Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Everlasting, 11"x14", oil on museum wrap, available at my one man show in November
Got some boxing gloves... obviously. The composition of this one needs a little work, but a great place to start. I love the fluffiness of the glove, but at the same time it has it's hard edge areas as well.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Big Pink Brandywine

Large Pink Brandywine, 16"x16", oil on RayMar panel, SOLD
Did a larger version of Pink Brandywine for a client's wife's birthday.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Seventh Inning

Seventh Inning, 12"x16", oil on museum wrap, available at my one man show in november

Sorry for the AWFUL image... I think I have found the prefect spot to take pictures of the paintings in black... but this wasn't it. I will put a better image up when I get home form work. One of my best pals and fellow teacher, J. Jeffrey Stuart brought this jewel to me when I put an APB out for old school baseball mitts. This one really fit the bill, a Wilson infielders glove from the 1930's. Beautiful and one of my favorite pieces of all time.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Life and Death in Black and White

Life and Death in White, 8"x8", oil on gallery wrap, available at my One Man Show in November
Another study out of the shadow box. This one is small, but I have a 24"x24" canvas ready for the big daddy version of it.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mini Fake Rooster

Little Fake Rooster, 8"x8", available at my show in November
I had the paint left over from the big rooster and i didn't quite like his posture, still didn't get the posture quite right, but it was interesting going from large to small...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pink Brandywine

Pink Brandywine, 8"x8", oil on gallery wrap, available at my show in November
Well, the $200 tomato just became a $100 tomato. We were lucky enough to harvest another one and I think we will have more.

Once again, this image just doesn't look right.. the blacks aren't quite black enough and it really washes the color out... I'll keep working to find a solution.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pretend Rooster

Pretend Rooster, 16"x20", oil on raymar panel, available at my One Man Show in November
My mother was glad we moved from the country, closer to the fam... but sad we had to get rid of our roosters and chickens, so she got us this little charmer. He doesn't poop as much or make as much noise. I enjoy him more than Julie. BTW,  the chickens were a wedding present, if that says anything about the wonderful community we left!

For some reason, the dark background is not reading black like it should, no matter where I put these paintings the pick up reflected light from everywhere!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

FairHope Farm

FairHope Farm, 11"x14", oil on RayMar panel
Found this picture while going through reference materials I was collecting for the next show. Thought I would play around with it. Pained this with an earthtone palette and a palette knife.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

In the Corner

In the Corner, 16"x20", oil on RayMar panel, available at my One Man Show in November
The first in a series of studies that will be based on dilapidated or old, abandoned shacks or houses. This on is in the country outside of Newnan, Ga where we currently reside.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Big Green, Little Red

Big Green, Little Red, 8"x8", oil on gallery wrap
The last installment of the $200 tomato before it became part of dinner! After it ripened, we cut it up and ate it... it was worth every penny.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Big Green

Big, Green, Pink Brandywine, 8"x8", oil on RayMar panel
Behold the $200 tomato. Our garden didn't fair too well this season. We had great basil and some other herbs, a ton of grape tomatoes, but my favorite of all are pink brandywine tomatoes... and this is the only one we got. While we waited on it to ripen, I painted it several times... this is the first.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Getting back to me?

Rawlin's Buick, 12"x16", oil on RayMar panel, $285
Having an interesting time re-adapting myself to myself after the workshop, so I decided to paint something  I would normally paint... this is just a dust of, so I hope that they improve as I go along. I also think this piece would look much better LARGE! I was really drawn to the red wheels and the broken windows.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Beginning to End

Water's Farm, 6"x8", oil on linen panel, $150
Water's Farm, 12"x16", oil on RayMar panel, $285 SOLD

Water's Farm, 16"x20", oil on RayMar panel, SOLD

I did a small plein air sketch for a client and after approval did a larger study and then moved to the final piece.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Yellowstone, 6"x8", oil on RayMar panel
Did this little study after decompressing a bit and wanted to use some photo reference from the trip. I played a bit with the color of the sky and thought the outcome was pretty interesting.