Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ornament with Bosc Pear

Picked up a bag of these awesome Bosc pears at Costco.  
A good reason to paint.

Ornament with Bosc Pear
8 x 6"
oil on fine Belgian linen panel

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Avocado Christmas Tree Ornament

Karen pulled this out of the box of ornaments today as we began getting ready to trim the tree.  
I had to paint it.

Avocado Christmas Tree Ornament
5 x 7"
Oil on fine Belgian linen

This painting is available at

Friday, November 28, 2014

3 Pears

I started this painting yesterday, on Thanksgiving, and was painting with my pal, Liz Oneil, who is visiting with us for the week.

3 Pears
8 x 10"
oil on linen panel

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Silver Cup with Sushi

I started this little painting in Tokyo last week while on a layover.  The sushi actually came from the 7/11.  I finished it last night in Mumbai while on a layover.

Silver Cup with Sushi
5 x 7"
oil on linen panel

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rollins Pottery, Concord Grapes, and a Blueberry

A beautiful piece of pottery by my friend Anthony Rollins.

Rollins Pottery, Concord Grapes, and a Blueberry
8 x 8"
oil on fine Belgian linen panel

This painting is available at: 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Parmesean Grater

An old pepper grinder I borrowed from my brother-in-law's house in Cashiers, North Carolina.  

Parmesean Grinder
8 x 6"
oil on fine Belgian linen

Monday, November 10, 2014

Silver Cup with Garlic

This is the first painting done after the Abbey Ryan workshop 
yesterday using the same silver cup I used yesterday.

Silver Cup with Garlic
8 x 6"
Oil on fine Belgian linen panel

This painting is available: 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Abbey Ryan Workshop

This weekend was fantastic.  I was privileged to take a workshop from the amazing Abbey Ryan at the John Peto museum in Island Heights, NJ.  My friend Liz from Missouri, accompanied me, along with her sister-in-law, Anette from Alabama.  

Liz's Balsamic Jar with Green Onions and my Asian Pear with Silver cup.

Day II painting.
Asian Pear with Silver cup
6 x 8" oil on linen

Abbey helping me with just a couple of finer points.

Day 1 painting, Artichoke and Berries.
5 x 7"
oil on linen panel

Abbey helping me describe the light and cast shadow just a little better.

Abbey and me.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Commissioned Portrait Finished

Commissioned Portrait

38 x 27" 

Oil on fine Belgian linen

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Portrait - Almost Done

commissioned portrait

38 x 27"

oil on Belgian linen 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Portrait Progress

Making progress on this portrait which is a commission.
The commission was auctioned off by
The Center For Great Apes for a substantial donation.

Commissioned portrait

38 x 27"

oil on Belgian linen 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Ultimate Taboret, Finis!

The Ultimate Taboret (drawers on right) finished today.  
The second one will be done shortly and shipped off to an anxious customer in New York.

Monday, August 4, 2014

What's On The Ease: Commissioned Portrait

This is a commissioned portrait.  

34 x 28"

Monday, July 28, 2014

Taborets Ready for Sanding

The two new taborets are ready for sanding and varnishing.  A couple of people are excited to get their art organized.  

The Ultimate Taboret,  in solid sapele mahogany,  don't you need one?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Looking Like a Taboret

They're looking like taborets.  

One with drawers on the left, and one with drawers on the right.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Taboret Drawer Day

Back from New Delhi yesterday morning and some work on the taboret's drawer stand shows how it takes life. 

I probably shouldn't be working with power tools after a trip halfway around the world and back.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

It's Taboret Drawer Day!

It's drawer day here at taboret central. 

Some of the process: 

1. Drawer sides on dovetail jig.

 2. Cut the dovetails with a router.  

3. Trial fit the sides, insert the bottoms.

4.  A completed drawer with bottom inserted.

  And 12 perfectly square glued up drawers for 2 new taborets. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Taboret Time

Two new taborets about to be built ...

Stay tuned.

Monday, June 16, 2014


For a friend who retires from the Air Force after a twenty year career.

40 x 30"
oil on linen

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Charlee's Bicycle

This painting is for Charlee Moore, a friend who took the photo that it was painted from.  The goal was a quickly painted, loose brush stroke, more painterly style.  This was done on a layover in Hong Kong.

Charlee's Bicycle
8 x 10"
oil on linen panel

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Not a painting but I met this little guy today at the Las Olas Art Festival
 in Ft. Lauderdale.  I had to share this. 

Friday, February 21, 2014


Jackson was a yellow lab who passed away last year.  A friend commissioned this painting for Jackson's owners.

11 x 11"
oil on linen panel

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Novelist John Dufresne

I just completed this portrait of a good friend, novelist John Dufresne, for his birthday.  
Below, I asked Karen to hold the painting while I photographed it.  :)

John Dufresne
38" x 30"
oil on linen

Sunday, January 12, 2014


A portrait of my brother Michael, for his birthday.   

24" x 24"
oil on stretched linen