Thursday, December 31, 2009

Monarch Fairy Painting

This painting was finished a couple of years ago, but without the monarch wings. I always had a problem with the position of her leg, so to fix the problem give her wings. I also fleshed out the background some and put a pond below her.

Phoebe Painting Finished

The Phoebe painting has finally been finished. As you can see I totally took out the background of photographers. The image by herself was just too striking to dilute the painting.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Start of a new painting, commentating on the photographers who are not really professional taking advantage of young models. This is going to be areal challenge for me.

Friday, November 13, 2009

COCA 2009 Photofest

This photograph has been accepted to be in this y ear's COCA Photofest 2009 at the Artport Gallery in the TLH Airport from November 14th to January 3rd. Artport Gallery is open during normal airport hours.

Third Place North Florida Fair Portraits

Whisper in the Garden won Third Place in the NF Fair Art Show for Portraits/People.

Third Place North Florida Fair

This large 24x36 inch acrylic on board won 3rd place in the Animal/Wildlife catagory at the NFL Fair 2009.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Painting in Progress - Donita

This is the current painting I am working on.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Painting needs a title....

I saw this painting as a photograph and thought it would make a great painting. There is some background story to it, but I am leaving it up to the viewer to come up with their own ideas. This is a 9x12 acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Finished painting. Need to take a better photograph once the varnish is put on. Will do several tests to see if it is best to use Matte or Glossy. May try a mix, since the tiles could be wet.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Freckles 3

Another couple of hours. I whitened up the tiles in the background, totally repainted her and put down a bottom layer of paint for the hair.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Freckles 2

Finally decided to put her in some sort of tiled bath area.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Been working more on painting people. I am still very stuck on whether to keep the background light, paint it dark or add something to the background.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Menina com Boneca

This painting which is currently 16x20 Acrylic has been accepted in the Pinnacle National Juried Art Competition at FAMU in Tallahassee. Opening reception is June 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Painting For Church Art / Craft Sale

This painting was SOLD at the Lafayette Presbyterian Church arts & craft sale held on May 2nd. You can purchase prints of this painting at:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

COCA 2009 Creative Tallahassee Juried Art Show

"Florida Burn" appeared in the...
Creative Tallahassee 2009
Council on Culture & Arts (COCA)
Friday, March ­­­27th through May 8th

Celebrate the ingenuity, skill and talent of some of the most creative artists in the Big Bend area. The Council on Culture & Arts’ Creative Tallahassee 2009 highlights the work of many of the city’s well-known artists, as well as exciting newcomers in its highly-anticipated annual juried exhibition. This year’s competition was fierce—over 175 pieces were submitted for consideration.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bodie Lighthouse

For the past week or so, I have been working on this painting of Bodie Lighthouse in North Carolina. Everything is looking good, except having a little trouble with the landscape.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


This is the current studio I have. We have taken one of the small bedrooms at the front of the house which gets great sunlight all day long and converted it into my studio. The very light gray walls give a great hue to the room. I just have to get some artwork for the walls, but really rather put up artwork of other artists, not my own. My old studio area is covered with paintings that I have done in the past, so they can stay there.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Final Version of Jupiter Lighthouse

The final version of the Jupiter Lighthouse.

Orchid Series

Orchid 2 on the top. Orchid 1 on the bottom.
Start of a new series of photographs of orchids. I have numerous orchids and have been photographing them for years. For this series, as each orchid blooms, it will be photographed with a black background.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

For some time I have been working on this painting. It just sort of came in layers. The sky, the beach and woods in the background, then the cyprus (sp) trees, throw in some cat tails and then hmmmm what next. How about a dead log.

Revising an Older Painting

Sometimes a painting just does not work. I took the first version of this lighthouse, which I was very unhappy with the grounds and sky, and redid everything except the lighthouse. I did a little retouching on the lighthouse, and still need to do a little more.