October 15, 2016

I am completely energized by my current idiom and feel I’ve only begun to develop my understanding of it.  Each time I break through, I immediately glimpse a deeper aspect still eluding.  Lucien Freud said, “The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it become...

April 28, 2015

Had some challenges getting the color balance right on this work.  In fact, I struggled with it for weeks, which is rare, because I usually figure my colors out to the "n-th" degree before I commit an idea to paint.  


 Peach Palms Up | 48 x 48 in | oil on panel



February 21, 2015

Thanks to Elizabeth Dondis for arranging an outstanding location at an uptown mansion in New Orleans for a challenging photo shoot.  Again with the outstanding photographer, Paul Andrew Dunker, we shot for 4 hours with two models in 45 degree weather!  The water was wa...

November 21, 2014

This image looks simpler than many I do, but images like this present challenges for me because they often have large carefully gradated areas (like the long sweep of the arm in the foreground).  


I've never really cared for "action painting" as Pollack came to call it...

July 30, 2014

This painting was just completed and shipping to The Atelier Gallery in Charleston for the upcoming August show.


To see a detailed working process and photos of the painting as it was being built, click here.



April 21, 2014

Finished this a few weeks ago and just varnished it last weekend (Happy Easter!)   I’m using a Gamblin Gamvar/OMS/ Cold Wax mix.  My technique is a hybrid between direct and indirect method, but I tend to finish with glazing layers (and thereby get a hard—Liquin or Neo...

April 13, 2014

I’m asked about my process frequently, so I’ve just begun documenting my working methods (which vary greatly, depending on the subject matter). 


I've detailed my process for this painting, with incremental photos here on my tumblr blog

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