Monday, December 9, 2013

Small paintings

 8" x 10"
oil on linen panel
9"x 12"
oil on linen panel
So, for awhile I've contemplated re-working some of my past plein air landscapes. Here is the result of two of my older paintings, adjusted.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


26" x 27.5" x 1.75"
oil on panel

Monday, November 25, 2013

On the easel

It was a cold, wet weekend. Just right for working in the studio and finishing the overpainting.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Plein Air Shattered Series

I took advantage of the 80's plus weather this weekend and took my latest panel out in order to finish the underpainting.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Framed WIP

Here's a before tape pulled and after. This is a small series that I intend to frame in a stretcher frame and painted background.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013


This is just the underpainting. It will be 80% transformed.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fenced In

oil on linen canvas

Monday, September 30, 2013

Fenced In

"Fenced In"
oil on linen canvas
I just completed this 24" x 30" commission based on the small 8" x 10" below right.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


26" X 28"
oil on panel
I wanted to use some of the ink drawings I've been creating for this piece. The style is noticeable in the "branches".


My process for the "Fragment" series paintings:
1. Cut out the shape on masonite with a hand held jigsaw.
2. Measure and saw the frame pieces.
3. Glue and nail frame to masonite, punch nails, and spackle.
4 Sand, gesso, sand, gesso.
5. Underpaint with thinned oil paint.
6. Let dry.
7. Layer strips of masking tape onto underpainting.
8. Overpaint with heavy impasto, paint mixed with cold wax and neo-megilp mediums.
9. Let dry.
10. Screw in eyelets and use wire for hanging.
11. Ship to prestigious gallery..?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


9" x 12"
oil on linen panel
I've been in the studio so much lately, I've neglected painting outside. I found this lovely field while taking some branches to recycle.
While I was painting, the booms of shotgun blasts got closer until I noticed trucks nearby and someone in camo holding a shotgun, with a hunting dog at his heels headed my way. I waved, he waved, and the dog sniffed around as we shook hands. Thankfully, he was shooting over the crops and just wanted to see what I was doing on his property. He even offered me a cold beer. I live to paint another day! 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013


I've had this cutout and underpainting on my easel for weeks trying to come up with something. I even attached real branches, but nothing was working. I made some sketches I liked and last night went to work.
Over areas of the underpainting, I used masking tape which I peeled off after applying the thick paint to let some of the underpainting come through.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


22" x 25"
Cedar and Yellow Pine
This is a part of the "CONNECTED" series I'm presently working on. I also plan to carry this into my painting.

Monday, July 29, 2013


13" x 17"
Pine figure in cedar frame
This little guy is going to my good friend, Steve Herndon in Washington.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hairy armpits

My latest sculpture in the works. 

Monday, July 22, 2013


 18" x 26"
Cedar, Pine and Oak

I'm considering combining these pieces or creating something specifically for this purpose.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Stop Talking

20" x 30"
oil on linen canvas
During my staycation, I took the time to finish this painting of Sera Song. I used a mixture of cold wax medium and Gamblin galkyd in my background paint.


16-1/2" x 18"
Cedar, Pine, Oak
I took a little "Staycation" this past week in order to work on my art. This is a combination of woods:
Pine for the figure, Oak branch and Cedar for the frame. I've been considering starting a series of this motif.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Wait

Well, I built and shellacked the pedestal last week and here she stands! I'm really looking forward to setting up my new bandsaw next week and start on a new laminated piece. In the meanwhile, I have a couple of pieces to finish and post soon. I love gettin' dirty!

Monday, June 3, 2013


Here is a figure I've been carving for a few weeks of laminated cedar from my old fence. The head is a solid piece of cedar. It stands about 3 feet high and will be mounted on a pedestal soon.

Young Corn

oil on linen panel
I painted this in Hutto, Texas on Ima Lee's property on Saturday.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


12" X 16"
oil on canvas
I needed to clear my head and loosen up from working on the latest figurative painting, so I put a small canvas on my french easel went to town.


I started stacking wood last night for my sculpture inspiration. I have some beautifully figured pieces that are screaming for attention!