Mom and Ray Christmas 2013

This is a couple of photos from Christmas 2013 at my brother’s home in Valdosta, GA. We had a great time out behind the pool house where the cooking of some of the most awesome crab legs transpired. They were absolutely delicious, and I didn’t even miss the turkey and dressing.

Mom and Ray were married Feb. 13, 2014.

Mom and Ray, Christmas 2013

Mom and Ray, Christmas 2013

Crab legs for Christmas lunch

Crab legs for Christmas lunch

Painting in the Blue Ridge mountains

Thanks Jeffry for the photo

Many thanks to my brother, Jeffry, who shot this photo of me painting in Blue Ridge. It was very cold, and I was racing against sundown trying to get the last few strokes of paint on before my hands froze.

Fortunately, we had a roaring fire in the outdoor fireplace on the deck just a little way to the left of where I had my easel set up.

Painting in the Blue Ridge mountains

Painting in the Blue Ridge mountains

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Blog redesign | Star Wars images

Hi everyone. I updated the blog this weekend with a new design including a new header image. The image is a detail from Allan R. Banksā€™ painting, Celebration of Naboo Youth on Freedom Day. This painting was done for the Lucasfilm book, Star Wars Art: Visions. Gandy Gallery was asked to participate in the book project by the studio, and we were excited to have three of our artists, Allan Banks, Carl Samson, and Steve Levin chosen to create works for the book. The three paintings, which appear in the book, were also purchased by George Lucas.

Allan R. Banks, Celebration of Naboo Youth on Freedom Day

Allan R. Banks
Celebration of Naboo Youth on Freedom Day
Oil on linen, 54 x 62ā€

Carl J. Samson, Padme Resplendent with Naboo Mandala

Carl J. Samson
Padme Resplendent with Naboo Mandala
Oil with 22 and 23K gold leaf background on chestnut panel, 24 x 20ā€

Steven J. Levin, Portrait of Darth Vader

Steven J. Levin
Portrait of Darth Vader
Oil on linen, 56 x 46ā€

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