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!

Good Morning. Nice Fall day here in Florida. First Blog this month and it is nearly over. Time does fly. So let's get to this painting and my show coming up next month.

 This piece is called "Sluice Box 1016". It is a 24x24x1.5 Mixed Media Wrapped Canvas. It is my interpretation of a sluice box full of precious stones and rocks. This painting will be at my show next month. 

 I am very excited to be invited back to MItchell's Coffee House in Lakeland Florida to do a show during the month of November 2016. A reception wil be held on First Friday November 4, 2016 from 6-8 PM. My recent work  along with older will be hung for the show. I hope you will come and see my work and talk art and enjoy the evening so graciously provided by Mitch and Michelle Harvey at Mitchell's Coffee House. Again thank you two for the opportunity to do this show. 

 Have a blessed week and I hope to see you next week at the show. See Ya!

Hope your week is going well. Weekend is here. This is my latest painting  "Titled Bayou 916". It is my take on a Bayou with mature trees and black sky and water. This is a mixed media painting on Canvas and the size is 15x30x1.5. I utlized mediums of Red Rosin Paper, High Flow Liquid Acrylic, Modeling Paste, Mini Canvas Panels. This peice should be at show in November at Mitchell's Coffee House unless it is sold. Have a great week and see you soon. See ya!

Good morning and hello for September. WIshing for some fall like weather but it isn't here yet. 

This piece I did last week and it is titled "Hickory Grove". I found some old sheet music from 1975 so I thought I would include it in this painting thus hickory grove. Also included was a old watercolor I had done so it seemed appropriate to include also. This is a 15x30x1.5 Mixed Media on Canvas and will be at my show at MItchell's Coffee Shop in Lakeland Florida  in November. I hope if you read my blog you can come by and look at my  my art and also get some great food and coffee while your there. All for this week have a blessed week and I will see ya.