Porch View

“Have you noticed that the narrower the view the more you can see?” - Walker Percy

The painting while it was in progress.

This is actually a drawing from last night, which is what inspired me to try painting this today.

This painting is 8" x 8" oil on linen panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.


“It's only a car.” - Tom Magliozzi

This drawing is pen & pencil on 11" x 8.5" paper...

and this sketch is graphite & colored pencil on 8.5" x 5.5" toned tan paper.

New Tires

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.”
- Bill Moyers

I seem to be on a cars/driving theme this week. This drawing is pen & pencil on 11" x 8.5" paper.


"What good is creativity if you can't churn it out?" That was a quote hanging in an art director's cubicle where I once worked. It was silly, but it was 100% spot on. You can't be creative without creating... something.

I'm not going to bore you with the "oh, I'm still here making art" promise I made before, but I am going to try will be painting more. Starting this weekend. But like exercise, it's a lapsed habit I want to will correct.

Part of that habit will come in the form of sharing work like this...

... and this.

I want to thank all of you for sticking around and providing encouragement. Let's rekindle this fire.

Staring Into Darkness

“Stare at the dark too long and you will eventually see what isn’t there.” - Cameron Jace

This painting is 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel. Please call me, email me, or click here if you'd like to buy this painting.

I know, I know. It's been too long. I haven't dropped off of the face of the Earth, I've just been busy with non-art (read, not cool) work and it's been hard to carve out the necessary time. That means for  twenty minutes here or a thirty minutes there I've been scratching my visual art-creation itch through sketching. Below are a few of the pieces from my sketchbook. 

Neighbors' Tree Drawing

 The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. - Chinese Proverb

Ok, so this isn't a painting but I'm really happy with how this turned out. I noticed that my drawing and my painting styles have, for the most part, merged. It's true that drawing is the foundation for all painting so I try to keep myself occupied when I don't have time to paint.

"Wait? Not painting? Why?" you ask. As I mentioned before I have a long list of things to finish before my show in Lewes, Delaware on July 2. I've updated my book containing my available paintings, I've finished the labels for the tent and the notecards are printed. I've even made most of the frames I need. Only a few prints are left and I'll be good to go.

Ever wonder what my framed paintings look like?
Freakin' sweet, right?

This painting drawing is ball point pen & black Sharpie marker on the back of some note paper. Please click here if you'd like to see any of my paintings for sale.