A Fair Thistle

A Fair Thistle

August 29, 2016

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, 2016

Greenies 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 … Read More

Hot Evening at Shelby Farms

Hot Evening at Shelby Farms

July 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 … Read More

Mountain Wildflowers from the Farm at Windy Hill

Mountain Wildflowers from the Farm at Windy Hill

July 10, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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