April 29, 2013

peach kiss

24 x 30, oil on canvas

"Weeds are flowers too
once you get to know them."

April 27, 2013


 18 x 24, oil on linen
My assignment for the painting above was to use a smaller study (below) that was painted on location as my main source of reference, while eliminating unnecessary details like the architectural shape. 
Fun stuff. 
6 x 8

Many thanks to the Indiana Plein Air Painters, who hosted master artists
 in a series of weeklong events including workshops, a panel discussion,
 tour of George and Peggy Rapp's art collection, a paint out and gallery exhibit!
All the while being surrounded by Spring's new wardrobe...

Kenn Backhaus demo

And then it was time to dash down to Tennessee and congratulate all the WPSE award winners (see full list here) -  As you can see, it was well attended. Many thanks to Michelle and Helli at the Imagine Gallery for making it an outstanding weekend of events! 

April 17, 2013

WPSE Exhibit opens this weekend!

 I'm pleased to announce that one of my paintings was juried into 
an upcoming exhibit for the

 Lori Putman, whose painting is shown below, is serving as the show's judge, and will offer  a demo and lecture as part of the weekend festivities. Located only a few minutes south of Nashville at Franklin's Imagine Gallery, the show will continue through May 20th. (details below)

Congratulations to all participants represented by WPSE, including fellow artists from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia!  

Hope to see you there, or
you may view the show online by clicking here.

April 9, 2013

Yours Truly

24 x 30, oil on linen

"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world."
Mother Teresa

April 6, 2013

Spring's Eternal Bouquet

10x10, oil on canvas
Tired of roses yet?  I hope not, because I'm hopelessly smitten by the challenge of painting their subtle value changes, slight color differences, and variety of shapes and personalities that makes each one uniquely beautiful. The art of learning to really SEE. All good stuff. 

"Life stands before me 
like an eternal spring
 with new and brilliant clothes." 
Carl Friedrich Gauss

April 2, 2013

the days

10x10, oil on canvas

"They are not long, the days of wine and roses.
Out of a misty dream, 
our path emerges for a while, 
then closes,
within a dream."
Ernest Dowson