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Good Morning to all. Nice rainy day that is a soaker. Always enjoy rain steady and so far no thunder. 

Well losing count. Think we are around 76 day since we started this stay at home, social distancing, face mask stuff. It has been frustrating but I have found a good time to paint in my studio. 

 This painting is titled "At the End of the Day". it is 12x12 oil on a wood panel. Got the idea back in January and thought it would make a great painting. I know the feel of working all week but not on horseback, in the rain or snow all kinds of weather and being dog tired to know you have get up and do it again the next day. Anuway I think this cowboy scored that idea pretty well. this painting is now available for sale. shipping free on it. 

Contact me if you are interested in it. 

 Ok on shows in the area we have a few going on. LDDA currently has a Plein Air Show hung in Lakeland at the LDDA office. Also The Ridge Art Association has a online show currenlty on their web site. Additional shows for Ridge are coming up during the summer so check out their website also. I current am showing 3 paintings on the Western Gallery website on Instagram. This is a juried show  for Western emerging artists throughout the US. 47 artists are partcipating in this show. you can see it on Instagram at @westerngallery and go to their link. I am entering more shows and putting more art in a gallery in Santa Fe soon and will update everyone. That all for now. Stay safe stay well and social distance. See Ya!

 




Afternoon everyone, FInished this piece today. Kinda fits for my current situation. I based this painting on my fall trip last year. Wow seems like a while ago. I like  the idea of the peacefulness of this painting, Open country large expanse, time to think of everything around you. Nature gives us so much to apperciate. With this virus she is untouched. Her beauty remains and probably improves in most cases. So Mid Day Thoughts gives this painting a quiet time to think about all that is going on and hope for some improvements from where we are coming from and where we are going to.

Mid Day Thoughts is a 16x16 oil on Gallery Canvas. 

Hope your days are safe and hang in there. Have a blessed week and see ya. 




Good Afternoon to all, First of all I hope everyone is staying home and being safe. Here in Florida they haven't done a Stay at Home for the whole state as of this blog, which is to me, crazy, but we dont't need to get into that. I looked at my last blog and that was February 19, 2020. Wow today is Apri1 1, 2020 and so so much has changd roughly in just 6 weeks. 

 I have been painting but start and quiting paintings mostly before they are complete. Also lots of sketches as of late. For all artists drawing is the basic requirement to do your art better. So thats been my goal . 

 Red Mesa Late Day is a painting of a mesa that is on the Navaho Reservation in Northern Arizona. I have used it in other paintings but this one is a little more contemporary and I liked the distance and expanse in it. Also the forground creates the depth by layers to the mesa. This is a 12x36 Oil on Canvas. It will hang in my studio until we get through this crisis we all share. 

 Art shows are none to be found locally until all this clears up. I did enter a online show through Western Gallery and we will see how that goes this month. Otherwise painting and drawing will continue and I feel positive this will clear up hopefully sooner then later. We all will now have a different perspective on social distancing and socializing I am sure.

Again stay safe be safe and hang in there. We have to stay positive in our hearts and for our families. Have a blessed day and see ya!




Good Morning, Nice morning here in Lakeland. A early morning walk by the lake and it was short sleeves and shorts about 72 Degrees. Thats Florida for you. Anyway a new painting to talk about.

Finding The Trail is a 24x24 Oil on a Gallery Wrapped Canvas. Basis for the painting was again utlizing some of my photos from the trip to Utah last fall. Specifically the Burr Cattle Trail. This trail went through Glen Canyon and Grand Staircase. Pretty Country and rough but the trail was used to move cattle back and forth for grazing between winter and summer ranges and also to market. Time Line was during the 1870's and 18880's by John Burr. I used Capital Reef for the basis of this painting. 

 News on my art. Currently I am showing some paintings at the Faust Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona. Greatly opportunity for a Florida artist to show there. Some shows comiing up and on my radar are the Melvin Gallery Show in May. Also some online shows in the West I am trying to enter also. All these shows are juried so we will see where this goes. Stay tuned!

Have a great week and a blessed one also. See ya!

 




Good Afternoon  Cool day today and I have had a cold for about a week now. Seems like it is improving so have been indoors quite abit. I have been wanting to do a blog a month and this one is the first in awhile so I am doing it today. So lets get into it. 

