I found this great quote from Mother Teresa and thought I'd share. "Some people come into your life as blessings. Some people come into your life as lessons." So true.
Along with the oil paintings I've been doing, I've also gotten interested in portraiture. You can see my early focus on historical figures. These are people who have made an impact of society for the greater good, whether they intended to or not. I'm going to try to paint a portrait a week this year. If you have suggestions for a subject, I'd like to know.
This year I'm trying a new medium for me, oils! I'm excited about the possibilities that oil brings and am looking forward to trying my hand at it.
I am watching the seasons change here and am excited about the changes in color and light that autumn brings. I always anticipate the fall foliage and am on the lookout for subject matter for paintings.
I had a great show Saturday night in Decatur! Moved a few paintings and am grateful to all who showed and wished me well. Thanks! I have another show coming up Memorial Day weekend in Decatur at 131 Trinity Design gallery which I'll be letting you know about as the date gets closer.
This painting is from a trip my wife and I took last summer to visit our daughter in western Mass. I call this one Beaver Pond Stroll. The beavers are active in the area and have created a pond or two.Read More
This is an older painting, but I've always liked it. My nods to some of my heroes.
This painting is from a recent weekend trip to Athens, GA where my daughter was singing in the Allstate Chorus. As she was practicing I had some time to myself and found a bench in downtown Athens that looked at these old buildings. I liked the people moving in the street in juxtaposition to colorful buildings.
The paint awaits. It can be difficult to pick up the brush and start on the pristine paper. A piece of clean white paper confronts me. Get started.
This is a painting from the Atlanta Beltline. It was just after Thanksgiving when I snapped this shot. The last bit of autumn. I loved the setting sun shining through the trees.
This year I've started my web site and hope you enjoy it. I'm posting pics of paintings I've done over the past year and have plans to paint over 200 paintings this year. (We'll see how that goes.) Here's one of my latest. It's a photo I took of my wife and daughter in NYC back in 2006. Just discovered the photo and thought it provided an interesting perspective.Read More