Friday, March 18, 2016


This painting is based on a couple of photos I took from my sister's garden. I combined the photos to get some good leaves and background.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Robert E. Lee Scratchboard

Here I tried my hand at a detailed engraving style scratchboard... just to see if I could do it. This is an example of thinking something is impossible for me, until I realize you just have to be slow and careful... and patient.

I found the photo reference on Wikipedia. It is copyright free. Color was added in Photoshop.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Red Grapes 2

This is a variation of a previously sold still life I did several years ago. I tried to highlight the juicy goodness of these berries as best I could.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Barn With Ivy

Usually I don't have to do this for barns, but for this one I used my artistic license to remove some of the siding boards to show the studs underneath...just to add interest. No, I did not actually remove the boards. I just did it in the painting.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Wolf River Banks

Original landscape starting bid $30.00.

I started this painting sitting on the banks of the Wolf River right off of the Wolf River Trail... a popular walking and biking trail. Plein-aire or on-site painting can give you a more keen sense of being there with the artist with all of the crackle of the undergrowth, the sound of the breeze and the fresh scent of fallen leaves. Can you feel it? No? Well...I tried anyway.