So it begins! I've been busy in the studio knocking out paintings for my show at Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover, ON. Today I'm filing out paperwork and boxing up a couple of paintings to see how easy, or hard it is to get my work across the border. Luckily for me I've found a very helpful broker to help me with the paperwork and other unknowns. One of the last things I need is to have my paintings sitting at customs because I didn't handle the paperwork properly. It's still exciting to know I'll be having a solo show in Canada, and I'm traveling up there for the reception:) Tracy and I plan to spend a week in the area doing some site seeing and outdoor excursions. If you happen to be in the Port Dover area this August, drop in and see my work in person. I know I have a lot of followers from Canada. I'd love to meet some of you in person.
Thats all for now. Time to get back in the studio. I don't think I'll be taking many breaks for the next two months. I'm also having a show in Franklin, TN the first Friday of July. It's always a good time at Jack's for the Franklin Crawl. Several new paintings will be hanging during the month of July, so drop in and check them out.
Have a great day! RLP
I recently had a exhibit with several other great artist, The Harding Art Show. It was a three day event with long hours of explaining my process. First, I want to thank the volunteers that did so much to make the artist experience so easy and fun. Next, I'd like to thank all the patrons that came by my booth. It truly is fun talking to new friends about my work. I should have kept count of how many times I explained how I transferred ink onto beeswax:) It can be tiring but its also fun to see peoples expression after they learn the technique. I'm lucky to have a process that creates curiosity. It generates a conversation, and sometimes it generates sales. And because I did have several sales at Harding, I'l be in the studio trying to build up more inventory for my remaining shows this summer and fall. No rest for me! My next show is the first Friday in July. Luckily the space isn't huge, so I won't need a lot of new work. If you are in the Middle TN area, drop by and see me at the reception. It's at Jack Yacoubian Jewelers right on the square in Franklin. More info on my Events page.I'm going to get back in the studio now. Below is one of the paintings that I sold at the Harding Show. If you were at the show and are interested in purchasing a painting, let me know. 30% of the sale will go directly to the school. If you bought work from me, Thank you!! It was a pleasure meeting you all! Talk to you soon! RLP
It's time for a quick update. As usual, I'm staying as busy in the studio. Several commissions have been done, new pieces for my how in May, and I've been out capturing new images that might become paintings one day soon.
I'm looking at having a show in my hometown, Paducah KY and while I was there last week I spent some time capturing photos of some landmarks downtown. Pretty excited that I'll be able to show my work there so many of my family and friends that haven't seen my work will now have chance. Once the details and dates get worked out I'll share on my events page.
I've spent some time working on several animal images, but also bees, and one baseball themed painting. Below are some images of those paintings. I apologize for some of the photos. I haven't been getting the best photos of my work lately. One day I'll have a better set up for taking photos. Right now I'm just doing what's fast. Sometimes that means I take a shot with my phone.
It's about time for me to work on another architectural piece, or maybe a large piece of equipment like a bull dozier or track hoe. I may need to paint a whole series of buildings and the equipment that builds them. I tend to have way more ideas than I do time to follow through on those ideas:)
I guess that's all for now. I'll try and come back soon and write something interesting or at least exciting.
Thanks for reading! RLP
Hello! I hope this finds you well. I'm excited for the new year. I have so many great things in the works and have added a few to the events page. Two of the most exciting are my shows in May and in August. In May I'll be participating in the Harding Academy Art Show. This is a fund raiser for the Harding Academy, but also one of the best art exhibits in the Nashville area. I'm honored to have been chosen and to showing my work along side some amazing talent. If you're in the Nashville area please drop by and say hello.
Another huge announcement is my first Solo Show outside the US, in Canada. This August I'll be exhibiting at Art Gallery @ Lighthouse Festival Theatre, in Port Dover, ON. This is also a great honor because they normally only show local and regional artist. I just happen to follow them on social media (because they have great content) and I saw one of their calls for artist and asked if they ever consider artist outside their area. To my surprise they loved the idea. So, after doing a lot of research and hiring a broker, I'm on the books and looking forward to a trip up north. So if you are a fan that lives anywhere up that way, I'd love to see you at the reception.
For all you Nashville fans, I have taken several paintings to Picture This in Hermitage. Matt has a great variety of artist, both craft and fine art, and he offers some amazing options for framing.
