Hot Evening at Shelby Farms

Posted on Jul 27, 2016
Hot Evening at Shelby Farms

The sun has been so hot lately, it’s been almost unbearable. But I still went out and painted after work. I wanted to try a few things out, and should have left my socks on because my flip flop feet got so hot I thought the tops of them were going to spontaneously

Mountain Wildflowers from the Farm at Windy Hill

Posted on Jul 10, 2016
Mountain Wildflowers from the Farm at Windy Hill

In college, I spent some time on Lookout Mountain, Alabama working as a counselor at Alpine Camp for Boys. Ok, maybe I spent a little more time than I should have (a cumulative total of close to one year of my life), or maybe not. But I remember sitting in an office building the first […]

Fenceposts at Shelby Farms

Posted on Jun 30, 2016
Fenceposts at Shelby Farms

I ended my day today as I often do on Wednesdays— painting, or in this case, sketching the early evening at Shelby Farms. 18×24″ acrylic and oil pastel on canvas.

Copper Waves at Pass Christian II

Posted on Jun 25, 2016
Copper Waves at Pass Christian II

My Uncle Lee has been a big encouragement to me and helped direct me to think about and capture things with my art that I otherwise wouldn’t. One of the things he’s suggested is that I focus more on the ground, less on the sky (or something like that). So when I went out to […]

Saturday at Cancer Survivor’s Park

Posted on Jun 7, 2016
Saturday at Cancer Survivor’s Park

There’s something I like about the layers of depth this little park lends to the landscape. I had to abandon this painting a bit early (had to pick up my son at a birthday party) but overall, I’m happy with the energy I captured and was hoping to have captured when I went out. 11×14″ […]

Pastel Color Study at Shelby Farms

Posted on Jun 2, 2016
Pastel Color Study at Shelby Farms

I often get caught in the cloud trap. My eyes are bigger than my stomach when it comes to capturing a sky full of them. Today was no exception. The sky was full of fast moving storm clouds that just missed me as I painted this evening. At one point, I thought I might have […]

Sketchy Trees at Shelby Farms

Posted on May 29, 2016
Sketchy Trees at Shelby Farms

Shea and I went out on a bike ride to Shelby Farms today. And I took a few minutes to paint this little 9×12″ acrylic on canvas. It was hot! But also a beautiful day.

Hills at Shelby Farms

Posted on May 22, 2016
Hills at Shelby Farms

Another beautiful day on the back side of Shelby Farms! 18×24″ acrylic and oil pastel on canvas.

Sketchbook: Color Study at Shelby Farms

Posted on May 14, 2016
Sketchbook: Color Study at Shelby Farms

Here’s a quick 6×8″ two-panel watercolor and pastel color study I did after work at Shelby Farms. Sometimes the weirdest and most interesting color combinations, compositions and overall work can come from having too little time to think.

Dirt Road at Shelby Farms

Posted on May 11, 2016
Dirt Road at Shelby Farms

I’m trying to draw a landscape but this dirt road keeps getting in the way. 18×24″ acrylic and oil paster on watercolor paper.