Monday, December 15, 2008

Green Bottle, again

Green Bottle
24" x 18"
Oil on gallery stretched canvas= ===
Tight crop of a small green bottle spilling cloth, again.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Green Bottle

Green Bottle==== Oil on cradled wood panel==== 8" x 6"
Small prone bottle with satin. This time I used a cradled wood panel, gessoed and sanded.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Blue with Green

Blue with Green=====Oil on masonite=====7" x 5"

Small blue bottle with green cloth. Very small format this time.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I have been "tagged" by Jean Victory... most of you know what that means. I list 7 things about myself. I was tagged by, I forget who, about a year ago so I'll try not to repeat anything! I think it was only 5 things last time though. Oh well, here goes:
  1. This one is for Jean since she is a fan of Alice in Chains. I am from the small town in OK where Jerry Cantrell's father("Rooster") is from. I actually played on the same little league baseball team with Jerry's brother, David.
  2. I have climbed the highest point in Texas: Emory Peak 7,795 ft. in the Chisos Mountains... I know, I know...but it's Texas.
  3. One of my favorite bands to listen to while painting: Godspeed You Black Emperor
  4. I am restoring a 1972 Chevy pickup( more of a "resto-rod" ) "frame off"...which means everything is completely disassembled and either replaced or reconditioned. Right now, it is at a rolling chassis state.
  5. I have been to Iceland...sort of. Actually never go off the plane, but did land there!
  6. I have been scuba diving off the Palancar Reef in Cozumel, Mexico.
  7. The Darjeeling Limited was one of my favorite movies from last year.

I am now supposed to "tag" other people. I'll have to think about that since many of you have already been tagged.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to join a fantastic group of artists represented by Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, OK. Lovetts is an established gallery of 30 years and I am excited to have my work shown there. In addition, I will be participating in the gallery’s 2009 Spring Perspective show. This is a five artist show and will open in February 09. Very exciting!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Copper Copper

Copper Copper---- oil on masonite -----approx. 8" x 10"

Small painting of an even smaller toy police officer with befitting metallic finish. The actual little toy was blue, suitable as well, but shiny things fascinate me and I wanted to try to make it look copper. I hope it comes across as such...this is the first time I have ever had to attempt to capture the look of copper, and wasn’t too sure I could, hence the small format. I figured a smaller size would be easier to throw across the studio if it didn’t cooperate.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Spoon in Glass

Spoon, glass, refraction, and distortion. Oil on gallery stretched canvas, 20"x 20".

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Vitamin C Horse

Vitamin C Horse ---Oil on gallery stretched canvas---- 20"x16"
This is an old chrome hood ornament that I have painted several times. This time, rendered in a very warm color scheme.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A View From Above

A View From Above====24"x18"===Oil on gallery stretched canvas

Looking down into a near empty glass with a spoon.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pink Spoon No.3

Pink Spoon No.3 ----10"x12"----Oil on gallery stretched canvas
Another take on the pink spoon with drops.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pitcher This

Pitcher This =====24"x18" =====Oil on gallery stretched canvas

Polished pitcher spilling satin.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Diamond-Newman Show

These are a few of my paintings in a three man show currently at Diamond-Newman in Boston.
The show, It's Not A Photograph, contains work by Greg Haynes, Andrew Gillet, and myself. The show will be up until October 31.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Red Jar

Red Jar oooo 24"x12" oooo Oil on gallery stretched canvas

Small jar and cloth composition(again).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tip Jar

Tip Jar---- 24"x24" ----Oil on gallery stretched canvas

Small jar and cloth composition.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tied Up Side Down

Tied Up Side Down....24"x18"....Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Small jar and cloth composition.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Spoon in Glass No.2 & Blue and Green No.5

With school starting this month, time in the studio has certainly been reduced. Finally have some new work to post. The top piece, Blue with Green No.5, is 24"x18". The bottom piece, Spoon in Glass-Top View No.2, is 24"x24".

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Broken Bottle No.7

Pieces of a broken bottle.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Spoon in Glass- Top View

Spoon, glass, drops, and reflections.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Campari is a type of bitters(28% alcohol) that is a combination of sixty ingredients. The recipe has been a secret for 150 years, but the bright red natural coloring made possible by the Cochineal insect(Beetle Blood) was switched to a synthetic dye in 2007. Campari is the choice drink of Steve Zissou, among others. I have wanted to paint Campari for quite awhile. Unfortunately I didn't have any Campari, so I just used some CranRaspberry juice instead.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Bottle Neck

Wine bottle with cloth...and wine.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Mirrored ball surrounded by cloth.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Broke Bock

Top and bottom pieces of a broken Ziegenbock bottle.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Blue with Green

Another composition featuring a small blue bottle and green satin. After working on small supports lately, it was refreshing to use larger brushes on this one.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I was recently invited to be a guest artist and presenter at a summer art program held in the Art Dept. at East Central University in Oklahoma, my Alma Mater. It was very cool to walk in to the Art Dept. after all these years. It's been about 12 years since I have been back, but as soon as I walked in, it felt like home. Within microseconds, I was greeted by that familiar smell of all things art. My presentation was actually in the Drawing studio, but I did get a chance to walk through the Painting studio, which was vacant at the time. I was pleased to see the obvious talent present in the paintings of various stages of completion. I thought back to the countless hours I had spent in that room.

