Wednesday, December 26, 2012
This family has been great friends for a long time. While sketching profiles at the school bazaar, David approached me about painting this one of Taylor as a surprise Christmas gift for his wife. Thanks, David ... may you and your family enjoy it for many years! 16"x12" Oil on masonite.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Fine Art in Brentwood Art Show and Sale will be held in just a couple of weeks ... Nov. 30th - Dec. 2nd. Brentwood Academy does a great job with the show ... come out and see it if you can. This is my second year to be juried into it. There will be many artists there showing lots of artwork. The link to their website is http://www.brentwoodacademy.com/page.cfm?p=3586 if you would like to see it. Along the left side of the webpage are the links about the show.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Here's a view from the Springfield, TN greenway not far from Garner Street Park. It's a little bigger than what I'm used to painting. This one is probably the last one I'll paint before the Brentwood Academy Art Sale, which is scheduled for end of November. I'll have, at least 40 paintings there for sale. I'm hoping that the thick paint in the dark areas dries in time. 20"x16" Oil on masonite.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
About 50% of this one was painted plein-air. After collecting color notes and value ranges ... along with most of the drawing ... I finished it at home. It will be featured at this years Radnor Lake show in exactly one week from today. 14"x11" Oil on linen.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
This one is a combination of both, from life and studio. I'm really enjoying painting people again. Would like to work on some commissions ... if you are interested. My prices are on the home page. Thanks. 12"x16" Oil on linen.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Although, much of it was done from life ... this one has quite a bit of studio attention. I knew it was going to need more work, so I asked Wanda if I could use her camera. I couldn't quite figure out how the camera worked, so that meant that I had to use the auto setting ... which TOTALLY messed up the colors and values. I ended up converting the photo to a greyscale in Photoshop and then working from that greyscale image on my computer screen to complete the study. It's an 8"x10" Oil on masonite.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I've begun painting from life with a small group of talented artists on a regular basis. This head study is the first of many ... I hope ... because painting from life is very beneficial to any artist who is willing to take on the challenge.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
I gave my first official workshop this past Saturday. At somewhere between 45 and 50 degrees ... it rained that morning. Thankfully we were able to use the lecture room at the visitor center for the beginning of the day. I gave out way too much info ... but the six attendees didn't complain:) We were actually running out of time ... so, I took a poll. 'Would you like to watch me give a brief demo and then have time to try to complete a painting yourself or watch me do a longer demo?' They all wanted a longer demo. So ... I started this one ... and completed it in my studio. I had a great time and hope they did also!
Monday, March 5, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
This painting was actually intended to be a companion piece with 'Docked Blue'. They are both from the same location down along the French Riviera. I'm happy with the way the extreme foreground turned out on this one. It's a 14"x11" Oil on masonite.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
This scene can be found just minutes away from my home. I've always loved to draw and paint old barns. The way the light hits the weeds in front of the large shadow area intrigued me to paint this one. 10"x8" Oil on linen.