Friday, August 28, 2015

Goose Creek Studio

8 x 6 Oil on Archival Board


This is a quick rendering of one of my favorite places.  The angle is a little quirky because I took the reference photo as we were driving by.  It became a challenge (all those angles), but I gave up stressing over them and just painted them by eye.  That probably contributes to the quirky-ness.  If you are passing through Bedford, VA, stop in.  Great framing, Great art, Super Great Owners :-)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Maine Abstract

9 x 12 Oil on Archival Board

This painting just seemed to happen.  I'm always amazed that some paintings work so easily, and some are such a struggle.  This was one of the easier ones for me.  I also think it has to do with time and place.  If your mind is somewhere else and not in the moment, things just become much more difficult.  I guess that goes for everything.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Boys of Summer Redux

8 x 8 Oil on Gessobord

It's been a really busy summer.  I'm working on a few commissions and have not had time to paint just for the sake of painting, but am starting a new one tomorrow (I hope).  So, here is a flash from the past.  I thought it would be a good one to post since baseball season is almost coming to a close.  Fall is coming!  YEAH!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

With a Little Help From My Friend

5 x 7 Oil on Archival Board

This is the third little painting of Tallulah's "fun" day on the floater.  Try and try again, she simply wouldn't go off into the water; that is until she had a little help.  Once in, she was happy and retrieved her ball, but we gave up and didn't make her try it again.  The water in these three paintings is the same color but shows up a little differently due to the time of day they were photographed.  They look really nice in sequence.  In my eyes, she's a STAR! 

If interested in purchasing one or all of these, please email me (link on right).

Saturday, August 15, 2015


5 x 7 Oil On Archival Board

This is the second in the series of three paintings of Tallulah.  I already posted this on FB, but want to keep them together on my blog, so here it is following the other I just posted.  When I post them all together, it will make more sense...I hope. 

You Can Get It!

5 x 7 Oil on Archival Board
This is one in a series of three paintings I did of Tallulah being tempted off our floater dock.  They work really well in a series so I will post each individually, and then all three together in sequence.  She eventually went in, although not entirely the way we had planned :-) 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Katie the Kitty

8 x 8 Oil On Archival Board

I've been a little slow at posting recently due to busy summer happenings and lots of commissions.  Here is one of the completed animal portraits.  I've never owned cats, always dogs, so painting them is always a little challenging.  Fun but challenging.  For me, the animal's personality, or what I perceive as their personality, is what I'm after. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Before the Storm. Bedford

6 x 9 Oil on Archival Board
Summer storms come out of nowhere.  This was one of them.  We were lucky to pass through the impending deluge and not be affected by it.  But that sky!!  The sun had a green cast to it creating strange lighting and emphasizing the dark clouds.  I tried to capture it here.  Moody...Yes?

Monday, August 3, 2015

"Eve: Naked, Empowered, and Proud" and "Museum of Antiquities...And They Felt No Shame"

...And now for something new :-)  These are two of my pieces hanging at Portiuncula Guild Gallery's show entitled "Naked and Not Ashamed: The Human Figure in Narrative.  I must say, I really enjoyed this project.  The work was to be related to Genesis.

Here is my thought process for the painting of Adam and Eve:  The story goes, Eve offered Adam the apple and caused the downfall of all humankind.  I empowered Eve by having her eat the apples herself and not offer any to Adam.  She is no longer guilty of bringing on all things evil, and therefore feels no shame in her nakedness.  This simplifies it a little.  I could go on, but won't.

For "Museum of Antiquities..." I'll leave you to decide :-)   What fun I had with this one....

Anyway, the show was wonderful.  Lots of really creative offerings there and so many talented artists to see and talk to.