Saturday, June 21, 2008

Nags Head

This is a historical illustration for the Outer Banks, North Carolina. This area is called "the Graveyard of the Atlantic" because of its record number of ship wrecks. One of the major cities on the Outer Banks, Nags Head, is named after the practice of pirates tying lanterns to their horses necks and walking them along the beaches at night in order to be mistaken for floating ships. This would cause unsuspecting ships to run aground and fall victim to the pirates' pillaging! I used watercolor, acrylic and oil on illustration board.

The red chair

So lovely, yet so uncomfortable. This is painted (almost) as I found it in the studio. It's oil paint on a terre vert ground.

Miss Sara Rowdy

This is a portrait of my very good friend Sara I painted last Spring (I'm really, really not on top of things). I used acrylic and ball point pen on illustration board.

The Organist

This is part of my small series of paintings about the types of people who play certain instruments. I actually saw this lady in Lucille's with my mom a few months ago. Pretty weird. This is acrylic on illustration board.