Monday, June 30, 2014

A Nice Boat

The winner of this auction gets to name the boat! Decide on a name (nothing profane please) and I will paint it on there in a typical boat script. The name goes on the back on that lower part that is closest to the viewer.

​I believe they call this a cabin cruiser, but I could be mistaken. This is designed from reference I gathered in San Diego.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

San Diego Sunset

I just returned from a training seminar in San Diego. I did not have much free time, but I did make it to the beach just long enough to snap a few photos. ​Wet in wet watercolor can be tricky, but it is fun to watch it resolve itself.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fish Face

This is my entry into the "Fish Challenge" in Daily Paintworks web site. I enjoyed the chance to try some bold strokes. I envisioned each stroke in advance and approached it like a dance.​

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jar of Nails

Another item from my shelves... I enjoyed rendering the textures, the spaces and the glint of light.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Can of Nails

I have several of these sitting on the shelf in my garage. This one may be one my father started. ​

Monday, June 16, 2014

Fruit Basket

I love these old baskets..or crates...or whatever they are called. They convey a sense of nostalgia, country living, and harvest. I like the way the noon sun plays over the various textures here.​

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Ceramic Bunnies

This is actually a small sculpture... about 3.5 inches across. I was intrigued by the challenge of capturing the smooth rounded forms, the shadows and reflected ​light.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Morning Mist on Waldoxy Pond

Waldoxy State Park in northern Mississippi has a beautiful pond or lake with a nice trail all the way around it. Cypress trees give it that mysterious "swamp" look.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Deep Shadow Setting

I have done this arrangement before, but this time I tried a "deep shadow" version.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Backyard bird feeder

This is in my mother's backyard. It was there when she moved in and so we don't know its origins. It looks as if it is a scaled down barn. I enjoyed capturing the weathered textures against the greenery.​

Sunday, June 1, 2014


My favorite kinds of apples are Fuji and York. They seem to be consistently sweet and crisp. This one was lit by the morning sun coming in the window.​