Saturday, September 7, 2019


This junco was one of many that frequent our back patio in the winter months after we spread out some bird seed. He was actually sitting in a flower pot looking for seeds, but I moved him onto a branch for this portrait.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

American Robin

This one was sitting out on our bird feeder, but I decided to perch him on a twig for this painting. He's a little plump from his winter fluff-out. I thought about titling this painting "No More Sobbin'" but then I thought maybe that was too cute for such a dignified bird.

Monday, August 26, 2019


This is what I call a quick-stroke watercolor. If you look over my gallery you will see a few more examples of it. Every stroke is thought out in advance and I usually do a practice stroke on a scrap piece of watercolor paper. The idea is to produce a fresh and exciting piece of art that hopefully brings out the best in the mediums' expressive qualities.
Anyway, here is a Black-Capped Chickadee from my backyard, fresh out of the birdbath for your viewing pleasure.
The paper size is actually 7.5 x 11.25 inches, but the image is about 5.25 x 8 inches.

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.