Wednesday, September 14, 2016


I'm going on a blog hiatus -- which may or may not become permanent. There are just too many social media outlets to keep updated.  :)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cumbrian Fugue

"Cumbrian Fugue," oil on board 20x16"
Here's the latest from my studio - getting back to some more colorful (non-realistic) landscapes. This one is from an image from my sister's summer adventure in Europe. She often sends me pictures from her travels of views she thinks I'll like. I'd much rather be in my studio painting than traveling, so it's a great partnership.

On a separate note, I've been thinking about discontinuing this blog. It's my least favorite of the many social media outlets I have to maintain and I have no idea if anyone reads it. If you do happen to be reading it and would like me to continue, please post a comment to let me know. Thanks. :)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Wishful Thinking

"Wishful Thinking," oil on panel, 24x18"
I just finished this one of my daughter. Took a LONG time (for me), but I'm happy w/results. :)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fireflies & Moonlight

"Fireflies & Moonlight," oil on panel, 16x20"
Here's my final piece (a self portrait) for the painters show at Davis in September.  It took way longer than I thought it should, but I'm happy with the image. I like the implied narrative and the strong composition. Plus I really wanted to feature this cool old lantern I picked up during my summer travels.

Fireflies remind me of my childhood in Ohio.  It seemed like magic when fireflies came out in the summer evenings.  I also feel like catching fireflies is a good analogy for process of making art.

Monday, July 18, 2016

View from a Carriage Ride

"View from a Carriage Ride," oil on board, 36x24"

I've been doing a lot of portraits lately and haven't been so happy with the results.  I decided to do a landscape as a palate-cleanser. This is an image I've thought about doing for a few years, but never undertook. It's a landscape from the Midwest.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Artist at Work

"Artist at Work," oil on board, 36x48"
This is my second piece for the upcoming Painters Painting Painters show at Davis.  I'm quite happy with how it turned out.  Painting all of that graffiti was a lot of fun and I'm please with how strongly the figure stands out - looks very three dimensional.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sun on East 39th Street

"Sun on East 39th Street," oil on board, 18x24"
I just finished this commission - reminded me of how much I love living in Austin. :)