2019 · Acrylic · flowers · Landscape & Architecture · Small Format (5-20")

To Be Texan

A commissioned piece for my nephew, a displaced Texan, this piece symbolizes what it means to be Texan. Angus cattle in a ranch pasture, bluebonnets growing around cedar posts and barbed wire fences, the cowboy hat and the waving flag all bring together the pride and grit that makes Texans so proud of their heritage.… Continue reading To Be Texan

2009 · Birds · Birds of Prey · Digital Media · Landscape & Architecture · Nature · Small Format (5-20")

The Life of Andrew

My nephew Andrew is a patriotic fellow. Born in Texas, Andrew grew up in Iowa with a deep sense of loyalty to both states. For his graduation gift, I painted this essential "Andrew" in digital oils. From the purple mountains in the back to the amber grain in the front, his passion for his homelands… Continue reading The Life of Andrew

2015 · Landscape & Architecture · Nature · Small Format (5-20") · Watercolor

Couple at Craggy Pinnacle

Craggy Pinnacle, a high point in the parkway with beautiful 360 degree views, is a favorite sunset spot to hike for meditative moments with family or lovers. On one hike, the skies were clear and the sunset brilliant; the rhododendrons were not yet in bloom and there was still a chill in the air. These… Continue reading Couple at Craggy Pinnacle

2017 · Acrylic · flowers · Landscape & Architecture · Nature · Small Format (5-20")

Blue Ridge Vista with Blackeyed Susans

Blue Ridge Parkway views are some of the most beautiful in the world. These old mountains here in the Smokies are the oldest on earth, and their soft peaks unfold in the distance as far as you can see. South of Asheville, North Carolina, the black balsams and the blackeyed susans and coneflowers dominate, leaving… Continue reading Blue Ridge Vista with Blackeyed Susans

2015 · blue · flowers · green · Landscape & Architecture · people · Small Format (5-20") · Watercolor · yellow

Coneflowers on the Parkway

I am incredibly blessed to live within a couple of miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway as it passes through Asheville, North Carolina. Up here, the mountains provide some breathtaking vistas, and the parkway provides access to some choice locations to sit and ponder. It is a spiritual, calming experience for me. In parts, the… Continue reading Coneflowers on the Parkway

2018 · Acrylic · blue · Browns · flowers · green · Landscape & Architecture · Paintings · Small Format (5-20")

Reflections of Bath Abbey

Taken from a photo I captured while on vacation in Bath, England, this windowbox frames a reflection in a window of Bath's majestic Abbey. The window is in the building across the cobblestone road from the Abbey, and it houses the ancient Roman Baths, for which the town is named.   The beautiful cool fall day,… Continue reading Reflections of Bath Abbey

2000 · 2017 · Acrylic · Browns · Landscape & Architecture · Small Format (5-20") · yellow

Forgotten Chores: 17 years of practice

The above painting is the very first realistic-style acrylic painting I ever did. Now, don't misunderstand. I did not magically know how to paint. This is from a lesson in a book, and I'd done some drawing and painting before, but the painting was more cartoon-style, and the drawing was just in pencil. However, when… Continue reading Forgotten Chores: 17 years of practice