Thursday, March 9, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Old Man

The Old Man
9X12, Oil on Panel

This guy was started en plein air over the holiday break in Florida.  I believe it's a swamp oak.

#8 of 50

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

During Wind and Rain - Study

During Wind and Rain - Study
6X8, Oil on Panel
SOLD

Last year, one of my biggest collectors, who also happens to write and direct musicals both off and sometimes on Broadway,  asked if I would paint something that could serve as a poster for an upcoming musical he was working on titled, "During Wind and Rain."  The musical is based upon real life events that occurred in one single family in Desha County, Arkansas around the turn of the century.  It is a tragic story of multiple deaths and the shadow they cast  upon a once prominent and wealthy cotton farming family.  I was intrigued and wanted to do it.  This is the study  upon which the final piece was based.  The musical opens in North Little Rock, Arkansas in April and I can't wait to see it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Zeus

Zeus
8X10, Oil on Panel

Back in the '80s, elk from the Rockies were introduced in the Buffalo National River park.  Before white settlers came and hunted them to extinction, the region was home to a smaller subspecies known as the eastern elk.  Today, the elk herds attract many visitors to the park mostly during the fall when the big bulls join the herds in the bottoms for rut.

I started and did most all of the work for this one last year but was never certain I was done with it until a few weeks ago so I'm taking credit for it in 2017.

#6 of 50.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Breaking Through

Breaking Through
6X8, Oil on Panel
Available

Texas Plein Air from New Years Eve complete with central Texas dirt!

#5 of 50