Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014


"Sanctuary" 6x6 oil on cradled panel
This little painting was completed on Christmas day. It was a quiet day in the studio with Otis the Wonder Dog and I got a lot done. Working on these mini landscape studies makes me happy, so it was a very good day!
This is also my first attempt at painting a stream setting (something I'm very comfortable with using acrylics) with oils. It took a little while to figure out how I was going to make the water read as "water" and still use this somewhat impressionistic style.

Otis says "Merry Christmas!"

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


"Majesty" 6x6 oil
Painting these tiny western landscapes has been pure joy! It's amazing how much can be learned by painting small quick studies. This one is part of a series designated for the 2015 SEWE show in Charleston, SC. It will be interesting to see the public reaction to my new oil paintings. This will be my first show displaying mostly oils.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


"Splendor" 6x6 oil on cradled panel
It's funny how paintings progress... even small studies like this one. I had pretty much given up on the painting about halfway through and almost wiped it off. I'm happy I stuck with it!

Sunday, December 7, 2014


"Nomad" 12x9 oil
I've been wanting my painting style to move this way for quite some time. I'm very pleased with my progress. The oils are really coming together for me.

"Nomad" detail