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Painting Frenzy Before Setting Sail

The last weeks have been a frenzy of painting as I've worked to stock my galleries with new work in preparation for setting sail on Glory Days. The ole' Honda Odyssey and I did a quick road trip north last week to deliver art. Here are just a few of my latest works and the galleries where you can find them.

Moment in the Sun, 48x48" fresco at Taylor Kinzel Gallery in Roswell GA

My first stop was Taylor Kinzel Gallery in Roswell, GA where I left one of my favorite new paintings 'Moment in the Sun' and a couple of others you can see below. Mary and Pat, the owners of Taylor Kinzel, have put together a great collection of art, sculpture and jewelry. Pat Taylor is an artist as well so don't miss his beautiful, moody southern landscapes.

To the right is a detail of Moment in the Sun. I've left areas where the wood substrate and pencil marks are showing from under the raised painted surface. After all the paint is applied I stain the surface wgiving the painting a rich aged appearance and accentuates the texture.

Next stop was High Country Art in Blue Ridge, Georgia where I visited with gallery owner Cheryl Ingledow and dropped off new paintings. If you are in the area, Blue Ridge is a fun little town to have a drink, listen to music and of course look at ART! I like Black Sheep for a nice dinner and

Blue Ridge Brewery for beer and music. Below are just a couple of my new works at High Country Gallery

I ended my day at Wildcat on a Wing in Ball Ground where I visited long time friends, gallery owners Julie and David Boone. Julie and I were pregnant with our babies at the same time years ago and Zach and Liz played together at art shows in the old days. The Boones wisely opened this wonderful gallery in Ball Ground years ago ahead of all the development and tourism in this part of North Georgia. It's a destination gallery and the building is a work of art itself. These folks are tireless workers and a few years ago David planted the land surrounding the gallery with grape vines and started a winery. When you are shopping for art drop in the adjacent tasting room and enjoy the some wine from their new patio and decks. They also have special events so be sure to get on their mailing list.

Later this week we plan to untie the dock lines at Saint Simons and point Glory Days north to Charleston with art and play stops along the way. Stay tuned for my next blog (from the boat) with adventures along the east coast.

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