Sunday, July 20, 2008

914 Porsche - Rain Slick Track

11" x 15" Watercolor/Ink on 300 lb. Paper
Prints Available on Ebay

This is the third in a series of Porsche paintings. We are Porsche enthusiasts and have owned a 356B and currently have a 914. This painting illustrates a car going into a curve on a rain-slick track. It was fun figuring out how to make rain spray and mist under the tires and creating the reflections in the wet track. I hope you like it. Contact me for more information about the painting or prints or click here to go to my Ebay listing.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Chickadee in Autumn

9" x 12" Oil on Canvas
Commissioned Painting
This is the result of a commissioned painting. The client requested an oil painting depicting a chickadee on a branch with autumn color in the background in a "painterly, slightly abstracted style" similar to other birds I have done. What do you think about this one? I have to say that no matter how hard I try to get a good photo, the true essence of a painting never really comes through. Especially with oils, I think the texture and visual richness is always missing in a photographic image of a painting. Click on the image for a more detailed view. I hope he likes the painting. I really enjoyed painting it with all of the bright glorious colors of autumn. I hope you like it too. Thanks for looking.
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Monday, July 14, 2008

Arte y Pico Award

The Arte y Pico Award
Susan Roper of Watercolors by Susan Roper has awarded this blog the Arte y Pico award. Thanks Susan! Arte y Pico is a blog from Uruguay created by Ana, who created this award. According to Susan's blog, Arte y Pico means the best art... over the top. I am honored to be a recipient. The rules state that it is now my honor to nominate five deserving blogs. They are as follows:
Gina is an outstanding watercolorist whose passion is animals, especially horses and dogs. Her work often features these as subjects in the most delightful ways. I hope you'll check out Gina's blog to see what she's up to.

Michelle's blog is filled with lovely watercolor flowers. She enjoys experimenting with technique and materials and shares it with her readers.
Karen Winter's The Creative Journey
Karen is a California artist whose mediums are oils and watercolor. There is no subject she will not tackle. Her work is always topnotch and her commentary interesting.
Cecelia Price's Art Activities
Cia is a watercolorist who specializes in florals. She loves to share her techniques and has DVDs available. She has several watercolor demos on YouTube.
Molly Young's Daily Painting
Molly is my favorite young painter. Please check out her daily painting blog. This young artist shows lots of promise and she is simply delightful!
Each nominating blog lists the name and a link to the blog nominated. Winners display the award and list a link to the blog that has presented the award. Each must show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award. This is a fun way to spread the word about dedicated bloggers of great art!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Chickadee Study

6" x 9" Watercolor & Ink

Don’t you just love chickadees? They even sound cute when they chirp! I always have a couple visiting my feeders and just adore watching them. They make fabulous subjects for my photography too. This is a study for a larger painting I will be doing next week. I hope you like it! You can click on the image to view it larger. Don't forget to subscribe to my blog by clicking the link in the upper right corner of this page. You'll receive an email each time I update my blog.

Globe Balcony Gallery Show Opens

Doris Glovier
Pocomoke City Drawbridge
18" x 24"

We had a wonderful time at the at the Globe's Delmarva Architecture show opening last evening. It was such fun to view so many familiar buildings and Eastern Shore locations as interpreted by the many exhibiting artists and photographers. We were accompanied by dear friends and after the Globe Opening, we strolled about Berlin attending some of the other galleries that were open for Second Friday. At the Water's Edge Gallery reception, we enjoyed viewing the work of Faith Lord and Pete Cosby. A special treat was our visit with the charming and distinguished Patrick Henry and his lovely wife at their reception at the The Patrick Henry Gallery. Pat has that rare ability to paint in a variety of styles, all equally well. What a delight it was to chat with them. His work is wonderful and they are so hospitable to visitors. If you're ever in the area of Berlin, Maryland on the second Friday of the month, be sure to visit some of the galleries there and enjoy the art of the local artists. It's quite a treat!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Pocomoke City Drawbridge

18" x 24" Oil on Canvas
Available at The Globe Theater Balcony Gallery

The Pocomoke River meanders through our town and the dock by this bridge is a favorite spot of mine. There is always a flock of friendly and inquisitive seagulls and various other water birds swimming and flying about, perching on the dock pilings and enjoying the river. I love taking my camera and snapping shots of the beautiful river, bridge, birds and the boats that are docked there. For decades, we have taken full advantage of this wonderful natural resource, taking the boats out to picnic at the parks along the river banks, to hike and to waterski. I was actually baptized as an adult in that river with all of my loved ones and church family around me! The ties that bind me to this beautiful river are very strong.
Recently, the Delmarva Discovery Center which is located on the riverfront, opened and is a wonderful resource of history and information about the river.
I hope you like the painting (click on image for better view) and if you are in the area will check it out the The Globe's Balcony Gallery in Berlin MD. The opening reception of their "Eastern Shore Architecture, Outbuildings and Collectibles" show is this evening at 5:00 PM. I got a preview last night when we stopped in for dinner and the show featuring Eastern Shore (VA, MD & DE) scenes and architecture is fabulous. I have several paintings and for the first time some digital art in the show. I have posted a few of the those on my other blog. Click here to view those.
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