Sometimes you just have to do as this painting suggests: go with the flow. Work around the obstacles placed in front of you and keep moving. The water flowing over and around the rocks featured in this oil painting is doing just that: finding a way to Go With the Flow. 36×24 oil on canvas. Lush greens and heavy palette knife texture.
I created this painting from a photo my son took during a recent visit to Ireland. It moves me — as often happens when I see such a sentinel of time — that this small footbridge remains after bearing witness to centuries of events. Faithfully doing its job, each rock still laid where it was placed by the original builder. Heavy palette knife and brush stroke texture on this 24×18 oil on canvas original.
A recent commission. The client and her family enjoy special memories of Lake Eufaula in southeast Alabama, which she refers to as her happy place. This painting now hangs in her North Georgia mountain home as a reminder of those times and that happy place. 36×24 oil on canvas.
Another in my series of ocean waves paintings. I can almost hear the sound of the waves crashing to shore. I used heavy palette technique on this one which gives the painting surface a nice texture. 40×30 oil on canvas.
As a year, 2020 wasn’t all bad, to be sure. But there was plenty of stress and misery to go around. Before we turned the calendar to 2021, and with it the hope for better days to come, we had one final sunset on December 31, 2020. It occurred at 5:40. This painting is a nod to the various emotions I felt as the sun set on 2020, and looked forward to the sun rising on a new day, a new year, and what lies ahead. “Forty Past Five.” 36×36 oil on canvas.
Three or four of my oil paintings are typically available for viewing and purchase at the Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center, located in the scenic arts and historical district of the Sautee Nacoochee Valley in North Georgia. More details about the Center can be found here. Fresh paintings are rotated into the mix every couple of months, so visit often!