Three Yellow Roses

"Three Yellow Roses"
5 x 7" oil on canvas panel



Abbey Road

"Abbey Road"
6 x 6" oil on board


One of the most influential bands ever, The Beatles, made the street outside the studio famous with the cover of their final album.

Meet the priest, undertaker, corpse, and gravedigger. LMW 281F.


The Piano

"The Piano"
7 x 5" oil on board


I wanted this one to be all about color, shape, and space. I used complimentary colors, squares and rectangles to help create a unique backdrop for the bold piano. The curves of the black piano provide a stark contrast to the angular walls.



5 x 7" oil on board


The sunflower is such a beautiful flower. This is my attempt to capture that beauty.


Guitar Lesson

"Guitar Lesson"
6 x 6" oil on board


Its never too soon for a little guitar lesson. In fact, I think its best to sandwich it in between walking and talking.

I love the warm, soft colors in this painting. They really make the red cap pop.

Microphone No. 2

"Microphone No. 2"
5 x 7" oil on board


This is the second in a series of microphones that I am doing.

I like the bold contrast between the dark background, and the white highlights on the silver microphone, tied together by the light blues and greys to compose the mid tones. The brushtrokes are bold and loud--just like rock n roll.


Electrical Outlet

"Electrical Outlet"
6 x 6" oil on board


I love to play guitar, and sometimes you just have to turn it up and let the neighbors know you're home.

This one was fun, because there's so much light and shadow playing tricks on the floor, wall, and guitar.


Southern Skies

"Southern Skies"
6 x 6" oil on board

I love the way rain and dark skies completely change a scene. The somber sky casts a different light, leaving colors looking dull--as if all under one immense damp shadow.


Empty Shoes

"Empty Shoes"
6 x 6" oil on board

My wife is out of town, and all I see is her empty shoes. They're just laying there reminding me of her absence.

So, sweetie, this one's for you. Come home soon!



6 x 6" oil on board


I find magazine covers extremely interesting. Many of them are graphical works of art--exact and precise.

Ironically, in this painting, I wanted to depict that exact preciseness in a loose and spontaneous way.


Lime On Saucer

"Lime On Saucer"
7 x 5" oil on board

No real story behind this one, I just saw the lime sitting on the counter and wanted to paint it.

I like how the warm yellows and cool greens of the lime are contrasted by the white highlights of the saucer.


Fresh Paint

"Fresh Paint"
5 x 7" oil on board

I love new paints! They're so inspiring to me. I see the different colors and they move me to create.

As I was deciding what to paint today, I saw these new tubes laying out and got inspired. I love the way they look together and wanted to capture that.


Good Morning?

"Morning Jolt"
6 x 6" oil on board


I saw these birds on a wire one morning and enjoyed their silhouettes against the stone-stained sky. It also made me wonder--maybe powerlines are like coffee shops for birds. A place where they can get a little extra charge.


Testing, Testing

6 x 6" oil on board


A few years back, a friend of mine gave me this mic. It is very old and no longer works, but I always loved to wonder who sang through it, and what type of music it amplified.

I wanted to depict the mic in a most basic fashion--lines and space, drawing comparisons to my other passion--music. I see the grooves on the microphone as the staffs on a sheet of music, and the highlights as whole notes.


New York, New York

"New York's Finest"
5 x 7" oil on board (click to bid)


I recently took a trip to New York City and completely fell in love! I find it interesting that tons of concrete and steel can look so beautiful and inspiring.

I saw this officer standing gaurd near Rockefeller Plaza with his horse, and immediately became intrigued. Vivid scenes of the officer chasing down a purse snatcher, or would-be mugger came to mind. Which then led to the all-important question: if he arrests someone, does he bring them in on the back of his horse?


Without Further Adieu...

"Spider Bite"
24 x 36" oil on antique window

Well, it's finally here! The moment we've all been waiting for. My painting a day blog!--Thanks to Duane Keiser for the great idea!

On this blog, I will be posting little 5x7, 5x5, and 6x6 paintings that I create for the world to see along with a little blurb about the artwork. My paintings will portray everyday life as I see it, and vary in style and subject.

For my very first one, I decided to paint a field with some haystacks. I saw this scene driving throught Franklin, TN one day and just had to capture it. I titled it 'spider bite' because that's what I got standing in the field to take the photo. Enjoy!