This was a piece created from a picture that a friend provided and let me use. I found it to be so interesting and will do more pictures of the same truck. I used water color  on this with washes blending the colors and lifting the wash. Then I used a graphite pencil to highlight some of the areas on the truck. Last a  water color pencil with some pen and ink completed it. It will be in the art fair here on the 18th so am hoping to get a lot of feedback on  this piece and some of my other pieces I have done during the last six months. Lot of art to show and that is always fun.

 Great weekend shaping up here with temps showing it is fall and trees showing their first color. Probably need one more cool eveningy to really  get the color going. 

 The weekend is here so get out and have some fun. Update next week on preparation for the art show. 

This was a picture I had found and wanted to see if I could paint it. I utilized water color pencils and water colors to complete the piece. I wanted the shirt to be simple in the painting with less detail then what was done with the face. Overall I achieved what I wanted and it can go into my catalogue.This is a 16x20  with water color and water color pencil on 140# paper. 

 Getting ready for the art fair up here on October 18th at the Art Center where I go to class. Should be fun and I will have a tent with my latest and greatest pieces. Hopefully more exposure to my work also. Have a great weekend and see you next week. 



Hope everyone is having a awesome weekend, We were out of town for part of the week so my blog was a little late this week. The Painting I provided was based on photo I took last August when in Lakeland. It was early on a Saturday morning so I was able to get a great reflection on the water and a lot of color on the promenade with the sun coming up. I tried to achieve the same look on this painting with the reflection  and color. This is a 16 x20 water color painting on 300# paper. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you next week. 


Rainy Day Car Show was painted from a photo I took at the Burger King on a Friday Evening just after a big thunderstorm drenched everything. My hope was to get the wet look on the car after the sun had come back out and show the wetness of the car and the interesting reflections the black paint had from being wet after the rain.  This is a 16 x22 water color, gouache and acrylic on 300 # paper. Have a great weekend. 

This has been a different week. No class to test my painting skills so didn't paint anything that is completed. Also playing tennis with my wonderful wife last weekend I thought I was 38 and not 68 and chased a ball all the way to the ground. Needless to say no broken bones but plenty of road rash on hands, elbow and knee with some sore ribs. She said, I need to take lessons or do something else. We will see. 

Anyway this picture was done last year. I have enjoyed it so much with the depth of color and the perspective with the house and clouds. Have tried to duplicate but have never got the exact color and perspective again. Water color on 140 # paper 12x14. That's all for the week, have a great weekend and I promise new art next week. 


Great trip to Lakeland and a visit with family and friends. Always like the trips South. Anyway the first picture I included is a study of Lake Mirror. A study is a study and at 7 AM in the morning on a Saturday the colors are really at their best with the sun coming up, the lake is alive with color everything is just right for a great photo. Studies are exactly what they are. You are trying to get the picture correct or it may be incorrect for the final painting. So, you review your painting to see what is wrong and improve on the next one. I actually use a very large brush and a small piece of paper to work and make myself look at colors and shapes and not so much the detail. Next time this is done it will be close but not so much with detail. 

Green Pontiac or is it the Green Hornet not quite sure. This was a piece I started right before I came to Florida so I wrapped it up today. Yes I did find a car show at Burger King Friday night in Lakeland in a Monsoon and was able to get a few pics to use. This is all water color and the blue background is made, laying down your paint and then using saran wrap to squeeze the paint in different directions. After that a gesso was used and a hard 1 inch brush to scruband  to lift some of the color. This is on 300# paper and is 16x20.

Bought it folks have a safe Labor day weekend and see oyu next week. 


Wrightsville Beach #3 just kinda happened. It seems the beach scenes always get the most likes on Facebook. I love painting the beach scenes but I am running out of pictures so it is becoming more on memory and that can sometimes be dangerous. 

Anyway this was a giod windy day early with the waves being the best for painting. this is a watercolor with no gouache on 140# paper. 


Just like to add that the cars (my personal favorites) have all been corraled together on my website. I am hoping to do a show with all cars and beaches in the spring so take a look and see where I am so far. This blog was early this week because I will be in Florida soon with camera in hand taking  pictures to paint for my catalogue in the future. Enjoy your week.


Pink Cadillac by Bruce Springsteen was the song of 1984 "Dancing in the Dark Album. This 1957 Caddy was the Cadillac of all Cadillacs. Huge tail fins, a grill that covered 7 feet. When it was behind you were aware it was there. My idea for the piece was to put it in your face. It was on your bumper and wanting you to get out of the way. Anyway fun to paint and get out of the way. 16x12 water color gouache 

paint 300# paper. Have a great weekend.