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”
Tag Archives: watercolor painting
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?”
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”
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”
“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?”
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”
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”