This time every year I go through the paintings in the studio and select some to put in the Studio Sweep Sale at the Bishops Stock Gallery in Snow Hill. This year I found 13 original paintings to include in the sale and they are priced at a fraction of their original retail. Included are four beach and sand dune paintings that were demonstration pieces when I was teaching. These are 16×20″, framed and originally retailed for $250-$325. For this limited sale the price is $140 making it an ideal gift for anyone who loves the shore.
There are other framed works as well as a number of matted pieces starting at $40. Subjects range from landscapes to birds and wildflowers. Many other area artists also put work into this unique sale as we clear out our studios to make room for next year. If you are in the area, stop by the quaint town of Snow Hill, there are new shops downtown, charming restaurants and a fresh holiday look.
The forest birds often find refuge from a winter storm amid snow covered branches. After a heavy snowfall I can hear their chirping as they hop from branch to branch inside bush or tree almost covered with snow. They venture out as the weather begins to clear but no doubt find warmth in the protective maze of branches on chilly nights.
There are always a few Cardinals in the group of winter residents and I’ve included this male in the painting as he perches in the snowy scene, no doubt glad that the storm has ended.
I painted this recently from photos and sketches I made during a storm last winter. As the holidays approach I love to paint snow and the lovely shadows that give them form. Painting in watercolor means letting the paper provide the snow and painting the twigs, shadows and everything else with layers of transparent color.
This original painting is approximately 12 x 15″ on watercolor paper (unframed) and sells for $225 with free shipping (continental US). Purchase now or Contact the artist for availability and other information.
The chilly days are here again and this artist’s eye turns to painting the cheerful birds and snowy weather that are part of this season.
This week in the studio I was intent on trying to capture the early morning sunrise from a bird’s point of view. They so often sit in the top-most branches of a tree, seeming to wait for the sun to warm their feathers. As the sun rises in a forest it is the tree tops that first catch those golden-rose rays and the woodlands glow on the outermost branches long before the sun penetrates the shade lower down.
The Carolina Wrens are year round residents here and we often hear their songs and squabbles high in the trees even when we cannot see them. I painted this wren from photos I took when he visited our porch a few weeks ago and placed him in the top most branches of a pine.
He seems to be celebrating a winter ritual as old as time; waiting for that solstice sunrise
This original painting is approximately 12 x 15″ on watercolor paper, signed by the artist (unframed) and sells for $225 with free shipping (continental US).Purchase now or Contact the artist for availability and other information. Mention #2294
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