An Iron Staircase Trifecta

A while back I took some photos of an old fire escape in Sandersville, Georgia. It’s pretty well known in the area because of its proximity and obviously intricate ironwork. It then occurred to me that I could paint different angles of the iron staircase, thereby increasing the chances of selling more than one, ifContinue reading “An Iron Staircase Trifecta”

The Easiest Color to Paint?

Just recently, I was at the Farmer’s Market in Dublin, GA, when an older couple stopped by my table. As they were looking at my paintings, the wife half-whispered to her husband, “You should ask if he could do one of your car.” Having done a few vehicles, I couldn’t help but ask what kindContinue reading “The Easiest Color to Paint?”

It’s All in a Name

Recently I finished an unnamed painting using acrylic paint. Since I began painting back in 2020, I’ve always used watercolor, but rarely acrylic. Watercolor has always been preferrable due to the ability to blend colors and correct my mistakes. Speaking of mistakes, nearly a year’s worth of mistakes is what ultimately led to this painting.Continue reading “It’s All in a Name”

I Don’t Do Portraits

I Don’t Do Portraits I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked, “Do you do portraits?” Every time my answer is the same . . . “No, not if you want it to look like somebody.” Fact is, I know I’m just an amateur artist. It’s easy in this stage of my learning toContinue reading “I Don’t Do Portraits”

Where I’ve Never Been

Not too long ago, a friend asked if I would paint a nighttime sky for him. He said, “I’ll give you $10.” “Sure,” I replied, leaving him shocked. A few weeks later, while I was working on another painting, he reminded me of our conversation and showed me a screen saver on his computer, oneContinue reading “Where I’ve Never Been”

The Least of These

Last night I finished a piece I have entitled “The Least of These.” I based it on a photo I took of a Christian worker in a Muslim-owned brick kiln in Pakistan. My hope is to raise funds to help buy people like this brother and his family out of debt and out of thisContinue reading “The Least of These”

Rebecca’s Forrest

Not long ago, my sister Rebecca sent a photo to me. It was a picture she took while walking through the edge of German forrest near where she lives. The original painting was done on cold pressed Arches paper, the 150 lb. kind. The size was an 8×10. So, I did have prints made, butContinue reading “Rebecca’s Forrest”

Peaceful Times

Last week I finished this painting of a rocking chair in a log cabin. The chair is sitting outside in on the porch that divides the two sections of the old structure. What captured my attention and led to this painting was the simplistic peacefulness of the scene. No TV’s, computers, smartphones, game consoles, notifications,Continue reading “Peaceful Times”

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”