Monday, November 30, 2009

Good news from Gilcrease Museum


My little cow oil (4" x 4") at The Gilcrease Museum's American Art in Miniature 2009 exhibition, sold for double the asking price.  Many thanks to the collectors who bid on my painting.  

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Two more paintings for The Waterfowl Festival

These small oils will be part of my exhibit at the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland, November 13, 14, 15.

SOLD       "Golden Pond"  6" x 6" oil

"Waiting Game"  7" x 7"  oil

I've lifted the following from the Waterfowl Festival's website, which offers a good description of the show.

A Wildlife Arts & Sportsman's Expo
The ultimate weekend for the sophisticated sportsman or art lover. Twelve venues throughout Easton feature world-class wildlife paintings, sculpture, carvings and photos. Collectible decoys, sporting gear and adventures to delight every outdoorsman. Also scheduled are World Championship Calling Contests, decoy auctions, retriever, fly-fishing and stunt dog demonstrations, kid's activities, and evening concerts. A festive atmosphere topped by great food and music make this event a must each November. Free parking and shuttle service.

A Small Town Celebration
Paying homage to the annual migrating Canada geese flying overhead, Easton closes colonial streets, decorates historic buildings with natural greens, and recruits 1,500 volunteers to greet 13,000 visitors and 300 of the nation's finest wildlife artists, craftsmen and vendors with a ready smile and a helping hand. Excitement radiates throughout the town and neighboring St. Michaels, Oxford and Tilghman Island. Enjoy the 39th annual Festival, the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, fine restaurants, and quaint shops lining historic streets.

A Commitment to Conservation
"Waterfowl Festival, Inc. is dedicated to wildlife conservation, the promotion of wildlife art, and the celebration of life on Maryland''s Eastern Shore." In its 39 years, the Festival has become a leader in the conservation of waterfowl and wildlife habitat. More than $5 million has been raised and donated to projects throughout the Atlantic Flyway, and in particular the Chesapeake Bay.

Friday, November 6, 2009

American Art in Miniature - Gilcrease Museum

My painting, How Now, has sold at the annual Gilcrease Museum's annual exhibition American Art in Miniature, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.    It may well have been the smallest and the least expensive but it sold, which is what this is all about anyway.  

If you'd like to see the show,  go to  then click on American Art in Miniature 2009.  There are some fabulous pieces - it's worth taking a few minutes to check it out online.

Speaking of Tulsa - I am represented by the Pierson Gallery in Tulsa.  It's a great gallery - and they do well for me.

The Waterfowl Festival - right around the corner!

This will be the twenty-third year that I've exhibited at the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland.  I can hardly wait  for the mad dash from BWI to the Washington Street Pub in Easton (with artist friends Melanie Fain and Joe Garcia) where we eat too much steam & peel shrimp.  I'll be painting right up until the time I leave so I'll be ready for a little R & R.

These are some of the smaller oils I'll be showing at the Waterfowl Festival.   I'll be at the Elks Gallery again this year.  I'm looking forward to seeing my friends there!

SOLD    "Socked In"  6" x 6" oil

SOLD    "Chesapeake Stroll"  6" x 6" oil

"Trio"  6" x 6" oil

Sunday, November 1, 2009

"Storm Across the Valley"

This is the last piece I painted during the week of the Sedona Plein Air Festival.   I was in Jerome - freezing cold - so I sat in the car and painted the view across the Verde Valley to Sedona.   I would like to paint this piece really large.  Of the six paintings I did this past week - this is my favorite.


"Storm Across the Valley"  8" x 8",  oil