A Fair Thistle

A Fair Thistle

August 29, 2016Blog

A Fair Thistle Last week, I had the privilege to go to Glasgow on business. It was a short trip, Saturday to Friday but jam-packed with experiences and images that I just have not been able to get past. Painting is definitely a way I decompress from those kinds of super-rich things, so I took … Read More

Greenies

Greenies

August 16, 2016Blog

This summer, as I have the past 15 summers, I played summer league ultimate frisbee in Memphis. There was this certain moment between halves where a group of my teammates, in sync, all just stopped what they were doing, went into some sort of stasis and looked off into a beautiful pink and purple dusk … Read More

Hot Evening at Shelby Farms

Hot Evening at Shelby Farms

July 27, 2016Blog

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

Mountain Wildflowers from the Farm at Windy Hill

July 10, 2016Blog

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 … Read More

Fenceposts at Shelby Farms

Fenceposts at Shelby Farms

June 30, 2016Blog

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

Copper Waves at Pass Christian II

June 25, 2016Blog

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 … Read More

Saturday at Cancer Survivor’s Park

Saturday at Cancer Survivor’s Park

June 7, 2016Blog

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″ … Read More

Pastel Color Study at Shelby Farms

Pastel Color Study at Shelby Farms

June 2, 2016Blog

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 … Read More

Sketchy Trees at Shelby Farms

Sketchy Trees at Shelby Farms

May 29, 2016Blog

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

Hills at Shelby Farms

May 22, 2016Blog

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