Here are some more photos. Also be sure to visit my web page to see all my paintings. The Nautical Gallery is new so check it out!.
Archive for January, 2010
Interesting shapes, colors, and designs make for interesting abstracts.
I am so proud of Louisa and Echo for their team work. I can’t wait till Nadia returns to Huntsville to ride Echo! Congratulations to Louisa!
Echo lives at Hampton Cove Equestrian Stable. I cannot say enough great things about the wonderful family running the stables. Candice and Shanda are super people doing so much for horses and people. Thanks to you for all you do!
“Inspired by Painter’s Tape”
At first, Peter called this painting “Inspired”, because it is the first painting he started and completed after his open heart surgery.
Later he changed the name to “Inspired by Painter’s Tape” because of the influence of painter’s tape on this piece of artwork.
After the surgery Peter could not use his hands or fingers because of some temporary nerve impairment. He couldn’t hold the paint brush in his hand.
Desiring to return to painting he devised a way to tape the brush to his hand. Painter’s tape was the answer. It was easy to tape the brush to his
hand, which allowed him to do what he loves – paint!
Peter believes the blue color of the tape subconsciously influenced his choice of color for this work.
Update: Happily, Peter’s fingers are much better now, and the numbness is almost gone. He continues to paint, minus the painter’s tape.
This is one of HAL’s premier events and is our major fundraiser of the year. HAL solicits original art from local Tennessee Valley Artists. The art may range in value from $150 – $300. This art will be on exhibit at HAL during the month of January.
The day after Thanksgiving, tickets go on sale for the art. The ticket price is $125. Many people like to give these tickets for Christmas presents! There will only be a limited number of tickets, and they will sell out quickly.
Late in January, there will be a reception at HAL for the ticket holders and artists. On February 21st, the Draw will be held, at the North Hall of the Von Braun Center!
All the tickets go into a drum, and Steve Johnson of WHNT will draw them out one by one. The first person drawn will get their pick from the art. The second will get their pick from the remaining art. And so on till all the tickets are drawn. It makes for quite an entertaining afternoon!
November 27 – Collector’s Draw Tickets go on sale
Jan. 1 – Start accepting Collector’s Draw artwork at HAL
Jan. 30 – Reception at HAL for Ticket holders, and artists
Feb. 21, 2009 – Collector’s Draw at VBC, 4PM till it’s gone!
To purchase a ticket: drop into HAL, or mail a note with a check to HAL, (3005 L&N, Huntsville, AL 35801) or call 534-3860 with a Credit Card number.
After working and studying “Renegades” for several days I have accepted I like it the way it is. I wanted to make some changes but did not want to change the horses. To really change the painting I needed to do something with the horses too but I couldn’t find myself making that change.
Working with the background and foreground I did calm tha painting a bit and felt good about that aspect. After working with it I found myself taking the caosis out but then putting some of the same colors and effects back into the work so I have decided to stop. The painting is working and for now it is time to move on.
Enjoy “Renegades” 30X48″ acrylic.
Updating this earlier post with new photos.
Something I have always wanted to do and I guess inspired by the trip to Seattle I just said I will do it. “Southern Star” was trimmed with blue lights for the sails and white lights for the safety rails. Of course a Christmas Star for the “Southern Star”. Some of my close friends joined me for an evening of good fun and food as we fought off the cold. No one complained as we had heaters and other things to keep us warm.
Trying to bring a little of the motion back into the picture yet still keeping the simple design .
Every birthday and special occasion I gave my mother roses for the number of years since her birth. I thought I would take a few moments to remember my mother. She passed away two years ago today. New Years Eve 2007 Mother and I watched our last football game together (she loved college football). Mother went to bed and early on New Years Day passed away. She was a wonderful and very strong lady. She cared for many people as a physical therapist and taught swimming all of her life. She asked me that after her death she would like to have her body donated to the UAB medical school for study. So for almost another two years we have laughed about how she was still teaching and working with people after her death.
It was a pleasure to care for her during the last years of her life. I promised myself she would never go to a retirement home. I owed that to her after seeing the effort she put out caring and preventing two brothers and a sister from going to a nursing home.
Today is a day to reflect on her life!