Nocturnal Movements is a 18x36 Oil on a gallery wrapped canvas. This painting took up most of the month of January. I think it came out more early dawn then nocturnal. I studied some paintings of well known Western Artists Bill Gollings, Bill Anton, Olaf Wieghorst. The best of the Western Nocturnal Artists has to be Frank Tenney Johnson. His paintings utlized moonlight and blue colors to make his paintings come alive at night.

This painting has a very limited pallete but needs more blues to be a truer nocturnal painting. With all the struggles of this paintings it was a  great learning curve and I think a great start to more real nocturnal paintings. 

 Not to much on the gallery scene locally. RP Funding Center currently has a show up for the lakeland Art Guild. I will update on any shows or galleries I am working with. All for today have a blessed week and go 49ers at the Super Bowl. See ya!





Good Morning and it is nearly time for another decade to start. Wow where does time go and oh so quickly. I have been pretty absent from my blog so lets catch up now. 
  December 30, 2019 and this was the last painting for this decade. Wild Horses is a 36x36 Oil on a Gallery Wrapped Canvas. A friend of mine said I named this painting after a song by Mick Jagger. Maybe I had that tune in my subconscious but really I am a fan of the Wild Mustangs of the Southwest. I wanted to break the painting into 3 paintings with different topography. Also  I included a hazy Butte from New Mexico in the background of the painting, All and all I think it shows the motion and feel I was trying to achieve and paint. 
 This painting has been admitted to the 70th Anniversary FIne Arts Jury Show at the Ridge Art Association Winter Haven Fl. The show runs from January 9th 2020 until January 26, 2020. Please stop by to see the excellent work by artists from  Central Florida. . Also the Lakeland Art Guild will have a show opening at the RPFunding Center in Lakleand Florida in January of 2020. This is a members show. Finally the LDDA(Lakeland Downtown Development Association) has a show also opening in January of Watercolor art. This is at the LDDA offices on Kentucky Ave, in Lakeland. Check with LDDA for office hours if you have interst in this show. 

 All I got for 2019. Hope to be here more often in 2020. Have a blessed New Years and be safe, See Ya!

 

 

 




Good Afternoon and hello to all. Weather great but humid wishing the cool weather would show up. Anyway

This painting is the 2nd that I have painted from my trip out West. We stopped at the entrance to this road and the photo just seemed like it had to be painted. I was amazed at the  colors that were created by this Mesa and it provided a perfect subject for my painting. the road was a natural to the Mesa and it gave me the depth and perspective I so often want when I paint. The painting is titled "Red Mesa" and is 24x12x1.5 oil on Canvas. I am waiting to show this later next year but maybe it will sell and no need to show. WIshful Thinking!

 The Ridge Art Association has a reception this Saturday for its new show. Try and stop by to see the great art. I have some pieces in this show. 

  My next show is at the Ed Mell Gallery in Phoenix AZ on November 9, 2019 from 10-4 PM. This show includes 12 other artists besides myself. It should be exciting and fun. 

 Have a great week and I hope to talk soon. See YA!



 




 

 


Good Morning to all as I get this blog out for this month. I have been busy getting ready for show in Phoenix along with trip out West earlier this month and painting. 

Sharing my latest  painting of Coal Mine Canyon.

Our trip was up to Northern Arizona and then  for 4 days near Capital Reef National Park. Many many photos and memories for this trip

Painting is of Coal Mine Canyon in Northern Arizona. We got there about a hour before sunset so the canyon did its best of giving us a show. Spectacular shadows 

and colors made this a great painting to do. Painting is 24x24 oil on a wrapped canvas. Love this canyon so will paint it again,

Also I am providing the flyer for the show in Phoenix in November. Most of these artists are well known mostly in the West but also in the East. Great group to be included with.

Local show I am entering is in Winter Haven this month called Rejuvenation by the Ridge Art Association. Entering some recent paintings so will se how that goes. 

Also RP Funding has a current show hanging  by the Lakeland Art Guild. Try and get out to these shows. Artists love your input and appreciation of their work.

 Have a great week and see ya!