Posts Tagged ‘Charles R. Murphy’

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!

A Collector’s Portfolio, Part 4!

July 19, 2015

IMG_0753This painting is the fourth (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee print from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired last summer, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area. Yet another very peaceful piece reminiscent of my summers in Northern Michigan (Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties specifically).  This depiction could be any Main Street in any small town U.S.A.-type setting, resort or otherwise.  Ah, the memories.  The title: “Bright Afternoon” (I’m hoping for many bright afternoons when I return to the area on vacation again this year), the artist: Charles R. Murphy, the medium: giclee print, the enjoyment: on-going!

A Collector’s Portfolio, Part 3!

June 21, 2015

IMG_0749Today marks the official beginning of summer (the summer solstice). What an ideal day to post this painting which represent the perfect depiction of summer: vacations, water, a sailboat.  This painting is the third (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee print from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired last summer, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area.   The serenity of this piece and the setting are quite reminiscent of my time growing up in Northern Michigan (Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties specifically).  The title: “At Rest” (most fitting, don’t you think?), the artist: Charles R. Murphy, the medium: giclee print, the enjoyment: on-going!

A Collector’s Portfolio, Part 2!

May 21, 2015

IMG_0748Here it is the end of May and I am just now posting the second (in a series of eight) signed and numbered, limited edition (250) giclee print from “The Art of Charles R. Murphy: a Collector’s Portfolio” that I acquired last summer, while vacationing in the Traverse City, Michigan area.  I actually got to meet the artist, Charles R. Murphy over drinks in my brother’s home.  In addition to the giclee prints, the portfolio included a variety of information about the artist as well as information about the giclee print process itself.   I was certainly no stranger to Charles  Murphy’s work (I had purchased one of his original watercolor paintings, Granite Valley,a few years ago) and was delighted for the opportunity to add these giclee prints to my collection.  This piece is a bit more on the abstract side, but is wonderful nonetheless.  Title: Saturday Morning, artist: Charles R. Murphy, medium: giclee print, enjoyment: on-going!