Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Chalk Up Another One



Monday, December 15, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Great Production

Went to see a great play last night. One of my best friends grandson had a part, Friedrich, in Sound of Music. The seven kids that played the Trapp children were the high light of the play.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Slow Week

Looks like an easy week. A good time to finish up a lot of paintings that are about 95% complete. No need to rush sales are dead as a door nail. BUMMER Oh well such is life.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Good Day To Paint

Its cold outside. So this is a good day to say inside and paint. Do you think this guy is over dressed to paint. BUMMER

Monday, November 10, 2008

Pears Pears Pears and More Pears

When your a world famous pear painter, all your fans send you picture of pears (like I never seen a pear). These are a few of the most recent ones. I have gotten the picture of the pears in a tray from a few people. I fact someone has given me that set up. Kewl Beans. But, I have not fired up the candle yet. Maybe I will if the power goes out. The best thing about the other pear picture is it so yummmmy. I wish someone would give me that set up. I do appreciate the pear pictures so keep the cards and letters coming.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Southern Colours Paint Day

Painted with Southern Colours today. Had a great time. Kewl beans. The group is going to submit an entry for the Suwannee City Hall Art Project. They are requesting two big big big paintings about 4' x 8' for each. WOW Of those of us going to participate in the project, we got our assignment today. Work Work Work Since it is TOP SECRET what our plan is, my lips are sealed. Wish us luck.

For lunch pigged out at a great Cuban restaurant in Nocross. YUMMMMM

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Show Delivery Day

Going to deliver two painting for the Art Station Member Juried Exhibition & Competition today. I hope they don't get rejected. BUMMER The show is at Art Station in the wonderful Village of Stone Mountain. The show opens on on Saturday November 15th and runs to December 27th. There is a reception on November 15th from 7 -9 PM. Come one come all and buy a painting.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Some of Folly's Paintings

These are some of the painting done last week. Going to have the Southern Colours group critique them at Friday's painting session. All nasty comments will be rejected.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Home Again

Ah back home again. It is always nice to get away but it is sure great to be home again. The dogs are happy to be home also. They will sleep for two days. I had a great time with a great bunch of people. Kathy and Kay gave me a sweet gift of a a green pillow pear. Hmmm I wonder why they gave me a pear? Oh well. I was told that I had to put the green pillow in place of honor. Ok so this picture showing its home.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Day 6 Folly

Ok more pictures. It rained all day Friday we got 6.6 inches of rain. Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Nasty nasty day. Looks better today. So we all painted master works in the house. That pear painting is not mine. My lawyer is on the case. We had some leaks from the strong winds so that is why Karen is carrying towels to pick up the water. Bummer. Weather will be better today. Kewl Beans. Heading back in the morning. On our last night we go out to diner. Yummy.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Day 5 Folly

Some of the gang painting around the house. Raining today. BUMMER Looks like we are all painting in the house and watch the stock market crash.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Day 4 Folly

Another great day. The diner was super duper and no got sick. One of the traditions at Folly is for everyone to hang their painting on the wall each day. Even if the painting is not done. These are some of the works. The other picture is Ralph and Tom in the kitchen shucking oyster for diner. Bummer that is hard work. Karen is in the red hanging her boat picture. If you see any good ones, they are probably mine. Kewl beans

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Day 3 Folly

Ok my time to cook tonight for the gang. When to the local sea food place and got some fresh flounder just off the boat.. Yummy. I got two buds to help me cook Tom and Ralph. Hmmm kind of like the three stooges. Did a little painting around the house today. Working in oils today I had been working in pastels. Nice day but a little chilly and windy. I hope no one get sick from our cooking. Ice cream bars for desert Yeah.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Day 2 Folly

Wow great weather at Folly. Got four paints done so far.Kewl beans.
There are some of the Folly gang of 13.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Day 1 Folly Beach

Wow the first day of painting at Folly. The weather is cooool but nice. I was great to see some old buds I have not seen in a few years. This is Lari King she started the whole thing 20 years ago before I was born.

I got my first painting done. Kewl beans.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The End of An Era

The Heaven Blue Rose Gallery (HBR) in Roswell, GA closed for the last time Thursday night. This is like losing an old friend. The gallery first opened in 1991 and I started showing my work in 1995. The HBR has a warm place in my heart since I sold my first pear painting, Pears No 1, there. Is kind of ironic that the last pear painting I have completed, Pears No 333, was in the final show. I wish the best for Cathy Moore the owner and a great friend in her future endeavors. I know the Roswell art community will miss HBR as it was a major force in promoting the arts.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Painting From The Past

While getting for my Folly painting trip, I was looking for some photographs to take in case the weather was bad. When the weather is bad, we paint in the house. I came across a photo of a painting I was doing while in Scotland. From the painting, one can see my on site oil set up. This particular painting was done on the most southern end of Loch Ness. There is a super little town here. The name of the town is Fort Augustus. Its about one hour south of Inverness. I made a few trips to this area since where some great subjects to paint and a great pub. Yeah Guinness. I titled the painting Loch Ness III. The best part I sold the painting. Kewl beans.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Getting Ready

Getting ready for a painting week at Folly Beach SC. Making my list and checking it twice of stuff I will need. I always take to much. There will be thirteen artist. Hmmmm that could be unlucky. Above is the the beach house we rent as you can see it is right on the ocean. Kewl Beans. Leaving Sunday will be back on the 26th. Taking the dogs to the vet to get theirs shots updated for the kennel.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Southern Colours Show Hanging

Big labor day. Diana Dice, the tall one, and I, the short one, hung Southern Colours Group Show today. The show is at The Unitarian Universalist of Gwinnett Church. I took some pictures of the show but they are not worth talking about. BUMMER Anyway, after the show, we pigged out at a great Greek restaurant. Oink Oink.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Development of Painting - Folly Pond

The initial sketch. Just blocking in shapes and values.

The under painting. Using mineral spirits to make the under coat.

The final product. Wow What a deal. KEWL BEANS

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Slow Day

I have nothing to say. Such is life.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Points Ponder

Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense

Experience teaches that men are so much governed by what they are accustomed to see and practice, that the simplest and most obvious improvements in the the most ordinary occupations are adopted with hesitation, reluctance and by slow graduations.

Kewl beans

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Labor Day

Ok today is my labor day. I have to pick up the Atlanta Artist Center's show from the downtown Atlanta library. There are forty paintings in the show. BUMMER Anyway being a worker bee is better than being an officer holder. No responsibilities. YEAH