The Imagined Image of Home

Have you ever had fond memories of places that look nothing like what you remember? That’s happened to me. Like when you go back to your elementary school 50 years later and think, “Wow! This place is a lot smaller than I remember!” Well, the acrylic painting I just finished (and I’m not very goodContinue reading “The Imagined Image of Home”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”