Friday, November 4, 2011

"Raphael"

"Raphael"
18x24 acrylic ink on gesso board, 2011
This is Raphael revised edition. I changed the background from ink to acrylic and used my palette knife. Also added a few light colors to the subject. Raphael is the baby giraffe at the Montgomery zoo.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Fall Up"

"Fall Up"
18x24 oil on canvas, framed, 2011, sold.

The original photo was taken by Alicia Morrison and I got her permission to paint this beautiful fall tree. I love the composition of a squirrels eye view looking up the tree. Fall is a favorite time of year for me and I am glad I persevered to the end with this one. That statement will make sense if you read my previous post.

"Sailing"

"Sailing"
30x30 oil on canvas, 2011, sold.

As an artist I have learned that most paintings go through the garbage stage. Meaning at one point in the life of your painting, you will want to throw it in the garbage! Don't do that. Underneath this colorful painting is a sad black and white painting that never got to show its face because in total frustration and a weak moment, I took my palette knife and covered it... and this beautiful painting emerged. Well, now when the garbage stage is upon me I will have to decide do I persevere and finish what I started or do I take the risk of covering what could be great and create a new idea. So I decided for now that every great idea should have a chance to be finished so with a renewed mind and determination not to fail I have revived my black and white painting on another canvas with a new twist which I think is much better than the first.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Elijahs Cow"

"Elijah's Cow"
20x24 acrylic on canvas, commission, 2011
I painted this cow for a sweet boy at our church who keeps us all in stitches. This cow is owned by his paw paw and her name is crazy girl.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Primary Tulips"


"Primary Tulips"
2011 Acrylic Ink on Gesso Board
Another Tulip painting using more of the primary pallete and the bright inks that I love.

Friday, April 1, 2011

"Blue Forrest"

"Blue Forrest"
12x12 Ink on gesso board, 2011, sold.
"Blue Forrest" did not start out to be a forrest however the end result was great.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Willow Tree"


"Willow Tree"
16x20 ink on gesso board, sold, 2011
There are lots of willow trees here in montgomery alabama and as I started this painting, it wasn't suppose to be a willow tree but when you are working with ink you have to be flexible. So from an ocean painting to a willow tree it becomes... and thats why I love ink.

"Seahorse"
6x24 ink on gesso board.
$50.00, 2011
I took pictures at the
atlanta aquarium
and there is a yellow
seahorse in the tank
that caught my eye,
so I added alot more
color to my painting
to make it interesting.

Friday, February 18, 2011

"UH-OH"


"Uh-Oh"
8x10 Oil on canvas, 2010
This is Ava and the second time I have painted her, but the first time I have ever used skin tones. This was quite a challenge, but I am pleased with the outcome. I know where my mistakes are but I am not telling. Hope you like it.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"A Hard Day of Play"

"A Hard Day of Play"
12x24 oil on canvas, 2011, sold.
This is also Georgia and is #3 in my bulldog series. Since she is an all white dog with a black nose, I decided to give her coat some color to make it more interesting and I really like how she came out. She
is now hanging on the wall of her owners home and I am glad.

"Are you talking to me?"

"Are you talking to me?"
11x14 framed oil on canvas, 2011, sold.
This is Georgia Lucille Price. She comes from the famous UGA line of bulldogs and belongs to my cousin Stephen. She is 2nd in my bulldog series and is showing a little attitude in this painting.

"Monday again...."


"Monday again..."
11x14 oil on canvas, 2010, $250.00
This is Tallulah. She is an English bulldog pup that belongs to a friend. She is 1st in a bulldog series that I am doing.