Wednesday, November 26, 2014

keeping tabs

This is a commission piece for a friend.  This is one of her sons and "his" dog.  You see who Jughead is watching.  Best of two worlds.  This is painted on an 11 x 14 x 2" canvas.

Friday, November 21, 2014

lucky 7

I have a patron from out of state who sent some pictures of all of her in laws grandchildren.  The pictures included all of their beautiful bodies.   I sent a picture cropped like this back to her and said this was more my style.  She liked the idea so here we are!  It is painted on a 12 x 24 x 2" canvas.  Very fun, don't you think?
This is a Christmas surprise.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

my girl

Strangely enough, "my girl" was playing just as I had decided I was finished with this painting.  (insert eerie music here)  No lie.  I don't think I could have thought of a more appropriate title.
This is the first of many commissions I will be working on in the next few weeks.  This is a 75th birthday surprise for a special lady.  I do not typically do faces but I could not resist attempting this awesome photo.  It could be an ad for watches, cars, sunglasses or white tee's.  It is painted on an 11 x 14 linen canvas.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

it's 5 o clock somewhere

A morning warm up before I paint a more detailed commission. This is painted on an 8 x 8 x 2" canvas. Thank you Alan Jackson for the title inspiration.sold

Monday, November 10, 2014

up close

I just returned from a quick trip to beautiful eastern Tennessee.  My mom in law lives there and we were there to celebrate my sister in laws birthday.  I also took advantage of photographing some pretty scenery and curious cows.  My first interest in painting cows was peaked in this area by my father in law and uncle's cows.  Wonder how many cows I have painted since I first began? This one is painted on a 20 x 30 x 2" canvas.

I am looking forward to traveling to Savannah, GA this weekend for the Telfair Art Festival.  The show is Friday night through Sunday afternoon.  This will be my last traveling show until February.  Phew!  On to commissions after that!

Saturday, November 8, 2014


In a bit of a hurry to post this morning because I am getting ready to travel to celebrate my sister in law's 60th birthday. She has accomplished so much in her sixty years despite being deaf from birth.  She graduated from California State, received her masters, and most recently her PHD.  She also is an accomplished athelete, winning at least five gold medals in tennis at the deaf olympics.  She is a professor at Gallaudet University in Maryland. Sold
This is painted on a 12 x 24 x 2" canvas.

Friday, November 7, 2014

land of milk and honey

This was another title inspired by what I was listening to at post time.  Steely Dan's "do  it again".  This is painted on a 20 x 24" canvas.sold
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Balsam Mt herefords

It has been a while since I have posted or painted.  I have traveled to a couple of shows and then caught up with home life when I returned. I have one more show that I am traveling to in a couple of weeks.  The Telfair Art show in Savannah, Ga November 14-16.
I took the reference photo for this painting in Balsam Mountain, NC.  I usually do not include much background in my animal paintings opting for the focus to be on the animals instead of the surroundings.  This scenery was to nice to leave out. This is painted on a 20 x 40 x 2" canvas.  I included a second picture to see the scale.
My January and February workshops are full but please email if you have an interest in being on the wait list or for future workshops.sold