Late night sketch

I keep going back and forth on this new sketchbook I got for Christmas. It’s a Stillman & Birn beta series book. I’m a huge fan of the alpha ones as my workhorse sketchbook, this one I’m not so sure of. Here is a sketch I did in watercolor in that book. Maybe I’m wrong only more work will tell.   


Done. It’s 6×12 oil on panel. I am not a big fan of panels that have a texture on them.



Here is the underpainting.


Back to a Regular Schedule

Summer is over , the significant other is back at work and the distractions are all gone. Let see, what has been going on since the last time I posted? The freelance stuff I’ve been doing is keeping busy, well I wish I was more busy with that. Eh. We took a family vacation to my aunts place on the east coast, the place we stayed at was right on the lake. I’ve done several painting from that trip. Here is a couple of them.

Lake1 Lake2


Sitting near the lake at night it is amazing how far the reflections of the lights across the lake seem to travel across it. These are two studies the will and have eventually turn into bigger paintings.

Here is a color study for a painting I’ve just started.


Here is the painting. It’s pretty much ready for the color phase.


Aside from that I’ve made a bunch of bbq, grew my own jalapeños and tried to stay out of the heat as much as I could.



Slowly but surely (don’t call me Shirley)

I’ve finally got around to updating the layout of my website. It’s not completely finished but it’s moving in the right direction.

Lets see what else? The painting a day thing went off the rails sometime around March. I’ll post those paintings here sometime soon. It ended up being no fun. I found myself trying to do the least amount of work just to fulfill my requirements for the painting for the day.

I’ve also been working on a kids book with my better half. That project has taken me completely out of my comfort zone. I’m not sure is that’s a good thing or a bad thing right now.

Here is an image from the book project.



New Santa

Here is a new santa done in oils. I finally used a fancy sable brush I got for christmas last year. Its a pretty nifty little brush.


Some October Stuff

Here is some of the stuff I’ve done in October. I need to stop neglecting this blog.


oil on canvas 8×10


oil on canvas 10×10


ink on paper

Happy Halloween.