Cool, bright, and shimmering

Yesterday’s work and details of today’s event in Edenton, NC:

This oil sketch in progress is of a field in Rocky Hock, under cultivation since the late 17th century and probably before.

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The event, Easels in the Gardens, extends through the town.

http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/travel/video/17496209/

Both lie in Chowan County, which marks its 350th anniversary this year.

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Beating the sexton

Not drubbing, but preceding.

I got to St. Paul’s churchyard in Edenton two days before the sexton does his weekly mow.

I found these vulture quills

Tonight they’ll go into the oven to stiffen up. After I cut them into shape, they’ll make things like this.

I’ll be there Friday and Saturday April 20 and 21 to benefit the historic Cupola House.

http://cupolahouse.org/index.php

Easels in the Gardens

Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, will see me at historic St. Paul’s churchyard in Edenton, NC.

I’m doing the biennial benefit, Easels in the Gardens, featuring three dozen painters, 18th- and 19th-century architecture and gardens, views of open water, a lovely jazz band, and great food. http://cupolahouse.org/easels-in-the-gardens.php

And, it’s the only regular event where I sell loose drawings right off my board.

Part of the proceeds benefit the 1758 Cupola House, a part Jacobean, part Georgian gem.

Both church yard and house are on Broad St., the main drag through town.

It’s free to visit artists and buy before Saturday’s ticketed event.

AND, if you bring a vulture quill from the churchyard, I’ll give you 10% off a loose drawing!

Suffolk, VA

I am pleased to show five pieces at the 32nd annual Nansemond Suffolk Academy Art Show and Sale. I’ll be there today at 10am.

The show opens today and hangs for two weeks.

Deets here: https://visitsuffolkva.com/Calendar.aspx

And here: https://www.nsacademy.org/page/arts

What’s more, a five minute drive along Main Street is a great tour of local architecture: Federal, Greek Revival, and even a Second Empire gem.

Undreamed Shores

Breaker

The Breaker. Walnut ink on hand-prepared paper.

That’s the title of my new show going up Friday, January 5 at Arts of the Albemarle:

  • 516 E. Main St., Elizabeth City, NC; map here
  • Friday, January 5, 2017, 5-9pm

View 20 paintings and drawings featuring the North Carolina landscape in all weathers.

 

 

Oil on paper. 18 x 24″

Water, water everywhere

North Carolina rewards the hydrophile. ¬†Whether it tumbles to the lowest spot or seeks a level and makes peace with it, water can reflect–or create–a mood.

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These three water studies we’re drawn from life with walnut ink and body color, vulture quill and native cane pens.