This is my home blog where I let you get an insight of what I am working on at the moment and a glimpse of some of my past artwork.
Thank you for your interest and I hope that you enjoy your visit.
The question is will I migrate to this side of my studio this week? You may say to yourself, " Why should I be wondering about this?". You see, I've been working on my online store and it has a tendency to put me over the edge as I try to figure out what I am doing. I haven't worked on the blogs and online store lately and these computer programs seem to update and then I have to figure them out all over again. So as I sit here with my face turning red, chest thumping and visions of beverage entering my head, I may just have to visit the other side of my studio where the relief may reside.
We all have them those little annoying things that drive us crazy? I like Pink Floyd and was inspired by the song "Brain Damage" from the "Dark Side of the Moon" album to create this painting. It will be on display at my art exhibit this Friday in Ottawa Ohio.
Surrounded by the fragrance of the tasty woodland delight, the village you long to live in is built on and of the “Morchella esculenta” commonly refered to as morel. It’s a story in itself as young ones sit and wonder about their future,while couples leave on a hunt through life together and the elderly come back home.
This painting will be available as a print in the near future and in the meantime you can view my other morel paintings and prints that are available in the
We have all experienced that feeling of loss when a loved one has passed and we reflect back on those very personal experiences that tied us together so many years before. A lot of times it is not the big obvious examples of a relationship, but rather the small individual memories that eternally bind us together.
This painting was inspired by the Chet Atkins tune " I Still Can't Say Goodbye" made popular by Merle Haggard.
Please take the time to listen to this most thought provoking and beautiful song.
As I write this post I find myself caught in between directions on where to take my artistic future. I haven't posted for a while as I take a step back and review what I have created in the past. Do I continue to pursue the OSU road, the morel mushroom trail, Songshadow lane or devote my time with the Virtue and Vice series? It is a question that I have asked myself many times in the past, but it is now coming to the forefront again and I need to answer. Don't misunderstand, I still want and will paint, it is just the direction that I'm not sure of.
All right all you brilliant people out there in the Facebook world, How many of you are suffering today with self-motivation? I need to have a painting completed by Thursday evening, travel to OSU tomorrow, before I start another painting that has to be completed by next Monday and I sit here on the "waste of time machine" in a state of "lack of gumption". It is even a painting that I am, or was before today excited to paint. I did lay it out in pencil this morning, so it is ready to go and I even had started a documentary on the television about endangered civilizations. (I like to listen to documentaries when I paint and yes I have issues) ... Well, I turned the tv off and now have the music cranked up ... YES it's FLOYD time and the painting that i am starting is my interpretation of "Wish You Were Here". GOSH, I AM motivated and "can you tell hot air for a cool breeze"? sorry I yelled in type, hope it didn't hurt your eyes and I'll stop rambling now as I run over to my easel and grab the paint brushes
On this page you can take a quick tour of my different art galleries or visit the different blogs to explore the collection in more detail. From each individual blog you will also be able to visit the online store for each collection.
I worked at Artex Hobby Products from 1976-1978 and met some fabulous people while employed there. They moved to South Carolina and my wife and I decided to stay here in Ohio as we were just starting our family.
Artex Hobby Products was a company that sold roll-on hobby embroidery paints. They had a great art dept. that created many illustrations that were printed on fabric like the old paint by number products. The buyers would purchase a design that they liked and use the roll-on paints to finish the picture. I worked in the marketing dept. that created the catalogs. flyers and marketing products for the company. On occasion I was able to submit sketches and ideas to the art dept. for possible inclusion in the Artex seasonal catalogs.
This was my first art related employment and I included this album to give the viewer an idea of where I started.