Monday, October 18, 2010

New Pieces

"Playing by the Beach", is an oil pastel on board, approximately 18" x 24".  "Polo Down Under", a mixed media 18" x 18", is the final of Wax Spin seen in an earlier post. It has fish and other creatures swimming around with real shells, and the ball is being commandeered by a fish at the bottom left. It sold at the show in Middleburg, VA. "Steeplechase" is an 18" x 24", oil pastel on board.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New pieces to be posted

Here is Ruffles guarding the prints that have pencil illustrations at the bottom. Animals are always welcome in the studio and there are many cozy beds scattered around for snoozing. Also, here is a diorama called The Polo Picnic, and it measures about 14" wide and 10" tall. The background is from one of my paintings, and the foreground has many details and goodies: a little dog about to scarf down someone's unguarded sandwich, bottles of Gilbey's Gin and Chevis on the table, a cake, pastries, cheeses, Cokes and grapes underneath, and a bucket of carrots and apples on the chair with a halter, polo mallet and ball close by. There are plants, grass, a little fence, and a basket of watermelons. This piece will go on the website when I return from the World Equestrian Games in KY, but if you are interested in investing in this fun work that is guaranteed to make you smile, you may reserve it now for $500.00. More detailed photos from different angles are available.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Paintings in the Nandina window

The box for In The Sleepy Country has been built, I'll hand rub some white color into it, and then I'm ready for the resin pour. Meanwhile, Nandina, here in Aiken, carries my work, and here is a photo of their current window with four of my paintings. Nandina offers fine home furnishings and design services, especially for the growing polo community that is establishing polo playing and breeding farms in and outside Aiken. We now have, at last count, forty eight polo fields!

Friday, October 1, 2010

In The Sleepy Country

Here is In The Sleepy Country, a very mixed media piece of paper, wax, oil pastel, crayon, ink, fabric, plastic, canvas. It is 12" x 24", and is the experimental piece to embed in resin. I hope it works. Ah, what fun!