Monday, September 14, 2009

Mixed Bag, oil 11 x 24

This was my "Birds In Art" piece. "Mixed Bag". I wasn't able to attend the weekend but I have just received the Catalogue which looks Great. I love Terry's piece.

Jackson Lake.

I just got back from a trip out West. The grand Tetons and Yellowstone. It was just what I needed to charge up the batteries. I saw all the usual suspects, Moose, Elk, Bison, and even Bears and wolves, not to mention the most gorgeous landscapes... I can't wait to get into the studio!
Talk about Inspiring. Yesterday I ran into a bunch of artists at the McBride gallery in Annapolis. I had the best time. It was great to catch up with Terry Miller and Paula Waterman. However julia threatened to leave me when she found out that , not only did I get to hang out with you guys, but we had sushi!!

Great Egret oil 36 x 24

This is a companion piece for a great Blue Heron I painted a couple of months ago.

Oystercatchers oil

I saw this group of oystercatchers on my mom's beach in Sussex.

Going Home oil (Cat boat) 9 x 12

I love Cat boats. This one is returning to the port of St Michaels (Maryland) after a gorgeous afternoon on the Miles river.

Morning Ride. oil 8 x 20

On a recent visit home I saw these riders on the beach at my mom's in England.

Stampede oil 20 x 48

While on a field trip to Yellowstone, I heard that my painting, "Stampede" won the Hirem Blauvelt purchase award at this year's Society of Animal Artists annual Exhibition. Of course I am thrilled and I would like to thank Jan Martin McGuire for letting us know, and all the lovely congrats from so many artist friends. I really appreciate this.