i'm proud to announce i have a new art dealer who will be representing my work in stuart florida. the name of it is Peters Gallery on SE Ocean Blvd. also represented there is my buddy Peter Vey (we're also together in Key West at Gallery on Greene). if you happen to live or be traveling thru the areas of stuart/palm beach/fort pierce check out his work and mine. just left a few paintings with them on my trek thru the Treasure Coast area of the sunshine state on my way back to NC
if interested in this painting please contact Peters Gallery (Stuart Florida) at 772-286-0696. $900 very nicely framed
South Florida Corner in Morning Light- 8x10 if interested in this painting please contact Peters Gallery (Stuart Florida) at 772-286-0696. $900 very nicely framed
coming up! having a new works show at City Art Gallery-Greenville NC, in May. its a 3 Person Show w/ Chip Hemingway and Hillarie Lambert and the reception is Thursday may 3. doing a short demo also.
workshops at: Jerrys Artarama raleigh nc sat. may 5, Nags Head may 7-10, Goldsboro may 12, pinehurst NC may 18-20 and in Elizabeth City may 31-june 1
more of the colorist "out of the comfort zone" experiment. all the color seems strong to me but the warm shapes are really different color for me. not sure if i like it or not. hmmmm
Shell Motif #3
One bed left at the Bald Head Island retreat house. This immersion experience will be a very memorable painting workshop. in about 10 days from now you could be eating, drinking and sleeping painting. enjoy the artist lifestyle on one of coastal NC's premiere painting locations. only $50 per night accomodations (includes use of a golf cart. and a ride (to and from) the house to the ferry, too) $300 for the workshop. email me to reserve a spot.
today i want to discuss a little talked about subject in the artistic realm, and thats your muse. a muse is commonly referred to as some impish pixie that makes you want to paint, play music, write and create (in general)
your muse is very important to the process. have you ever had a spell where you just didnt want to create anything. some use the word inspiration, as in "i had no inspiration". i know what they mean but you must remember the old adage "painting (writing or whatever) is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration" this is certainly true if what you create also feeds you and puts gas in your car. i think working everyday at your craft is what gives your muse something to work with. and travel to places that your muse loves. for me thats key west. i love key west for several reasons, a million really. its a creative town. my muse works overtime here. i want to paint. i want to play music, also to think about life in a far different way than i do in northern latitudes for some reason. the tropics
have a way of reminding you to cheer in unison with people nearby when the sun goes down. when's the last time you cheered the end of a beautiful day? appreciate the little things that make life, well, life.
it reminds you to take a nap in the middle of the day, when its so hot. and without guilt because you know you'll need the energy for the nighttime (day part two) that happens after another breathlessly beautiful sunset. down here you are constantly running into poets. musicians, artists, writers, and their overactive muses. a menagerie of eclectic "characters" assemble here, in this judgement free zone and can ranges from the buttondown polo shirt crowd to barefoot, shaggy haired, beachbum types all attending the event. also noticed that signs telling you not to do things are an oddity here. probably because it wouldnt do any good! its the 21st century version of the wild west pretty much.
i said all this to say. if you have a hard time getting your muse to help you out, take him/her/it to a place where there are thousands and thousands of other muses running amuck. yours is bound to get excited and start giving you words, music, paintings galore.
but for me right now....its getting hot and its past my naptime!
then gotta get up and paint that golden hour painting ive been wanting to do for weeks. go muse!
had to go back to this canal and do some more painting. it was calling out to me. last time there was a thin veil of clouds. this time i did it in beautiful, clear sunshine. i love the reflections in the mirror-like water.