Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Belted 8x10" 
This painting from a local Belted Galloway Cow farm was a fun attempt at balancing the warm and cool colors in an interesting ratio while also keeping the pattern of light and dark interesting. The cows will watch you paint and look directly at your work when you turn it around for them to see. yes I've done that a few times. :) 

Happy New Year everyone!! thank you for being part of my past year. 

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"The more I think about it, the more i realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others" Vincent Van Gogh

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Wonderland 5x7"
The fun in this piece was attempting the stacking of all the planes of depth on the front right to the back left and then letting you wander in the middle to left foreground.. Not relying on just a circular composition and letting depth in is always a challenge. Sometimes you feel like you can control composition, sometimes..

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Two Quote Tuesday!

Quote: "We do not remember days, we remember moments" Cesare Pavese

Quote: You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is" Will Rogers

Monday, December 29, 2014

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time 5x7" 

The Warm grey green surrounded by blues and violets was just too much to resist. Had to be painted. This was an old home of mine.

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quote: " Where thou art, that is home" Emily Dickinson

Friday, December 19, 2014

Off Shore

Off Shore 

When I set up larger works I will sometimes run thru possible compositions and color harmonies. This is one of those color test pieces that I ended up really enjoying how it held atmosphere with its slightly compressed value range and muted but fun color harmony. 

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Quote: "When you catch a glimpse of your potential , thats when passion is born." 
Zig Ziglar  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Seasonal Smoke

Seasonal Smoke 12x12"
​This a favorite local farm house of mine that required major tree removal and cropping to come up with this simple, quiet composition. The color harmony on the other hand was provided by nature.

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Quote: "Look on the bright side" unknown

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


"Blue" 12x12"

Shapes and colors, I don't need much of an excuse to try find them. The harmony of this fun colored truck and those surrounding it called to me as soon as I saw it.

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Quote: "There is no Blue without Yellow and Orange." Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, December 15, 2014

Simple Snow

Simple Snow
​  A simple statement of shapes and colors was my goal in this piece. I find myself increasingly attracted to the simple, especially in poetry. This has lead me to a conclusion that the less words you say, the more potential power each word carries. Yes? 

Quote: Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch or genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. " E.F. Schumacher

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Shapes and Colors

Nanners and Clemmys 12x12"
​Shapes and colors, shapes and colors... Shapes and colors is all I was trying to keep in mind while painting this. Well that and don't eat the props.. Yet. 

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Quote: "Fruits ... like having their portrait painted. They seem to sit there and ask your forgiveness for fading. Their thought is given off with their perfumes. They come with all their scents, they speak of the fields they have left, the rain which has nourished them, the daybreaks they have seen." Paul Cezanne

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Someflower Sun Portrait

Someflower 8x8"
 If there was to be just one subject to paint for the rest of my days It would be the human form BUT if two were allowed the second would be sunflowers. Their colors, size and  varying posture would keep me busy and happy for a while.

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Quote" When I walk with you I feel as if i had a flower in my buttonhole" William Thackeray
Someflower detail

Monday, December 8, 2014


Nanners 12x12"
This painting of now ripe bananas is really a coming of age story. Five young, green on the edge bananas embark on a journey from the same grocery store.. Trouble ensues. 

Seriously though I've always found the way a banana turns color and changes every time you pass by them interesting. If you're lucky you can get some brown spots when you still have that beautiful "not ripe yet" green near the stem. An Analogous color harmony at its best. 

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Friday, December 5, 2014


"Echos" 12x12"
This painting "Echos" is of the moonlit view from my studio. On the quietest of nights you can hear the clang of empty sailboat masts and marker buoys.

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Quote: "The Night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand"
  Frederick L. Knowles

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day."
  Vincent Van Gogh

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Small Piece of Big Sky

Sky Study" 5x7" 
This little piece of Sky study is a special buy for someone that wants to own a piece of my work but does not have the means for a a larger piece or just enjoys small study type works. I know that if a few painters would offer tiny works for tiny prices I would have a more than a couple on my walls or desk top.

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In the Sun

This 5X7" flower scape is an abstracted cropping of Sunflowers that represents the variety of intense, lush greens and warm yellows i was surrounded by out in the landscape. A series i plan to continue soon.  Auction Link

Quote: " Let me embrace thee sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course." William Shakespeare

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Those Days

Those Days 12x12"
 Every once in a while you get the feeling that nature is posing for you.. You must forget everything and just paint fast. This is from one of those days.

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Quote: "The Earth has music for those who listen"
George Santayana

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Falling, For you.

Falling 12x12"

The day was warmer than Snow would have liked yet somehow it survived. Crunching under my boot, sending vibrations up my leg as I shifted to get better views of my evolving painting.
 Being attentive, in the moment while painting outdoors is so important when using the work created and your experience to create something better (hopefully) than both.  CLICK HERE for auction

Quote: “The snow began to fall again, drifting against the windows, politely begging entrance and then falling with
disappointment to the ground” Jamie McGuire (Beautiful Disaster)

Monday, December 1, 2014

All the Ms

All the Ms" 12x12"
All I want to say about this piece is, yes I ate them as soon as I was sure each M was done sitting for their painting.. Convenient snacking for sure. Click Here for Auction. This is my second piece in trying out the Daily Paintworks site and It was just picked as a featured piece or something like that.?. :)

Quote: “Candy is natures way of making up for Mondays." ~Unknown Author”