Good morning from this cold Florida. Just a couple more days and then back to shorts and tee shirts I hope. 


"Cave Dweller" is a continued series of paintings I started about 3 years ago. Cliff Dweller was the previous painting and was done when we lived in Raleigh. 

 This painting is 24x24 on a birch panel and is considered a mixed media. The mediums I used were mainly watercolors, fluid acrylics and acrylic paint,  modeling paste red rosin paper. The birch panel was prepped with 3 coats of coarse white grounds which is similar to gesso but will allow watercolor paint to adhere to it. Layers were sealed with a Krylon Crystal Clear seal spray. As I added layers of watercolors and blended them I had  to seal each layer before putting another transparent layer of watercolors. 

  Over all it turned out to be a very nice painting.

As a note the Ridge Art Association in Winter Haven, Florida  is having its annual Juried Members show this month and I have two paintings in the show. Stop by if you have time. 

 Have a great blessed weekend. See Ya!



Good Morning and hope everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit. We are around our house. This piece is the last in my series of black and white Prismacolor pencil pieces so thought I would share with you this morning. 

 The original photograph was taken about 4 years ago when we still lived in Raleigh and I had come down to Lakeland to visit. It was a great fall weekend to go to Lake Mirror to shoot some photographs so this one was taken. I did a watercolor of Lake Mirror also but it was in color so the challenge was on to do a Prismacolor pencil in black and white. I liked this perspective of the lake and the reflections you see around 8 in the morning on Lake Mirror were fantastic.  The piece is 20x24 Matted

on Stonehenge 100% Cotton Textured Paper.  Hopefully it will find a home soon. 

 Oh as a reminder, The Black and White and Read All Over Juried Show will be up at the Ridge Art Association Building in Winter Haven until December 17, 2017. Check hours open if you have a interest in seeing some great art in Black and White. I have 3 pieces in the show. 

 THats it fo rthis week. I will be back next month. Have a  Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Safe New Years. See Ya!


Good Afternoon. The weekend is quickly coming to us. I had finished this piece earlier in the week but hadn't had time to share it. 

The title "Collecting Weeds" is a truck that I had done about 3 years ago in watercolor. A personal friend had taken the picture when he lived in New England and he allowed me to use his photo for the watercolor and now the black and white.. 

 The picture is matted and will be 16x20 matted and framed. I used only Prismacolor pencils in black, greys, and whites and it was drawn on Printblocking  Paper 100% cotton by Stonehenge. This paper loves Prismacolor pencils and they slide on it like butter.  This piece will be in a show in 2018 so putting it in my porfolio until then. 

 The Black and White Show by the RIdge Art Association is coming up in Winter Haven Florida  and I wil provide information on dates for the  show but the reception is scheduled for Decmeber 2nd 2017. Hope all can make it. I will have art in it hopefully since it is a judged show. 

 Bout all for this week. Have a blessed week and will be back soon. See Ya!

Good Morning! It is Monday and just got home from the gym so feeling good and energized. Wanted to share this on my blog this week since I finished it after about 50 hrs of work start to finish.

 Basis for this car was the weekly car rally at Burger King in Lakeland. I had done a a watercolor of this car originally but I wanted to do it in black and white also. Ridge Art is having a show for only black and white and I thought this would be a great candidate, 

 I started out with a black sheet of 100%cotton  paper and the dimensions of 24x30 but it is a bit smaller. I then transferred the photo to paper and use my Prismacolor pencils, in cool and warm gray's and whites and blacks. I did use some Indian Ink but only for the rain drops on the hood and fenders. Overall I think this is a great piece and worthy of the show in Winter Haven next month, 

 While we are speaking of shows The Lakeland Art Guild is currently running a juried Show at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland Florida. This show will run from October to Early January 2018. If you have a opportiunity stop by. I have two paintings on display and one was fortunate to receive 2nd place for this show. 

 Bout it for this blog but now I have to figure what to paint next. That can be hard at times. Enjopy your week and have a blessed day. See ya!

Good morning! First post in awhile. Seems September had alot going on with 

The hurricane Irma and clean up. We are getting pretty much back to norm but wish the cooler Fall weather would arrive. 

"Vacuum Sales Lakeland" was done for a black and white show in Winter Haven in November by the Ridge Art Association. I have loved this building on Lake Mirror, so much over the years and was  sad when it was demolished about two years ago. I have done it in watercolor and pencil but I wanted this time to emphasize the shapes so I made it minimal as much as possible. The parking area and building shape were all so different to most buildings you see. Abstract it is but I think it accents the building very well. This is a 24x24 acrylic painting on canvas currently unframed. That's it. Have a blessed week and I will try and be here more often in the future. See ya!

Good Morning! First blog of August and the summer is slowly going away with 

Seotember creeping closer and closer. Have enjoyed my summer greatly with two trips to West Coast of Florida. Englewood and Bradenton Beach both have great beaches but the Loggerheads have gone crazy laying eggs on them. With the tropical storm Emily disturbing and washing many of the nests away we will see how this beautiful turtle does . 

 Both of these pieces are pencil drawings of Loggerheads. "looking" is a 16x20 Prismacolor pencil with about 85 hours in time to complete. Layering pencil is very time consuming and just a lot of work to complete. I am very happy with the finished product. "Soaring" also is a 16x20 Prismacolor pencil with about 75 hours to complete.  I really enjoy working with Prismacolor pencil because of the depth of color when blending. 

 No upcoming shows coming up but I have been asked to do a show at Mitchell's in 2018 and will let you know when that show will take place. Have a great blessed week and will see ya!


Good afternoon. Writing this blog from the beach. Little warm outside so enjoying some quiet time. Loggerhead 2 I finished before we left for the beach so it was pretty much done. Struggling if it needs any background so will experiment when I get back home. This Prismacolor Pencil drawing is 16x20 up framed on paper. I am having fun with sea animals so look for some more.  Well back to the beach here in a few. Enjoy the 4th and be safe. Take care and have a blessed weekend. See ya.




Good Afternoon. It has been a few weeks since I have posted any news or paintings

so thought I would today. I have been entering some local shows but that is about  it and I finished this peice today. 

"Loggerhead" Is a piece I had done in watercolors about 4 years ago and I wanted to

do it again in pencil. I haven't done any pencil drawings in years so this was a real 

challenge and took so many more hours to complete then my paintings. I have had a lot of feedback lately on more seascapes and water animals so maybe with the summer on us I will get a few done. I like this piece because he just seems to be floating along enjoying life at its best.  That's water turtles do. This peice was done with Prismacolor Pencils on Paper. Hope you enjoy it. I have a couple of paintings at the Lakeland Civic Center Juried  show by the Lakeland Art Guild up until October so if you stop by the show is in the area of the box offices and check it out. 

All for the week. On to my next Pencil Drawing. Have a blessed day and See Ya!