Monday, December 28, 2009

Bar Exam

A new toy painting "Bar Exam". Sold it before I had it finished which was nice but a little sad that it didn't get a lot of viewing.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

As a surprise for Christmas a client in Evansville, IN commissioned me to work with his wife in designing this painting for their dining room. They had been admirers of my work for some time and last Christmas Cory put together a slide show presentation to communicate to his wife Annelle that he had commissioned me. He started by showing her several of my paintings that he knew she liked and ended with a picture of me holding an empty frame and told her that this one was for her. The title of this painting is For Annelle.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Looking West was inspired by receiving a invitation to do a one man show in Jackson Hole, WY. I knew that I wanted to do something with a western flair. I borrowed this 1870's pistol and combined it with an old tin type picture. The image on the tin type was of a young boy so I decided to change it a bit and ended up doing a little self portrait in period clothing. After naming the painting, Shakira (my wife) said I should have called it Inner Outlaw (maybe I should retitle it). The show is August 10th - 31st at Horizon Fine Art Gallery.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Welcome to my new blog (really my first blog). I have added this as a function in my new website in hopes of keeping everyone up to date with new paintings and I hope to also show the progress of the works as well as my inspiration for them.

This painting entitled Have Hope began at a flea market where I found this hobo character in a box of old dolls. He has the most sad expression I've ever seen. Later that day I found this Bob Hope hand puppet and I knew right away that they would go together. My Tuesday morning class thought that the hobo was Red Skelton, but we later learned that he is Emmitt Kelly.