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"Little By Little"
9 x 12
Sorry I haven't posted much lately, but I promise it's not because I haven't been painting. It's actually the opposite. My plein air work has slowed down mainly because of the time of year, but my studio works have picked up. Also, I seem to be entering a different stage of my career. I have entered more shows this year than ever. I have four paintings accepted into the Plein Air Southwest Salon, April 6-May 4, a painting in Texas Neighbors Five State Exhibit April 20 - May 26 and a painting in the Oil Painters of America 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils May 18th - June 17th. I also have a book that I'm working on. Things are moving forward for me, so stick with me as the true plein air season is upon us.


Truck & Tractor Guy strikes again!

"First Snow"
10" x 10"

A fellow painter, Tony Hilscher, sent me this photo reference and said it reminded him of me. Tony lives in Minnesota and is really used to painting snow, but this was my first real attempt and I'm happy with the results. The interesting thing for me is all of my social media attempts seem to be working and that I'm starting to hear from people referring to me as the "Truck & Tractor Guy".
 A few years ago, I would have never thought of myself as that guy, but I have to admit I keep going back to those subjects. Looking for more gallery representation, I talked to several gallery owners and the common response was gallery's want to know what to expect out of the artist, quality wise and subject. I decided these subjects are what I paint best at this time and hence the "Truck & Tractor" guy was born.  I'll wear the title with a proud smile and see where it takes me.