on. i get a sense of what is not there, the surroundings.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

medal of honor shadow box

as a framer, i have found that whatever a client brings in, is absolutely dear to them. i try to treat these items accordingly. above is a frame i built for a man whose brother died in vietnam, after 6
tours of duty. his medal of honor was presented to my client posthumously. the certificate bears richard nixon's signature. i still feel an immense amount of respect for this man & i wonder about the triumphs & horrors this soldier witnessed to have earned so many medals @ such a young age.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

new works by troy crisswell

i received a package today from alabama.
it contained several new works from one of my favorites, troy crisswell.
above is a small sample. come in to view more oils & works on paper.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

styles of painting

it is important for painters to create & maintain their own style. often, artists do not know what their style is, until they have created a body of work to review. in art, style is subconscious. to me, style is depicted in the manner of brushstroke not subject matter. above are details of  paintings by 3 artist. notice the distinct differences in appearance. 1st by david boyd, jr. 2nd two by jane whitehurst & final two by martin pate.