Monday, April 29, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013


This painting is from memory riding my 4 wheeler in the woods as the sun sets right before everything looses definition and then ....... you can't see.

25 Works, 25 Years Project

This is a commission for a project in Ann Arbor. 25 artist were commissioned to do sketches of historical sites. This train car the Detroit & Mackinac is on display sitting on the tracks.  The building is at 115 Depot street.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Orange appeal II

Very similar to the first painting. It's so exciting painting oranges and reds this time of the year waiting for spring to come and all the colors of nature to awaken.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Broken II

This broken glass intrigues me lately.  This is almost the same as Broken.  What comes to mind..... hmm sorry or "My life's in shatters" as Mick Jagger has been known to say.  After giving this more thought it might have been"tatters" ?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Some raspberries

The last few days were spent working  on a composition for a commissioned piece. It felt great drawing and using watercolors for testing color ideas and having the whole idea evolve forgot about the crappy weather for awhile. Today was spent cleaning and now after painting this the colors have cheered me up, hope they do the same for you.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Orange appeal

Oranges and raspberries for breakfast and three slices of bacon that weren't included in the painting.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Looking out

Down to the Smoky Mountains for Spring break with my family. This was painted plein air from our room.  The weather was cold and spring had not arrived.  Usually the average temperature is in the seventies this time of the year.  We visited a valley called Cataloochee in North Carolina, what an adventure getting into the valley on a gravel road winding through the mountains it was beautiful, dangerous and stressful.