Party Smurf

4x4 oil on cradled board

I'm not sure which Smurf this is, but he is ready for the party!! So fun to paint this guy. I got to use all my favorite colors!

I'm headed out of town tomorrow. First stop will be the Florida panhandle, to help celebrate my mother-in-laws 90th birthday!! Such a milestone. We didn't want to miss it. Then I will be in Birmingham for a few days while Joe attends meetings. I need to find a good gallery or museum to spend some time at!! I've never been to Birmingham. Anyone have any suggestions?

So since I'll be gone a week, I won't be able to ship any paintings until I return March 5. Thank you for your understanding.

Workshop Studies

Light dominant

Dark dominant (Juice Box)

These are a couple studies I've done for my "Simple Isn't Easy" workshop. I'm learning more about how to think about composing a composition. Merging lights with lights, and darks with darks. These two were my attempt at painting a 'light dominant' & 'dark dominant' paintings. They are fun exercises. I'm still tweaking "Juice Box". I might paint this one a few more times.

Below are two studies massing darks.


I think he's trying to tell me something!

RIP Velasa (1994-2018)
I took a few days off from the studio last week as I tried to get used to not having this furball around anymore. She will be missed. 

Tendu - Sold

8'x6" oil on panel

I enjoyed the colors in this painting. This reminds me of when my little girl did ballet.