Good morning. Last day before we give thanks so our house is starting to get a bit crazy. 15 Folks or more tomorrow so the turkey is getting geared up. Hope your houses will be blessed also.

 Ok this weeks piece is called "Wind Fall". Idea came from watching some programs on timber cutting and what the slopes look like after the cutting of timber. Without restoration of new growth the land will be eroded and washed out from rain and other elements. I tried to achieve that idea in ths is painting. I think it came out pretty well. It is 18x24 mixed media using modeling paste, watercolors, ink, groud white wash and palm fiber on paper. I am getting back into my painting grove so hope to continue getting new art out more. Have a great Thanksgiving with family and friends and will see you on the flip side. See ya!!

Good afternoon. Well had to change my blog from weekly blog to blog. Seems I am not getting to my blog as often as I use to. 

Want to say thanks to all that made Art Crawl 2015 last weekend. There was so many people attending and I was lucky to sell a few pieces so that really was fun. Thanks for stopping by my booth everyone.

 First piece I have done in a few weeks. This is titled "Dried Up" Thought of the Southwest when painting this and the shortage of water they have been fighting as of late. I used a wash on modeling paste on paper. After it dried I layered more watercolor over the paste to get the layers and transparency. I then used a rag to scrub the watercolor paint so it would show depth. Kind of a poor man's method of Intaglio. Something like that. Anyway that is my art piece for this week. Hope to be more often with more painitngs. Have a blessed week and catch you later. See ya!!

Hello to all. Wow it has been nearly a month since my last blog. Sorry about that. 

Lots going on away from my painting lately so less time to paint unfortunately. I did squeeze one in this week so I will share it with you. 

"Past times' is a photo of a barn I took outside of Franklin NC about two years ago. I had painted it before but this time I wanted to approach the painting with a different perspective and interpretation. I am continuing to use mixed media on my paintings and this one is no exception. I utilized palm husk fiber from a tree outside of our house. Along with the watercolors I also used indian inks  This is a 11x15 Watercolor on 300# cold pressed paper.

 Short note I am doing a juried show with some other artists at the Art Crawl 2015 in Lakeland Florida November 14, 2015 At the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland Florida. My work will be mixed media so if you are in town come by my booth and see my newest work. All for the week. Have a great blessed weekend. See YA!!

Two blogs this week. Well actually the second painting is a redo of a previous painting I had done. About 1/12 years ago I cam e down to visit family and I took some pictures of some swans at a Lake Morton in Lakeland. Of course Lakeland fames itself on the swans they have so I decided to paint them. Last spring I did a painting for the show at Michell's Coffee Shop so this painting is Titled "Swan Refaire'. I guess that is a fancy way to say swan redo. This painting is different from the first. You can compare the two if you go to my web site This is a 18x24 watercolor on 300# paper. Weekend is fast approaching so enjoy yourself and enjoy a warm fall. See ya!


Good afternoon. Thought I would get a quick blog out this week. Mainly about the painting. "Tobacco Barn" was a photo that is from a barn in Eastern North Carolina. The painting is mixed media in that I have found parts of Florida Palms provide interesting pieces of bark that I am able to use in my paintings. This is a 11x15 watercolor with palm bark on 300# Fabriano Cold Pressed Paper. Hope you enjoy it. Have a blessed week and see you soon. See YA!

Thought I would paint some late this week and I got the time to do it. This is my latest painting title "Fence Lines". I am excited about it because it a painting that seemed to work for me from  start to finish. As much as I want to continue painting realism, the challenge now is to express my painting with

ideas and color that will make a oberver think and understand what I am wanting to achieve in my painting. This is a 22x30 Mixed Media on 300# Fabriano Cold Pressed Paper.. Have a blessed weekend and a great week. See ya! and GO GATORS!!!



Hope your week has been going well. I haven't had a lot of time to paint lately but I am trying to get some done still on a weekly basis. This painting was a inspiration from all my trips to Anna Maria Island over the years and finding the sandbar was always important because you could swim, then  wade and then sit and enjoy the day in 3 ft. of water at low tide. The other side of the bar was deep and snorkeling you probably would see the elusive sand dollar. Anyway this painting is basically all watercolor with some acrylic paint for high lights. It is 11 x 15 unmatted on 300# paper. 

 The paint is flowing again som hope to have some more paintings real soon. Enjoy the week and get to the beach when you can. Have a blessed day. See Ya


Studio is back up and running. I have been experimenting this week with different mediums I don't normally use. One is acrylic paint. I bought some Golden Liquid Acrulic that really seem to pop the colors more so then most acrylic paints I use. Also I am now using Golden watercolors  which seem to have more pigment so they provide more color with my washes. 

 This painting is titled "Fall 101". It is a mixed media painting with watercolors, acrylic paint modeling paste and gel, string, book pages and cardboard. I really like the way the book pages were used on the tree on the left. If you look closely you can seem some of the writing. This is a 21x29 Hardboard panel gessoed for painting. I plan on going back to some photos of Savannah and the Beaches for some future paintings experimenting along the way. Enjoy the week. See Ya!