Monday, February 21, 2011

A small boat, an old photograph, and nowhere to live

I haven't painted in several weeks now. A fact that rather makes me want to cry; it seems patience is not high on my list of virtues. The lack of painting is because I have yet to find a place to live in my newly adopted city, and so have been unable to set up shop, as it were. I have, however, found a small wooden boat at a thrift shop.

Baby boat:

It's the baby boat to the mamma boat I got for my birthday last year. And I'm aching to get to painting both of them! Here's hoping I find a place to live before the painting part of my brain explodes in frustration. And, because I have no new paintings to show you, I give you an old photograph.

Old photograph:

You may recognize Sebbie as the small puppet in the center. The bulbous baby head on the left belongs to my younger brother. And the little girl in the center, running the show, is me, about twenty years younger than now.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Some odds and ends from travels

I've been going through things collected on my travels and have come across a few paintings I have not posted. These are, again, not the greatest of images (those paintings that I think are the best will be photographed properly before being added to my website), and most of the paintings are merely studies and not "finished" pieces as such. But I think they're kind of fun when seen all together, so here they are:

This was my kitchen in Albi. (The left edge of the painting is actually straight, the canvas just wasn't laying flat when the photo was taken)

these are some trees along the river Tarn (again with the edges being straight in real life)

This was a hill in Wales (it started to rain while I was at this one, so it had a hasty finish)(also, this is obviously a charcoal sketch and not a painting)

This was a storm coming over a lake in Brecon Beacons, a very quick sketch accordingly.

And this is a view from Buckland Hill in Bwlch.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Salon International 2011

Happy news! The Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art in San Antonio, TX, is once again holding the Salon International, and I, again, will have work there. The exhibit opens April 2nd, click here for more information.