Rapid Progression

It seems like an eternity ago, but it’s not even been two years since the original shutdowns began in 2020. With that in mind, it was only then that I started my painting journey. When people hear that I’ve only been painting around a year or so, they can hardly believe it. Some think I’mContinue reading “Rapid Progression”

“I’ll Paint Your House” Means Different Things

When someone offers to paint your house, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you are like most people, you think they want to break out the buckets and ladders, right? Or, like I have done on several occasions, “paint your house” means taping off the trim, throwing plastic on the floors,Continue reading ““I’ll Paint Your House” Means Different Things”

What’s A Gape?

One of the things I enjoy about going to the farmer’s market is meeting people. As a matter of fact, it’s the people, even the other vendors, that make it worth getting up at the crack of dark. Another thing I enjoy – and this might be the best part – is getting the opportunityContinue reading “What’s A Gape?”

The Way It USED to Be

It was such an honor to be asked to do a painting of the way our local electric company’s offices USED to look like. Actually, I was commissioned to do two paintings for the Washington Electric Membership Corporation (EMC). The other painting was of their first bucket truck … maybe that’ll be my next post.Continue reading “The Way It USED to Be”

Creating a New Species

Do you like flowers? I do. And I like butterflies, too! But painting them (I’ve never tried butterflies) is not my specialty. That is why when I decided to paint some flowers I saw on the side of the road, it didn’t surprise me when the final product didn’t look like the picture of theContinue reading “Creating a New Species”

The Old Target

If there is a sight that you’ll probably NEVER see in a big city or suburb, it’s the sight of tall, uncut grass and weeds. Wait, I think I’ve seen stuff like that in Chicago. On the other hand, maybe it’s the old 55-gallon drum in this painting that doubles for a burn pit andContinue reading “The Old Target”

Here I Am to Worship

Chris Tomlin will likely never match the number of hymns written by the legendary Fanny J. Crosby, but it would seem he is trying. Honestly, it’s like every time we turn around there are the lyrics of another Tomlin-penned praise song being projected on screens for all to see and praise bands to butcher. ToContinue reading “Here I Am to Worship”

Just Pretty Flowers that Make Me Smile

Quite often my art is more about capturing the essence of something real, like a house, a church, a pond, or even someone’s beloved dog. Other times I paint from my heart, not my eyes. This painting is one of my favorites, if not my most favorite. It’s not a detailed reproduction of anything I’veContinue reading “Just Pretty Flowers that Make Me Smile”

Doolittle Pond

The owner of the property came up to me while I was at our local Farmer’s Market and said, “I want to hire you.” With my eyes widened just a little, I replied, “Well, uh, OK.” He then said, “I want to commission you to do a painting of Doolittle Pond.” We then agreed onContinue reading “Doolittle Pond”

Pakistani Pastor Portrait

This is a painting I just finished of Pastor Victor and Sophia Sammuel. I’m not that good at painting people, yet. However, he asked, so I did my best 🙂 Oh, and there’s something special I want to offer you. I am offering a PREMIUM Membership to Wall Hole Coverings. With your monthly membership youContinue reading “Pakistani Pastor Portrait”