Simple Things Nocturne

"Simple Things"
9 x 12

  I painted this nocturne before Christmas and forgot to post . I was on vacation in Eureka Springs, Arkansas with my family and managed to sneak off the do some painting. This is one of my wife's favorite shops, so I knew she would like me to paint it. Boy it got dark fast and I quickly discovered I can't see in the dark. I finished the whole sky and several other areas just trusting my knowledge of my palette. Needless to say I just had to stop and didn't get a chance to tighten it up. Still it was fun and I plan on trying some more nocturnes.


Old Truck and Sign

"Harvest Classic"
9 x 12

I found this truck right outside of Fredericksburg, Tx. and fell in love. There was a motorcycle event going on in a nearby field and hundreds of bikers flooded the streets. Looked like fun and it could have made for some interesting paintings, but I felt a little safer close to the road. ;?)

Happy New Year! I'm hopeful that 2012 will be a great year for my paintings. I have my eye on a few shows and also on finding some full time gallery representation. I have put this off, but feel like I'm ready.