The Entrance

The Entrance

The Entrance

This was one of my first successful attempts at a fantasy painting.  My primary focus on this piece was to learn the style I used for the rocks, and which I’m still learning.  I would like to recreate intentionally, not by accident.  Typically when I paint I create a backstory in my mind.  What the subject is, where it came from, what it’s being used for today Continue reading

Sunset Silhouette

Sunset Silhouette

Sunset Silhouette

You know, one of the hardest things about painting is one of the things that seems so simple.  The graded wash.  Obviously I still need practice.  This was just a fun little painting that satisfied my love for Asian landscapes and my love of silhouettes.

I’ve been involved in community theatre for many years, and I love the “freeze”.  A freeze is when all the actors on stage freeze in position just before the lights go out.  This can be a two-step process for the lights, and I run the lights.  Continue reading

Red Suede Shoe

Red Suede Shoe

This was a commissioned painting for a friend.  Her kitchen is all black & white with just a few touches of red.  I sold the painting matted in white with a clean black metal frame.  She sent me photos of it hanging in her kitchen.  I lucked out, it matches her décor perfectly.  I haven’t made this into a greeting card yet; it will probably be another seller since the show line has been quite popular.

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

“Pretty in Pink” is a pen & ink, watercolor sketch that I did several years ago.  It was one of those projects where I wasn’t really paying attention to the work; I was too interested in the conversation around me.  I have no idea what the conversation was about, just that it was lively and fun.  By the end of the evening this simple collection of flowers was done.  Continue reading

Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire

This is one of my earliest pencil drawings, a very simple subject. This is from another black & white photo from my youth. I spent many summers at my sister’s ranch. No TV, the only radio station that came in on my little transistor radio went off the air after sunset. I was a big reader as a kid so the evenings weren’t too bad.

During the day I’d wander around the old little ranch snapping photos of the strangest things, such as Continue reading

Laura’s Red Shoes

Laura's Red Shoes

“Laura’s Red Shoes” was a gift for a friend.  It became one of my most popular paintings.  I agreed to paint a second painting which I sold to a family member for her husband’s Christmas present.  Although I won’t be painting it again, it is one of my highest selling notecard designs.  It also started a series of shoe paintings and drawings that have allowed me to indulge in my love of shoes without the pain and expense of actually wearing them.