"Swan Creek at Dawn" oil - 16 x 20 SOLD

Thursday, November 29, 2012

2012 winner- "Snow Is Here"

Here I am posing with Kacy (the painting's subject) after it was announced that my painting was the winner of the Celebrate Frederick Holiday Art Competition. "Snow Is Here" will be used for the 2013 holiday season advertising for Celebrate Frederick and the city of Frederick, MD.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snow is Here

Snow is Here oil - 36 x 24 - sold

This is my 5th year to enter The 2012 Frederick Holiday Art Competition. This is KC catching snowflakes by Carol Creek in historic Frederick, MD. Since I have not won in the past, this year I am trying something a little different. Snow is Here is painted in a more illustrative style and is twice the size of what I usually enter. Tomorrow night the winner will be announced.  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mother and Child

Mother and Child  oil - 10 x 8 

My friend asked me to paint this painting of Rachel and her baby. There is nothing more touching than a mother's love. The glow around the baby is from the light above shinning down but I love how it appears as though the light is coming from the baby. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mock Hawaiian Tiki Totem Poles

I know, I know I haven't posted in a while. I've had some other projects I've been working on and my studio is uninhabitable while we are renovating our basement family room. I have at least three paintings almost finished and at least three more I need to start soon so I hope to get in the habit of posting here again very soon. In the mean time, here are some photos of totem poles I crafted from papermache', with the help from some friends, for the Baltimore Yacht Club Opening Weekend hawaiian islands theme decorations.
 First we masking taped newspaper to cement tube forms and poster board tape together to form a tube.
Then papermache'd over it all.
"The Children" before paint
with paint
we set the totem tubes over paint cans for stability on the bar and hung a bamboo frame and thatching from the ceiling for the tiki bar effect 
The masks were made from papermache' on poster board hung over the wall sconces