Thursday, June 26, 2008


I have two little studies that were created to get a feel for a large commissioned piece. I think the two studys stand on their own. Each is an experiment is colors and composition and what to leave in and what to take out. In the end I left out the kids and added the dog! The white shepard (her name is Angel) is getting pretty old and may not be here for the next painting. These wonderful folks want two more paintings!! Anyway, Thanks for stopping in long enough to look at my latest creations. CLICK HERE to bid on ebay.


This image does not look square but it is 10"x10". My scanner is high quality but only 8.5 inches wide. Anyway, I was playing with the colors and composition in this piece. I loved it, but the client had something else in mind, as you will see if you scroll down further. If you would like to own this piece, CLICK HERE to go to ebay. THANKS FOR STOPPING IN. SOLD


Here is the final product! The previous paintings were done to get a feel for the subject. The client was very happy with my work and anxious to get their remodeling finished so they could hang it! In case you might be wondering, this is oil on a 30"x40" gallery-wrap canvas. SOLD

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


SML again, here inthe SW mountains of Va. Lakes are always a peaceful, pleasant painting experience. Lots of red mud around this lake! For bidding on Ebay CLICK HERE.

Thanks for stopping in. SOLD

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


A small painting of another piece of my mother's McCoy Pottery. I added the daffodil for the color contrast and the shadow. As I've mentioned before Mom's a pack rat and she has a good bit of pottery sitting around in her greenhouse. Always makes for good paintings! If you want, CLICK HERE for info about bidding on E-bay. Thanks for visiting! SOLD

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I used an old photo I took on a trip to St. Thomas years ago. I took a lot of photos and I love to paint the coast so I'm sure there will be more to come! Thanks for stopping by and constructive comments are always welcome - Would love to hear from somebody! If you would like info on purchasing just CLICK HERE!!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEK

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Chinese drink umbrellas are fun to paint and fun for kids to put in their slurpees!

They come in lots of colors and you can use them in some really odd places.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008


OK-Folks. It's Tuesday. Almost recovered from the 50th Roanoke Sidewalk Art Show. All artists know what they face with an outdoor festival. The major concern is the weather. This time, no storms or even rain. But it was hotter than ----you know what! Several of us felt a bit on the faint side. But all in all it was a pleasant show. The art museum staff and volunteers are first class. They were out there with the rest of us. I met lots of nice people and visited with a lot of old friends. Just a handful of artists made sales but the public wasn't very interested in any thing other than getting out of the heat. Maybe next year!!!!

Now I'll tell you about this little piece of art work. The idea came from my sisters yard again. I visualized the bench under the arbor (she plans to put one in) and really enhanced the amount of rose blooms. She will have a great spot for resting, reading, or scaring cats. If you would like the info on bidding CLICK HERE.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


We are at window here. The stove is just to your left. It's hot but there is a nice breeze coming through the window, blowing the curtains a bit. I like the colors of the canisters with the dishes and the potholders. This is a 5"x5" acrylic on canvas. Please take a moment to leave your comments on this piece or any of the previous. I would love to hear from you. I'm really busy getting a few new pieces of work framed and packed for the festival this weekend on the streets of downtown Roanoke City. Hope you can stop by! You will go to Ebay to bid on this piece, POTHOLDERS. if you CLICK HERE.