Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I haven't done many pet portraits in recent years, but I did manage to finish up this portrait of a beloved dog that my cousin and his wife lost about two years ago. I'm currently waiting for the painting to dry, and I'll then varnish it and send it off to them. They have seen the photo of it, and are thrilled. Doing a commission that makes a client happy is very much worth the effort!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lunken Airfield Study

I am finally getting my blog up and running once again after a long absence! I look forward to posting new work and writing about my process. This small study was a recent plein air painting that I did in October. Although there are no colorful trees in this piece, I did see a lot of fall color in the grass and distant foliage.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


This is another one of my still lifes where I continued to explore the use of reflection as a compositional device.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pear Reflection

It's been awhile...too long actually, so I'm posting some recent artwork. Over the Christmas holidays and into January, I had an opportunity to paint some small still-lifes, which I really enjoyed. With this one, I experimented with reflection. I had a lot of fun with it!