Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Walking The Dogs

This is a 9" x 12" oil on masonite.
This was painted in the studio using a
photo for reference. The scene was in
Minnesota..wish I could have been there
to paint from life but this photo
was the next best thing.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Colonel's Daughter

This is a portrait of my wife. I owe her so
much more than I could ever repay. This is
my first portrait of her after all these years.
It's about time.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tulsa Botanical Garden

I will be participating in an afternoon exhibit of art
at the Tulsa Botanical Gardens on the 24th of October.
The Oklahoma Society of Impressionists is having a
benefit exhibit and sale with proceeds going to the
expansion and development of the Botanical Gardens.
This is one of my paintings for the exhibit. It's
oil on Luan board and it's around 13 1/2" x 10 3/4"
image area.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Simple Still Life

Sometimes, it's just fun to sit and paint a
simple still life without a complicated composition
or subject matter. It's good practice and sometimes
turns into a painting worth keeping. I kinda liked
the result here. Trying to stay a little loose and
"impressionistic" here. 8" x 10" acrylic on masonite.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Simple Landscape with Pond

Nothing complicated but a good study on perspective,
values and color. This was done as a demo in class.
It's only 8" x 10". Oil on gessoed Masonite.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Oklahoma Farm Road

This is oil on gessoed masonite board
11" x 14" unframed. This is your typical
dusty country road in Oklahoma when the
heat just beats down and you start thinking
about an ice cold drink of water. We've
had our share of these days this summer.

Fishing at Gene's

This is an oil painting, 11" x 14" on gessoed
masonite. It was painted in the studio from a photo
that I took while vacationing in north central Arkansas
on the Norfork River, south of Mountain Home.
Beautiful place to fish for trout...in very cold
water that sometimes moves pretty fast.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Japton Creek

This was painted in oil on masonite, 11" x 14".
It's a small creek in Japton, Arkansas, early one
fall morning last year.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Early Morning On The Norfork

This is an oil on mdf board, 8" x 10" unframed.

It's an early morning scene on the Norfork River just

below the dam at Lake Norfork, in search of the elusive,

large brown trout. This trip was successful.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Woodwark Park II

This is acrylic on gessoed board. 11" x 14".
Fall scene at Woodward Park, Tulsa.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Almost There

This is oil on a 9" x 12" masonite panel.
Painted in the studio from a photograph
made while driving west on Wedington
Road in Northwest Arkansas heading
to Oklahoma.

Friday, June 4, 2010

After Dinner

This is a quick oil on mdf board
study of a guy relaxing after enjoying
dinner downtown. No hurry to get

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Woodward Park Afternoon

This is a 9" x 12" oil on board of a section
of Woodward Park in Tulsa. It's that golden type
of afternoon in late fall when it's still warm
but nearing the first taste of cold.

Friday, February 19, 2010

LIfe Is Just a Bowl of Cherries

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
This is on MDF board, in oil.
10" x 10", painted as a class

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tomato and Pear Still Life

This is an 8" x 10" acrylic painting on MDF board.
It's an experiment with a different, rougher surface
and although it's harder to photograph, it
does lend itself to an interesting texture. Can't
paint as thin as I'd like on it.. It's for sale on eBay.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Enjoying A Snack..

Painted today from a photo as a demo in an art lesson.
Oil on MDF board. 10" x 10" with gessoed surface.
I've included a shot with the framed painting. Framing
really makes a big difference.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Buffalo River

This is a 9" x 12" oil on panel painting of a section
of the Buffalo River in Northern Arkansas. God's country.
This was in late fall and the water was fast moving
and a very strange pea green color. Seemed to be free
of mud and such and relatively clean but still greenish.
The area had recently experienced a deluge of rain
that brought the Buffalo out of it's banks and maybe that's
the reason for the color.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Still Life in Red, White & Blue

This is a still life on stretched canvas, 14" x 18".
It's oil with an acrylic underpainting. Painted
from life in the studio.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Roses & Glass

This is a 9" x 12" oil on masonite still life
painted in studio from life. No, there never
really was any water in the vase. Should
have added that little touch, though.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Three In a Row

These three houses are near downtown
Tulsa, Oklahoma and are obviously an early version
of the duplex concept, circa 1920's.
Late summer afternoon along Victor St.

Boxley Church

This old church is located in Boxley, Arkansas.
It's in the area where the Buffalo River meanders
through the Ozarks, east of Fayetteville, Arkansas.