Monday, August 30, 2010

Defeated Creek - Carthage, Tennessee

This is my very first attempt after reading Brian's book. Painting is of a place here in Tennessee where I spent my summers with my grandparents. I have a long way to go with values, and with learning to see shapes and colors, instead of "names", but I did want to share this and say thank you, Brian. This painting may not look the best, but for the first time I was really able to put my emotion for a subject into a painting. Any thoughts or suggestions greatly appreciated.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Moored in Monopoly

Done today, 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Pony, Castle, both 18x24"


Created this weekend. Thanks for looking.


Maybe I could add more motion in the water?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Raddish 16x20

This is another still life that i did today
thanks for looking

Thursday, August 26, 2010



Two from Brian's workshop. Both are 24x30". I need to practice my values more. Thanks for looking.

Pairs 12x16

This is a small one i did today
thanks for looking

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Grapes in a Collander 12x16

This is another one i finished today
thanks for looking

Grapes and Peaches 11x14

thought i would do some still lifes today,i just finished this one

Monday, August 23, 2010

This is a 24x24" acrylic/canvas. I've been getting ready for that show Brian, so I've barely been able to paint. This is similar to one I did at the workshop but this one didn't turn out as good. The composition here doesn't seem strong, and I don't know what else. Seems a little dull.

Puerto de Honfleur

Done today 24x30" a/c.....comments welcomed. Brian

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Amelie 16x20

i took my wife and daughter to the Phoenix Art Museum to see
a Cezanne Exhibit. While there we grabbed some dinner,
this painting is my daughter in the restaurant,thanks for looking

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bird's Eye View

This is a little study i did today of a coastal scene
thanks for looking


West Coast 12x16

This is one i did yesterday

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

BB King

went to a bb king concert last nite with my son, at the end they let us go right up to the stage and take pictures. My  son got some terrific shots of him, i used one of the shots for this painting

PORT DE PECHE

Done this morning, 24x30" acrylic/canvas. Comments welcomed. Brian

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Friday, August 06, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Two Girls at a Stream 16x20

This is one i did this morning
thanks for looking

Old Friend 12x16

This is one i did of an old truck parked at an
abandoned home in Tubac
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, August 04, 2010




A couple paintings I finished last week for the Harmony Arts Festival. Smugglers Cove is in oil 24x36, the Tulips are in acrylic, 24x24. I had a great time this past weekend as I participated in the studio tour for the festival. Many people came by my studio and we had great discussions about art and painting. A real learning experience. Sharka

Sunday, August 01, 2010