My recent articles with paintings!

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I have recently started publishing articles in a South Carolina magazine called The Breeze Magazine of the Lowcountry.  My latest article is entitled An Artist Paints  Bivalvia. I have written a five page article on bivalves (think clams, oysters, mussels, cockles, etc.) and the publisher has used 6 of my paintings and a couple of photos as illustrations.  To read this article and see the paintings, click here. This is the March issue.  Go to page 30.

I have had one additional article with paintings in the February issue of The Breeze Magazine of the Lowcountry.  This article is about carnivorous plants and is titled An Artist Paints a Pitcher. Click here to view this article. Please turn to page 8. The article shows 5 of my paintings and several photos.

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Green Symphony

11.2018-002This 6 x 8 painting on panel was inspired by a sketch I made in Randolph County, around the area of Maynard, Arkansas.  Notice the bent mail box.  It used to be a favorite prank of teenagers to try to hit mail boxes.  I’ve had to replace several!  Click hereto see the price of the painting or to learn more about it.

Cedar Waxwing

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Every year a whole flock of cedar waxwings flies in to eat the berries from the Photenia trees in the back yard.  They stay for several days and when they have stripped off every berry, they are gone!    This is a small painting, 5 x 7 inches.   A frame that will hold a  5 x 7 panel can be found in nearly every store as it is one of the most popular sizes. Click here to learn more about this painting.

A Tangle of Tulips

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This 8 x 10 inch painting featuring yellow tulips has already sold, but you can see more paintings by clicking here.  Interesting art can be found in online galleries.  Fantastic collections online allow you to by-pass galleries and dealers who mark up art over 100%. Don’t ignore online options when you shop for art.  Fantastic collections can be found in many places.

Garden Tulips

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These garden tulips originally came to me from a florist’s shop planted in a painted bowl but in full bloom!  I enjoyed them immensely and painted several canvases of them.  This painting is sold but you can see others by clicking here.    This painting is on a panel.

Panels were used by many of the Old Masters and are often preferred by many artists because of the rigid, smooth surface.  A  panel is easy to fit in almost all standard frames and framing a panel can be a do it yourself project.  It can also be mailed easily.

Stretched canvas, on the other hand, can fit into standard frames only with special clips. Many people hang stretched canvas without a frame.  “Gallery wrap” canvas is stapled to the back of a two inch wooden frame and hung just as it is.  Artists often paint the sides of gallery wrap.