Friday, July 28, 2006

Crossroads- oil on canvas

It's been awhile since I last posted. I lost my blogger password and could not access my own blog for days. Never heard from Blogger either until, I did a restart. Duh! Sometimes it truly is Occams Razor that one must apply.

This painting is NOT my work. It is however, my painting. I own it. I think its 30 x 30. Was given to me as a gift by the great artist and friend, Andrew Peters. He is an outsider too, by the way, but now has 25 years plus as a full time painter. You can see his work at I wish you could see how alla prima the sky is. He simply nails value and chroma in one shot. The brush strokes are awesome.

I have a small, 99 acre, non-working farm in Iowa. This is very close to what it looks like coming out of my gate, although this piece was done plein air in another county. Just thought I'd share this with you. I am just tooling up a new studio, look for new works from me very soon.

Monday, July 17, 2006


As this is the time many large corporations must begin communication projects for the holiday season, I thought I'd post this watercolor now. This image is available for use. Please go to my profile page to find my email address should you have interest. I did a series of these. Watch this site for more.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

oil on canvas 16 x 20 vines

Seems in converting to web format in MGI Photsuite that I lose a little quality in the image. I think I will begin to upload in another manner, just to see if I can improve the results.

Friday, July 14, 2006

young vines

This is one of my first paintings with a knife. I see now that I can't crop worth a crap. Also, I need to get better at matching digital image with original. Its very close, just not as vivid.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

One minute charcoal

who is right?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

my every morning

the path

Early in the morning is my favorite time of day. Its a magical time, the airglow of a new beginning is the only place I can commune with magic of some form. Here in this space, there is calm and peace, a kind of childlike hope. The early morn is the only time I feel that, if we who are not busy living, are busy dying.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

The Ferrier

oil on canvas 18 x 24

Another painting that mis-behaved. I did not finish. I could loosen it up but, I have moved on to other things. Maybe later. Wet paint though, is ones friend and, they have left me on this one too.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


the round bale