Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Moon Flowers

These moon flowers bloom at night on our back deck.   I've always wanted to paint them, so I caught them last night. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lake Hartwell View

A view off my friend Mary's back porch on a cloudy day.   The water was iridescent today.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Grand Canyon

This was painted from a photo taken long ago at the Grand Canyon.  

Friday, September 18, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Lake Hartwell Island

Lake Hartwell

Burano Island, Venice, Italy

This was painted from a photo I took years ago in a colorful little city outside Venice.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Creek Bed

Creek just south of Lake Lure NC

NC Creek Bed

Creek Bed just south of Lake Lure NC

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Shrimp Boats

Shrimp boats on St Helena

Friday, September 11, 2015

Lake Lure

View from Lake Lure

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Lake Hartwell Island

This is a view from an island on Lake Hartwell, Georgia. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Hunting Island SC

Hunting Island South Carolina



Friday, September 4, 2015

Local SC Beach

Local Beach at Coffin Point South Carolina  

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Marsh View

View from the marsh in South Carolina... one of our favorite places!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Lake Hartwell

It's been several months since I last posted.   I've been painting off and on but not regularly, so I decided to take on a painting challenge to get back into good habits.   I struggle with landscapes.   So, this month, I'll be painting a small landscape every day in September in hopes of a break through.   

Saturday, January 31, 2015

January's Paintings

Collage of January's Paintings

Friday, January 30, 2015

Pink Grapefruit

I didn't have to push hard to get color going with these grapefruits.  They are very sweet and colorful. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015


I was hoping to find a few crocuses this morning walking the property, but none have budded yet.  The only color I could fine were the numerous nandina berries. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


I pulled this bottle of Jagermeister out of our freezer because of it's intense green color.  It has a taste very similar to an herbal remedy I gave one of my dogs for years.   

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Marbles and Copper

I have trouble painting copper so I'll keep trying.  The marbles were fun... sort of like painting grapes. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Big painting hug to Dyanne

One of my very best buddies today suggested that perhaps I'm not loosening up because I'm painting daily.   She has noticed that many of my paintings have wine bottles and wine glasses.   Just for clarification Dyanne, there is no drinkable alcohol in this still life today.  It's garlic, olive oil and vinegar (ops... red wine vinegar). 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Two and a half Apples

We've been getting really pretty apples lately, so I decided to paint a few. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Espolon Tequila

This was a quick study of this very cool looking bottle of tequila.  I plan to paint it again soon. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lime Gathering

I wanted to paint something with high contrast today, so I grabbed a bunch of limes and tried to really push the color. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Stuff from the Studio

I'm starting to have a lot of fun with this, and I think I am loosening up.  I find I no longer psychoanalyze each object before I choose to paint it.  I just quickly reach for colors, color contrast, abstract shapes and textures.  I hope this doesn't sound esoteric or artsy, because that's not me and that crap turns me off.  

Friday, January 16, 2015


I didn't have a lot of time last night so this was quick and wet, but I'm pleased with the results.  This is day 16 of 2015.  I'm feeling a difference in my painting by doing these daily paintings.  I'm making decisions quicker with more confidence.   It's been a crazy year so far.  If I hadn't made a commitment to myself to do these, I probably wouldn't have seen much of my studio so far this year.   

Thursday, January 15, 2015


I purchased this little stuffed Piranha from a little boy in Peru years ago.  I enjoy it's vivid color. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Red and Black

I like to paint art objects.  These are objects from an ink set I purchased in China.  I set them on a glass on top of a piece of bright red construction paper.  The way the light hit the glass dramatically skewed the intensity of the red to a milky pink. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lemon Ginger Tea

One of my favorite night time teas.  I pretty much like anything with Ginger and Lemon. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Painting Materials

I particularly enjoyed painting this little painting.  It had a very abstract feel to it when I began working out the details of the reflective shapes.

Sunday, January 11, 2015