Portrait of Lucky the Dog

Portrait of Lucky the Dog

Our dear friends Carey and Lisa commissioned me to paint a portrait of their boxer, Lucky. The photo session was a lot of fun. Lucky is an extraordinary dog — handsome, outsized personality and a lot of energy! Cindy took over two hundred photos of Lucky during the course of the photo shoot as Lucky was in nearly constant motion…

Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape

Here’s my newest painting, just off the easel. I am very partial to the elusive beauty of snow. I find new undisturbed snowfall, and it’s hushed sounds, invigorating. Everything seems softened, time appears to slow down and become more patient, homes become more cozy, hot chocolate warmer and sweeter…

Paul Emsley

Paul Emsley

Occasionally, I see drawings by artists that just make my jaw drop and remind me of how potent a well executed drawing can be. I just stumbled on the drawings of Scottish artist Paul Emsley and I’m simply amazed and inspired…

Another Still Life

Another Still Life

I have another still life completed.

It’s been my intention for some years to paint a series of still lifes of traditional subject matter — and I suppose a wooden bowl with winter squash is about as traditional as one can get…

Making Time To Make Paintings

Making Time To Make Paintings

These days I’m a stay-at-home dad, tending to the many needs of a delightful, precocious and energetic little boy of five months. Finding time to paint can be challenging. I’ve found that the most productive time I have to work at my easel is about an hour after I wake up. At 5:30 in the morning I get up, pour myself a cup of coffee, turn on my easel lighting and get to work, picking up where I left off the day before…

August 26, 2021: I'm taking a hiatus from making wall easels to work on my own art projects for a while. Thank you for your understanding. Read More >

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