Ducks Unlimited painting

Been working on a painting that's going into the a banquet dinner fundraiser for the Historic Triangle Chapter of VA Ducks Unlimited, the worlds leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.  I was inspired by alot of the late eighteen century Hudson River school painters and an early winter morning with a glorious sunrise! Still got to bring in some more darks in the water reflection and the final bells and whistles but almost there! Into the Honey hole   image

Home in Homer

I Spent the week in upstate NY making maple syrup,spending time with family and workin on a new Farm Sign! Pretty cool workin in a studio surrounded by tractors and other farm equipment.

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My studio assistant needing some affection.

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Underpainting done. Will add the color and finishing details when I return in May.

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Maple Slope Farm sign I painted last year year. My sixth great grandfather, Thomas Gould Alvord, aquired the land as payment for service in the Revolutionary War.

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Alchemical Vessel 2016

Finished up my cigar box for the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery Alchemical Vessel 2016 show.  The show invites 125 of the best DC region artists to take a vessel (cigar box) and transform it into a work of art. The gallery is part of The Smith Center for Healing and the Arts and each piece is sold through a benefit ticket that supports the center and its work with cancer patients. Buy your ticket, support healing, and take home an original work of art by clicking here! Tickets go live Monday March 7th! image image image