Thursday, November 13, 2014

Foundry Art Centre - Totuskey Grainery Oils

For those of you that won't be able to make it to the show . . . this is a shot of a series of panels I did from my sister's photos taken one very foggy morning of what was left of the Totuskey Grainery on the Northern Neck of VA.

The opening is this evening and it will be very cold, but at least the snow is holding off until this weekend.  What happened to Fall?

November 13 — December 26, 2014
Reception: November 13, 2014, 6 - 8 PM

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
636.255.0270
www.foundryartcentre.org
T-Th 10-8, F-Sa 10-5, S 12-4

The main gallery will be exhibiting a juried sculpture show "Given Form."

If you have any questions please email me.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Foundry Art Centre

I went to The Foundry Art Centre this AM to see how Melissa and M.J. hung my upcoming show of oil paintings in the Ameristar Gallery. The opening reception is from 6 - 8PM tomorrow night and is free and open to the public.  (This photo may look a bit distorted . . . the wall has a slight curve to it so that presents some challenges.)

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
636.255.0270
www.foundryartcentre.org
T-Th 10-8, F-Sa 10-5, S 12-4

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Misty Pier with Crab Pots

Misty Pier with Crab Pots, oil on panel, 10" x 8", 2014
I have been hard at work trying to finish some paintings for my upcoming show "Shape & Shadow" which will be hanging in the Ameristar Gallery at the Foundry Art Center in St. Charles.  Following are the details. If you can make it to the opening on November 13th I would love to see you. 

November 13 — December 26, 2014
Reception: November 13, 2014, 6 - 8 PM

Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
636.255.0270
www.foundryartcentre.org
T-Th 10-8, F-Sa 10-5, S 12-4

The main gallery will be exhibiting a juried sculpture show "Given Form."

If you have any questions please email me.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sunset at the Crab Place (Oil on Panel)


Well I do paint on occasion and this is a familiar scene. Much of the time I work from photos taken by my sister, Kathryn. This crab place is close to her house on the Northern Neck of Virginia. 

For some reason when I uploaded this photo to my blog the purple looks much more saturated than it is in the painting and the transition from purple to the peachy color should appear much more subtle. Hmmm . . .  This little painting was done on an ampersand hardbord panel measuring 10" x 8".

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Beyond Violet with the Emperor Scorpion

Diane Papageorge and I were pleasantly surprised to find out that we each had some artwork selected for the upcoming show "Beyond Violet with the Emperor Scorpion".  (Interesting title for a show).  Washington University invited local alum, current faculty, graduate and undergrad students to submit work.  The opening is Friday Feb. 21 from 6-9PM at Des Lee Gallery which is located at 1627 Washington Avenue. The show will be up through March 22nd.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Turquoise Skiff in the Mist (Oil on Panel)

I have been working on this painting off and on for the past couple of months.  I think I finally got it to a point that I can live with.  I have worked with similar image in the past, but prefer the misty version. This little painting was done on an ampersand hardbord panel measuring 10" x 8".

If you have any questions please email me.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Early Morning Mist

This painting was created from a photo taken by my sister, Kathryn, a couple of years ago and have wanted to do something with it for some time. I think she may be surprised.  Following is a link to her website which is still under construction.  One of these days we will get beyond the home page.
http://www.kathrynmurrayphotography.biz/
I worked on an ampersand hardbord panel measuring 10" x 8".

If you have any questions please email me.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tranquility

As I try to get back into painting I thought I would work with an older image that I attempted in the past.  Long ago I did a square version of this misty landscape.  The scanner picked up more orange than I see when looking at this in natural light.  I may need to go back in and change a couple of things.  I worked on an ampersand hardbord panel measuring 10" x 8".

If you have any questions please email me.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fall Sunlight on the Rappahannock (Oil on Panel)



I originally saw a version of this photo as a horizontal and had printed it out and was planning on painting it at some point. When my sister, Kathryn, posted the cropped version it definitely reminded me that I still wanted to do something with the image. So this is something I finished rather quickly a week ago. I liked each stage as I went along. That's usually a good sign. I guess the image has all the right elements going for it including the dramatic lights and darks.

This oil on panel measures 12" x 12".

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Boat with Turquoise Trim (Oil on Panel)

Well it's about time I posted a new painting. I have been working on four paintings. One is a disaster and I don't think it will ever be solved. I may just have to sand it off and start over . This painting, however, was created from an award-winning photo shot by my sister, Kathryn. I hope the painting lives up to the photo. This is painted on a cradled panel that measures 16" x 24".

If you have any questions please email me.