Saturday, April 13, 2013

New work on my website

Hello, I've posted a few new pieces to my website The originals are available as well as prints you can order through the site.

From the Solo Show

I had my first Solo Show March 15th at the Main Street Gallery in East Nashville. The space was amazing and the process of setting up the show went really well. I was really proud of how it all came together and grateful for the help and support I received from my friends. I measured success from the show in that people I didn't know came to see my work. Having family and friends take time out of their day to come see my work and give me support was amazing but having people who came out specifically to see my work was so unbelievable. I was really happy to be able to share my work with so many people. Thank you for stopping by and I will post again with my next show information.

Friday, January 25, 2013

New Work and My First Solo Show

I am very excited to announce that I will be having my very first solo show! March 15th there will be an opening reception from 6-9pm. The show will be up until March 20th. You can view my work at the Main Street Gallery located in the Parosouth Creative Building 625 Main St. Nashville, TN. There is plenty of parking located around the building. I'm hoping to find a musician to perform and there will be snacks and refreshments. I am very excited about this opportunity and taking the next step in my career.
I wanted the body of work that I am showing to be cohesive so I am focusing on Alaska as my subject matter. When I lived in Alaska I was so inspired by the scenery that I started painting again after a long hiatus. Painting for me is a very important part of my life and something that is necessary to my overall well-being. Living in Alaska was a real turning point in my life and although its now in the past I still look to those experiences as motivation to keep painting and keep searching for my path to happiness. Sometimes we are our own road blocks. I chose Bound as the title for the show because for a single word it has very many different ways to be used and all of them I feel reflect the struggle I have with myself. I am hoping that painting will continue to be the respite that I need but also be the force to get me where I want to go.
Here are two in process pictures of what is currently on my easel. This is an image I took during my flight seeing tour over Denali National Park. I have always loved aerial images and am very happy to capture the patterns created by the glaciers and the passage of time. I hope you'll come back to see how it is progressing.

The first image is after about an hour of work setting up and outlining the main shapes.

The second image is when I started to lose light. I was able to work in the clouds and I am pretty happy with how they are coming along. I do have a little more to adjust but that will happen eventually.

Monday, September 24, 2012

What I'm Working On

I've been enjoying my time in Virginia and neglecting my blogging duties. I have at least continued to paint. I'm getting ready for two shows that I am really excited about. The first is the Yorktown Art Stroll September 30th from 12pm-7pm. I'll be set up in the Maritime Museum that is located at the Riverwalk behind the fountain. The following weekend in Colonial Williamsburg I'll be at An Occasion for the Arts October 6th and 7th from 10am-5pm. My booth will be located on Boundary St. between Scotland St. and the Community Center.
I've been working in my studio in Richmond on new work to include in my shows. I've been painting different places from Alaska, Virginia, to Germany. I also have started a facebook page for my work that I hope will be easier for updating. You can Like it here Macon St Studio

                                               A Small Watercolor of Denali in Alaska

                                An Acrylic on Masonite of a Vista on the Blue Ridge Parkway

                          Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps, Germany Acrylic on Masonite
                            An aerial view of Denali National Park, Alaska Acrylic on Masonite  
                         What I'm currently working on a waterfall south of Anchorage in Alaska  

                         I'm also working on a watercolor of a building in Colonial Williamsburg

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Finished Paintings!

Well I managed to finish my painting of the Trail through the Birch. It took me a few days after I stopped painting on it to decide if I was really finished. While I was deciding on the completion of this painting I took the opportunity to experiment with the linen canvases I had purchased a while back. These are just one idea that I had and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. There are two and they are views of the horizon in southern Alaska.

I really like the texture and color of the linen so I wanted to do something that would utilize it while also letting the paint colors pop. They started out a little more fluid but I added a little more detail. I still have a few more of these canvases so I'm not sure how similar my next work on them will be to these. I still have a lot more work to do in order to be ready for the show in October. I also have entered in some other shows and will hear if I have been accepted soon. Which would be really exciting, but would also mean I have a lot more work to do...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Quick update

A quick post of some recent progress. Still have a bit to do but should finish soon.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Progress today before break

I've been painting for a few hours today. Oscar has informed me now that it is time to pay attention to him. We're going to take a quick trip to the doggy park. Hopefully running around will entertain him enough so I can get back to painting. Here's a picture of my progress so far.