Friday, November 19, 2010

"Stairs on Greybeard"

These steps form the entranceway into a property on Greybeard Road, which winds up the lower part of Greybeard Mountain over Montreat, NC. The stepped path always intrigued me. Most of the detail work of this painting was completed sitting at the window table in "The Dripolator", a favorite coffee house in Black Mountain, NC.

"F.M. Rock"

This is a bit more abstract than most of my paintings. It is actually a study of texture and effects. Its title is a play on words; the painting was based on a 1-inch long rock from a rock shop in the South Bend Farmers Market, so "Farmers Market rock" became "F.M. Rock". The textures and colors were all suggested in the polished surface of the small stone.