Thursday, July 31, 2014


Ray of Light
12 x 12
Oil on Raymar Panel


I love paintings that tell a story.  This story is about daydreaming.  Wouldn't you just love to sit in a field and feel the warmth of the sun as you dream your favorite dreams?  That is what this painting is all about...the sun and daydreaming.  The key to daydreaming is to dream big...reach high...the sky is the limit.  

Monday, July 28, 2014

Songbird - quick sketch of a very special little lady

11 x 16
Oil on Raymar Panel

I just took a quick trip to San Jose, California for an International School of Bangkok, Thailand all grades reunion.  It was a wonderful week.  I saw lots of old friends and made new friends that know what it is like to attend an overseas school.  The best part was attending with my two older brothers.  So fun to re-live our childhood experiences.  

To warm up and get ready to begin my paintings this week I started with this quick sketch of a very special songbird...she is so very cute...I fall in love with her every time I see her pictures.  I am sure I will paint her again.  What a great way to warm off I go to...paint, paint, paint... 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Impressions of Cate

Impressions of Cate
16 x 20
Oil on Raymar panel


A week or so ago I was fortunate to have a friend's daughter sit for me.  I painted most of this while Cate was in my studio and finished up after she left.  Cate is a beautiful young girl with fabulous, luxurious hair.  She was so fun to work with.  She was game for dressing up, wearing hats, and very natural in all her poses.  I was amazed at her maturity and ability to poised and elegant.  I look forward to having her sit for me again as I pursue painting from life.