Posts Tagged ‘Charles R. Murphy’

Bonus on the Back!

July 31, 2017

Revers of Tumbling TorrentIt’s not everyday that you run across bonus material on the back of a painting.  Imagine my surprise to discover this hidden extra on the back of one of the paintings that I acquired last spring as part of Charles R. Murphy‘s painting potluck. If you look closely, you can see the title of the painting that is on the reverse of this image (Tumbling Torrent).   It would appear that Charles used this side of the painting to practice his technique for painting trees/woodlands.  Very cool indeed!

Tumbling Torrent!

July 17, 2017

Rushing TorrentHere is a second piece that I was able to acquire from Charles R. Murphy during his spring 2017 painting potluck.  The title: Tumbling Torrent; the artist: Charles R. Murphy; the medium: watercolor; the genre: impressionistic.  This particular piece had an added bonus . . . on the reverse of the painting, there seemed to be a “study” of trees (Check back later.  I’ll post this image in the not too distant future.)

Sparks of Life!

May 17, 2017

Sparks of LifeHere is a piece that I acquired during a recent exhibit (March) held in the Visitors Center Gallery on the Broken Arrow campus of Northeastern State University.  The title: Sparks of Life; the artist: Duane Duvall; the medium: heavy acrylic; the genre: abstract.  I now have several pieces by Duane and am officially a member of the “family of collectors.”  I couldn’t be happier with my latest acquisitions (just a hint of my favorite color [orange] lol).

The Rooster!

April 17, 2017

roosterHere is on of my most recent acquisitions that I purchased “sight unseen.”    Charles Murphy once again offered his spring “painting potluck” where collectors were able to acquire original works of art for a ridiculously inexpensive price (and naturally, I ordered more than one).  The way it works: you send in your money and the artist picks out an original watercolor from his inventory and mails it back to you.  Kind of like a blind date, only with a purchased work of art.  The original painting (watercolor) is always valued at much more than the price you pay.  I’ve been collecting works by Charles for several years now and I have yet to be disappointed by my potluck purchases.  Thank you Charles!

Reservoir Run Off!

August 16, 2016

Murphy_Reservior_Run_OffToday I’m following up with a post from a couple of weeks ago re: a recent acquisition.  This is the second piece that I purchased during Charles Murphy‘s “painting potluck” last spring.  The title of this piece is “Reservoir Run Off,” the medium is watercolor, and the size is a bit larger than a normal sheet of paper (11″ x 15″).  I’m hoping for and looking forward to a future painting potluck to continue to grow my collecting of this fabulous Michigan artist (resides and paints in the Traverse City area).  Thank you Charles and keep up the good work.

The Lighthouse!

August 2, 2016

Murphy_LighthouseHere is yet another recent acquisition.  I’m not exactly sure what the official title is, but last spring artist Charles Murphy offered a “painting potluck” where participants were able to acquire original works of art for a ridiculously inexpensive price (and naturally, I ordered more than one).  He obviously was seeking to clear out his inventory.  The catch — you had no idea what you’d be getting.  The artist just promised that he would send an original painting (watercolor) valued at much more than the price paid.  And, being familiar with and having collected this artist in the past, I knew that I would not be disappointed.  And I was not.  Positively gorgeous!  Thank you Charles!

A Collector’s Portfolio, Part Eight!

December 21, 2015

IMG_0755_Dockside_Number_18This painting is the eighth (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee prints from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired two summers ago, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area. This piece captures a village on the waterfront and could be from any of the numerous lakes in Northern Michigan (Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties specifically).  On this print, I particularly like the proximity of the homes and businesses to the docks and waterside.  Ah, the memories.  The title: “Dockside #18,” the artist: Charles R. Murphy, the medium: giclee print, the enjoyment: on-going!

A Collector’s Portfolio, Part Seven!

November 20, 2015

IMG_0751_Flight_PlanThis painting is the seventh (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee prints from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired two summers ago, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area. This piece is a bit more on abstract than I usually like, but not horribly so.  On this print, I particularly like the orange highlights along with the dark contrasts — the bird really makes this piece work (in my humble opinion).  The title: “Flight Plan” the artist: Charles R. Murphy, the medium: giclee print, the enjoyment: on-going!

A Collector’s Portfolio, Part Six!

October 21, 2015

IMG_0750This painting is the sixth (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee prints from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired two summers ago, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area. This piece captures again effectively captures the tranquility of the summer dusks in Northern Michigan (Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties specifically).  On this print, I particularly like the light conditions of the pre-dark conditions — you can practically feel the humidity.  Ah, the memories.  The title: “Low Light on the Wetlands” the artist: Charles R. Murphy, the medium: giclee print, the enjoyment: on-going!

Collector’s Portfolio, Part Five!

August 21, 2015

IMG_0754This painting is the fifth (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee prints from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired last summer, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area. This piece captures the tranquility of the summer dusk and is reminiscent of my summers in Northern Michigan (Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties specifically).  On this print, I particularly like the “looking down from above” perspective.  Ah, the memories.  The title: “6:30 P.M.,” the artist: Charles R. Murphy, the medium: giclee print, the enjoyment: on-going!