Friday, October 23, 2015

"Kodak Duaflex IV"

8x8 oil

At first I was a bit intimidated to paint this camera. Silly, huh, to be intimidated by a camera. There seemed to be a lot of detail I didn't want to deal with. It wasn't bad at all, I had fun with it. Now I want to paint two more cameras I have. One is a stereoscopic Kodak and the other is a Kodak Instamatic. So I'm going to paint a Kodak series. Fun, right?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Beater n' Bowl"

8x8 oil

I painted this for the upcoming Wayland Academy Alumni show. I am delivering it this Friday and plan to stop in to see Bev Dohmann (my old art teacher). She is the one to blame who started me off on this art adventure, so long ago.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Yellow Ball"

8"x 8" oil

I have been having fun painting glass objects lately. What a challenge it is to capture the light and the refractive quality of the pencils in the jar.

I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"Vegas Memories"

8"x8" oil

My dad died over 20 years ago and I've had an old steamer trunk of his. In the trunk was a bag full of old matches he had collected. Matches from Chicago, Aspen, Playboy clubs around the country, and these matches and ash tray from Vegas. It just brought back a lot of memories of my dad. Even though I called this "Vegas Memories", it's really about him.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

"Getting the Wrinkles Out"

8" x 8" Oil

I really should have called this "Bella's Iron". My youngest daughter picked this out for me to paint, when we were at the local consignment store. That was 4 years ago. She kept asking me when I was going to paint the iron. I think she gave up on me. But, here it is. I knew I'd get around to it.

Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


"Sunbeam" 8"x8"


The last 6 months have been very enlightening for me. Since I have been painting full time, I have been able to really explore who I am as an artist. What I like to paint, what medium I enjoy working with. You know, all that art stuff. I have played with plein air, realism, acrylic, oil, back to acrylic, then finally landing on oil. I have found I am a studio realist artist. I do really love the freedom of plein air but will only continue to paint outside as an exercise to help me in the studio.

Anyway, you can expect more work from me along the line of this one.

Enjoy and thanks for looking. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

"It's The Real Thing"

Acrylic on gessoed board


Not sure what to say about this. Except I had a blast  painting this one. After 3 attempts I finally completed this piece. The first 2 attempts I used oil paint, then decided I can get the same look using acrylic and it will dry faster. And I was right, go figure.

Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"7th and West Main"

11 x 14 oil

I just got back from a great workshop with Anne Blair Brown, in Nashville, TN. This painting was done from a plein air study. I brought it back and re-painted, trying to apply the things I learned.
I met some other artists, the weather was good and I had a great time.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

"House of Blues"

8"x8" oil

Ahhh, spring is here. The snow has melted. It was a beautiful day when this house caught my eye. Everything was blue, the sky, the house and the car. My wife came up with the name. I was thinking "Feelin the Blues" But, she is so much smarter than me.

Enjoy and thanks for looking!