Sunday, July 25, 2021

Reservoir Overlook at the Natchez Trace


oil on panel 
 9x12

It was a beautiful morning at the reservoir overlook at the Natchez Trace. I painted this from 7- 9:30ish this morning. I used just these three colors plus white to paint this piece. I'm practicing a limited palette and also focusing on getting the values correct in the big shapes without getting too caught up in the details. It's not easy using just three colors. One of my artist friends told me that there is a lot more harmony in the colors if you don't use too many pigments but you have to go at it boldly without being indecisive otherwise you'll create mud. ...lol

Monday, July 19, 2021

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Mick's Garden
6" x 6" 
Gouache

Mother's Hydrangeas
6"x6"
Gouache

Natchez Trace along the Banks of the Ross Barnett Reservoir
6"x 8.5"
Gouache

 Here are a few of my most recent paintings. I've been working outside (plein air) a little more too. I'm getting ready for my artist residency trip to Indiana Dunes National Park In September. 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Latest Pet Portraits

 


Hogan
8" x 8"
Oil on Canvas

Barbie
8" x 8"
Oil on Canvas


Here are my latest pet portraits. The dog, Hogan, was a Magnolia Speech School silent auction piece. The cat, Barbie, got her portrait painted too since she is Hogan's sister :). 
These two were fun to paint.

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

Reservoir Overlook at the Natchez Trace

oil on panel   9x12 It was a beautiful morning at the reservoir overlook at the Natchez Trace. I painted this from 7- 9:30ish this morning. ...