Thursday, December 30, 2010

An image from Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC.  This is a famous view but I believe I might give it a try in a painting.

An 8" x 10" watercolor of my wife and daughter which was done around 2007.  My daughter has perfected the art of rolling - her - eyes now.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A 9" x 12" view of last summers' trip to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf on 140 lb Utrecht watercolor block paper.

Friday, December 10, 2010

While in CA, we drove to Monterey and I noticed this grouping off a pier.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I just went through my portfolio looking for older items to include in my About Me page and I found these two mixed media pieces.  They are from 2007, but I have been working on these cut outs for years.  I still have about 20 more or so that I sometimes will "adjust" a little more.

The second window scene from Charleston, SC.  It is also a 30'x22' on 140lb Arches watercolor paper with a gessoed surface.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A few photos from the 9"x12" reception at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center this week.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

My other 9"x12" entry; a window scene from Charleston, SC.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One of my two entries in the 9"x12" show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  The reception is December 3, 2010.  An interesting idea, all entries must fit in a 9'x12' envelope and be mailed to the FW Community Arts Center.  Everything is for sale for $100.00.  Check out the site:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

This is one of the two paintings I did on the windows of Charleston, SC.  This is a 30'x22' on 140 LB Arches.  I gessoed the paper and I did not stretch it.  I was able to pick up the paper and control the drips without worrying about being attached to my board.  The watercolor does handle different than what is expected on this surface.  The gesso was diluted so as not to be too stiff or crack.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

From San Francisco Bay near the Golden Gate Bridge.  This is 8'x12' on 140 lb. Arches.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Check out Rick Sammon

I am going to a photo workshop given by Rick Sammon this Saturday.  This will be the first photography workshop I've been to in years.  The last one I went to was given by William Christenberry back in art school, see:

This workshop is being held by the and the event sold out.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another image from Laguna Beach

A 10'x14' on Arches 140lb paper.
A wonderful place to visit in California.  Before the wedding in Laguna Beach this past summer, I noticed a lot of wonderful images to paint.  Laguna Beach is still a popular area for artists today. There are several galleries in the area which are worth a visit. 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Laguna Beach CA - scene from hotel.

                                      7x12 watercolor on Arches 140lb paper

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

From Hearst Castle, not sure if it will be used for a painting.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Two others collages from around 2005 plus a color one of the earlier one.

Texas National 2006 - My entry

One of my entries, the other had a nude which I did not want to post.  I showed that piece at an ECU Alumni Show back in 2007(?).

At my undergraduate reception at ECU.

Believe it or not I am happy but not sure if I am going to continue my art quest.    ECU was my first choice but I did apply to other graduate schools.