Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hampton Bay Days!

Hi folks, I just want to remind everybody that Hampton's Bay Days is just around the corner! I am very excited to participate in this event as part of BLue Skies Gallery on King st. in downtown Hampton. This event from what I hear, is ALWAYS fun with thousands in attendance each year! Come out to my booth and say hi! Here are some paintings that I am anticipating in having at the festival!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Coming in from the Storm 22 x 28 This piece is now on display at the Charles Taylor Hampton Arts Center in Old Town Hampton, Va. The show runs Sept. 1 through October 14th. Come out and view all of the great art!

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Air up there...

The Air up there... How many artist take a few minets out of their day to stop and look at the sky. I mean, usually when I'm out the sky is very influential. When I go out to paint, I have an idea in mind of what I want to paint. Usually those ideas change according to the scene and what works with in a painting. After I'm done with the academic stuff, I usually look to be a little more responsive to open up my senses a bit and look for how the clouds move throughout the wonderful sky! It's the most liberating form of painting. A place to be free of rules and thought. Mother nature forces you to be fast when working on sky scene's. Since they are constantly moving, you have no time to second judge your actions, forceing one to open up and be free. I try to get in one painting a wk geared toward a sky. Some wks it works, some wks, we just have those Va. grays that I used to tease my Mom about as a child. With any effort, you can always look up and paint what you see. In 5 minets, It will be completely different. Take the jump, it's worth the leap!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Some recent plein air's and a couple of studio pieces fresh off the easel's As always, comment and critique. It always helps! Thanks, Tom

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Summer Heat!

Hi Guys, I hope summer has been busy and productive for everyone! I have been busy painting and exploring my 3 color palet scheme as always. I really do love the restricted palet. It's quite liberating pushing and exploring color to achieve an accurate balance with in each painting. On a lighter note I do want to mention my recent activities at Blue Skies Gallery, here in Hampton. I did a Large Demo for the girls and if your interested in the painting contact Leslie at the gallery! She'd love to hear from you. Here is the painting....
Also other paintings that I have been working on since last time I posted on here! Have a great rest of your summer! Paint on! Tom