Monday, August 29, 2011

Gallery Opening

Sabal Palm Art Gallery & Studio is about to open. The champagne is on ice, the paintings are almost hung and Linda, Margaret and I are about to have a nervous breakdown! Lots of last minute things yet to be done, but we are on schedule.

Jack Thursby hangs his paintings this morning, so if you want a sneak preview come by tomorrow or Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Horse Fever

I have been very pleased with my progress on "Horse Feathers". Yes, I have struggled with learning to paint with very fast drying acrylics, having used oils my whole professional career. But all in all it has been fun.

Finishing the last details even on a painting on canvas always seems to drag. And so it is with the horse design. He must be turned in by Sept. 6 but I have given myself a deadline of Monday, Aug. 22.

I show a snippit of the design here just to heighten the excitement and suspense in hopes you will attend the unveiling of all the horses Sept. 29 in Ocala's Hisotric Downtown Square.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rawlings Vegetable Garden

The title of this painting is "Cabbages and Kings" because of the ornamental cabbage in the center of all those wild flowers. I painted it en plein air in the vegetable garden at the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park in Cross Creek, Florida.

The park is actually the home and property of Rawlings where she wrote many books including "The Yearling" and "Cross Creek". If you enjoy reading about Florida the way it used to be I recommend these books ... they give you a good idea about what it was like in the beginning.

This painting has hung in my home and I have just put it in my on line auction. Bids start at just 99 cents with a deadline of 6 pm EST Tuesday August 16. It is painted in oil on canvas mounted on board, 8"x10".

Friday, August 5, 2011

First Friday Art Walk

Don't miss Ocala's First Friday Art Walk this evening. The weather is going to be great so get out of the house and visit Historic Downtown Ocala. Stroll around town to see, and purchase, unique art items, talk with the artists, have dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants and discover or revisit shops not found in the mall.

Sabal Palm Gallery will be open 5 pm - 9 pm. Margaret Watts, Linda Harlow and I will be in the gallery to greet you and personally show you our new work.

"Horse Feathers" for MCA's Horse Fever Project is almost finished and will be heading to the stables soon, so stop in to get a sneak preview.

Sabal Palm Gallery and Studio
108 E. Ft. King Street
(Next to the Candy Store)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sabal Palm Gallery and Studio

Join me, Margaret Watts and Linda Harlow for the grand opening celebration of the hottest gallery in Ocala!

Sabal Palm Gallery and Studio
108 E. Ft. King Street
Historic Downtown Ocala
5PM - 9 PM
Friday, September 2

Sip complimentary wine, nibble hors d'ouervres, chat with friends and enjoy the art. Margaret, Linda and I will have the gallery filled with our new paintings and prints.

Jack Thursby, former Chairman of the Art Department for Central Florida College, is the September Featured Artist. You won't want to miss visiting with Jack and seeing his collection of new paintings.

During the evening we will be happy to help you select just that perfect painting for your collection. Don 't forget, the holidays are just around the corner...what better way to say I care about you than with the unique gift of art?