Near the end of the day, I had an inquiry about one of my paintings I took as an example. It was the Broken Pieces painting. Unfortunately this painting was for sale on eBay and I wasn't sure if it had sold or not. Sooo, I went into one of the classrooms with interent access to see if the auction had ended with a sale or not. It had sold on eBay, but we worked out a commission for a similar big deal. BUT, in that classroom that I had been next door to ALL day was one of my paintings from back in the day. When I graduated in 1996, the E.C.U. Art Department wanted to keep one of my paintings. I was honored and humbled back then, and even more so seeing it hanging after all these years. This painting is 4 feet by 6 feet.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Close up of an old Coke bottle with cotton candy flavored drops.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Red Coke

Very small painting of an old Coke bottle and red satin.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Strawberry Spoon

Spoon composition with strawberry jelly.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Pink Spoon

Spoon with pink drops.

Blue Spoon

Spoon with blue flavored drops.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Blue Flavor


Small surreal color study. Like "Subterfuge", this is from my many surreal sketches and drawings that fill many of my sketchbooks.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Broken Pieces

Top and bottom pieces of a broken beer bottle slowly loosing color.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mirror Ball with Cloth

Small mirror ball and cascading cloth.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Broken Bottle

Broken pieces of an old Coke bottle.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Amber Bottle

Old amber bottle pouring blue satin.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Blue Bottle

Small bottle and green satin.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bright Idea


Close up of a single light bulb.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Green Jar


Small green jar and cloth composition.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Mirrored Ball No.3


Small mirrored ball and cloth composition.

Thursday, May 1, 2008



A very reflective chrome horse. I have painted this old hood emblem several times, but this by far the largest version. This canvas gave my little easel a workout.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Waving Robot


Close up of an old style toy robot.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008



This obviously is not my normal style, but I wanted to do something a little different. I have been painting large pieces lately(commissions and for galleries), but finally had some time to work on something I have wanted to paint for quite awhile. This painting is based on a sketch in one of my many sketchbooks filled with surreal imagery.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Broke Coke


New piece. Remnants of a broken Coca Cola bottle.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Vertical Cloth


Small green bottle with cloth. This is the third and final piece of this series.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Green Bottle


Small green bottle composition. This is number two of a three piece commission

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Blue Bottle


Small blue bottle with green satin. What was supposed to be a 48"x48" commission turned in to three smaller pieces. This is the first of the three.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Lines and Colors

I just received an email that my work is the featured post on the blog "lines and colors". It's basically a quick overview of my work written by Charley Parker. If you visit the blog, be sure to browse around...there is an amazing variety of artists and styles to check out from previous posts.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Mirrored Ball

Newly finished piece: A mirrored ball surrounded by cloth.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Gallery Info

Awhile back, I mentioned that I was sending pieces to a gallery for consideration. I'm pleased to announce that the paintings sent were accepted. The name of the gallery is Diamond-Newman, and is located in Boston, MA. You can find me by clicking on the "What's New" link.
The other gallery that I am represented by is called American Fine Art, and is located in Dallas, TX. I am not yet on their website, but hopefully will be soon.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Art and Critique Website

I have been selected to be the next reviewed artist on the website Art and Critique. Honestly, I had never heard of this website until I was nominated, by Vic Vicini, to be included in a poll to choose the next artist. After reading some of the reviews from the site, I am honored to be included and have my work reviewed.
You can check the review out and vote for the next artist to be reviewed at
Thanks to Vic for nominating me, and thanks to everyone who voted for me!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Blue Spoon No.2


Another take on the spoon with blue drops.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pointing Robot

Close up of a wind-up toy tin robot.
This may be the last post of a painting for awhile. Since Saturday(the "big gallery day"), I have received four commissions. All are larger than I normally paint, so they will certainly take longer than my usual 2-3 days. I will be posting those as they are finished.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Yesterday morning, I had a meeting with a gallery in Dallas. I took several paintings for the director to look at and hoped for the best. This was my very first time to ever meet face to face with anyone from a gallery, so I was a little anxious. However, he seemed to like my work and I ended up leaving everything I took(except for two small army men paintings..thanks again Patrick for letting me hang on to those for the meeting!) After filling out some paperwork and deciding prices...they were preparing to hang my work as I left! I was almost in a state of disbelief as I was leaving...thinking about my paintings hanging in an absolutely beautiful gallery space surrounded by amazing art. I was slack jawed all the way home.
Yesterday afternoon, I received an email from the gallery director wanting to know if I would be interested in a commissioned piece. It seems he had a client come in, see my work, and want a 48"x48" version of one of my paintings. Now that's a GOOD day!
A few people have emailed asking about the paintings that were on eBay. Those were among the pieces I took to the gallery yesterday...I never dreamed they would want to keep any, I thought they just wanted to see them...but I was wrong! I was actually happy to come home and find that there were no bids on my eBay paintings, so I just ended the auctions. My apologies to anyone planning on bidding. I will list more paintings on eBay in the future, but I'm not sure exactly when.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Blue Spoon

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Drop, drip, drip, drop, drip, Spoon, drop, drop,drip, drop.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Spoon in Water No.2

A spoon, glass, and water all coming together to create a sense of distortion and refraction.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Blue Brushes Soaking

Two brushes refracted by red water in a green glass.