Clay of the Day–yellow and blue continues

Here are some nice results this week. I continue to explore this blue and yellow palette.

clay with slips, birds and grasses--one of my formless fomrs

clay with slips, birds and grasses–one of my formless forms

clay wall piece, Birds and Grasses and Woman, 12" x 12" ish

clay wall piece, Birds and Grasses and Woman, 12″ x 12″ ish

Figure in Yellow and Blue, clay wall piece, 14" x 7" ish

Figure in Yellow and Blue, clay wall piece, 14″ x 7″ ish

elephants ready for fire

elephants ready for fire

Yellow and Blue Elephants, wall piece, 8" x 8" ish

Yellow and Blue Elephants, wall piece, 8″ x 8″ ish

Robed Figure, clay wall piece, 14" x 7" ish

Robed Figure, clay wall piece, 14″ x 7″ ish

owl in tree, clay, wth slips

owl in tree, clay, wth slips

Owl and girl, clay wall piece, 10" x 10" ish

Owl and girl, clay wall piece, 10″ x 10″ ish

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Taking work to Portfolio Art Gallery in Columbia, SC–an annual field trip

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I have had work in Portfolio Art Gallery, Five Points, Columbia, SC for, ohhhh, I think it’s 20 years now! what?! I think 1997 was the first trip down there to take them work. Many paintings have found a home through the dedicated and well – connected owner, Judith Roberts. Now, manager, Laura Troutman, keeps the gallery humming along.

Every year, I take new work down and retrieve pieces that haven’t sold or had any interest. Here’s a few pieces that are now at Portfolio:

Kingfisher tile, front

Kingfisher tile, front

Gray Horse tile, front

Gray Horse tile, front

Cromarty Coast, Scotland, 24" x 36"

Cromarty Coast, Scotland, 24″ x 36″

8" x 8" White Bird

8″ x 8″ White Bird

12" x 12" Little Goat

12″ x 12″ Little Goat

Horses and Deer, 10" x 30"

Horses and Deer, 10″ x 30″

Two Blondes, 24" x 36"

Two Blondes, 24″ x 36″

Brown Horse Meet-Up, 10" x 30"

Brown Horse Meet-Up, 10″ x 30″

portfolio wall

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a weekend of art and play with old friends

waterlillies at duke gardens

water lillies at Duke Gardens

Patrick Dougherty's installation at Duke Gardens

Patrick Dougherty‘s installation at Duke Gardens

a figure among the figures

a figure among the figures

dougerty detail duke gardens

painting away the afternoon

painting away the afternoon

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the next painting I’m pondering–”Visiting the Forest”

This piece is up on the wall in the ArtPod. It’s a 40″-square acrylic. It’s been taking shape since last spring. It’s been resting and waiting on the wall since last fall.  I have pulled it back onto the easel recently. I’m ready to resolve it!

April 5th 2016

April 5th 2016

May 3rd

May 3rd, 2016

May 13th

May 13th, 2016

Oct. 3rd

Oct. 3rd, 2016

June 20th

June 20th, 2016

Visting the Forest

Visiting the Forest—spring 2017, solving the finer painting puzzles

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Clay of the Day–some results, some new “formless” forms

owl in tree, clay, wth slips

owl in tree, clay, wth slips

clay with slips, birds and grasses--one of my formless fomrs

clay with slips, birds and grasses–one of my formless forms

new raptor clay piece

new raptor clay piece

clay raptor, detail of strokes

clay raptor, detail of strokes

elephants ready for fire

elephants ready for fire

next up, square  formless forms, slipped for bisque

next up, square formless forms, slipped for bisque

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