Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sigmund Freud
In 1996 I attended Jefferson State Jr. College, and took a psychology course. As we were discussing Freud teachings, I was distracted and began to sketch Freud. We were discussing the fact the Freud says men think about sex usually 6 times per hour on any given day. I was listening, but sketching at the same time. The teacher/professor approached me from behind and discovered what I had been doing. He was going to send me out of the class for not paying attention, but then he saw this sketch. It now hangs on his classroom wall....13 years later, I think it is still there......

Thursday, September 3, 2009

24x24 - Angel with Stars
Second so far in my new "Angel Series". More to come soon.....
24x24 - Tired Angel
This is the first in a new series I've started. I've needed lots of angels lately, so this was an appropriate start in the series. I'm hoping for 8-10 angels in this series, but who knows......

Monday, August 31, 2009

16x20 Grand Piano with Lillies. The 3rd painting in the distorted perspective series. Hopefully, more to come. I'd like this series of paintings to have at least 8 in the complete set.
16x20 Gold Fish with Ugly Tablecloth. This is inspired by paintings by Matisse. Another in the distorted perspective series.
11x14 Guitar In A Comfy Chair. SOLD. I like the distorted perspective in this series of paintings.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Brother and Sister - pen and ink on art paper. This is an older pen drawing, completed in 2004 or 2005, I forget. Probably the best full body ink drawing I've done......
1966 VW Beetle - pen and ink on art paper. I haven't posted any pen and ink drawings on here....this one is the first. I was only going to use this blog for paintings, but after much thought, it is what I've created. During the 1990's through 2000, I completed and sold over 300 pen and ink drawings, mostly portraits of children or pets. This one is one of the favorites.....
Old VW Bus - 24x48 acrylic on 1/4" board. One of my favorites....old Volkswagens. Beetles or Busses, I love 'em!!!
Screaming To The Mountains - 10x12 acrylic on art board and framed. A sensitive subject for me to paint. This painting depicts a mother holding a child and not letting the male in the background be with the child. Obviously, the male in the background will cross mountains and streams, letting nothing keep him from his child...........
Woman At The Well - 11x14 acrylic on stretched canvas and framed. Another in a series of sermons from my church.
Washing The Disciple's Feet - 11x14 acrylic on stretched canvas and framed. Another painting in a series inspired by my pastor. This is the resulting painting from a few sermons. I love that church......
Boy Jesus In The Temple - 12x12 acrylic on art board. My pastor recently talked about a young Jesus in the Temple and this is the resulting painting. I really enjoy my church........
Clarinet Player - 24x48 acrylic on 1/4" board. Another in the series of jazz musicians. My first clarinet player.

Jazz Trumpet Player - 24x24 acrylic on 1/4" board. I haven't painted a good trumpet player yet, so this was the first attempt.......
3 Piece Jazz - 10x12 acrylic on stretched canvas. Another painting combining my 2 favorite subjects in art.....the paintings of Picasso and New Orleans Jazz musicians
Picasso's Cello Player - 10x12 acrylic on art board. I'm a huge fan of Picasso's cubist paintings. This was completed during a time when I was reading several books about Picasso's life. I love the effect Picasso has had on these paintings........
Playing Jazz Bass - 24x48 Acrylic on 1/4" board

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Trumpet Player
14x11 Acrylic on stretched canvas
New Orleans Piano Player
11x14 Acrylic on Canvas
Smokin Guitar Player
14x11 Acrylic on stretched canvas
Jazz Craziness
24x36 Acrylic on stretched canvas
12x8 Acrylic on stretched canvas
Blue Suit Bass Player
11x14 Acrylic on stretched canvas
Blue Faced Spouse
11x14 Acrylic on stretched canvas
Lady Jazz Singer
24x48 Acrylic on plywood

Monday, June 1, 2009

Only 2 Art Shows this year.....

The first show I will be participating in for 2009 will be the Scottsboro Three Art Club "Art in the Park" show, September 6th in Scottsboro, Alabama. I was in this show last year and actually won a "Merit" award. This is a 1 day only show on Sunday.
The second show I'm participating in is "Arts on the Green" at Ross Bridge Golf Resort in Birmingham, Al. on October 24th & 25th. This is a 2 day show....both Saturday and Sunday. This is the third annual event and I have never shown at this show before. I hope all goes well.
Everybody come out to the shows and support local artists!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

I have found art to be my one true unconditional love. It has been with me through all of my most intimate thoughts, through good times and bad. It has seen my ugly and my sweetness. It gives me peace of mind and brings out the best in me. My art is one thing that never fades. People can come and art stays and remains constant.

