Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pink Flowers

Another quick oil painting of some pink flowers. It's
8" x 10" on board.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Venice II

    Two more yet untitled oil paintings in my Venice series. The
first is 12" x 24" and the second is 16" x 20".   

Abstract Paintings

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    The first painting is titled "Time of the Waiting Moon". It's a
30" x 24" gallery wrapped Acrylic. The second is titled
"Passion". It's a 30" x 30" Acrylic.

    I began painting Abstracts about 4 years ago after developing
health problems that affected my vision. My vision problems
have since cleared up for the most part but I still paint an
abstract every now and then.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


    These are two of my newest oil paintings. I don't have titles
for them yet. The first is 16" x 20" and the second is 18" x 18".

    I haven't been to Venice but Cheryl and I have a friend who
vacationed there and took a lot of pictures. She gave me
permission to use her photos as reference.
    There are several more I plan to paint. I'll post them when
they are  finished.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Unexpected Encounter


    This is my newest en plein air oil painting. It's 8" x 10"
and was painted yesterday morning at the Tulsa Rose Garden.

    I set up my easel and started painting about 9:00 am. It
was soon after I started painting that I could hear
someone talking very strangely somewhere behind me.
It sounded like a male voice and it seemed like he was
talking to himself in both English and some other
language. I didn't let it bother my focus on my painting
even though at times he was yelling fairly loudly. As I
was finishing up my painting about an hour later I saw
him walking toward me. He was very disheveled and
had blood running down his forehead from several scrapes.
He said something to me I didn't understand. When I
asked him to repeat what he had asked me he said more
slowly " I don't want to hurt you...could you call the police
and have them come arrest me." I told him I'd prefer that
he didn't hurt me and asked him if he'd done something
wrong that he needed to be arrested for. He said he hadn't
yet...he also said he had been released from jail that
morning and wanted the police to arrest him so he could go
back. I asked if it were alright if I could use my own phone
and he said he didn't mind.  He stood there I proceeded to call
911. The 911 operator took my information and a description
of what he looked like and said she would send an officer. I
told him they were on their way and to wait but he started to
talk to himself and walked away. I stayed at the location
I had called from waiting to see a police officer for quite a
while before moving to another location to paint a couple
hundred yards away. Unfortunately I never saw a police car
come by or saw the man again. I'm really hoping they did
and that they found him. He definitely needed some help.

Please pray for him!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Yellow Flowers


    A quick 12" x 16" oil painting of some flowers that I
finished  recently.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Collectors' Reserve at the Gilcrease Museum

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    I've been invited to exhibit in this year's Collectors' Reserve
at the Gilcrease Museum. It's a very nice show and I feel
honored that my work will hang next to some of the country's
top artists. The show runs October 22nd - November 7th
and the reception and art sale will be held November 3rd.