Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Early Bird

This is a painting, 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas, done by my 10 year old niece, Melonee Bolton. This was her very first acrylic painting.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Small Works, Big Ideas

Photo of my paintings from the opening of Small Works, Big Ideas at APW Gallery in New York, NY. November 14, 2008.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sushi #6

Oil on linen on birch panel, 8" x 10"

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sushi #6

This is another sushi painting that I am working on. It is 8" x 10" oil on linen on birch panel.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

An Apple a Day...

This is a work in progress (WIP). It is 10" x 8" oil on linen on birch.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trying to loosen up...

12" x 12" oil on canvas, Brass & Copper after Johnnie Liliedahl.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Portrait - Finished?

I think that I'm finished with this one. I may come back and do a little more on the whiskers once the paint is dry. It is 16" x 20" oil on linen on birch.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Portrait - WIP

I was looking for a face with lots of character to use as a reference for my first portrait. Here's where I am as of 10/04/2008:

Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Progress at the end of 9/15/08

Pretty in Pink, WIP, oil on linen on birch, 16" x 20"

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pretty in Pink - WIP

16" x 20" oil on linen on birch panel.

Quick Studies

Here are a few quick studies done recently...

8" x 10" oil on canvas, after Jane Jones.

5" x 5" oil on canvas.

5" x 7" oil on linen on birch panel.

16" x 12" oil on masonite panel, after Sherry Rol.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Small Works Big Idea!

I will have 5 paintings on exhibition in this show at APW Gallery, located on Chrystie Street in NYC, NY. Dates for the exhibition are 11/14/08-11/21/08. The opening reception is on 11/14/08 from 6-8pm.

Watch this blog for updates to see the paintings that will be included.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Opening Reception of 'Random Reflections'

Click the link below to see photos from the opening reception of 'Random Reflections' at Sacred Art Gallery on August 15, 2008 in Birmingham, AL.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Getting close to being finished...

It's Official...

Tonight I attended the "reading" of the next issue of The Birmingham Arts Journal. One of my sushi paintings is on page 20! I got to talk a little bit about myself and the painting. There were several people there who had short stories or poems in the journal as well, and each one either read their piece or at least a little part of it. I was the only "artist" present at the reading. Afterwards, two people asked me to autograph their copies!!!! I pretended not to be in shock!!!

A little more...

Blocking in the coffee cup... now for the designs to the bottom half of it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Progress as of July 23, 2008 at 2100hrs.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Final Painting for Exhibition

Here is the start of the final painting for my exhibition. It is 20" x 16" oil on canvas.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Light at the end of the tunnel...

I am getting close to being able to call this painting finished. I still have a couple of hours worth of work to do on it, but it has to dry before I can add those finishing touches.

After it was pointed out to me that my all the photographs of my paintings looked yellow, I adjusted the white balance in my camera and took the photo below. It is much more representative of the actual painting than any of the other photos.

Friday, June 27, 2008

June 27, 2008

Still Life in Red progress photo for today....