Sunday, September 30, 2018

"What's the hurry?"

I have enjoyed not being in a hurry this last week.  It seems like I always am even if I don't need to be.  I rested more last week than I have in a very long time.  This is painted on a 24 x 20 x 2" canvas.

My next show is the Arts and Seafood Festival in Bluffton, SC  October 20 and 21.  I am looking forward to visiting this beautiful area again.  Then I will be in Covington, LA for the Three Rivers Art Festival Nov 10 and 11.  This will be my first time to do a show in this area. Come see me if you are in the New Orleans or Covington vicinity.

Friday, September 28, 2018

golden days

I had a bit of a staycation this week.  I have a hard time staying out of my studio when I am home but this week I enjoyed getting some much needed rest, sleep and I binge watched "hell on wheels".  Having art shows back to back weekends takes a lot out of you so a break felt good.

This piece is painted on a 40 x 40 x 2" canvas.  It will be with me at my next show in Bluffton, SC Oct 20 and 21.

Hope your weekend is great!

One little tip in case you did not know it....A great way to perk up hydrangeas and make them not wilt so soon is to cut the stem and dip them in alum.  These flowers have looked good for over a week. :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


I just returned from a show in Huntsville, Alabama.  I stayed with my sister who lives in the area.  Her home is in a rural area and there was cotton planted in the fields around her home.  I took home a few souvenir stalks.

  I sold a lot of my favorite pieces last weekend so I woke up early yesterday to paint something for the River Clay Arts Festival in Decatur, AL this weekend. This is a large 36 x 48" piece.  The big paintings take a lot out of me trying to figure out how to balance and fill all the space and keep the character I like. I had to use lots of archival odorless, lean medium to my oil paint so that it can dry by Friday.  Then the painting goes in the back of my art mobile that sits out in the heat at my home.  Oh case you were wondering what my art mobile is....I have a 2001 toyota sequoia that I have taken all but the front seats out.  I also use a cargo carrier that holds my tent pieces.

Click on the River Clay link to find out more about the show and come see me if you are in the area.

Friday, September 14, 2018


This morning I had a little free time so I had to make a choice between exercising and painting.  Painting won out.  I am one of those weird people who likes to exercise so it was not an easy decision.  I leave in a few minutes to set up for a show in Huntsville, AL. The Monte Sano Art Festival is tomorrow and Sunday from 9-5.  Come see me if you are in the area. 

This piece is painted on a 12 x 24 x 2" canvas. Hope your weekend is great.  Praying for those on the east coast.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

I should have stayed on the farm

I had to pull a line from a song I was listening to at the time of posting for this title.  Elton John's "yellow brick road" was playing. When you have painted as many roosters as I have it is hard to come up with new names.  This is painted on a 24 x 24 x 2" canvas.

Come see me in Huntsville, AL this weekend at the Monte Sano Art Festival if you are in the area.

Prayers and thoughts going out for those in the path of the hurricane.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


I am headed up to art shows in north Alabama for the next two weekends.  This Saturday and Sunday, Sept 15 and 16  is the Monte Sano Art Festival in Huntsville, AL.  The following Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23  is the River Clay Art Festival in Decatur, AL.  One of the reasons I enjoy these shows is that my sister and brother and law live close.  I have gotten some of my best rooster and chick photos from their flock.  It would make me so happy to drive up and see these colorful chickens greeting me.  I say all this in the past tense because they are in the process of building a new chicken coop so no chickens right now.
I would love for you to come see me and the other artists if you are in the area. Click on the links to learn more about these shows.
This is painted on a 12 x 12 x 2" canvas.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

open like a child

It felt good to find some time to paint today.  I rested yesterday after a three day show in Marietta, GA.  It was very hot but several of my pieces found some new homes. 

My next show is the Monte Sano Art Festival in Huntsville, AL.  It is Saturday, September 15, 9 -5  and Sunday, September 16, 9-4.  The next weekend I will be in Decatur, AL for the River Clay Art Festival.  Sept 21-23.

This little guy is painted on a 20 x 24 x 2" canvas.