Sunday, November 3, 2013





























Carmel Valley

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012




























Landscape Workshop -
I will be teaching a three day landscape workshop at The Conservatory for Classical Art in Edmond Oklahoma February 3,4,5 2012. Link to the website for registration information or email me if you have any questions. www.classicalart.org

Monday, December 19, 2011





























Fundraiser for the CCA -


This painting is offered in a raffle, where the funds raised, go to purchase easels and equipment for a new school in Edmond, OK The Conservatory for Classical Art. There are ten prizes and only thirty tickets to be sold. Search www.classicalart.org and go to the "more" tab to view the raffle section where you will see the other prizes offered and ticket purchase information. While your on the site, hit the "workshops" tab for the scheduled artists, so far, for 2012. Dan Robinson - Landscape Painting, Andrew Ameral - 2D Anatomy / Ecorche, Peggi Kroll-Roberts - The Costumed Model, Scott Waddell - Portrait Painting. The "Adult classes" and "Youth Classes" tabs will open the instruction offered by Leslie Lienau, the school's founder, for great instruction that meets weekly for anyone living in the Oklahoma City, Edmond and surrounding areas.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011






















SOLD - Summer's Circumstance -

Friday, May 13, 2011















SOLD - Canyon Lake Shadows -

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011




















Nocturne
- This piece is a recently completed commission based on an earlier painting,

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


























SOLD - Black Kettle - A new piece, painted from a group of drawings done a couple of years ago.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010




















On a Clear Winter Night - This limited palette nocturne, purely invented, gave me an allowance of freedom to explore options. Working with the idea of what a painting might need is often more enjoyable than competing to only capture reality.

Friday, October 1, 2010
























Turnip - This piece was difficult to find but once established the subtle harmony was worth the search.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
























Sunset Fuse - In the desert southwest one of the most exciting times each day is it's last light. The normally harsh environment is transformed, a revealed softness, welcomed relief from another day's heat.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

























SOLD - Shadow's Bloom
- The revealed pattern and featured distant hill, as the somewhat mundane light vacated the scene, was just as the bloom of another season. Something to behold.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

















SOLD

Light Cut Orange -

Monday, August 30, 2010


























Here's one of the new frames that I have been developing. More to follow soon.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


























Color Workshop - Edmond, Oklahoma

Thursday, July 1, 2010


























Custom Frames Featured - I recently designed and gilded six custom frames for the artist Leslie Lienau's show. This is an example of her work in one of the frames. She has some fantastic paintings hanging at JRB Art at the Elms in Oklahoma City. The opening is tomorrow evening July second at six in the evening. Be sure to go by and take a look the show hangs through the month of July.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


























Apple Texture - This was an exploration I did some time ago. I have recently framed it for a friend in Oklahoma who owns the piece now. After seeing it new again I am quite pleased with the textural applications.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

























Out of the Shadow - Such a simple thing again, all owing to the balance.

Monday, May 17, 2010



















SOLD - Tea and Stripes - This piece was born from more of a color standpoint than anything else. Focusing on something in the process of painting and making it the priority allows for the other issues to be open and more malleable.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


























A Note of Spring - Searching within a subject and finding what is to be translated is a difficult part of the process. Once I leave the subject itself and see it through the issues of painting, then use those on my terms, all possibilities begin to open.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

























Some Red Some Green - Working with the two extremes of red and green the balance was in finding the relationships between the physical things and the shapes of color. Both are important, both need to feature themselves, neither can dominate.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010




















Curled In - The simplest of subjects, can often create huge obstacles to confront. Sometimes the simple is not so easy.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010























Tea - Almost monochromatic this piece was a challenge to inject just enough warmth to balance the spectrum so that it has a variety to it's blueness.

Friday, April 23, 2010


















Summer Sky - This piece was done a while ago and when I saw it I began looking forward to the events to come in the summer season.

Monday, April 19, 2010



















Late Shadows - The effect of light on these rocks at waters edge immediately became my subject for this piece.

Thursday, April 15, 2010























Box and Slice - I have been working on and thinking about paint application and surface quality a lot. trying different mediums, whites and grounds.

Monday, April 12, 2010


















Spring in the Desert - This time of year always offers, both a powerful and peaceful quality in these passing storms.

Monday, April 5, 2010



















Laguna Rocks - I painted this on a heavier gauge linen and really enjoyed the surface quality that it offered.

Friday, April 2, 2010











Box and Apples - This is an older piece that was a nice surprise to find in my files.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


















Passenger's of the Night - The scale in this painting was one of my priorities in it's planning. A combination of study from nature and my invented desire's allowed me to paint this piece.

Thursday, March 25, 2010



















Winter - A subtle and limited palette helped me achieve this winter grey.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


















SOLD - White Rose - This piece was a bigger fight than usual. I almost gave up on it several times. Sometimes the struggle pays off, sometimes it doesn't. I am glad I fought through it in the end.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

















SOLD - Medicine Bottle - I enjoyed the challenge that the brown glass medicine bottle presented to me in this piece.

Sunday, March 14, 2010























Alley Wall - This image did not edit very well. I will try to re shoot it and see if a better result is obtainable.

Friday, March 12, 2010


















Overgrown - I was in Crested Butte Colorado where I saw this barn last summer. When you are out looking you say no to most of what you see as a possibility and then finally there is a yes. If you're lucky.

Monday, March 8, 2010

























My next class will focus on landscape painting, working both on location and a day in the studio working from one of our location studies.