Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Old Family Photo Revisited

My friends asked me to do this old photo as a painting.  They were fine with the figures being obscure, abstract, and dark.  However, as I worked, it became clear that it would not look right at all. My father always told me that the human eye sees so much more than a camera lens--and this is a perfect example of that.  This picture does not look great with silhouettes (I have another painting with a sunset where that works).  So after a lot of prayer and many hours of work, I was able to lighten the figures a bit and also draw out a little more of their features.  It provided quite the challenge!  Here is the photo and the painting.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Three Books Done

I'm so excited!  I now have 3 of my books for sale on Amazon here:

Maggie's Bunny
The Cloudy Morning
Lily And Carl

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Oil of far

I'm working on an oil portrait of Maggie when she was 4ish.  I still need to do a bunch of work, but here it is so far.

I have also published Maggie's Bunny.  It is for sale at