Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Garuko's Pet Portrait

8" x 8" oil on canvas

Reference Photo






Here's a commission of Garuko. I added her tail :-). 

I painted Nekosan below for this client many years ago so I was glad to be able to paint Garuko as well.





Thursday, January 30, 2020

Morning Light at Buckleytown Farm


18" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

This is a farm scene representing my childhood summers spent at my grandparents' farm in Conehatta, Mississippi. Happy memories :-)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Impending Storm

Impending Storm
18" x 18"
Oil on Canvas
The location is south of I-20 in Forest, MS - near Conehatta, MS where my grandparents owned a small farm. My cousins and I spent time there during our summers.

I've been thinking a lot about what my dad is going through with his cancer and the fact that my uncle just died on the 14th. It is true that life isn't the way that generation remembers it. It seems like there is a lot of talk about death and dying but also reminiscing about good times. In the past month, we've seen 3 of my parents' friends die. This painting sets the mood.....like there is a storm coming and maybe it's here.

As I say this and paint this picture I know without a doubt that we are so blessed to have the Lord. He is our strength and our song though sadness and trials. Jesus is our true comforter. 🙏

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Vicksburg, MS

6" x 6" Acrylic on Gesso board
These are headstones located in the Vicksburg National Cemetery from the Civil War.

Vicksburg National Cemetery lies on the ground once manned by the extreme right of Major-General William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps, facing the extreme left flank of the Confederate defenses situated on high ground to the south known as Fort Hill. Embracing 116 acres it is the final resting place of 17,000 Union Soldiers, a number unmatched by any other national cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1866 and burials began in early 1867. Soldiers buried here had originally been interred in scattered locations throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi during the campaign for control of the Mississippi River.

Upright headstones with rounded tops mark the graves of known soldiers. Small, square blocks, incised with a grave number only, designate the unknown veterans, and a few graves are marked by other than government-issued headstones.

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10

Monday, December 2, 2019

Carr Methodist Church in Lake Mississippi


Acrylic on old barn wood

This is a beautiful church in the Bienville National Forest - Lake, Ms. It sits high on a hill with a beautiful view of the valley. My dad's friend has a son buried here. 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Beautiful Day to be outside painting




Off The Beaten Path at River's Bend
12" x 9"
Oil on Panel
I started this one with a pink background because I knew it's compliment "green" would be the primary color on top and trying to follow Anne Blair Browns's teachings on "notan" and to get the big shapes in without much drawing and then pull and push to correct values before painting.  .....also....constantly thinking about keeping my paint piles from mixing on the palette so I don't make mud...lol...whew lot to keep up with 😉

Garuko's Pet Portrait

8" x 8" oil on canvas Reference Photo Here's a commission of Garuko. I added her tail :-).  I painted Nekosan...