Sunday, February 24, 2013

Car Art

Drawn on Strathmore Bristol vellum using Kimberly graphite 4B pencils, the paper size is 13” x 7”.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Yellow Rose

Oil painting on panel 8” x 10”

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Honoring the Fallen

Army Sgt. Joseph M. Peters
Died October 6, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
Army Sgt. John M. Penich
Died October 16, 2008 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
Army Staff Sgt. James D. Mowris
Died January 29, 2004 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
Army Sgt. William W. Bushnell
Died April 21, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
Army Spc. Christopher G. Stark
Died February 28, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
Army Spc. Dylan T. Reid
Died October 16, 2010 Serving During Operation New Dawn
Army Spc. Clayton D. McGarrah
Died July 4, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

Army Spc. Bryn T. Raver
Died August 28, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

Navy Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff
Died August 6, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Big Cedar Paint Out

This was my entry for the Quick Draw contest at the Big Cedar paint out. We started at 5:00 PM and had to finish at 6:30 PM. It is a 5” x 7” oil painting on panel.

Back to the studio

The Big Cedar Paint out was awesome. After painting outside it is hard to get motivated to paint inside but I have work to do, so I decided to warm up with a quick sketch of Jason Sacran working during the paint out. He is a very talented artist and the winner of the Artist Choice award.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Moving ahead with this painting

I have the composition worked out but not shown here. Here is a sketch of the knight done in the size it will appear on the painting. It was developed using the sketch below for reference. The model used the cardboard helmet and sword I made as props for this project. By turning the figure in the finished sketch a little more towards the viewer and having the arms reach forward a little from the body I have added more rhythm to the pose, and finishing it with knightly attire as if he were standing in a breeze.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Templar Knight

Sometimes working on a commissioned painting can be a challenge. If the client has a vision you must be able to see that vision as well. Because I love realism this project requires that I gather information from research, my imagination, the creation of some props, and other client supplied references. The idea here is to create a painting with the theme of the Templar knights.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Oil painting on 6” x 6” Gesso primed Masonite panel. If you are interested in buying this painting click the buy now button below. The price is only $50.00 + sipping.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Boathouse

This is my first Plein air painting with the SPA (Springfield Plein Air) for the 2011 season. The SPA opens the season with a potluck lunch at Lake Springfield in the boathouse. There’s an art contest and lots of enthusiasm to get out and paint. I sat my easel up and painted for about an hour (not long enough) then headed in to eat.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Painting from start to finish, the sketch, the under painting, the first color block in, and the final adjustments.

Monday, March 7, 2011