My Fathers Shadow

"My Father's Shadow"
12" x 16"

My painting above won an honorable mention award in the Outdoor Painters Society Associates show. I was honored to win something in this talented group. I tried to focus on the design of this painting and be a little more abstract in my approach. I like how the trees looked with this approach. Also, I'm working on warming up my highlights because I tend to make them too cool. I'm also getting more comfortable painting outside and have been increasing my panel sizes lately.


I Will Work for Food!

"Steak on a Stake"
9 x 12
I painted this during a local street festival. If you can paint in front of thousands of onlookers, I guess you can paint anywhere. It was so crowded that I had to walk around at points just to get a good look at my subject. It was a ton of fun and the owners of the food truck treated me great. They gave me and my wife lunch and even purchased the painting proving I WILL paint for food! 

( She thinks I'm smiling for the photo, but I'm really thinking about Funnel cake! )