Monday, December 7, 2009

24" x 20"
Oil on canvas
New painting.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Satin Bowl

14" x 18"
Oil on canvas
Newly finished commissioned piece.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

St. Therese

20" x 24"
Oil on canvas
Newly finished commissioned piece.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Broken Neck

30" x 30"
Oil on canvas
New painting of broken glass.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Drop Cloth

24" x 30"
Oil on canvas
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New painting.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rubber Cement Profile

Rubber Cement
30" x 24"
Oil on canvas

Finally a new piece! Same old rubber cement bottle, new applicator lid. This is one of many new pieces I will be including in a big show late next year. I say big, because I have agreed to have a minimum of 25 pieces. The exhibit will feature work by me and one other artist...I'm pretty excited about this show. I will also have work in another show early next year in Jan. It's a group show, so probably only 2-3 pieces. More info to come on both shows.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rubber Bottle

Rubber Bottle
30" x 24"
Oil on canvas

Newly finished commissioned piece.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Orange Distortion

Orange Distortion
20" x 24"
Oil on canvas
New painting.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sapphire Cement

Sapphire Cement
24" x 18"
Oil on canvas
A new non-toy painting.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Red Cowboy

Red Cowboy
10" x 10"
Oil on canvas
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Painting of a small, red toy cowboy.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bazooka GI Joe

Bazooka GI Joe
12" x 6"
Oil on canvas

Little plastic soldier painting.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Evil Blue


A couple of paintings.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Another Hover

Hover 2
18" x 36"
Oil on canvas
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Giving a mass of cloth an atmospheric quality.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Satin Flavored Moxie

Satin Flavored Moxie
12" x 6"
Oil on canvas
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Small painting of an old Moxie bottle with satin.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hover

Hover
18" x 36"
Oil on canvas

New painting.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Show Info....Lovetts & GDAC

I have work in two shows that will open soon. The first show is the Lovetts Gallery Masters of Influence juried invitational. The show will open on June 19th with a reception from 5:00-8:00pm and runs through July 19th. Check out the online catalog of pieces in the show. Looks like there will be some awesome work in this show.
The second show is sponsored by the Greater Denton Arts Council and is entitled Hidden Artists: Those Who Teach. It will showcase art produced by area art teachers. I will have three pieces in this show. Ironically, it also opens on June 19th at the Meadows Gallery with a reception from 4:00-6:00pm and runs through July 19th.
Since both shows open the same evening, and are so far apart...I will only be able to attend one opening. I still haven't decided which one.
If you're in the Tulsa area or the Dallas/Denton area, swing on by for a look!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

With Glistening Edges - MOI


With Glistening Edges
30" x 24"
Oil on canvas
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This is a new piece for an upcoming show at Lovetts: Masters of Influence. The juried invitational will feature singular pieces from over 50 artists nationwide. Each piece for the show is inspired by the chosen "master". This year, the master of influence is Charles Loloma(1921-1992). Loloma, a Native American jeweler, infused a great sense of design into his work.
While it was easy to get inspired by Loloma's amazing work, it was challenging to settle on exactly what I wanted to paint. However, I am satisfied with the painting I ended up with. I don't want to break down my painting and explain why and what...I would much rather have the viewer make their own connections.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Interviewed by Jeff Hayes

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I was flattered recently when I was approached by Jeff Hayes to be interviewed for his new blog feature. He did a fantastic job with the review portion, and had some questions that at first glance seemed innocuous but actually forced me to reflect. Head over to Jeff's blog to read the interview...he is just as skilled with a pen(..keyboard) as with a paintbrush.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Stink Eye


Stink Eye
30" x 30"
Oil on canvas
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New piece. This painting is available. Contact me for details.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Elephant


Pink Elephant
12" x 12"
Oil on canvas
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Commissioned painting of a small toy elephant.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Blue Bottle

Blue Bottle
18" x 36"
Oil on canvas
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Revisiting a a common theme with this piece, but with a brand new bottle(new to me anyway) :Soft, flowing cloth paired with an unrelenting glass bottle.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jack

Jack
16" x 20"
Oil on canvas
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Let me just say that I am not a portrait painter. I paint portraits about as often as I paint flowers...which is almost never. Needless to say, I was out of my comfort zone while painting this piece. I think it turned out ok, but I may go back and work on it a bit more. Normally, I am extremely confident when I decide a piece is finished...not so much with this one.
By the way, Jack is my son and he is two.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Lovetts Spring Perspective

Well, the Lovetts Spring Perspective opening was Feb.26 and it was awesome! Courtney(my wife) and I drove up the day before to drop off my final four paintings for the show. We were both very impressed with the gallery…really a beautiful space. This was also the first time to meet Waylon Summers in person. Waylon is the Gallery Director at Lovetts, and I can’t say enough good things about him. Super nice guy and very much “in the know” about art. We also met Jack Summers, owner of Lovetts and Waylon’s dad. Just like Waylon, Jack was a pleasure to meet. That evening, Jack and Waylon took us to dinner. Maurice Evans and Chapel (two other artists in the show) joined us, along with Christina Burke (curator, Philbrook Museum of Art). Good food, interesting conversation. Christina invited us to visit the Philbrook while in town, so the next day we did. Courtney opted for a spa treatment at the hotel, so Maurice, Chapel and I drove over to the museum. In addition to a beautiful structure and stunning gardens, the Philbrook offered a very impressive and extremely diverse collection of art.
The night of the opening was impressive too. There was a huge turn out and the place looked great. The pieces in the gallery were beautifully lit, but the ambient lighting proved to be a challenge for Courtney's little Nikon…or her photography skills…maybe both. End result: less than spectacular photos, but I wanted to share a few anyway.
James Smith, another artist in the show was there and we traded stories about our teaching experiences. The fifth artist in the show, Mateo Romero, was unable to attend the opening.
Thanks again to Waylon and Jack who have been terrific to work with and whose hospitality went above and beyond. Waylon’s enthusiasm and drive to increase public awareness about art is inspiring. Check out his blog, Western Perspectives.


To see available work or inquire about a piece, just visit the Lovetts Gallery website.


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A few pics from the show.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Drink Moxie


24"x20"----
Oil on gallery stretched canvas
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I know Moxie wasn't pink, but maybe it should have been.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Broke a Cola

18"x24"----
Oil on gallery stretched canvas
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Broken Coke bottle and the meager remainder of it's contents.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lovetts 2009 Spring Perspective



I'm very excited to announce that In February, I will be showing with four other artists at Lovetts Gallery. I am honored to have my work included in a show with such amazing artists. Many thanks to Waylon Summers, Gallery Director at Lovetts. He has been fantastic to work with and I know the show will be amazing.




Cloth Composition No.2

24"x36"---
Oil on gallery stretched canvas
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Cloth and mirrored ball piece.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cloth Composition

24" x 36" ----
-Oil on gallery stretched canvas
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Folds of cloth revealing a spot of shiny color.

Friday, January 9, 2009

View From Above No.4

24" x 24" --
--Oil on gallery stretched canvas
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Close up looking into a glass with a spoon. The lip of the glass was a bit of a challenge on this one. Tough to make it look right since it goes on/off the canvas. I think it turned out ok...or maybe I'm just tired of working on it. Either way, I'm calling it finished.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Work

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My blog doesn't reflect the amount of time spent in the studio lately, so I decided to go ahead and post some new work. All are oil on gallery stretched canvas.
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Broken No.10, 24"x20"
Tied Up No.4, 24"x20"
Pitcher This No.2, 24"x24".
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click pic for a larger view