Dec 30, 2010


16 x 20 oil on canvas

A painting of my brother for my parents.  He is sitting at the top of the hill looking down over their house in Virginia.

Dec 26, 2010


16 x 20 oil on canvas

Knowing their love for the Native American I painted this for my son Matt and his girlfriend Kirby.

A Mother's Embrace

11 x 14 oil on canvas

Recognizing her love for our children I painted this picture of Joan with our daughter Anna.

Psalm 8

11 x 14 oil on canvas

Imagining when David composed Psalm 8, I painted this for my daughter Anna.

Boo's Tree

11 x 14 oil on canvas

Inspired by To Kill a Mockingbird this was painted for my daughter Rebecca.

Aug 21, 2010

Papilio Polyxenes - Black Swallowtail

Had to post some of the Creator's artwork.  Saw these guys hanging on the parsely plants today.  In the very near future they will be beautiful Black Swallowtail butterflies.  Amazing!

Aug 1, 2010

Double Trouble Woods

11 x 14 oil on canvas
Finally got around to finishing this painting today. Had to take a long break from painting because of other activities. After some advice from Dean Thomas I changed the composition slightly, adding some curve to the path. I love the woods and the mysteries held within it. I want to go further down the path and disappear into embrace of the forest. Who knows what is to be found in there.

Feb 20, 2010

Work in Progress

This work in progress is an oil of a path in the woods in the nearby Double Trouble State Park. Just a few more details to go and it should be done.

Feb 2, 2010

Picking Cranberries

9 x 12 oil

And so here it is; my first oil in ages was completed tonight. What an adjustment from watercolor. It all seemed to go much faster. I'm fairly happy with it. Hopefully, it dries quickly so I can get it framed and shipped to Mom by next Tuesday for her 84th birthday.

Jan 29, 2010


Day 2 of my adventure into oil painting. It's a work in progress called "Picking Cranberries".


Decided to let my freak flag fly today. After painting in only watercolors for the past 3 years I went out today and bought some oil paints and a canvas. For the first time since around 1983 I'm grooving on the smell of linseed oil. Very satisfying.

First oil painting; work in progress