Sunday, July 27, 2014


I took a break from painting years ago. When I came back to it I stared with this one. It sold, but I forget where. When I stopped painting, I had just got denied from entering a show I really wanted to be in. A lot of Painters get turned away from certain shows. A lot of good ones, and a lot of successful ones. It's part of the business. I was so discouraged I just quit. After about 6 months and hiking made me want to paint. Me and Malissa hung out with this model, who I always enjoy painting, and finally I was back at it.  Soon, this painting sold. So I learned I may never reach the level of sales I have dreamt to. But then again I might. But I learned I'm a Painter and it's what I'm drawn to do, so I will continue, whatever happens and just go with the flow. It's in me blood and there is no walking away. Maybe that's the key to understand your life's Dreams.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Not done yet, but here are three stages of this current work and a method for make twice as more flowers in a shorter time. I always tried to apply this technique when writing sentences for a teacher after getting in trouble, but I couldn't really make it work. It works here though! I actually used three pencils at the same time for a while.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Just a couple of pics from the new piece. Here is the drawing and you can see what I've done with the field. I've done a lot since this pic was taken yesterday, it's coming pretty good. A lot of people claim Color Pencil is slow, but I'm everyone's opposite ( as usual). I work much faster in Color Pencil. This is a 32x17 inch piece and I just started on this Saturday night. I just love the Color Pencil.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

New piece

Here is the beginning of my next piece. I trace my drawing onto a Black matboard and then touched up the traced drawing while looking at the original. Not a good picture but you can see the process.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Catching up!

Ok, I played catch up on this one. It came together quite nicely. I'm not done yet, but for the most part I am. I was eager to work with the light in this, especially with the trees to the right and the light in Britney's hair. A few more set downs and it should be done. Oh, and this was scene at Anglin Falls.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Cliffsart History

I haven't had a chance to paint much the last couple of days so here are two Cliffsart history pieces. I did these Color Pencil pieces of the Natural Bridge and Balanced Rock. Both are great places to hike but it's a little tricky in the snow. I remember I was jumpy because I had bruised ribs from another fall I took on ice earlier that year. Probably 2008 or so. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Here we are.

I worked on this one last night. It's another scene from the Anglin Falls It's funny that the landscape there is so neat, I've only painted the Falls once or twice. I should also add that I sold Shawnee Run and it is now off to a new home in New Hampshire. To an Art Collector with good taste of course