Some shots from around where my friend lives. Ooh la la.
I did a painting in the morning of my friend's dog's favorite creek :P
Next time I'll paint it. I didn't feel like lugging my paint gear all around downtown.
Asheville had a cool vibe to it. It was about an hour north of Greenville, and was an artsy sort of town. To me it felt like a sunnier Portland. Could use more bridges, though :P I can see why artists are attracted to the area. It's high in the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by forest and old maple-filled mountains that feel more like really tall hills. But the air is cleaner and crisper than the lowlands. I saw some interesting galleries full of what the Southeast art scene vibe is. Saw some great Lynn Boggess paintings that have great texture when viewed up close.
I did some paintings from a boat launch just outside of town. I did a quick painting of a sunset one evening, then a painting of the sunrise from the next morning. Discipline!
go here. Nothing beats California, if you ask me, but I would love to come back either in the spring or earlier in the fall. Will keep you in the loop if anything develops in Charleston.
I am stoked to tell you about some awesome group shows I am going to be in.
#1: Safehouse Show 6: Rooster Benefit
Friend and awesome artist Patrick Mathews has an adorable little pit named Rooster. The poor thing needed heart surgery, and because he's an artist, he needs help paying the vet bills. We are all happy to help in whatever way we can, so we are participating in a group auction with a good chunk of it going to the cause. Check out the lineup!
#2: Another good friend and rising-star Rodrigo Luff invited myself and a ton of other awesome artists to participate in his curated show "The Moleskine Project #2."
Look at the lineup!
I'll post more info right before the show. I've see a lot of the work already, and it's sooooo killer! Follow Rodrigo on Tumblr to find more of the work.
Drawings For Sale
Prints For Sale