Friday, April 3, 2009

This is my typical art show booth. 10x10 and crammed full of paintings with a bit of pottery too.
Currently I have over 20 canvases of unfinished paintings. Most are about 90% complete. It's the last 10% that frustrates the heck out of me and the hardest part of painting. I can see the finished project in my head, but getting it out takes time and effort. Maybe that is the reason I've been focusing on pottery and glass lately. Making pottery pieces is so much more relaxing and instant gratification. I can complete several pieces in 1 setting. Glass melting/sculpting is much the same. Less tedious, less time consuming. I'm not giving up my painting or even slowing down, I've just discovered more creative outlets. I will be posting pottery photos soon, as I'd like to add them to the TerryDoesArt site.
With the economy in the state it is, I will only do 1 or 2 art shows this year. The 1st will be the Montevallo Art Assoc. show April 18th at Orr Park in Montevallo. Last year I won 2nd place at this show for painting. I will also apply for the Kentuck Art Festival held in October, in Northport, AL. It takes several years to get accepted into the show, and this will be my second attempt. I do not expect to be in the show this year, but my chances increase with each new batch of painting. Another artist told me of the Kentuck Show....."someone has to die and give up their spot before another painter is accepted." I don't want anyone to die, but I dream of having a booth at this show one day.......

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ray Charles
24x48 Acrylic on plywood.
Another in a series of black and white paint only originals. This image is from one of Ray's many album covers, so the image is not entirely original.
Charlie Parker/Blues Sax Player
24x28 Acrylic on 1/2 inch plywood
One of the great blues/jazz sax players. I painted the wood solid black and used only white acrylic paint for the highlights....this is becoming on of my favorite style of paintings lately......
Song of Solomon
11x14 Acrylic on stretched canvas
Another in a series of paintings inspired by our church pastor. We did a 2 month long series discussing what the Bible says about relationships, love and sex. This painting was the result of several sketches completed during the examination of the book of Solomon.
Melted Paino
48x24 Acrylic on Hardi Board
Jazz Trio
18x12 Acrylic on stretched cnavas.
Once again, painting one of my favorite subjects. I did the initial sketch for this piece during a Lyle Lovette concert in Atlanta.
Bass Player
24x48 Acrylic on Hardi-board
A simple painting of a favorite subject.
Blues in The City
20x24 Acrylic on stretched canvas.
My wife and I both enjoy blues/jazz music and this was a birthday gift to my wife Cindy Waldrop. It now hangs in our hallway.
Abraham, Issac and the Angel
11x14 Acrylic on stretched Canvas.
Inspired by a sermon series at our church, depicting the story of Biblical sacrifice between father and son.

Friday, February 27, 2009

11x14 Acrylic on traditional stretch canvas. #1 in a series of 12 jazz/Picasso inspired paintings. This one was the first and now hangs in my Mother's house...
11x14 Acrylic on traditional stretched canvas. The Sad sax player was #4 in a series of 12 jazz/Picasso inspired paintings. The eyes look sad, as if playing true blues music. My favorite of the series.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wine Bottle with Peppers

11x16 acrylic on stretched canvas. Unframed. Drinking a little wine while painting...and spicy food for dinner. This combo for the evening makes for great creativity!

BB King #1

48x36 Acrylic on 1/2 inch press board. Unframed. Another favorite BB King painting using only white paint on a black board. Using a reference photo, I chose to paint only the highlights. I loved the expression in his face and the stance of the photograph....not your typical straight-on photograph.

BB King #2

24x48 acrylic on hardi board. Unframed. I've been a life long fan of both jazz and blues music. In fact, it is what I usually paint to most of the time. I can get lost in hours of blues music and complete a painting from start to finish. This is of course BB King. I used a reference photo and only painted with white paint onto a thin black board, and I chose to paint only the highlights from the photograph. Several more in this series are to follow.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cello Redhead

20x24 acrylic on stretched canvas, unframed. Completed in the summer of 2008.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I'm supposed to write an "Artist Statement" to describe myself as an artist, but I stink as a writer. My wife was a English major in college, so maybe this is a task better left to one more gifted with words and spelling. I can draw and paint better than I can tell you about my art. Basically, I've been drawing and painting since early childhood. Some of my most vivid memories are drawing for the praises of my preschool teacher. I use to draw her portraits using all black crayons, thus causing her to believe I was a depressed child, although gifted in art. In second and third grades, I had a private art teacher whom I visited every week and completed many large paintings, one of which is framed and still hangs in my parents bedroom. After moving back to Birmingham from Decatur, I tried a few more private art teachers, but didn't find "the one", so I never took any art lessons from then on. I've continued to draw and paint ever since. Throughout the 1990's, I sold over 300 pen and ink portraits. I spent the entire 1990's without touching a paint brush and focused mainly on pen and ink skills. At the beginning of 2000, I started painting again and haven't stopped since. The number of completed paintings is unknown, due to a failed marriage and the destruction of numerous canvases.....many of which were never shown to anyone. I kept them for myself only. My own art therapy, I guess. Currently I am remarried to an incredible, supportive art loving wife, and the paintings are continuing faster than ever. 2008 was the first year I've publicly shown my paintings in various art shows around the southeast. I displayed about 20 paintings at 5 different shows and had great success. I won second place in the Montevallo Arts Council show and another second place at The Scottsboro 3 Arts Club show. Now I've even ventured in pottery and some glass melting.......
Who knows where this will take me.......