Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Working on Still lifes lately....

We have had days of cold, wind, and rain here, so I have been painting from life in the studio. This is one I just finished. It is 24" x 36", oil on canvas. This one was a request from my wife, so for the time being it is not for sale.
Thought I would include a bit of my studio in this picture since some of you have asked what my studio looks like. Right now I work in a spare room in our house. My goal(when I can afford it), is to build a separate structure on my property so I can have more room. The room I use is great, but because I paint almost every day, I create work faster than I can sell it, so storage is an issue!
I will post some more studio work after Turkey Day.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

New Gallery Partner!

Hello collectors and friends. I will have work in a brand new gallery that just opened this week. The place is called "Cheeky Originals" and is run by Richard Cheek and his wife. They are located at 13 S.E. Court Square, Graham, NC 27253. They can be reached by phone at 336-228-0600. Their gallery/gift shop will also feature pottery, glass, textiles, jewelry, and other great items, all of them handmade by local artists. To see which paintings I have there, visit my website at and click on the "works" link. The paintings will have the gallery listed below where you can purchase them.
To purhcase paintings, or find out more about the new gallery, email me at

Thursday, November 16, 2006

West Jefferson November

"West Jefferson November"
8" x 10" Oil on Canvas
This is a small painting I did today. This is a scene from a trip to Jefferson, NC that my wife and I took a few weks ago with our church. This is just one sample of the beautiful scenery that is in that part of the mountains.
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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Shatley Springs Day Trip

My wife and I took a day trip to the mountains with our church today. We went to Shatley Springs, a great restaurant in Ashe County that serves family style all-you-can eat breakfast, and then we visited some scenic sites in the county. These are some pictures of the surrounding areas. Since I was with a group, I didn't have time to do any outdoor sketches, but got lots of great photos. Keep checking here and at my regular website as I will have some paintings from this trip available soon.