Monday, October 27, 2008


12"x24" oil on canvas

This is a different style for me. I again, experimented with a black background, adding color onto that letting the black peak through. I enjoyed doing this piece. It was casual and easy and I liked the boldness from something so very delicate.

Friday, October 17, 2008


We just adopted an adorable 3 month old boy kitty on Saturday. Here he is with my son, Matthew. The kitten currently has no name, just a bunch of nicknames, see title for one. I've thought of Leo (he was born in August like myself), Tigger, Romeo, Merlot, Dudley, Roo, Bug, Ringo, Cooper, Jasper, Bean...I just can't make up my mind and I have kids that don't like many of the names. I'm sure he will be a painting subject in the future. Mean while he's keeping me company in the studio.

Friday, October 3, 2008

"A Shady Path"

20"x16" oil on canvas (in progress)

This is another painting I've decided to finish. Again, it's from when I lived up north. I'm not exactly sure why I stopped painting it at the time, but I suspect it was my insecurity of knowing how to capture it the way it was in my head. I do like how the grassy dirt road brings your eye into the painting. I need to rework the green oak in front, there is too much detail and needs to be softened. Please feel free to leave a comment. I learn a lot from other artists.