Great Blue Heron Painting

Oil Painting of Picturesque Nature

I was pretty lucky to have been able to do this painting. Earlier this summer, I was strolling my boys around the neighborhood we live in, and we were walking over by a forested creek where a colony of great blue herons can sometimes be seen flying about. I just happened to see through the trees a great blue heron slowly wading in the water, about 100 feet away. In that moment, I took off running with my camera and left my boys sitting on the path in their stroller. They probably wondered what the heck Dad was doing, although they seemed to get a kick out of it and were laughing. As I approached, I slowed down to practically walking on my tip toes so that the bird didn’t fly away! Luckily it didn’t, and I got to take several photos of it. There is nothing like seeing animals in their natural habitat from a good viewing distance!

Prints on Fine Art Paper are available in sizes 14″ x 14″ and 16″ x 16″, with various framing options, here.

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Great Blue Heron – One Loudoun

 

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Framed Still Life Original Oil Painting

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Make an offer on this painting and it’s yours!

Three Apples Oil Painting – Framed – 9″ x 12

This is a still-life oil painting, on linen paper, of three vibrantly colored apples. It is framed in a 9″ x 12″ black frame. The painting took approximately 2 hours to complete with a cost of about $20 in materials. Shipping will cost around $10. Make an offer and I will mail it to you, anywhere in the world!

Mural Enhancement in Leesburg, Virginia

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Recently I had the enjoyment of painting enhancements to a residential mural in Leesburg. This mural was originally painted around 17 years ago! The homeowner wanted me to  improve the appearance of the willow tree so that it resembled a willow tree more, and re-paint the cardinal bird up top. So the tricks were to keep the style of the original artist and mix the colors well enough to blend in with the original painting. Here is a ‘before’ photo:

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Mural – Before

And here it is afterwards!

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Mural Enhancement After
Close up of Cardinal Bird on Mural
Close up of Cardinal Bird on Mural

Kiwi Color Burst Oil Painting

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Kiwi is so delicious. Every time I eat one, I wish they were 10x bigger, because I eat them in about 20 seconds and am always left wanting more!

For the past few weeks, we’ve been buying our groceries through the online grocery store Door to Door Organics, and part of the delivery is a box of fresh organic fruit. I highly recommend them for the convenience and quality of food. It’s been perfect every time! So much so, that the fruit has been inspiring my latest paintings, including this one. This is an oil painting on 9″ x 12″ linen paper. The original and prints are available for purchase here – https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Kiwi-Color-Burst/842088/3435915/view

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Kiwi Color Burst – 9″ x 12″ Oil Painting on Linen Paper

Three Apples Oil Painting

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Three fresh, brightly colored apples, ready to share their delicious juicy flavor!  This oil painting is on 9″ x 12″ archival linen paper. The original painting, as well as canvas prints, are available here – https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Three-Apples/842088/3431060/view

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Three Apples Oil Painting on 9″x12″ Linen Paper

Mural at Lost Rhino Retreat in Ashburn

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This morning I started the prep work on a mural painting at the Lost Rhino Retreat Restaurant in Ashburn, Virginia. The interior of this restaurant is beautiful, as it is open and spacious with very high ceilings, locally milled wood installations, a fireplace, and natural light streaming through the tall windows. Perfect for illuminating a mural that I’ll be painting on an empty white wall, which will be a colorful outline of the Lost Rhino logo.

Here is a photo of the blank wall:

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Lost Rhino Interior – Ashburn, Virginia

As part of the prep work, I cleaned the wall from scuffs and scratches:

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Lost Rhino – Cleaning the Wall

and then added a fresh coat of white paint:

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Lost Rhino – Painting Wall

Next Thursday I’ll be going back to paint a colorful version of the rhino logo, and hope to finish up that day or on Friday!

Ashburn Artist Captures Moments on the W&OD

I’m famous now! OK, maybe not. But, I was part of a group interview for a feature article in Northern Virginia Magazine on the W&OD Art & Artifacts exhibit currently on display. Here is a link to the article. A big thank you to Joanna Estes, who provides PR for artists and arts organizations, and who coordinated this interview! I highly recommend her – joannakestes@gmail.com

http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/entertainment/entertainment-features/2016/12/27/ashburn-artist-captures-moments-on-the-wod/