Monday, October 20, 2014

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show: October 19, 2014

I spent the day in Rome Georgia yesterday to attend the Wings Over North Georgia air show. I was hoping to get some photos I could use for future paintings and secondly, I just love me an air show. The event paid off on both counts. I couldn't help but post a few pix of the performers which this year included the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

Scott Yoak in his P-51D

Patty Wagstaff in her Extra 300S

Mike Wiskus in his Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Jim Tobul in his F4U Cosair

Walkabout Tiger Aerobatic Team
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Mentor Show at Principle Gallery: Charleston

Shiny Loaf No.2  |  12 x 24  |  oil on hardboard panel

Karen is participating in a show at Principle Gallery Charleston based on mentors. The gallery came up with the idea to have their artists present a painting for a show, then have an artist who had mentored them provide a piece, and finally present the work of an artist that they themselves are currently mentoring. Karen asked me to show as her mentor, and Munroe d' Antignac is showing his work as her protégé. I asked Karen what she'd like me to do for the show and she said I had to do one of my bread paintings. So . . . .

Opening night reception is November 7th.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Farewell to James McLaughlin Way

I received word last night that James McLaughlin Way had died earlier that morning. He was a sweet man and a truly gifted artist. Karen and I had the privilege of meeting him on two occasions when he was living and showing his work here in Atlanta. We both considered it an honor to have had our work in the same gallery next to his. Whenever we had reason to go to the gallery, the first thing we would do when we arrived was to search the space for any new "James Way" paintings.