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?”

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”

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”

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”

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”