Good afternoon. Hope your weekend is going well on Good Friday. This painting 

"Looking Back" is a mixed media I finished for a show in Sanford Florida next month. As you see I am using a lot of textures and mediums to get my visual point across to the the viewer. I think in art it is the visual interpretation that draws the true critics in to the painting. I utilized the three photos as a center point to the painting.  The painting is 15x36x1.5 Inches on canvas. 

 The Sanford Florida show is May 6-7. I understand it is a well attended show so I hope you can come and see my newest art. Also I have two paintings at the Lakeland Center  Main Lobby near the Ticket Booths with the Lakealnd Art Guild. I won the Award of Merit for one Painting. This show runs until June. 

 Have a blessed weekend on this special weekend for Easter. See Ya!


Well we are finished. Seemed like these last two days working on this really went slower than anticipated. So finishing up I painted  the forground and used Tyvek to create the rocks then used an old book I had with Routs 66 map in it to attach to the painting. I utlized the route 66 road sign from the book  and made a cardboard base. Highway is painted in acrylic paint. Overall I am very satisfied with the way it came out. Looking back on the process the idea was there in general to end up with this result. Not everything meshed the way I hoped but in the end "Route 66" is ready for my next show. Hope you enjoyed the process of the painting. Have a blessed week. See ya!!

Day 3 Work

Day 1 and 2 Work

Good afternoon. Hope yours is going well. This is a update of a Process of a painting that I started last week. I am showing you the process from start to finish on this painting. 
 I came up with a title "Route 66". It seemed appropriate for this painting so I used it. The mediums used were Red Rosin paper for the mountains in the background. I used modeling paste on them and then a fluid acrylic and attached them with a gel to the panel. The forground and sky were painted with acrylic paint. I also used a clear tar gel to make the clouds which don't seem too noticable in the painting but they are there. 
 I am pretty much over half way but still more forground work to do. Will provde a new update when that is done. Have a blessed day and see ya. 



Photo of Vehicle




Good afternoon. Thought I would share with you the process of starting a painting. This painting is started and here is how it began. I took a trip to Home Depot and purchsed some hardboard and had it cut into panels. Usually these panels are 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick 15 x24 or 12x27. Once I get them home I will paint them with a Gesso(usually two coats) and sand it between coats. I use a light sand paper to do this. 

 I took a photo copy of  photograph I had of a 50's Pontiac and did a reveraal print on wood. I use a mate medium on the non photo side of the photo copy and attach it to the wood. Letting it dry for 24 hours I then remove the layers of paper using water and a piece of cloth. It takes awhile but eventually you will see a image and after many hours of rubbing and drying you have what I have achieved. Once I am happy with the image I am ready to use watercolors to highlight the Pontiac. I left the background unfinished because I will use a different medium for that. Last step is to spray the car with a varnish to protect the watercolors.

Will have another blog when more of painting is done. Have a blessed week. See ya! 

Good Morning to all of you, Thanks for coming out to the Bloomin Art Show in Bartow this past weekend. Lots of people and enjoyed meeting  you and talking art. A great weekend for art. I was fortunate to win an award so that improved the weekend also.

" Differences" is a copper piece on Canvas I did last week and it was in the show in Bartow. The figures are abstract but I wanted them to be seen as figures dealing with motion, sadness, uncertainty and of course differences in shapes and sizes.. I used as mediums liquid acrylics, watercolors, copper and bean pods. This piece is 15x30x1.5 on Canvas.


Speaking of shows this will be my next one



  This show is a juried show in Sanford, Florida May 6-7. It is a ways from Lakeland but a nice drive to a great venue for Art. Hope some of you can make it. That is it. Hope your have a great day and a blessed week. See Ya




Good morning. Saturday and great day here in Florida to get out and about. Thought I needed to do a blog so this is it

"Weeping Guitar" Was a piece I had wanted to do because of a old watercolor I did last year. This is a large painting 30x40 so I wanted to give it a feel of largeness and a use of toned down colors. The mediums used were Liqutex spray paint, Golden Fluid Acrylics, Watercolors, Red RosinPaper, Tissue paper, Old watercolor painting.

This piece will be at the upcoming Bloomin Art show in Bartow Florida  May 4 and 5, 2016. My Booth assignment is number 57 so please stop by. 

 Like I said a great day to get out so I better run. Have a blessed week and see ya. 


"To The Morning" is a painting I completed today so thought I should blog it. Little history on the painting. Last summer when we were at Ft Myers Beach I ran across a gentleman playing his guitar early one morning walking along the beach. I asked him if I could take his photo and he said yes. I pulled the photo out the other day and started thinking it would make a great piece for a painting with a old Dan Fogleberg song. I used the sheet music and lyrics thus the title "To the Morning." This is a 24x36 MIxed Media on Canvas. Hope you enjoy it. Have a blessed day and see ya.

Good morning. Hope everyone has survived the holidays and the cool weather here in Florida. Seems like summer is still aways off. Anyway lets get down to this painting.

 "Under the Surface" Was a painting I wanted to do for a long time since  I  I started experimenting with rust paint. This painting had a lot of steps to get it finished and the hardest part was getting the paper to look rusty and old. I utilized also an old water color painting I had done in Raleigh back in 2014 for the surface part of the piece. I utlized the following mediums to complete it. Tyvek, Golden High Flow Acrylics, Modern Masters Rust Paint, Caulk, Tar Gel, Modeling Paste. The 12 x24 Hardboard Panel Floats on a 17x28 Panel and is ready to hang. 

 Also if you get a chance the 67 th  Anniversary Fine Arts Juried Exhibition  will be opening on January 12, 2017 at the Ridge Art Association Gallery in WInter Haven, Florida. My blog from last month about "Sluice Box" is the piece that I entered and is showing in this exhibition. As artists we hope you will get out and see our art because we love to share it with everyone. Have a blessed week and Go Clemson" See ya!