Saturday, November 12, 2011

Portrait SketchThi

This is a commissioned sketch. 14x11 oil on handmade canvas panel.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Eastside Rust

A rust-covered fixture on 40th Ave. in east Nashville. This piece is an 8x10 oil on tempered masonite panel. My current goal in life - thicker paint.

St. George Salt Marsh

This 8x10 plein air painting was lucky to have been finished at all. It was a windy day, the easel blew over, and the half-finished painting landed face down on the ground. A little judicious scraping and plucking of twigs and sand was required before I pressed on. Oil on tempered masonite panel.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

First Dance

To celebrate my upcoming status as a first-time grandpappy, I'm offering this signed, original linocut print, titled "First Dance" for $25.00 using the convenience of Paypal. The image area is 4.25 x 5.5 in. and is hand-printed on a heavy, quality off-white acid-free stock. I will hand-deliver anywhere in metro Nashville and will also ship anywhere in the lower 48 for 5 bucks. It will arrive backed by a sturdy cardboard and protected by acetate. Enjoy a piece of original art at an affordable price!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Meredith and Townsend

Meredith 11x14 oil on canvas.

Monday, December 27, 2010

51st & Centennial

This is a new painting.Laverte's Drive-In & Liquor store, again. This place appeals to me on several levels as subject matter. As a result, I will continue painting it until I feel redundancy creeping in. So, look for more. I think the next one will be large, possibly my entry in the upcoming Central South Exhibition. This one is 11x14, oil.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Not a particularly recent painting but thought it would be worth posting. This drive-in liquor store in my neighborhood is a subject that hasn't seen the last of me, painting-wise, that is. I'm feeling a pull to paint it again and if I do, it will be #4 in the series. Paint it until I get it right kind of thing. For one, I think it needs to be large; all the predecessors have been no bigger than about 11x14. A heightened sense of the grittiness of the place will also be a goal. The coolness of the architecture speaks for itself. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I have neglected this blog for some time now. Not good. I am turning over a new leaf and plan to resume regular postings, the only way to maintain ongoing viewers. Here are some recent figurative pieces with a little comment on each.

I participated in a figurative show at one of my galleries, Local Color in Nashville, TN during Sept.- Oct. and this was my entry. 40"x30" on stretched canvas. I have enjoyed working larger of late and plan to continue. As usual, click on each image to enlarge.

Stuck on River Road

With my daughter as the model and Cumberland MotorWerks as the backdrop, my attempt here was to create a story piece. This is a large oil on stretched canvas, 32"x40".

Flynne Flying

My great-niece, Flynne, jumping on a trampoline alongside her Aunt Mollie. I opted for this radical cropping to establish my focal point, not because I have a problem with my niece, Mollie. I'll paint her again later. They are all fantastic models. Feel free to let me know what you think of this crop. The painting is 30"x19", oil on stretched canvas.

Friday, August 13, 2010


My entry in the 2010 East Nashville Tomato Fest. As always, the only stipulation for art entries is that a reference to tomatoes appear somewhere in the art. I've been wanting to work on some figurative pieces so this became my subject. This oil on stretched canvas measures 28x22.

Friday, July 30, 2010

View Along Old Natchez Trace

This is a just-completed commissioned painting. It is a view of a stretch of road along the historic Old Natchez Trace in Williamson County, TN. Originally an indian trail, then a road during horse-drawn transportation days between Nashville, TN and Natchez, MS. It is now a popular route for bicyclists through scenic horsefarms. This view shows a spot along the Harpeth River where teenagers maintain a popular hangout with a ropeswing and swimming hole.

This painting measures 14x22. It is an oil, painted on stretched linen.