Aug 19, 2012

I wasn’t wearing Maidenform®

Guest room at Llewellyn’s, 9x6" watercolor
 Last night I dreamt I was sleeping in a beautiful bed in a fabulous historic home in Beaufort, NC. This morning I woke up and found this watercolor I’d done. Inspiration led me down to the waterfront where I did two more watercolors. Lately my life has been all that I might dream it to be.
Sky, sand, water, Beaufort 1, 4x11" watercolor
Sky, sand, water, Beaufort 2, 4x11" watercolor
See below the oil I painted of the same scene several years ago. I wonder if some of the sailboats are the same ones I painted today.
Moored in Beaufort, 12x12" oil on canvas

Aug 4, 2012

It pays to ask.

Sunny morning on Marsh Street, 8x16" oil on panel
Some of you know I spent a good part of my life as an art director/graphic designer. For nineteen years I was self-employed and got used to getting the information from customers necessary to meet their objectives. Commissioned paintings come relatively easy to me now as a result of my graphics background.

Below is the second painting I did at the same address in Beaufort, NC. Sold the oil to someone in Charlotte, NC. Thinking the owner of the house wanted a bigger version, I’m glad now I didn’t go on automatic pilot and do another. He wanted a watercolor, small, and loose. I’m grateful he knew what he wanted. I delivered the watercolor to his Chapel Hill address on Thursday.
John Hughes Home, 7x9½" watercolor