Thursday, January 31, 2008

An African Painting (untitled and in progress)

The opportunistic vultures await in the tree top... The idea comes from a photograph that my aunt took while on safari in Africa and the idea was too good to pass up. Although there will be alot of detail in the painting, the simlicity of the image adds to the power of the moment. This painting is currently in progress.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Barn Swallows

This new 9"x12" studio painting depicts some barn swallows getting ready to fledge. They barely fit in their nest and are waiting for their mother to bring a meal. Soon they will be flying and catching their own insects. With the weather we've been having lately (snow, rain, and sleet) this painting brings memories of warm summer weather. Click here for more information.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Off to Lacey, WA

The Cabela's Grand Opening of their Lacey, WA store is this weekend and I am a featured artist at the event along with Hayden Lamson and Dallen Lambsen. The hours I will be there are January 26th & 27th from 9-11am and 2-4pm. I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Daily Painting Blog

I have started a new blog that will be dedicated solely to the daily studies that I have been creating. You can see these paintings and bid on them at this link. The paintings are also listed on the 'originals' page of my website at this url: This blog will continue to be the posting site for art news, studio paintings, daily musings and anything else related to my art.

Monday, January 21, 2008

"Grassy Reflections" 5x7 Acrylic on Board

This painting is now available on my website at this link.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Railroad Crossing

This painting is now available on my website at this link.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Sunrise (Sold)

This is Day 4 of my A Painting a Day experiment. So far, these paintings have been a lot of fun to create and I will keep doing them and posting them on my website. I am not sure if I will continue the eBay selling after the first week. That will be determined after the seventh painting...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"Rustic Fencepost" (Sold)

...painting number two of the a painting a day experiment...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Aspens (Sold)

Everyday for the next week, I am going to complete a postcard size study that will be auctioned off on eBay. Most of these will be completed first thing in the morning to start off my painting day and get me warmed up for the detailed work of my studio pieces. Here's the catch - each painting's opening bid will be $1. If you have been looking to make the jump to collecting original paintings, now is your chance. Each painting will average the size of a postcard; meaning they will be between 4"x4" and 5"x7". As an artist, I am always looking to grow and this should improve my studio paintings as these studies are a fantastic exercise in painting. Happy Bidding!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Black Lab Pup

Talk about puppy eyes! This had to be painted - his face is so full of expression. Normally, my paintings take many hours, but because this one is small (9x12) and has a simple background, there has only been a couple of days worth of work on it so far. It is almost finished with some of the finer details left to complete (like whiskers).

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Canada Geese Painting is Finished

This pair of geese is foraging in a flooded pasture. The lighting of the scene is the maing focus of this painting which is being submitted to the 1st annual North Carolina Waterfowl stamp competition. The top 5 pieces will be announced at the Preview Reception of the East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival and North Carolina Decoy Carving Championships on Friday, February 8th and will remain on public display throughout the show weekend. The winning painting will be announced at that time.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Canada Geese Update

The painting is making progress, but back to work because there is a way to go...

Saturday, January 5, 2008

New Canada Goose Painting in Progress

This painting is for the North Carolina Duck Stamp competition and needs to be sent off by Wednesday. Needless to say there are going to be some late nights between now and then as this painting has a loooong way to go still. The idea is there though so I thought I would post it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Your Vote is Needed!

My painting "Evening Sprig" has been selected as a finalist for the 2009 Ducks Unlimited International Artist of the Year competition. The winning painting will be chosen by online voting that will take place through February 15th. Click here to vote and feel free to vote as often as you like.