Monday, November 23, 2009

The Old Homeplace completed 11/10/09

This painting was different for me in that it's the first of many to be painted on the surface that Richard Schmid recommends. It's a double primed Belgian linen canvas taped to a piece of masonite to be stretched later (should the painting be a success). I like how it turned out ... so, I'll be stretching it soon. It's 14" x 11" in size.

Brisk Morning completed 12/15/08

This painting is an attempt to loosen up my style a bit. I enjoy working on the slick masonite surface. It helps to show the brushstrokes better and to give a more spontaneous feel to the painting. The size is 12" x 9".

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Portrait of Emma Grace completed 9/13/09

This little girl was a joy to paint. Thanks, Linda, for letting me paint her! I hope you will enjoy viewing the painting over the years. The size of this painting is 24" x 30".

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Plein air at The Wilds completed 8/18/09

I love to paint plein air! This one is just a 10"x8". We tubed down this creek just a day or so before ... what fun!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Portrait of Mr. Vance completed 8/15/09

This commission will probably prove to be one of the best opportunities for me, as a portrait artist. I'm very thankful to Richland Fine Art Gallery for considering me to paint it. I understand that Mr. Vance was a very gracious individual. The size is 30"x40".

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Portrait of Kristy completed 12/24/08

Kristy is a special person! She can't walk now ... but she will one day. Her mother wanted an oil portrait of Kristy walking with the Lord on the beach so to be an encouragement for Kristy. I enjoyed painting the portrait. The size is 24"x30".

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Portrait of Kathy completed 7/11/09

David and Kathy enjoy their two dogs. Thanks David for letting me paint this portrait. I hope you and Kathy enjoy it for many years to come. The painting measures 14"x11".

Thursday, May 7, 2009

My friend Joe completed 5/5/09

Joe is a very lean man with very strong hands. He was an excellent model for this type of character. His hat added a lot also! This painting is 18x24.

Cowboy at the BRR completed 3/15/09

Thanks to a friend who works on a special ranch that ministers to kids of all ages, I was able to get the photo used as reference for this painting. I believe horses were made to be oil painted. This one is 16x20.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

LBL Santa completed 2/18/09

This Santa represents a mid 1800's Santa as he gave a speech at the Land Between the Lakes Home Place. In those days, children were happy to to get an orange in their stocking come Christmas morning. I enjoyed painting this one very much! 12 x 16 inches are the dimensions.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Portrait of Billy completed 1/17/09

This portrait has special meaning to me because it's someone that I've known for a very long time. He has been a great influence in my life. Thanks Chief, for the faithful help you've been to me over the many years! This painting is only 11 x 14.