Wednesday, October 21, 2015


As a special treat for my coworkers, I designed and painted 16 small pumpkins (one for each person). Each one had a note and was hidden in each co-workers office space.

Hummingbird Oil Painting

About a month ago, one of my coworkers quit to open a frozen yogurt shop.  He had worked next to me for 2 years and I really missed him leaving.  So to send him off on his new adventure properly, I painted this small oil painting for him.  I have had my fill of framing drama so this is also my first wrap around canvas painting...and I must say I love not having to frame.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Figure Drawing now @ Taylor's Mill

Figure drawing has returned at a new venue and I am happy to get back to drawing people from life.  It's both challenging and really relaxing.  I highly recommend it to anyone serious about drawing the human form.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Experimental Oil Painting for Flat Out Under Pressure

These were some small experimental oil on paper that I did while on vacation as a warm up to "Flat out Under Pressure" (Greenville's 24 hr. traditional art making competition).  These were very spontaneous without any prep work.  I began by throwing color on the page and letting the image evolve from there.  You can see what I ended up with for the competition and the rest of the work by clicking HERE.  I really don't know if I will do any more of these in the future or not.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Coral Captive

I have really enjoyed working on this digital painting of a mermaid and a sea monster...that is whenever I had the chance to work on it.  It's been in the works a long time. It was challenging from the moment the concept was born.  If you look back in the blog you can even find that it was once upon a time in the abandoned work pile due to serious composition problems.  These problems were solved with the use of my trusty sketchbook(....yay sketchbooks!).

Friday, May 22, 2015

Chaser- Border Collie of a thousand Words

This is a portrait of "Chaser" the dog that knows over a thousand words.  I just read a book about her written by Dr. Pilley.  It was excellent and inspiring.  I just sent Dr. Pilley a print of this and I hope he will enjoy it just as much as I enjoyed reading his book and creating this portrait.

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Cintiq equals new sketching

I have a Cintiq (24 hd) now and in jubilation of that I created this sketch.  I'm still getting use to some of the controls/buttons, but I am loving the overhanging the desk feature.  It's a really comfortable way to work.