Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Taylor playing her violin completed 12/22/12

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

Fine Art in Brentwood ... Show and Sale 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 if you would like to see it. Along the left side of the webpage are the links about the show.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Along the Greenway completed 10/30/12

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

Shinning Tree completed 9/25/12

Here's another Radnor Lake piece that will also be in the show. This one looks better if you squint at it :) 10"x10" Oil on linen.

A Hint of Autumn completed 9/19/12

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

Rachel completed 8/11/12

Another head study. Rachel was a great model and hope to paint her again sometime! 12"x16" Oil on masonite.

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Golden Morning completed 8/4/12

I've passed by this scene many years on the way to work. One morning I looked back over my right shoulder at it ... and thought, wow ... one day I'm going to paint that! So ... I did. 16"x12" Oil on linen.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Austin Seated completed 7/15/12

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

Fruit Bowl and Jar completed 3/25/12

A still-life painting that was done a few months ago. Working from life is a much more rewarding experience than from a photo ... because there is so much more truth there to paint. 14"x11" Oil on linen.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Austin completed 6/30/12

Here's another 'from life' painting. This one was about 90%, completed from life. The strong features were fun to paint! You may be seeing more of Austin in future posts. 8"x10" Oil on masonite.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Maria completed 6/18/12

Started from life and then completed in the studio. Trying to loosen-up in the outlying areas ... then tighten-up in the areas of interests. Enjoyed myself doing this one! 11"x14" Oil on linen.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Head Study #2 completed 6/2/12

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

Head Study #1 completed 5/26/12

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

R.C. May Jeweler completed 5/5/12

The setting is the town square in Columbia, Tn. ... ready for a Chestnut art show there in Columbia this weekend. 14"x11" Oil on Linen.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Radnor Spillway completed 4/26/12

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

Lazy Sycamore completed 3/3/12

This property can be found in Western Columbia, TN. The stream flows into the Duck River a few 100 yards down-stream. 16"x12" Oil on linen.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Double Trees completed 2/29/12

Here's another pleinair done along the Duck River. It had been 3-4 months since I'd done any painting from life ... so, I was chomping at the bits. lol 10"x8" Oil on linen.

Old Smoothie completed 3/1/12

Painted pleinair along the Duck River about an hour and a half West of Nashville the other day and had a great time. I finished this one in the studio. 10"x8" Oil on linen.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Docked Red completed 10/25/11

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

Hayfields completed 12/27/11

Another scene within our county. 10"x8" Oil on linen.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cat-tails on Blue completed 12/29/11

I enjoy painting branches. The way these came together where they met the bright blue water ... drew me to paint this one. 10"x8" Oil on linen.

Waves of Weeds completed 12/27/11

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.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Reds and Whites completed 1/4/12

Just made the jump from student grade oil paint to the professional grade. Most of the colors are much more concentrated. It's also my first painting in 2012. It's a 12"x16" Oil on linen.