Merry Christmas, Mary!

Export to PDF | Export to DOCMy oil painting called “O Christmas Tree” is on its way to the Midwest today! A long-time collector of mine bought it as a surprise for his wife. I think it will definitely brighten up their winter. 🙂

“O Christmas Tree” (bid now for this painting!)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCAfter we put our Christmas tree up last December, I decided that I needed a new painting to cheer up our home during the short days of winter. So I decided to paint myself a winter painting called “O Christmas Tree.” It hung over our fireplace, making me smile […]

the curse of the right brain (“adams lane” days 5 & 6)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCHere’s the last day of photos showing my process and progress while working on the oil painting called “adams lane.” As I looked back over this last set of photos, I find it hard to believe that I spent an entire day painting the trees. How is that possible? […]

the sunny side of the fence (“adams lane” day 4)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCI spent most of my day painting a fence. There are about 55 different little pieces that make up the white fence. So this part of the painting is a rather slow-going process. But the reward is most satisfying! My favorite thing about the fence is the contrast between the […]

the fields need to dry (painting “adams lane” day 3)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCHere’s some more photos from the commission I’ve been working on. I spent most of the day creating the grassy field which makes up the bottom half of the painting. It’s starting to take shape!

so thankful for 20/20 vision (painting “adams lane” day 2)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCToday I worked on painting the house, the barns, and the other little structures. Painting all this detail made my eyes cross (I’m not exaggerating)… mainly because it was so hard to see any detail in the photos. Hopefully I won’t need to get glasses as a result of […]

the fun begins! (painting “adams lane” day 1)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCI’m happy to report that I have successfully completed the third of my three commissioned paintings for my client from Travelers Rest, SC named Ron. I put the finishing touches on this painting at the end of the day on Friday, and I’m really pleased with how it turned […]

“Mt. Tam” is FINALLY done! (part 6)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCHere’s a commission I started last winter and just finally finished up this summer. It’s heading to Kansas City, Missouri, so I want to make sure it’s completely dry before sending it half way across the county. It’s been drying since the beginning of August, so I think it […]

Drawing what I can’t see (“adams lane” day 1)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCThis week I’m staring the third of three commissioned oil paintings for my client Ron. I saved this one for last because I thought it may be the most challenging — I wanted to make sure my painting skills were back up to snuff after the summer break. It’s […]

re-visiting “Mt. Tam” five months later (part 5)

Export to PDF | Export to DOC I can’t believe it’s been five months since I last worked on this painting. It needed a lot of time to dry because it was so thickly covered with wet oil paints… but then I guess time just got away from me as it was just at the […]