Thursday, May 2, 2019

I think it's done....

60 x 40 Oil on Canvas 

This one has been on the easel for months now and has taken many forms over that period but I think it is finally done.  The mill/ bridge/port series continues to be a slight obsession for me.

Monday, April 8, 2019


I planted a banana in the back garden last year because I liked the way the leaves look.  I was actually surprised when it flowered and put out a big bunch of little bananas.  We didn't get to try them because they came so late in the fall that the cold got them before we did, but I did enjoy the show while they were forming.
24 x 12 Oil on gallery wrap canvas 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Feeling Springy...

Some early flowers are up in the garden here and I had to paint one of my favorite spring flowers.  These iris don't actually grow down here in Florida but are from one of our trips to St. John Newfoundland where they were growing at the MUN botannical gardens.  I have painted them before in watercolor but ran across the photos recently and decided to do them again in oil.  I take a lot of reference photos, then put together a composition from my favorite bits so you may recognize some blooms from the previous work slotted into this new painting. 

24 x 12 oil on canvas 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sunday, February 24, 2019


Sunflowers 1
24 x 12 Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Sunflowers 2
20 x 16 Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

More from the Garden

The palm trees here put on a wonderful display of color when they flower and fruit.  I have taken photos and studied them throughout the seasons and this is one of my favorite palms.  The fruit is also a favorite with the squirrels and other local wildlife here in the neighborhood.

24 x 16 Oil on canvas on birch panel 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mill XI

The time change (and perhaps all the pumpkin spice food items being touted) seems to have affected my color choices...

Mill XI:   Daylight Savings Time
41 x 30 Oil on Canvas on Birch Panel 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Autumn is Here

We have had a very LONG summer here in NE Florida and the Canna Lilies have been hanging on in the garden.  These plants have bloomed for months but are now showing signs of fall that tinges their beautiful purple and green leaves with hints of orange.

Fall Cannas
24 x 16 Oil on canvas on birch panel 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New Mexico Memories

I am currently working on illustrations for a book of poetry by my friend DeeDee that is all about New Mexico and the west.   Here is the first painting, Ghost Ranch, that will likely be used for the cover.  I had forgotten just how colorful those canyons were until I started looking through photos from past trips.  That also got me craving green chile.....

Ghost Ranch
14 x 24 Oil on canvas on birch panel 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Jacksonville Library Show

I have a show up through January 16th at the Laura Street, downtown branch, of the Jacksonville library.  If you are down there please stop in.  Also, MOCA Jax has an absolutely amazing show of Stella prints up right now through January 13th.  Check it out!