Sunday, September 27, 2020

Southern Skies
11x14, oil
I'm posting most of my work on my website:,
but trying to keep this blog current too. Please check out my website for the most recent works.


A recent marsh painting- 11x14, oil
"Sailor's Delight"


Monday, August 10, 2020

Recent work and Website update

Here are a few recent paintings- trying to figure out why the photos are getting squished into a narrow window.  I am posting most of my work on my website:  But, I am trying to keep this page updated too. Thanks for looking. And please visit my website too!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Water Landscapes

                                                                   Both are 8x10, Oil

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Folk Art

Trying some folk art. Just wanted to try something different. These are all very small- 6inchx8inch. I =really enjoyed doing them. There are a few "fails".. mostly when I try to use green. So, thinking about how to use a more toned down green color for outdoor scenes.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Old Boatyard- Sneads Ferry, NC

Still working on this one a bit...Sneads Ferry, NC. This is from a reference photo from a visit there a few years ago. Currently,  I have a lot of workers at my house, painting exterior and doing some  
 inside repairs. My studio windows are covered with tarps and lots of noise! 8x10 oil

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Along the Riverbank

 Small study, 6x8. I might make it into a larger painting.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Summer Grove

Summer grove of trees in rural Chester County in South Carolina.  Location is very close to Landsford Canal State Park.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Plein Air- Charleston, SC. Pitts Street Bridge area

Enjoyed getting out and meeting some new plein air painting friends. The weather has been unusually warm- in the high 60's to low 70's. Not complaining!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

"Lit" Southern Pines

This was a fun one to paint. Its small but I might turn it into a larger painting. Saw these trees and the moon on my walk last night.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Patiently Waiting

Today, I debated about doing a marsh painting or a setting up a still life. But my studio is a bit messy after the holidays and setting up a still life would take some time. So, marsh scene won out. The little egret was an "addition" and I think he looks okay so he will stay. 9x12 oil, mostly palette knife.

Charleston Sunset- palette knife

Saw this view on the way to the Charleston Airport. Its a 8x10 palette knife. I like to do these small ones with a palette knife- it seems to keep the colors crisper and less muddy.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Sunday Sunset

40x40, Oil

Recent ones for City Art Show in Columbia

48x60, Oil
Moon over the Marsh

Trying something different with the blue painting.
30x40, Oil
Blue Evening

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Near Lake Jocassee, SC

22x28, acrylic. Sorry- some glare on photo

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Nightime Acrylic Still life

I like to do these acrylic still life paintings at night. They are fun and relaxing.  I usually just spend an hour or so on each.  This one is 16x20, Acrylic.Some times the hardest part is finding and arranging the objects. I try to not fiddle around too long with the arranging part.

Friday, December 13, 2019

River Reflections

40x40, Oil

Full Moon

Beautiful full moon a few days ago.... saw this scene on the way home from the grocery store. Pulled over a snapped a few quick pics. 48x60, Oil.

Silvery day at Kiawah

Acrylic, 48x60

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Updating this Blog- more updates coming!

A few more for my January 2020 show in Columbia, SC

Golden Spice, 36x36, oil

Marsh Study, 30x40, oil

Recent Paintings

First- sorry I have not updated this blog for a while. I moved to the Charleston area in August and was in temporary housing until we found a house. We bought a house and moved in Novemeber 1st. Been a busy time. I have a show at City Art Gallery in Columbia, SC. Dates are Jan 2020- early March 2020. Please come if you live near by! Here are some recent paintings.
Gervais Street Bridge, Columbia, SC 36x36, oil

Weatherbeaten barn, 40x40, Oil

Big Red, 40x40, Oil

Silvery Day at Kiawah, 48x60, acrylic

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

River paintings- Two different versions

The top, colorful version in 30x40. The other one is 14x18. Experimenting with tonal vs colorful.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Loose Lilies

40x40, Oil. Leaving it loose.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

River and the Beach

I'm revisiting some scenes I've painted before. River scene from Catawba river near my house  and beach day at Tybee Island, Georgia.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Beyond the Fence

Summertime trail near the River. 16x20, oil. Some flare on photo.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Early Spring

This is Stumpy Pond in Fort Mill. Dave and I walked here last Sunday because we finally had a nice day- no rain and 70 degrees.  The pond was actually muddy brown from all the rain, but I used my artistic license and made it blue. We had a great walk and I found many new areas to paint and took lots of photos. 8x10, oil

Friday, March 22, 2019

Daniel Island Marsh

I visited this area in Charleston, SC,  last week. This is a tidal creek, so sometimes its almost empty. But here its full! Debating about adding a bird. Those white egrets are tough to paint- so I might let this dry first, then try to add the egret. We'll see.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring Chaos

First Day of Spring, 2019! 11x14, Oil

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Hints of Spring

I was walking my dog Charlie a few days ago on some neighborhood trails. Came across this nice scene at sunset. Luckily my phone had 2% power and I could take a few photos. It's been very cold here but I know spring is around the corner.  I like the pastel colors in this painting but I struggled with the backlit tree line and the field grasses. It looks like such an easy scene to paint….but it wasn't! 20x24, Oil.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Golden Marsh

                           Daniel's Island near Charleston, SC.  22x28 Oil

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

River in the Summer 40x40

Still working on this one a bit.

Freedom Park in the Winter. Charlotte NC

This is a tiny one- 5x7, Oil. Freedom Park, Charlotte,

Painting A Lot!

I have been painting a lot lately and enjoying every minute of it. Here are some recent paintings. These are neighborhood scenes.