Creating a painting, step by step. The frustrations and the rewards.

I have been asked recently about one of the pieces I painted for the CCL show. It’s the one that’s 14 inches wide and 60 inches long and is entitled ‘Light Shot with Birds’. The poem by Betty Adcock is entitled Topsail Island and the line is “For now, the island’s mine, talking a cold tongue blue, the light shot with birds.” Don’t you just love that poetry line? I would love to create a whole series of paintings just using that one line; to me it’s so extraordinary.

So I decided I would write about and show you how that painting came into being, once I had

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'The Driveway' is an Oil Painting Taken from a Slice of My Life

'The Driveway' is an Oil Painting Taken from a Slice of My Life

This painting is of the the driveway that greeted me when I was a kid coming home from school. Queenie, our childhood dog would meet my brother and me somewhere along here. This part of the drive was also what I could...

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People are resonating with things I choose to paint.

I had a long conversation (five hours!) with my friend and follow artist, Marjorie Smith over the weekend about many things. One of the things she pointed out to me was that I had several stories about people purchasing my paintings because they're finding something.....

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