July 30, 2012

Morning Hay Field

I painted this recently as a wedding gift for some friends. I wanted to capture the feeling of a hay field on a July summer morning. It was my first go at it.

"Morning Hay Field"

July 8, 2012


On Memorial Day, our family visited some friends who had purchased one of my paintings. I had forgotten about painting it for them, as it was just before traveling to Ethiopia and life accelerating with Naomi's adoption. We walked in and saw it on their mantle. I was humbled. I am thankful for people who would want to put something I paint in their home. It was just weird to see and humbling to know that something I was not pursuing for years, has now become a blessing to others. I also attached a picture of "Lighted Path" from the Harvill's home. It was one of the first commission pieces I did. Both family's choice of decor enhances the paintings, not the other way around!

"Cold Barn #4"

"Lighted Path"

Recent Work

I wanted to post a couple of recent paintings. The first was a commission piece for some family friends "Porter's Path". This may have been the most complicated painting I have ever done. The walking path took a while to get right with angles. It is a painting based off of a photo (shown below) from a walk the Porter's took back in February. I added some color of a fall scene to bring some coordinating colors  to match their beautiful new home. It was a blessing to do for them. The second is #6 in the "Red Door" series. I had long wanted to paint one of the "Red Door" series on wood plank. The wood pallet and frame are hand made of cedar. I have enjoy working with wood in the actual construction of the pallet but also in how the paint applies to it. In subtle ways it can be shaped differently. It is challenging as using a pallet knife with thick impasto gel makes for some uneven strokes (the planks are offset a minor amount). This does provide a different effect. "Red Door #6" is being consigned at Epiphany Salon downtown Memphis. It was part of their grand opening show. If interested in purchasing it, simply contact the Epiphany Salon or myself. Hope you enjoy the recent updates.

Original Photo from the Porter's

"Porter's Path"

"Red Door #6" (for sale)