Monday, December 10, 2012

Backus Museum Exhibit

I am excited about being invited to exhibit my work in the upcoming "Salute to Backus" at the A.E. Backus Museum in Ft. Pierce, Florida, January 16 - March 8, 2013.

I was fortunate to work with Beanie in his studio for about 10 years in the very early part of my career.  Actually I had no "career" at that time, just a beginning hobby painter eager to learn all I could from such a great master painter.  I am proud to call him my mentor but also a wonderful friend.

The painting posted here is one of the smallest in my collection for the exhibit/sale, just 5"x7".  It was inspired by a kayak trip up the Silver River.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sandhill Crane 2012 Ornament

 2012 Hand Painted Ornament
Sandhill Crane

The is my new hand painted ornament for 2012.  The Sandhill Crane is indigenous to Florida and can be seen almost everywhere throughout the state.  They migrate in huge numbers and their loud squawking can be heard long before the large flocks can be seen flying overhead.

 My ornament collection has grown and now includes:

Tom Turkey

Roseate Spoonbill
White Egret
They are painted in oil on glass bulbs that measure 4 inches across.  Because each one is hand-painted no two ornaments are exactly alike.  The ribbons vary but I keep the same color bulb for each bird unless I am asked for a different color.

Contact me now to receive your ornament for the holidays.