Thursday, October 8, 2015

Small Steps

6 x 6 oil on panel

Now that I have all of my paintings done for my PAG show in November. And they are all set out to dry. I'm struggling to get back into a regular schedule of painting. I've even been throwing away a few that were beyond wiping! But then I tried this little guy. This is a simple composition that I pieced together from a couple photos I took last year in Florida. I loved his purplish pink shoulder! So mainly I painted this one in order to give him a purplish pink shoulder! ha!

Monday, September 21, 2015

First Times

8" x 16" oil on panel

I've always liked the paintings that are on multiple panels, and when put together they become one composition. I had this design in mind for a while but couldn't find a 8x16 board. So I painted this on 2 - 8" squared panels. I will frame them together as one. 

I'm painting like crazy but I've slowed down on posting everything I have that's new. I've been invited to show my work at the local art guild in November. This is pretty exciting for me and I'm working hard to put together a nice group of paintings. The one above I've been working on for months and this show coming up has given me the push I needed to finish it up. 

This is my first show, so any advice would be much appreciated! Thank you! 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Runner on Third

8x8 oil on cradled board

I've slowly been working on a few baseball paintings. I've been trying to keep the compositions simple but still include enough information to tell the story. It's tricky. Here is an in progress photo from earlier.

Monday, September 7, 2015


6x6 oil on panel

I caught his super hero in a rare moment Unmasked! I couldn't believe the shadow he was casting and I had to paint it.

For some, it's always Halloween!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Treasure Hunt

6x6 oil on panel

I've been so frustrated with my work lately. Not really coming up with anything worthy of posting... until this one. I'm happy with this painting. :o)

Thursday, August 20, 2015


I just finished 18 ACEO (Art Card Originals and Editions) cards for the Main Gallery 404. ACEO or Artist Trading Cards are miniature (2 1/2" x 3 1/2") works of art that are sold or traded. Quite a few artists are submitting these cards in different media for the September First Friday that is coming up. They asked for 20 to 30, but this was all I could get done with everything else going on.

These, along with many others, will be for sale at Main Gallery 404 in
Bloomington IL. starting September 4.

My goal with these paintings was to play with brushwork and push color. I got better at it as I went on. Keeping it fun!