In November of last year, I began a portrait of Black Beard and displayed a slide presentation in front of a crowd of attendees at the American Society of Marine Artists in Charleston, SC. 2018 was the 300th Anniversary of Black Beard’s blockade of Charleston Harbor. The unfinished portrait is on the right.
Today a TV news film crew visited my studio to interview me for a feature. Here is a link to the broadcast: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/sarasota-artist-melds-imagination-history-to-create-captain-morgan-pirate
Based upon a pencil drawing as a chapter head for the second “Unfettered” short story collection. This occupied me while I was away from my studio. Portrays a young dragon setting out on its own. Painted on Arches cold press at 12″ x 9″ .
Pirate Jean Hamlin at Large, a 36″ x 30″ oil painting commissioned for the Pirate and Treasure Museum opening in St. Thomas in the American Virgin Islands. Hamlin shown escaping from the Royal Navy’s firing of his ship in Amalie Harbor.
This image is now available as prints from our web store. The original art is on temporary display at Ruth Eckard Hall in Clearwater, FL.
In two days, an exhibit of imaginative art goes on sale in Denver. One of my two entries , “My Prince Hath Croaked”, is featured in this announcement. < http://abendgallery.com/html_shows/16-inner-visions/ >
At a recent public appearance, I brought a half Julian easel I use to work outdoors and painted this small 10″ x 8″ oil on a gesso board support. I brought the panel to the demo already with a pencil drawing sealed with an ochre acrylic transparent wash so it was ready to add the oils for the demonstration.
These two 14″x10″ watercolors were painted for the winners of the Pirate Photo Contest held this past summer based on photos provided by the subject, Scarlett and Smee.