Category: Art

Daylight Savings at Shelby Farms
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Daylight Savings at Shelby Farms

Tonight was one of those ridiculously beautiful late winter evenings where around 5:00, everything got that golden atmospheric glow. Spring and daylight are coming! if you like the painting, you can purchase it here.

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A Few from Hyde Lake
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A Few from Hyde Lake

Formerly known as Patriot Lake, the new Hyde Lake is one of my favorite places in Memphis. Recently upgraded Shelby Farms Park has a lot to offer, like a cool new restaurant, a patio overlooking…

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A Winter and Fall Landscape
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A Winter and Fall Landscape

It’s kinda cool to see the seasonal differences between two landscapes painted from the same place at different times of year. The one on the top was done in late fall, the one on the…

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Urban Sketchers at Rhodes
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Urban Sketchers at Rhodes

I was able to get away for a bit today, walk down the street and join the Memphis Urban Sketchers at the Rhodes College Library. I think the room I drew here with all the…

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Migraine Paintings
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Migraine Paintings

I’ve been doing these quick little pastel drawings when I’ve not have time to really even think. In looking back on them, the colors seem to really mirror the colors I have been seeing during…

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Tall buildings
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Tall buildings

Two themes I love and that seem to crop up as I generate art: gardens and cities. Here’s a city sketch I drew while doodling at my mother-in-law’s breakfast room table.

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A Fair Thistle
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A Fair Thistle

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…

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Greenies
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Greenies

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…

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Hot Evening at Shelby Farms
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Hot Evening at Shelby Farms

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…

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Sketchbook: Color Study at Shelby Farms
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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…

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Shelby Farms Cloud Study
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Shelby Farms Cloud Study

It was a beautiful day at Shelby Farms. The clouds were transitioning to light blue, pink and orange before my eyes, which always creates a fun challenge and usually a fun outcome when painting a…

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Central Park Sheep Meadow
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Central Park Sheep Meadow

It was an awesome second half of the week in NYC this week. I was blown away by the weather, the kindness, the design, the art and so much more. One of my favorite moments…

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Sketchbook: Lake at Shelby Farms
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Sketchbook: Lake at Shelby Farms

Hanging out with my stubby sketchbook these days. It’s been fun to knock out some smaller, quicker pieces. Oh yeah, the day, around 5:00 was luminous yesterday. Breathtaking. Watercolor, pencil, watercolor pencil and oil pastel…

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Tulips at the Dixon Gardens
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Tulips at the Dixon Gardens

I took my light painting/sketching setup across the street form my office to the Dixon Gallery & Gardens for lunch today. That turned out to be a great decision. The flowers, sunlight, and weather was…

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Spring Clouds at Pass Beach
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Spring Clouds at Pass Beach

Went out and struggled through this landscape today. I find Spring scenery to be one of the hardest seasons to paint. So many small subtle colors wanting to burst forth. This is one of those…

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Chilly Day at Shelby Farms
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Chilly Day at Shelby Farms

Long story short, I froze while painting this, but the sun was out so I got my vitamin D levels up. Totally worth the effort. 8.5×5.5″ acrylic, pencil and oil pastel on paper.

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Cityscape Sunrise 10/09/15
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Cityscape Sunrise 10/09/15

I’ve been playing with some more abstract subject matter lately. Attempting to meld my landscape composition and look and feel with a bit more arbitrary, bright and subtle colors. 16×20″ acrylic and oil on canvas.

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Trails at Shelby Farms
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Trails at Shelby Farms

This evening was hot and sunny for fall. But it’s still fall, and the colors don’t care. I’m continuing on with the sketchy mixed media on big paper thing and think I like where it’s…

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