Tuesday, March 12, 2019


I've succumbed to my ever present desire to paint fussy, tight, ridiculousness.
It's being satisfied, and hopefully I can continue to use this
 one to get it out of my system when necessary.
 So, it'll be on and off  the easel for a long time...it's got a long way to go.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019


I've missed a little time in the studio of late.
 So it was time to squeeze in a little 6x6 on a canvas panel.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Another Barn

Shot the picture for this on a very cold, overcast day, 
with really flat light.
Hoping to convey that feeling with this one.
Far from done, but it's on its way...


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sunday, February 3, 2019

2 Cows

A quick study, that turned into something a little more.
Finished. Really.
"Two Cows"
8x10 Acrylic on canvas


Friday, February 1, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Once Again

The photo I'm using for this one has been in my stockpile for years.
 If you're familiar with my work,
you may recall seeing it loosely rendered with the painting knife.
I've always wanted to paint it traditionally, but the detail scared me to death.
If you've noticed, by design, my work has become looser and more "painterly" lately.
It's not been easy...and I'm nowhere near where I want to be. But I must keep painting!
So...I've decided to give it a go. This one will test my mettle.
"Trout Brook Winter 2" is underway.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Right Under My Nose

I went through a ton of photos yesterday searching for a subject to paint,
 with not much success.
 I looked out the window this morning...and there it was.

Pleased with my color palette choices, as things get blocked in...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Late nights and early mornings help make the paint fly.
Coming off the easel for the obligatory artists eyeballing.


Monday, January 14, 2019


Last week True North Trout posted the photo of the Jordan River in northern Michigan
that I'm using as reference in this one.
There's so much "north country" that looks just like mine!
  After two starts (and two cover ups), today I think I've got it going where I want it to.
Third times a charm...just a few hours in...


Friday, January 4, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019