Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays

I wanted to say thanks to those of you that took the time to visit my blog in 2012.

I hope you all have a great holiday season.

Cheers, Neil

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Next Commission & A Big Sale

Big Ketchup No. 2   |   18 x 24   |   Oil on panel

It's been nearly a month since my last blog post, yikes. I've spent most of those days working on Big Ketchup No.2, my third commission to come from the Tree's Place show last July on Cape Cod. I have to admit I took a few days off in November to celebrate the holiday. My brother Doug came in from New York, and the we all had a really great time. 

Panchito   |   40 x 40  |   Oil on canvas

I also received some good news from Lauren Ellis at C. K. Contemporary Gallery in San Francisco. She wrote a couple of weeks ago to let me know that Panchito had sold to a collector in Switzerland. Whenever I sell an airplane, I feel it gives me permission to paint another. I plan on delving into the photos I took at the Reno Air Races in September. Can't hardly wait, but . . . I'll have to because Lauren also said that the owner of the gallery would like a commissioned piece for himself. So, now I've got four more commissions to do before I can raid the Reno archive. Not a bad problem to have.