“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” William Shakespeare
The possibilities are endless and yet extremely limited. One of the first things that I look for in a reference is something that I can connect with on a deeper, more personal level. For example, the “Fisherman” photo was one of several photos that I had taken of this fisherman over a period of… Continue reading What Becomes of This Blank Canvas?
I saw a photo on my daughter’s cell phone and mentioned that it was a “paintable piece”. She told me that her boyfriend had recently taken the photo and that’s when this became a painting! I have never thought that I would be able to accurately recreate buildings and, as a result, I have stayed as far… Continue reading “Boston at Night” 16×20 Oil Painting
A few months ago a friend took a photo of the sun setting as he and his wife were walking along the shoreline and posted it to Facebook. I instantly knew that I wanted to paint this reference at some point in time and had no idea how quickly that time would come. About a… Continue reading “Sunset” 16×20 Oil Painting
This past August we went to New Orleans for vacation and we greatly enjoyed all of the sights and sounds that are unique to this city that is full of life. My nephew lives in New Orleans and he graciously showed us around his adopted city. There are many streets where people collect to hear the… Continue reading NOLA
When I was painting this, my mind wandered to thinking about the people who may have lived in this home. As time went on and the painting took shape, I envisioned an elderly couple who had lived contently together for 50 years, had raised a bunch of children and had a long and meaningful life. I believe… Continue reading Grandma’s House