That's all my new for now. I'll be back with other great news. I just need to work out the dates. Thanks for dropping by:)
Happy Holidays to you all! I'm ready to enjoy some family time and then some quiet studio time. Once all the traveling is done I will lock myself in the studio and get caught up on some work. I really love the time in between Christmas and New Years Eve, seems like I have the most uninterupted time on those days. Recently, I have taken a little time away from painting and am ready to get back at it. So many new ideas floating around in my head.
I updated my events page with the first big event of 2017. I'm excited about being invited to The Harding Art Show here in Nashville. This is one of those wonderful events where art lovers and collectors get to meet a selected group artsist and a percentage of the sales benifit the Harding Academy. After having success at Artclectic (which is a similar event) I'm excited about this opportunity. So put May the 4-6th on your calender and plan to come see me. More info on my events page.
That's all for now. Please follow me on social media to see what's new, and I'll be back on here as soon as I can.
Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did! We did a lot of driving but got to see several family members. We also made a stop to do a little hike. The weather has been perfect for that. I'm staying busy in the garage studio. It's funny how over the last few years I've spent less and less time out there. I think I'm about ready to just focus on my paintings and let go of most of my garage stuff. The process to create is so different in the garage. I love all the stuff I've collected over the years, but i get so distracted when I'm out there trying to make things. My goal right now is to knock out several pieces from a piano, speaker boxes, and other items. If I hadn't already promised these things I'd be in the studio painting. I do have several commissions I need to catch up on, but once I get in the garage it's hard to go back and forth. So for now, I'll focus on the garage stuff and get back to painting as soon as possilble. I probably wont show any of the sculpture/furniture I create on my website, but I will share images on social media. Make sure we are connected so you can see how these things turn out. That's all for now. I'll let you know as soon as I get back to paintings new work. It's always fun to get back at it after taking a little break. I'm sure I'll have many new ideas on my "to do" list by the time I do get back in the studio:) Take Care! RLP
I'm back. I'm still as busy as can bee, but I'm starting to get things in order for a little down time. By down time I mean catching up on other projects. Before I get into all that I'd like to share with you on how well Artclectic went and about my bike rack being installed.
Artclectic: I spent a large portion of my summer preparing for Artclectic and it paid off. I had such a great experience. Sold lots of paintings, explained my process to all ages, and met some amazing artist. If you've never been to Artclectic, you should plan on going next year. One of the best Art events in Nashville! Learn more at artclectic.org
Bike Rack: Not too long ago a bike rack I designed for Metro Nashville was installed at Hadley Park. I'll post an image below. It turned out really cool. It was also a great experience. This is my first Public Art Piece, and I hope to add many more in the future.
So, for the next few weeks and maybe months, I plan to catch up on commissions, get out in the garage and build some things, and work through some new ideas for next years shows. As of now I have a show in the spring, and several in the woks for August through October. One of those is a solo show in another country. I'll share more about that later.
That's all I have time for today. Maybe while I'm taking a little break from things I'll get on here a little more often.
Thanks for reading. I'll be back! RLP
I've been avoiding this blog all summer. Not that I don't have many great things to share, I just haven't taken time to sit down and write about them. So here's a quick blog entry about what's going on in my world:)
First thing, I had a wonderful reception at Picture This last night. I've been in the studio working on new things to lead up to that show. Those paintings will remain at Picture This for at least a month. Drop in if you are in the area. Lots of really cool artwork and gift things.
Second, I'm busy in the studio getting geared up for Artclectic. That will happen in October. More about this and a link to the Artclectic website on my events page. I do look forward to sharing more new work at this event. I ave several new ideas ill be working on, so if you make it to the event you won't be disappointed.
And last, before getting back to the studio, I'm in the studio as much as possible right now. It's too hot to do anything else and I love what I do. I do have several new paintings that are not on my web site. I'll get those posted soon. Until then, you can see my process photos and videos in IG. Just click on the link on the top of this page and let's connect.
Thanks for reading my blog. I'm also working to get my newsletter up and running soon. I have a long list of people wanting to be added, so I guess I better get that going soon.
Until next time, take care. RLP
"Curious Little Lamb" 12x12 ink transfer on beeswax on plywood.
Here is where I share my thoughts about different things: my art, process, shows, inspirations, and whatever else I think is worth sharing. Please feel free to give feedback.