Sunday, May 30, 2010

Painting Downtown

Here is my setup from yesterday at the Dog Days Downtown 2010. I set up in front of the aMuse Artisanal Finery and just had such a great time painting and Jan was such a great host! I'll post what I painted in a few days when it's done.

I got my first proof of the book and after a few adjustment I have put in my order. Now, hopefully they will be here by the show. 

Thursday, May 27, 2010


12" x 12"
oil on wood

This Weekend.... Reminder:

At the Dog Days Downtown - I'll be at aMuse Artisanal Finery doing a painting Demo from 1 - 5:00pm - Come see me!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dandelions in Seagrove Pottery Cup

8" x 10"
oil on wood

I wanted to do a daily painting today and try out some new brushes. These dandelions grow everywhere and are so pretty - they close up at night then reopen in the morning. 

This cup is from a little town in NC called Seagrove that is know for their pottery. There are studios everywhere and they even give you a map to visit all of them. A lot of the pieces are wheel thrown and perfect. I found this cup at one of the studios and because it was hand made and imperfect, it really stuck out. I think I paid, maybe $5 and and because of it's imperfectness, it was perfect for me.

Monday, May 24, 2010

This Weekend....

This weekend at the Dog Days Downtown - I'll be at aMuse Artisanal Finery doing a painting Demo from 1 - 5:00pm - Come see me!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


10" x 8"
Oil on wood

Thursday, May 20, 2010


12" x 12" 
oil on wood panel

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Downtown Dog 19 Retouch

Here is the invite for the show that will have all 100 dogs featured - hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Downtown Dog 56 Retouch

Here is another retouch for the book.

I am officially done with the Downtown Dog book! 
The book will be available for purchase at the Bottega Gallery Show, June 12th and then after that, on my site and through Blurb. I'll send out a link when it's available.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I posted this commission a few weeks ago, but had to promptly take it down because it was a surprise for the recipient. Now that it has been gifted, I can post it again. 

This painting is the culmination of all the past year's hard work. I feel it is my best work yet.

24" x 30"
oil on wood panel

Monday, May 10, 2010

Electronic Painting

I just got back from a vacation in Florida and decided before the trip not to take any paints because i wanted this to be a real vacation with nothing nagging at me to do. It was very peaceful, relaxing and I missed painting, which is the goal along with the peaceful relaxing stuff. 

I did bring my Ipad though and found a great app called Sketchbook Pro which is a lot like finger painting on a computer screen, well, it's not a lot like it... it is!

Here is a Modigliani painting I copied on the Ipad. It took about as long if I were to do it by hand on paper, but without the mess and i could fix mistakes with a  swipe of the screen. Technology never ceases to amaze me!
Think about it, when Modigliani did this painting, computers weren't even a dream and here I am reproducing this painting on one of the most advances pieces of technology out there and I can even answer my email about how to change colors easily with the developer, check my calendar and map out my trip back with it!