Sunday, August 31, 2008

Moth Resistant

I guess I should explain the title of this piece. These are cedar trees...

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Cove at Hay Hollow

Did this painting en plein air at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park today. I walked probably a mile from the parking area next to the dock around the shoreline until I got to the most inland point of Hay Hollow. A BUSY day on the lake as Labor Day weekend has arrived. It will be a mass exodus on Monday. Oil on masonite panel.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Below the Falls

Did this plein air piece before work this morning. The spot is located just below the falls at Salem Park in Cumberland County, Kentucky. With the recent rain there was actually water in the creek, but only a trickle coming over the falls.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tenant Farmer's Wife & WIP

I did the painting above tonight, hoping it might make a good companion piece to the Chopping Cotton painting. I figure with matching frames they'll look okay on the same wall. Did this one with a limited palette just like the one before. Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Winsor Yellow, white and black. This one doesn't seem to have as much color as the last one. I hope it works. It's 20" x 16, oil on masonite panel.

Tha painting below is a work-in-progress. A cityscape of downtown Burkesville, Kentucky, that will be framed and auctioned off during Esther's Evening of Hope in October. EEH is a fundraiser for my wife's non-profit organization, Esther House - A Home for Battered Women and their Children. It's large at 24" x 36", oil painted on birch hardwood 3/4" thick panel. It's getting close. Just need to add the truck at left, the church at right, finish the street and telephone poles.

Let me know what you think about either of these two.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Painted this Oak at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park today. My seven year old daughter was sitting in front of it, drawing with oil pastels on a pad in her lap. It was my intention to include her in the painting, but by the time I got around to her area, she had finished two and was getting pretty bored. So she ran around while I finished the foreground.

She went back to get her stuff and take it to the car when she saw a "big snake" and came running toward me screaming, and passed me right by. I had to yell at her to get her to stop. I looked but didn't see anything. I'm sure her high-pitched yodel-scream sent it scurrying for the nearest hole.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Change

I can't believe that fall is closing in on us. The earlier sunsets are really starting to bug me, as I don't have as much time to paint after work. But I was really surpised when I went out this morning for a painting before work and found this little tree already giving some color.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Chopping Cotton

Did this one today. About half at lunch, and the other after work. Limited palette of Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Winsor Yellow, white and black.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Above is the plein air piece I did this afternoon at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park. Below is a pic of where I was set-up.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Allen Creek Barn

Salt Lick Cemetary

Morning Coffee and RedBull

Okay. So it's not the caffeine rich drink, RedBull. It is a red bull that I painted this morning before work. And I did have coffee before I painted him. I found this young bull standing on a small rise with fields behind him. Having tried painting the bovine species en plein air before, I knew the key was to get him first and worry about the rest later. He did move away before I finished the head, but I kept working on him as he moved around grazing.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Afternoon Path

Did this plein air at the state park today, just above and behind the cave on the way to the dock. This is painting 100 since the first of March.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Old Beech and Oak

Painted this en plein air this morning at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, just down a trail from the picnic area.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

San Francisco

Did this one tonight using Google Street View. The location is Sacramento Street and Front Street in San Francisco, California.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Cotton Pickers

Limited palette of French Ultramarine Blue, Winsor Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, white, a little black and three strokes of Bright Red.