Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Down Holiday Road" Plein Air painting

Spent a couple hours Plein air painting. Thanks to my dad for leading me to this road. There are a few places I think I will come back to paint near this area. Beautiful day. :). Then was lucky enough to meet my wife and kids at the park afterwards!

"Down Holiday Road". 8" x 10". Oil

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A drawing in progress of Black Bear in Alaska

This will be a pen and ink when finished.
I am referencing a photo I too in Alaska while fishing on the Russian River.
A young Black Bear joined us on the search for salmon :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Late Nights & Lunch Hours" Gallery

I will be showing alongside 
Amy Kingman, and Ashley Lee.
Come join us!

"Late Nights & Lunch Hours"
Opening and Reception  July 20th 7 pm 

The Prairie Arts Council 
301 N. Van Rensselaer
Rensselaer, IN 47978

Friday, June 29, 2012

"Gabe's First Day on the Creek" Final

"Gabe's First Day on the Creek"
8" x 10" 


Finally finished the drawing of my son!  Very happy with it.

"Grain Depot" Final

"Grain Depot"
8" x 10"

Monday, June 25, 2012

Zionesville Plein Air Paintout, "A Day at the Conrad"

Over the weekend I attended the Zionesville Plein Air Paintout (Zionesville, Indiana) and had a great time! I couldn't ask for better weather nor a better spot.  I choose a garden, Tom Conrad's garden...hence "A Day at the Conrad".  The light that played on the grass caught my eye. I was very happy with the finished painting and was lucky enough to get a critique from Jerry Points  (

"A Day at the Conrad"
16" x 20"
Oil, Plein Air

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"Path Through the Park"

"Path Through the Park"
9" x 12"

I will be painting in Zionesville, IN this weekend at a Plein Air Paint-out and
I wanted to do a test run tonight.  My reference was a photo I took in Memorial Park, Lebanon, IN.
I completed this in one and half hours.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Commissioned work for the Boone County Historical Society

"Boone County Courthouse #1"
Ink and Pencil
8" x 10"

"Boone County Courthouse #2"
Ink and Pencil
8" x 10"

These drawings were commissioned by the Boone County Historical Society in Indiana.
There will be a 100 Year Dedication for the current courthouse in Lebanon, Indiana on the 4th of July.
These are the first two of four courthouses built in the 1800's....of which there is no historical records nor photos, just a few memories of those that lived during that period. I learned a lot about my hometown and had a blast working on this project!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

"Berne Farm"

"Berne Farm"

Here is another from a photo taken in Berne, Indiana.
This was done in about 2 1/2 hours.

"Horses Grazing in Berne"

"Horses Grazing in Berne"
8" x 10"

Over the memorial day weekend I set aside a few hours to paint :)
My reference was a photo I had taken in Berne, IN with my wife a few weeks ago.
I spent 1 1/2 hours on this painting...challenging myself to use paint in a limited time with limited details.
My goal is to learn how to "leave it be".  I used a limited palette and only 2 brush sizes. 
I had a blast with it and learned much :)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Afternoon at the Creamery"  Work in progress update.
Oil 30" x 15"

Another update....this painting has been a challenge...and I finally feel like I am heading in the right direction.
More updates to come!

first preview image from past post

"Trees Across the Field" 4" x 6"

"Trees Across the Field"
4" x 6" Oil on Board

Having a blast with mixing colors and learning more and more :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

"Gabe's First Day on the Creek" work in progress

"Gabe's First Day on the Creek"
8" x 10"

This is a new piece I am working on that is near and dear to my heart.
I am referencing a photo from my son's first day to the creek that I fish often!
A memory that will last forever.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Grain Depot" in progress

"Grain Depot" 8" x 10"

This is a new drawing I have been working on here and there. I have a few more things to do to it but wanted to post it anyways. I will update it soon.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pentel Artist Contest

Hello folks! I recently entered an art contest through You can visit the link below to vote for your favorite piece of artwork. Please vote! Two winners will be chosen and awarded $250 worth of Pentel art supplies.
I entered #19 The Great Tree.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Barn commission

"Deaton Barn"
Commissioned 8" x 10" Oil Painting

This was a 8" x 10" painting I was commissioned to do by a friend of mine. My first commissioned oil painting :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Morel Mushrooms #3

"Morel Mushrooms #3"
Pen and Ink
4 " x 6"

I decided it would be good to add to the Morel series...making three now.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Evening Near the Reeds"

"Evening Near the Reeds"
pen and ink
5"x 7"


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Storm Approaching"

"Storm Approaching"
Pen and Ink


My latest drawing and first in my new sketchbook. Nice to see a page done :)