Friday, October 8, 2010

Fine Art Prints - Now Available At Studio B

Patti Bell, owner of Studio B, is now offering a selection of my fine art prints.  In addition to her gallery, she is one of the finest framers in Asheville, offering a full range of services.  Stop by and see her in her new location at 171 Weaverville Hwy. 

For more information visit Studio B's website:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Franklin Paint-Out

Artists hard at work!
This past weekend, Jon Houglum organized a very well attended paint-out in Franklin, NC.  The weather was absolutely spectacular, as you can see in this photo, and we all gathered around the old Penland Farm, where there was plenty to paint!

"October Fields"  oil on linen  14" x 18"
Here is a vista near the farm that I just couldn't resist.  Late afternoon light with the first touches of Autumn was more than enough to inspire.

"Penland's Farm"  oil on panel  11" x 14"
I was in Franklin back in July, so here is an early summer version of "Penlands Farm".

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Monday, October 4, 2010

WNCPAP - Paint-Out

Hickory Nut Gap Farm - Fairview, NC
A group of members from the Western North Carolina Plein Air Painters met for a one-day paint-out on September 25th at the beautiful Hickory Nut Gap Farm, just south of Asheville, NC.

Linda Cheek painting "the big house"
Here is Linda Cheek working on her second painting of the day.  Other attending members included Peggy Taylor, Colleen Webster and yours truly.  With an opening on Saturday, December 4th at 16 Patton Fine Art Gallery in Asheville, WNCPAP will be featured in an exhibition promoting plein air painting.  The exhibition will run through January 8, 2011.  For more information, visit the WNCPAP website: