Thursday, February 15, 2007

Pool Platter

oil on hardboard panel
6'' x 6"

I've been working on some new pool ball compositions. It's just so fun to use bright colors for a change. I've got a few in the clear glass mixing bowl, and have some in ceramic dishes. I like the look of the vividly colored balls in the simple white plates and bowls. Hopefully, a few of these will become larger pieces for the galleries. If you'd like to bid on this painting you may click on the following link. Bid on this painting.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


oil on premire gallery wrapped canvas
20'' x 20"

Karen and I have been approached by a gallery on Cape Cod to offer our work there. The gallery is in Chatham MA, and is called Wynne/Falconer. The gallery has been there for nearly 50 years, and principals Kenny and Allison Wynne are excited to have us included in their roster of artists. They followed the progress of our show here in Atlanta through this blog, and were very happy with our success. I believe that we will be a good match.

Having spent the last couple of months preparing for our show at Twinhouse, it will be fun working up some ideas for paintings to send up to the cape. I have one painting there now. It's another view of Isabelle's. A restaurant in a victorian home located near the foot of the Appalachian mountains in north Georgia.

I'll be placing images of upcoming work for this gallery on my blog as each is completed. If you are interested in purchasing this piece click on purchase info for contact information to Wynne/Falconer gallery. Purchase Info

Saturday, February 03, 2007

HollingsworthSquared - the Reception

Well . . . it was a great night! Despite the rather dreary weather, and with no photographic evidence to prove it - the upcoming pix were taken after the gallery closed - the house was packed. Karen and I were stunned at the turnout.

There were the loyal, and true friends that attend all of our openings. Enthusiastic relatives happy to be there to lend their support to their; son, daughter, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece or cousin. And, an appreciative audience of generous guests. Some who came to look, and voice their, very complimentary views, and others that came to purchase.

Sales for the night were impressive. Of the twenty paintings I presented, sixteen sold, one is on hold - needed permission from their accountant to buy, and three remained unsold. Suprisingly, they were some of my favorites: the "Scissors", the small dead bird, "Fallen", and the "Eggs & Fork". I think the little bird just made people too sad.

Karen's sales were even more impressive when you consider that the sizes of her paintings were considerably larger than mine. Ranging from 24 x 36 / 36 x 36 / 48 x 48. Of the fourteen paintings she presented, eight have sold, with one on hold.

It was a wonderful night. All of the visitors that spoke with us were very positive about our work, and happy to see so many red dots. Karen and I drove home drunk on the enthusiastic response we had received from so many guests over the course of the night.

This morning we walked into our studio, scanned the empty walls, and sobered up to the realization that our "fifteen minutes" was over, and it was time to get back to work.

I'd like to say once again, how appreciative I was of the comments you all left on this blog regarding the paintings I was working on for this show. Thank you.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Coffee Master

oil on premire gallery wrapped canvas
10'' x 10"

Well the time has almost come. About 24 hours from now we'll start getting ready to leave. We had a wintery mix of rain and ice this morning, but the weather looks like it will be pretty nice tomorrow evening. Hopefully people will feel inclined to head into town on a winters night. Fortunately I was able to complete all twenty paintings for the show. Fingers crossed, Karen and I will see some red dots before the evening ends. I'd like to say that I am very appreciative of all the comments you've written concerning each piece. It has helped to minimalize my anxiety as it relates to my choice of subject matter and execution. We're pretty excited. I think tomorrow night will be fun. Click here to preview all of the paintings for the show.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting prior to the opening night, click purchase info for contact information to the Twinhouse Gallery. If you do purchase the painting, it must remain in the gallery until the show has completed its' run. Purchase Info

The email service of Twinhouse gallery will be down for a few days. If you'd like to contact the gallery for purchase information on any of these paintings you may email me, and I'll forward the request to the gallery. The phone number to the gallery is included in the contact information if you choose to call the gallery directly. My email address is: Thanks.