Thursday, August 22, 2019

Memphis Bridge painting

I watched my son fly in from Murfreesboro to the Dewitt Spain airport to undergo his instrument rating check ride, then I drove a little ways down the road to find a place to set up and paint by the river. I finished most of this painting before the biting flies began to attack my legs, so I added the finishing touches at home.

Videos on the Western Paintings

Here are a couple of videos I did as I painted the previous paintings.

And another:

Western Painting Series

I have entered a new phase of my art career. As of the end of this month (August, 2019) I will have retired from my FedEx - graphic design and multimedia training career. I can now devote more time and energy to producing and marketing my art. 

In the past week and a half I have completed three paintings based on photo reference from my two sons' western adventures. They have taken several trips with their buddies out there and taken lots of great photos.

My paintings are not simply copies of the photos, but are my interpretations of them using my artistic license to add and subtract elements including color, shape and texture etc...

I have posted all three of these as auctions on Daily Paintworks and two of them already have bids on them. Bidding started at $50.00

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Suburban Sunset

In this one I tried to capture the feel of a late afternoon walk I took with my family through the neighborhood. The puddle and the trail were added using my artistic license. Luckily I had just paid the renewal fee.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Riverwood View

A scenic street near where we live. I love the contrasts of colors and values and the serpentine shapes of the arching tree limbs.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Sunset Corn Planter

If you look through my paintings you will see that this is not the first time I have painted this old farm implement. I keep returning to it. The two buckets hold the seed corn and the two circular disks sticking up are laid down and mark the rows. It is usually pulled by a mule. This is on my great grandfather's farm that is still in the family. I once found an old children's schoolbook that belonged to my grandfather. In the front pages he had scrawled a note in pencil. "I walked behind a mule all day and my legs is so tired."

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Hidden Pond

I saw this park on a map of my city and decided to visit it. It was pretty isolated with no signs or parking or obvious entrances. To make a long story short, I found this pond. I was the only one in the whole park as far as I could see. It was nice.