Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Science! 37" X 42"

      July was an unusual month. I was not home for much of the month, and when one is out it is very difficult to paint! I did manage to finish the painting above. It stands out as conspicuous to most of my other images. However, this is an older painting that I abandoned 8 years ago, rediscovered, and then decided to complete. It is truly unexpected to see something that was put away, and then re-imagine what could have been.  

     I also managed to make it to an art opening.

Art opening and reception for Janelle Hebert
  This show and reception was for Janelle Hebert. Her landscapes are particularly interesting to me, and aptly capture the Louisiana countryside. For one who has not lived in Louisiana for very long, these images present the unfamiliar in a familiar light. My favorite image from the show is featured here:


Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Painting faces again.

      I have again started working with figures and faces. I started the painting above this past weekend. Here it is again a few steps later:

Added more layers.

   Each step/layer adds more to the image. I took a photo this morning before I left. This is what the image currently looks like:

It's interesting to get back to an idea after a break. We'll see how this mage progresses.

Also of note, I have been getting a lot of feedback about posting my art on Instagram. I don't really have an account, but I am looking into this as an option. If you enjoy Instagram, be on the lookout for that.

Monday, April 8, 2019


      I have been researching Blogs lately. I've been looking at how they are used, and who reads them. Blogs are not as popular as they were 10 years ago. Most people spend less than 15 minutes looking at an individual blog, and even less time reading the content. Many never read a blog entry through to the end. With this in mind, my postings are going to be brief. I'm going to show what I have been working on, and works in progress.

   This image is what I am currently working on. I have received positive feedback on many of my railroad related imagery. This is surprising to me because I always work with railroad images as a sort of test bed. I  experiment and test new techniques using these images, but never really planned on doing much else with them. I certainly never expected to share them.

      This is of a painting I finished over the weekend. This is how it looked as I was just getting started. I plan to photograph the finished piece and get it up on the Website soon.