Just back from the opening reception of my family’s feature exhibition at Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, North Carolina. I’m so thankful to the gallery and those involved in making the show possible. The area has suffered so much damage from flooding due to hurricane Matthew and we were unsure that things would still go on. Fortunately the gallery was able to open their doors again just in time for the exhibition. I was able to finish over 50 paintings for the show – Image gallery here and the full show is available on the Seaside Art Gallery website.
Normally I would be out scouting the area finding references after the reception and gallery events or bringing along some small paintings to work on in the hotel after hours, but this time getting everything ready and sent off for the show took a bit more out of me than usual. There was quite a bit showing up right along the beach.. loon, sea ducks, pelican, dolphin, and of course the gulls.. I’m excited to get back to starting new painting soon!
Back in the studio after a little adventure out West in search of some fresh painting reference, animals and habitats, and I thought I’d share with all of you.. It’s been so long since I’d seen the mountains – one thing we unfortunately don’t have in Minnesota. They were breathtaking (and make me sort of wish I were a landscape painter). This is the first gallery of some of the beautiful views I was able to stumble across (Montana)..
Earlier this year we took a trip to Florida to find some fresh painting references – primarily birds. Accidentally flipping through some of these landscape shots on my phone (shot with Google Glass and otherwise), I realized that I had forgotten to post them here. ..so, a slightly late mostly beachy photo album. Enjoy.
We haven’t quite gotten rid of our snow in Minnesota, and we’ve had a couple of new installments of the white stuff recently, but there are a few signs of spring.. including some open water in our lakes. Posted below is an album of snapshots from a trek to Lake Pepin on the Minnesota/Wisconsin border where we were lucky to spot some wildlife – some may even be paintable. We will see..
These shots are from earlier this past fall – another trip catching some Autumn migration..