May 9-15-21, I had the opportunity to stay at Dreher Island State Park as an Artist-In-Residence. It was a great opportunity to explore the park and come up with a painting. I decided on painting a Great Blue Heron flying in one of the coves of the park.
With the painting framed and ready to hang, I delivered it to the park on June 1.
Mr. Elly Jones and Mrs. Mary Wellisley were there to receive the painting. They seemed delighted with the art.
There has been some interest in purchas-
ing prints of the art. I'm working on get-
ting things lined up for an 11X14 or
16X20 quality giclee or photo print signed.
Let me know if you are interested.
In addition to the Heron painting, I was impressed with this view from Lake Murray of a rock outcropping and did an 16X20
acrylic painting on canvas board.
This is a new painting in the bird series featuring a Carolina wren eyeing a Painted Lady butterfly while sitting on some cattails.
The painting is 16X22 and done in acrylic on hardboard. The landscape was from an area near Table Rock State
Park in Upstate South Carolina. 16X20 signed giclee prints are available for $125. The original painting is also for sale for $1200 framed.
This is the second in the series of bird paintings and features
2 Carolina Wrens sitting on an old stump in the woods. The painting is 16X20 inches on canvas board and done in acrylic paints.
This painting is another
16X20 on hardboard done
in acrylic with an airbrushed
background. The main character is a male Gold Finch that has been coming to some sunflowers I planted in the spring and is enjoying the seeds.
This is the 4th in the series of bird paintings. I took a photo of this Red-Tailed hawk at the SC aquarium years ago and finally decided to use it with another image from an old farm in NC.
The painting is a 16X20 acrylic on canvas board.
This is the most recent painting in the
bird series. 16X20 acrylic on stretch-
The larger bird is a Brown Trasher. He visits my feeder every once in a while.
This is my new studio. Very comfortable with my lazy boy in front of the fireplace.
I also have a unique easel. The plywood
easel is mounted to an old antique cab-
inet called a hoosier (where I store my
art supplies). It folds down into a table
where I can work on mounting art.
2022 Artist Residency
I've been given the opportunity to participate in the 2022 Artist-In-Residence program of the
South Carolina State Parks. This year I'll be in Devil's Fork State Park October 13-20. The Park
is located in the upstate near North Carolina on 7500 acre Lake Jocassee. Since my heart surgery
earlier this year and 12 week recovery time, we decided to go in the fall of the year. Hopefully the leaves will be changing providing a great setting for a large painting. I'll update with photos when I get there.