Sunday, December 8, 2013

"Soft Morning"

early light breaks forth
announcing new beginnings
with many choices

acrylic on canvas panel

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


penetrating light
citrine leaves brightly glow
luminous the morn

acrylic on canvas
36" x 36"

Friday, October 25, 2013

New Home for Art

 It's been over a month since I've posted anything new (other than sketches) on this blog.  I've been busy while happily creating what I'm sharing tonight.  The largest painting required ordering new supplies (heavy canvas and stretcher braces), constructing stretchers with notched cross braces and stretching the canvas.  I must admit, I really do enjoy the process and Zen-like aspects of preparing my own substrates.  The next most wonderful joy of all this was knowing that my clients gave me freedom of expression with their only criteria being: "make them totally non-objective and use 'these' colors".  Well that was like saying here's the key to the universe, now go and have some fun!  So, I set about my adventure at hand and joyfully created!  The paintings were delivered and hung today with exuberant exclamations of pleasure from one of their owners (this would be the wife as the husband was on an airplane returning from New York).  So, in this exquisitely and lovingly refined older Southern home these two paintings have come to rest; or maybe perform! (click on images to enlarge)

As placed in Foyer:


elements contract
light and mass unite in form
pristine beginnings

Acrylic on Canvas
58" X 58"



As placed in Music Room:


this sound from within
mystifying melody
alluring fable

Acrylic on Canvas
36"X 36"


Monday, September 9, 2013

New Blog

I've started a new blog where I will show only my "from life on site" sketches.
Check it out :
I will continue to show my paintings and studio drawings on this blog.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

"Summer's Peak"

crape myrtles in bloom
most days are hot and humid
porch swing to and fro

"Precise" pen
on sketchbook page

Thursday, August 29, 2013

"Wine at Noon"

welcome to the George
lunch on the banks of Cape Fear
after river walk

"Precise" pen
on sketchbook page

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Greenfield Morning"

cypress trees and knees
"Beware of Alligators"
one was watching me

"Precise" pen
on sketchbook page

Friday, August 9, 2013


earth born and wind torn
growing and rustling sea side
wind chimes by nature

"Precise" pen
on sketchbook page

Friday, August 2, 2013

"Another Relic"

Wabi Sabi once again with no haiku

"Pricise" pen and watercolor
on sketchbook page

Saturday, July 20, 2013

"Beach Meditations"

walking in the surf
treasures carved by life's journey
this wabi sabi

"Precise" pen
on scketchbook page

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"Sunlit Day in Old Salem"

I'm enjoying sketching a lot these days.  Sometimes I feel that my drawing skills are getting weak.  I'm still old fashioned enough to want to be able to draw whatever I see before me.  There is never a lack of interesting things to draw/paint/observe/record/interpret/embellish in this world!

"Precise" pen
on sketchbook page

Thursday, May 2, 2013

"Yoshino Cherry at Dusk"

graphite and "Precise" pen
on sketchbook page

Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Lord House"

Here's my most recent completed commission.

 watercolor on archival paper
12" X 9"


Saturday, March 9, 2013

"Southern Spring"

spanish moss lilting
within cool wooded shadows
fresh with summer near

acrylic on canvas
16" X 20"

Friday, February 22, 2013

"Night Crane"

Here's something a little different from my usual.

compositional quick sketch
graphite and "Precision" pen on sketchbook page
4" X 6"

Completed painting:

acrylic on gessoed masonite
4" X 6"


Sunday, February 3, 2013

"Warmly Lit"

watching as the day
reaches fullness after noon
captivating forms

acrylic on canvas
12" X 12"

Friday, January 25, 2013

"The Valey of Trees"

rainbow hues glow through
upright growth from life rich soil
pure sweet light of source

acrylic on canvas
14" X 59 1/2"

Friday, January 18, 2013


lutescent forest
uplifted arms enticing
opening herself

acrylic on canvas
15" X 53 1/4"

Friday, January 4, 2013

"Quick Sketch"

Here are two "quick sketch" drawings that I did in my studio:

Both are:
graphite, pen and ink on sketchbook page
8 1/2" X 11"