Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Morning in Mesopotamia

This little village in NE Ohio is home to businesses who are either owned by the Amish or others that   fill their needs. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Big Bend Beauty

I painted this recently from a photo I took a few years ago at Big Bend National Park in Texas. I've been to a lot of places on this big blue ball of dirt and water, but the beauty of this park is like no other. It can be a dangerous, hostile environment if you are not prepared to meet Nature on it's terms. Lots of water, sunblock, a wide-brimmed hat and common sense will let you take in this place and weld it to your soul forever.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Goodbye Port Aransus

I painted a small color sketch of the view from my son's boat where I spent the winter five years ago. A friend of his saw it on this blog and wanted a bigger version of it, 24"w x 30" tall. Port Aransus is on the far eastern end of Mustang Island, just off the coast of Corpus Christi, Tx. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

A fair trade

I traded this painting I did for a friend in exchange for some fine cabinet work. It was done about 80% plain air, 20% studio.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A recycled church

I recycled this painting of a recycled church that is now a local winery. It's a classy place;  God forbid it would have been a dumpy beer joint.

A winning tune-up

I haven't been able to paint outside much this year, so I've cast a critical eye upon some of my works from the last few years. I reworked this farm scene a bit and won best of show at a local competition.

A tribute to Chardin'

I study the paintings of Jean Baptiste' Chardin, a 17th century French painter, to see what makes them tick. I own modern reproductions of many of the props he used, as well as a few original items.