Saturday, December 31, 2016

Red Umbrella

Red Umbrella
12x12 oil on canvas panel

Lately I've been feeling myself drawn towards finding and exploiting the abstract in a scene... creating interesting shapes and experimenting a bit more with my brush work. As 2016 comes to a close, I'm eager to see how my paintings will continue to change and evolve in the year ahead!

On the easel

Friday, December 30, 2016

Small Painting Sketches

Cortez Silhouettes
5x7 oil on canvas board

6x8 oil on panel

I sometimes forget how helpful quick little 30 min painting sketches can be to my growth as an artist... must remember to do more in 2017!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Morning Path

Morning Path sold
8x10 oil on canvas

A little light play on sand study...

On the easel

Saturday, December 24, 2016


6x8 oil on canvas

Got a quick sunrise study in amongst all the holiday hustle and bustle this morning over at the Cortez Fishing Village.

Alas, the effect of the sunrise lasted only a few minutes before the scene completely changed.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

December Morning on the Beach

December Morning on the Beach
9x12 oil on canvas panel

It was a lovely morning on the north end of the beach today! Love those cool blue shadows still...

Cast Shadows

Cast Shadows SOLD
6x8 oil on museum board

A little study of morning light on the dunes behind our house.

Welcome to Anna Maria Island

Welcome to Anna Maria Island SOLD
14x16 oil on canvas board

The view of Anna Maria City Pier, a favorite fishing spot and landmark on the Island.

On the Shore of Lake Michigan

On the Shore of Lake Michigan SOLD
16x20 oil on canvas

This was a recent commissioned painting depicting the client's in-law's backyard in Arcadia on Lake Michigan.

Rolling Waves

Rolling Waves
oil on canvas

A studio piece I've been working on lately... I think it's done, at least for now.

Step by step...
on the easel