Sunday, November 27, 2011

work in progress

I am currently working on a painting commissioned by a customer. This painting has a mid-tone brown under-painting and in the first image the trees in the background have been indicated. The bottom third had been started in the second image but is not yet complete.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

work in progress

Working on a new painting. This will be a fall scene with the mountains in the background. I have loosely sketched the trees in and will begin adding more detail.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Midwestern Sunset

This new original painting is now finished and listed on my Etsy website.

Friday, October 14, 2011

work in progress

I am working on a new landscape. In the first image the colors are roughed in. In the second the foreground dark value is established. In the third the clouds are softened somewhat and the horizon is more detailed with some orange and yellow indicated and some definition added to the bottom of the clouds. Next will be deciding what to include in the foreground.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Smoky Mountain Autumn

I am listing a new painting today. This original painting is 11 X 14, and will be on my Etsy website.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I am currently on vacation and will be posting again in a few days.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I have added some detail to this painting and continue to work on the sky and background. It should be finished in a few days.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

work in progress, cont.

Added a few things on this one. I indicated some foliage and worked on the right hue and value for the shadows. Some more under-painting was added in a dark value at the bottom and then over-painted with a warmer red.

Monday, September 5, 2011

work in progress

I am showing several steps in developing a new painting. After assembling the stretcher strips and stretching the canvas, I apply two coats of gesso and then an under-painting shown in the first photo. I then begin to sketch the general outline in charcoal. Next I have painted in the sky and mountains, which may still be subject to some changes. The bottom of the painting then receives a second under-painting in brighter hues. Some dark areas are also indicated. In the top photo I have started to indicate some detail. I will post more on this painting as it develops.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mountain Meadow at Sunset

I made some final alterations to the sky and foreground and restretched the canvas and this painting is now finished and will be listed on my Etsy website.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

work in progress

I am continuing to work on this painting. I have worked in a dark under-painting for the bottom third in the first example and applied the foreground over it in the second. I have a few things to work out yet, and should have it finished shortly.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Working on a new painting. I have roughed in the sky on this one and added some cloud cover and I will continue to work on that. I am undecided at this time on the lower part of this painting.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


This new painting is now available on my Etsy website.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

In Progress cont.

Almost finished with this one. Maybe a little work on the foreground and I will post this one on Etsy.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

work in progress

Working on a new painting. Colors have been laid in and the painting now needs to be detailed.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunset on the Plains

This panoramic painting is now complete and is listed on my Etsy website. It contains lots of color and contrast, and emphasizes the dominance of nature against the farm silhouette.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Regional Art Show

I have several of my paintings currently on display at the Kirksville Arts Center Gallery in Kirksville MO. The exhibit will run through July.


I dropped the horizon line on this painting and sketched in the silhouette. I need to work on the lower part of the sky and continue on the foreground.

Friday, July 1, 2011


I'm adding some color to this painting and will continue to work on the foreground.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I'm working on a new painting with lots of sky and vivid color. Plan to have a red orange horizon with silhouettes in a scene at dusk.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wilderness Landscape

After some minor changes, this painting is finished and will be listed on my Etsy website. My intent here was to capture the quality of light at sunset in this wilderness surrounding.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

In Progress cont.

I have refined this painting and now need to evaluate it to decide if further changes are needed.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

works in progress

Working on a color scheme in this new painting. I have indicated the general contrast areas and will continue to refine the brushstrokes.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Locker

This painting is complete and I will be listing it on Etsy.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


This painting is coming along and nearing completion. I like the odd angles in this painting, such as the roof higher on one side. I have added detail in several areas and blue accents for shadows. There is a little work to do and I will be listing this one on Etsy.


This is a rough sketch for a possible new painting.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

work in progress

More detail has been added to this painting. I will be adding shadows values to the shed and detailing the fence, windows, trees, and foreground next.

Local Exhibition

Locally, I will have some of my paintings on exhibition in The Kirksville Arts Center gallery beginning June 30. The Arts Center is located a few blocks north of the Truman University campus in Kirksville MO. I will have more on this later.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Locker

I am establishing color relationships and contrasts in this painting. The predominate theme, as far as color, will be red-orange with shades of brown and blue shadows.

Purple Landscape

This painting is now finished and listed on my Etsy website.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Landscape changes

I have made some changes to this painting. I removed the line of trees, which was a distraction and provided too much contrast and replaced them with a softer background to better harmonize with the rest of the painting. I may make a few minor changes and will then post this new painting on Etsy.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Landscape cont.

I have added detail to this painting and brought out highlights in the foreground. I have a little more work and evaluation and will then post this work on my Etsy website.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Back after a short break. This landscape has the underpainting complete and I will begin detail work next.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New Landscape

This is a work in progress I posted a sketch of earlier. The above is a updated sketch and the beginning of the painting. I have worked on the background and the dark value in the center of this painting. The bottom third of this work is to consist of a rock slope with shadows and some green values for balance.


This is a quick sketch of a new painting I will be working on. It is an abandoned meat locker which contains some interesting angles and off center dimensions. I will be posting updates
on this work.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pastoral Impression

This painting is finished and will be listed on Etsy. It is a loose, impressionistic study of a field of flowers with the contrasting dark values of the trees in the background. It is 11 X 14 with gallery wrapped canvas.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

works in progress

I am working on a couple of paintings. In the lower painting I have added color in the boats and now will be adding more detail to the overall scene. In the landscape I have established light and dark areas and a color scheme. I want to avoid becoming too detailed in this painting and allow
for a more painterly approach.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Still Life With Red Pots

This painting is now finished. It is 16 X 20 on gallery wrapped canvas and will be listed on Etsy shortly.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Still Life, ...

Almost finished with this one. A few more changes and it should be ready.