Fish Market

"Fish Market"          9 x 12 Oil  
A few weeks back I had the opportunity to paint inside the Central Market grocery store as part of  a Grapevine Art Project outing to create awareness for our group. It was a great opportunity to paint live inside for a change. With a projected potential audience of over 5,000 people, it was a challenge to interact AND paint and most of all, not embarrass myself. I think it turned out nice. The store managers were great to us and treated us like stars. I even stopped down and created several small paintings with some of the kids watching me too. Hopefully helped create some future painters!


Old Sunbleached Truck

"Sunbleached Truck"    9" x 12" Oil

I did something I shouldn't have done and painted this from a photo that wasn't mine. I found it some time ago and don't know where from. I was wanting to paint and had this picture saved. Loved the composition and subject. I didn't intend for it to turn into a full fledge work of art, but it took on a life of it's own.
Have you ever done this? Should this not be for sale. How much could I have changed this and still used the photo?

I haven't had to worry about this before, but I would love to know other artists opinions. 


DPW Painting Challenge

"The New Chicks"    8 x 10 Oil on board

This is my first entry for a very fun painting challenge put on by the Daily Paintworks website. This is a great site that encourages artists to post their take on each weeks new challenge. This weeks challenge is aptly called the Chicken Challenge.

This may be your only chance to pry this from my wifes hands!
$150.00 w/ free shipping


Quick Draw event at the Dallas Arboretum April 9th

I got help getting my quick draw painting done within the 2 1/2 hour limit

My Quick Draw Entry "Young Faun" 9 x 12 Oil 

Beverly Boren paints another masterpiece

Debob Jacobs, with onlookers 

Charles Pruitt and Chuck Rawle

Fran Ellisor

The beautiful Ann Hardy

John Cook at work

Quit telling me the time! I'm working as fast as I can!

Plein Air Southwest Artists Dinner

We had a great time at the artists dinner the night before the reception. I couldn't have been prouder than looking around at these great artists and being privileged enough to sit with them and call them friends!

Back row standing; Charles Pruitt, Judy Crowe, Bob Rohm, Dina Gregory, Beverly Boren, Kaye Franklin, Debob Jacobs, John Cook, Darnell Jones, Chase Almond, Richard Prather, Me and Rusty Jones.
Sitting; Nancy Boren, Peggy Kingsbury, Tina Bohlman, Fran Ellisor, Diane Frossard and Quiang Huang.