Monday, December 19, 2011

Tulsa From The West Bank

This is a 9" x 12" oil on masonite
painting in the collection of Mr. &Mrs. Trey Greer.
A quick oil "sketch" of downtown Tulsa.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pink Peonies In A Jar

This is a 9" x 12" oil on masonite
painted in the studio from life in a
demo session. Yet another floral, which
is a lot of fun to paint when working
on technique or color mixing. Staying
loose is sometimes a problem with me
but flowers make it easier.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Philbrook Museum Pond

This was painted two weeks ago on the grounds
of the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, in the garden.
For those familiar with the location, this was one
of the small coy ponds east of the main building,
looking southwest towards the south lawn. It's
acrylic and oil, 9" x 12" on canvas.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Magnolia Still Life

This is a 9" x 12" oil on masonite
painted this morning. This is one of a series
of floral still lifes for my October show
at the Tulsa Rose Garden.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sedan Lakeside Road

This was painted while on a retreat to
Sedan, Kansas about a month ago. The
mornings were starting to get a little cooler
and the air was crisper. It's a very
pleasant location to get away from it all.
It's oil on masonite, 9" x 12".

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Roses In Red And Yellow

Another still life in oils on gessoed masonite.
8" x 10". I'm painting a number of these florals this
size for the OSI show in Tulsa at the Garden Center
on the 23rd of October. Hopefully, a few people will
take some of these home.

Crepe Myrtle Still Life

Earlier this year, a car jumped the curb by our house
and flipped up and landed on a large crepe myrtle alongside
the house, keeping the car from crashing into our living
room. Thankful that the poor plant saved the living room
but sorry to see it destroyed...or so I thought.
This still life contains blossoms from the new sprouted
plant that has arisen in it's place. Those are tough plants.
This is 8" x 10", oil on gessoed masonite.

River Tree

Here's another view painted the same day as the previous
image from a higher angle. Still really overcast with a drop
of rain or two now and then. This is the Arkansas River
in Tulsa, Oklahoma looking north towards the 11th street
bridge. It's an 8" x 10" oil on gessoed masonite.

Arkansas River Bridge

This is a plein air painting of the 21st street
bridge in Tulsa on a cloudy day. Painted last
Thursday morning..nice day outside for
a change. This is 8"x 10" oil on gessoed

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rose Of Sharon

This is a painting, oil on panel, completed this
morning as a demonstration. It's 8"x 10" rendering
of Rose of Sharon blossoms clipped from the
plant in my back yard.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fruit Still Life

This simple still life was painted today as a demo
for a class. Simplified brushstrokes and simplified
composition with a lot of paint on the brush.
"Think Masses" concept, yet again. This is 8" x 10"
oil on gessoed board.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bill's Water Can

This is a small study in acrylics and it's
5" x 7" in size on gessoed masonite.
Midsummer scene in my father-in-law's
backyard garden. Sometimes, the simplest
images create fun paintings and this
was no exception.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Here's another portrait. It's oil, 18" x 24" on stretched canvas.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Here's another portrait of a friend of mine,
Byrdie Thompson. She's an artist and has been
taking lessons for several years now. She posed
for this during one of those sessions.
It's 20" x 24" , oil on stretched canvas.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


A portrait of my grandson. This has a few
touchups I'd like to make but for the most part,
it's done. It's a 16" x 20" oil on stretched
canvas. Hope the little guy likes it. He's
definitely one of a kind. Smart, considerate
and full of imagination.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


This painting was painted in a class situation with
using a strong pink underpainting. I wanted to show
how the object and surroundings would look with
the pink helping the color saturation. I left some of
the pink underpainting showing around the edges
to be able to see the effect. It's a simple apple
with highlights and this took about a half hour. It's
oil on canvas paper pad and the oil paint was applied
in a very thin wash with the highlight colors
being a bit thicker.
About 7" x 7".

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Still Life Study

This was painted in class this morning as
a demo. "Think Masses" was the mantra when
I started this and it moved rather quickly.
Just a highlight here and there after blocking
in the larger areas. Oil on canvas paper pad
11" x 14".

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tulsa Botanical Garden

I spent the afternoon on a beautiful
Saturday on the grounds of the Tulsa
Botanical Gardens, which is an ongoing
development at the moment. When
completed, it should be a showcase of
the natural beauty of Oklahoma in
the Osage hills north of the city.
This is an oil on board, 11" x 14".
I plan to paint at least a half dozen images
on that location through the summer.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

18th & Cincinnati, Tulsa.

Here's an oil that I actually started and posted
earlier..some time ago, actually. I found a nice frame
and added some more detail into the painting
itself and it will be exhibited at the Tulsa International
Mayfest Invitational Gallery in late May. Another
landscape will accompany it and will be posted
when framed.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Woodward Park Bridge

Took the easel to the park last Saturday. There
were more people there than the Super Bowl.
Lots of high school seniors in their formals for
prom night but first a photo taken while standing
on this bridge. Can't forget the young lady who
wore a bright lemon yellow full length formal
that was intense in the afternoon sun. And
her date had the same color tie with his tux.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sharon At The Easel

This is a 20" x 24" oil on stretched
canvas portrait of an artist friend of
mine, Sharon, who takes a painting lesson
most every week. She kindly posed for this
portrait to help me build up samples
of my portrait style.

*Note: I've just received word that this fine lady,
Sharon Saied passed away on the 15th of 
August, 2012. 
Sharon had been sick for a while and still
continued to paint and create beautiful images.
She was an incredible soul who always looked
on the bright side of things. Never thinking of
herself, always others first. There's a lesson
there for us all. She'll be missed, to be sure.