Spring comes around

Spring comes around

It’s inevitable, Spring can’t be stopped. And who would want to? But this winter was good for me in the marsh and on the boardwalk. Now things have changed and I’m looking in framilliar places for the things I love about Spring. Dogwoods, red buds, sunny grass reflecting on eves and longer warmer days to […]

Back to the River for Winter

Back to the River for Winter

I’ve lived here in Marietta nearly twenty years now. It’s actually my second tour of duty here in Georgia, so almost thirty years in this lovely warm spot. Over the years it’s grown more hectic and crazy on the roads, thank God I have avoided most of this by working out of my house the […]

Spring brings a new begining

Spring brings a new begining

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in Journal | No Comments

Issues with my web site and blog have finally been resolved thanks to my daughter Jennifer, whom is my web rock star—Thanks, as always Jen. The new website is cleaner and html based so viewers (few) should not have any ipad issues ect.   This is the first week of Spring and I am always drawn […]

So many houses – so little time

So many houses – so little time

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Journal | No Comments

I love to paint house portraits. Especially 1800’s style southern classic revival homes. I’ve done so many that I’ve become an expert at the form. The way the fluted columns set outside the corners of the roofs, the classic “golden rectangle ” proportions and white on white clapboard. I love the way they reflect the […]

A quick update

A quick update

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Journal | No Comments

Over the last few weeks I’ve been painting quite a bit but have no time for the blog. If you’re like me you’d rather see the work anyway so I will upload some the paintings I’ve done. The first group were done with Leon Holmes on his last day here in the US. We spent […]

Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day 2013

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Journal | No Comments

This was the first weekend back to a normal schedule of two a day in quite some time. The weather was fantastic with high 70’s and very little humidity. I can’t remember such a string of more perfect days. Saturday I drove over to Vickery Creek and set up right on the water for these […]

Wacky Weather Plein Air in Roswell

Wacky Weather Plein Air in Roswell

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Journal | No Comments

Global warming—if it’s a reality can lead to opportunities to paint more. I guess that’s a good spin a bad problem but I need all the good I can get. I’ve been thinking about doing some street scenes in the historic part of Roswell for a quite awhile now and finally got up my nerve […]

Liner Crazy

Liner Crazy

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Journal | No Comments

A quick post on the weekend’s plein air. I bought a liner brush last week and though I did not use it I had some fun with it touching these two 11 x 14s up after hours of frustrating effort trying to get those stick trees in just right. I think I overdid it a […]

Sloan Street

Sloan Street

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Journal | No Comments

Sunday I drove over to the Sloan Street neighborhood in Roswell. This is one of my favorite places to paint houses_a subject I use to firm up my confidence. Over the last year I’ve painted here a half dozen times and I’m drawn to the well kept and restored 1800’s homes in the area. They […]