Sunday, December 3, 2017

Small Treasures

Christmas is right around the corner & mini-paintings make great gifts!
Sometimes... the best things come in small packages ;) 

Morning 5x7 oil on gessobord

Seagrasses at Sunset 5x7 oil on gessobord

Sunday Shadows 5x7 oil on gessobord

Sunday Brunch 5x7 oil on gessobord

Cloud Study 6x6 oil on cradled wood panel

Saturday, November 11, 2017

1st Place Award at Arcadia Paint Out!

Palms by the Peach River 9x12 oil on gessobord

Afternoon in Arcadia
8x10 oil on linen
(First Place Award)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sunlit Sand

Sunlit Sand
12x12 oil on canvas

Painted up by my "honey hole" on the north end of the island this morning! 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Burns Court Trio

These 3 paintings of various buildings in historic Burns Court in Sarasota were done as a commissioned set. 
8x10's and a 9x12 oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dappled Sand

Dappled Sand SOLD
12x24 oil on canvas

Studio painting from a smaller plein air piece I did a few weeks ago.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Paintings from the 2017 New Smyrna Beach Paint Out

Here Comes the Sun 8x8 oil on linen

Shine 6x6 oil on gessobord

Skies of Blue and Clouds of White 11x14 oil on gessobord

Morning Show 8x10 oil on gessobord SOLD

We'll Leave the Light On 9x12 oil on canvas

Bird's Eye View 8x16 oil on canvas SOLD

Another Hot One 12x12 oil on canvas

Poolside 6x6 oil on gessobord

Weekend Getaway 8x10 oil on linen SOLD

Cloud Dance 8x10 oil on gessobord

Sit'n Pretty 6x6 oil on gessobord

Boat Buddies 9x12 oil on gessobord

The Pool is Calling 12x 12 oil on canvas

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Silver Lining

Silver Lining
11x14 oil on canvas

Painted on the north end of Anna Maria Island, this was my piece for the 1st annual Oil Painters of America Great Paint Out Event, which I hosted in conjunction with The Studio at Gulf and Pine. The weather was "iffy" that morning, but (thankfully!) it turned out to be a beautiful day!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Blue Heron

 Blue Heron SOLD
5x7 oil on gessobord   

I snuck up on this guy at the Leffis Key Nature Preserve... fortunately, he was a nice, still model for just long enough!

Saturday, September 23, 2017


Waterlines I
30x30 oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Waterlines II
30x30 oil on gallery wrapped canvas

These are a couple studio pieces I painted for an upcoming show at the new Waterline Hotel by Marriott, located in downtown Holmes Beach.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

As Far as the Eye Can See

As Far as the Eye Can See
8x16 oil on canvas panel

Hurricane Irma left a lot of seaweed washed up on the beach. The Anna Maria City Pier sustained considerable damage, but all in all we were extremely fortunate!

on the easel

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Morning Reflection

Morning Reflection
12x9 oil on gessobord

After evacuating for Hurricane Irma all last week I was finally able to get outside and paint again this morning over by the Bradenton Beach Marina. The rising sun was casting a lovely glow on the side of these two boats and seemed a worthy enough subject to paint! Because I'm all about that light...

on the easel

Monday, September 4, 2017

Where the Party's At

Where the Party's At
14x11 oil on gesso board

Apparently the real party was the night before, or so I was told by those still hanging out under the blue-tarped tiki hut this Labor Day morning. One guy said he slept all night on the lounge chair there in the foreground. Sure hope this structure is still standing after Hurricane Irma passes through later this week.

on the easel

Friday, September 1, 2017

Dappled Sands and Inviting

Dappled Sand
12x12 oil on canvas

Enjoyed a wonderful morning capturing the light with my friend and AWESOME painter 
Stephen Bach today! It was a bit bit windy, but we found some nice shade. I even had the pleasure of introducing him to The Donut Experiment afterwards, just down the street.
These were my 2 pieces from our painting session.

5x5 oil on panel

Thursday, August 31, 2017


11x14 oil on panel

My demo from last week's class on painting palm trees...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


12x12 oil on canvas

This one was painted by the beach path off of Sycamore on the north end of the island, a plein air study for a larger studio piece I'm working on.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Nothing Gold Can Stay & Softly Beckoning

Nothing Gold Can Stay
30x30 oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Softly Beckoning
30x30 oil on gallery wrapped canvas

These are a few studio pieces that will likely be in the "Featured Artists of the Light Chasers" Show at Palm Avenue Gallery of Fine Art in Sarasota November 3rd-10th. I've been enjoying the larger format, using my big brushes, and the cool comfort of my air conditioned studio lately, now that it's August in Florida!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Just Before Sunset

Just Before Sunset
8x8 oil on linen

Quick little 1 hour color study, trying to think in terms of shapes and color notes.

on the easel

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Breakfast on the Beach

Breakfast o the Beach
12x12 oil on canvas

The bright primary colored umbrellas attracted me to this scene at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe over on Holmes Beach. It was just an added bonus that all the while I was painting the air was filled with the smells of bacon and pancakes!

on the easel

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sitting in the Shade

Sitting in the Shade (sold)
8x10 oil on linen 

Having done a few paintings recently featuring families in them, I've been getting more requests for commissioned on-site plein air beach paintings lately. This morning I had the honor and pleasure of painting a couple of vacationers enjoying their favorite spot up by Bean Point here on Anna Maria Island. The painting was a surprise from Jon for his wife, Jennifer. Happy to report, they both loved how it turned out!

10am, all set up and ready to paint! noon, all done! 
They had the right idea with 3 umbrellas, I just had my one and was roasting by the end! 
A perfect sunny, hot beach day!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Waiting on the Sun

 Waiting on the Sun sold
12x12 oil on canvas

After a very rainy weekend the sun finally began to make an appearance this morning!