Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
Hope this defiant chick brings a smile to your face. Stay safe.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Please stay safe and at home if you can. I am saying prayers for all of our workers who can not.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
I like this painting but it is a little darker than my usual. I built a lot of texture with acrylic paint underneath the rooster that is painted with oils. I used palette knives to apply the paint. Who knows what will come out of me this next couple of months.
Please stay safe and at home if you can! "Socially distant!" We are going to be so tired of that phrase.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
I will be in Knoxville, TN for ArtXtravaganza at the Webb School this Friday through Sunday. Come see me if you are in the area!
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
this horse is painted on a 24 x 30 x 2" linen canvas.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
I will be in Knoxville, Tennessee March 6-8 at ArtXtravaganza. It is held at the Webb School gymnasium. I would love to see you if you are in the area!
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020
I took some new work to a gallery I am in in North Wilkesboro, NC. Taupe gallery has incredible artists. Jim and Steve are the owners and they are the best! It is a gem in a small town. Many of their artists sell more out of this small town gallery than the big city galleries they are in.
Check them out if you are in the Charlotte, Boone, Linville, NC area.
This haughty, white hen is painted on a 6 x 8" canvas. I will be in Knoxville, TN March 6-8 for Artxtravaganza at the Webb School. I would love to see you if you are in the area!
Sunday, February 16, 2020
I am taking a few days off to travel with my mom and sister to a gallery I am in in North Carolina. Taupe gallery is in North Wilkesboro. It is a great gallery and worth a trip if you are in the area.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
This is the demo I did the first day of my workshop. It is painted on a 12 x 12 x 2" canvas. The first day we did still life set ups and focused on composition, minimal and loose brushwork, and fresh color. Among many other things. I had a great group with many different levels of experience. Participants are pictured below with some of their pieces. My studio is lonely today.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
I am teaching a two day workshop this Friday and Saturday. Always helpful for me to remind myself of the things that are important to pass on to others. I always learn new things from the students too! A fun time for all.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Monday, January 27, 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020
I have a spot left in my February 7 and 8 workshop here in Birmingham if you are interested. Email me at email@example.com for more information.
Monday, January 20, 2020
Trying to stay loose while painting and focus more on expression than exactness. I painted this chick with one larger brush and stayed way back from my easel. If you want to paint loosely you have to implement these practices. I painted this on a 6 x 6" canvas.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
This was the demo I did at my workshop last Friday. We focused on painting simple still life pieces. I titled this painting after a James Taylor lyric. It is funny how it coincides with the short story I would like to tell. Thursday afternoon and early Friday morning before the workshop participants arrived, I was doing a little practice / warm up painting. I painted two scrapers. ( I scrubbed them out) Not a good feeling when these folks were paying to come learn from me. I was pretty shaken but felt that if I slowed down and listened to the the information I was sharing with them that I would be fine. I was teaching to the teacher. It all worked out and I had a very talented group. I am not able to show you how well they did because we had a rainy Saturday and did not go out and take photos. Glad we got a group photo on Friday.
This piece is painted on an 11 x 14" canvas.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
This workshop is full but I have one opening in my February 7 and 8 class. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Happy New Years!! 2020!!
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Friday, December 27, 2019
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019
It may seem that I have not been painting much lately but that is far from the case. I have spent the last month or more painting commissions that I can not share. I am going to concentrate on painting from life for a while. I have everything painted that I had to have ready by Christmas. Feels good!
Monday, November 25, 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019
This is painted on a 6 x 8" canvas.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
I will be in Hoover, AL this weekend at the Moss Rock Eco and Art Festival. Nov 2 and 3, 10-5 Sat and 10-4 on Sun.
My February workshop is at capacity now but I have a couple of spaces open in the Jan 17 and 18 one. Email me at email@example.com for the information. It is a great way to treat yourself during a dreary winter month.
Monday, October 28, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Many times at shows when I have some down time I will study my pieces and try to decide if there are things I could do to improve them. Painting with oils gives me the freedom to change my pieces at any time. This piece is painted on an 18 x 24" and will be with me next weekend at the Moss Rock Art Festival at the Preserve in Hoover, AL. The show is Saturday, Nov 2,10-5 and Sunday, Nov 3, 10-4. The next weekend I will be in Covington, LA at the Three Rivers Art festival. Nov 9 and 10.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
I have begun working on some commission pieces so getting loose with a big cow was a treat for me. I just kind of feel my way through the painting and am not sure what colors might appear.
I have some room in my February 7 and 8 workshop. Plan a treat for yourself during a dreary winter month and come learn with us. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.