Sunday, April 21, 2019

Milo School Road

"Milo School Road." Oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches (2018).

Sunday, April 14, 2019

August Afternoon

This post reaches back into my archives to a painting from twenty-two years ago. It depicts the street in Laurel, Maryland where I lived at the time, and a 1959 Buick that I owned back then. This canvas has hung on display in every house I've lived in since it was created.

"August Afternoon." Oil on canvas, 32 x 48 inches. Completed in 1997.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Joshua Tree #14

This large canvas was one of the last works in the Joshua Tree series I painted between 2015 and 2018. It's also one of my personal favorites.

"Joshua Tree #14." Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Completed November 2017.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Farm in Summer

This is one of several small landscapes I painted last summer depicting scenes in rural Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. "Farm in Summer." Oil on canvas, 10 x 20 inches. Completed August 2018.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Panorama Sunset Study #1, #2, #3, and #4

I completed these sunset studies back in 2015, painting all four of them within an hour. They are based on a sunset I witnessed at Panorama Overlook near where my father lives outside Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

"Panorama Sunset Study #1, #2, #3, and #4." Oil on canvas, each 11 x 14 inches in size. Completed September 2015.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

At the Edge

This canvas is the first painting I have produced based on my trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota and Badlands National Park. It is currently the cover art for my website,

"At the Edge." Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches. Completed November 2018.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

View from Biltmore #1 and #2

These small, quick studies depict the view from Biltmore (George Washington Vanderbilt's Asheville, North Carolina, estate) on a sunny summer day. They're based on a trip taken there in July 2015 but were painted three years later.

"View from Biltmore #1" and "View from Biltmore #2." Oil on canvas, both 9 x 12 inches, both painted in August 2018.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Cadillac Beach

This is the second painting recently completed in a new series I'm working on that I call "Carscapes."

"Cadillac Beach." 40 x 30 inches, oil on canvas. Completed December 2018.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Skyscape with Chrysler

This is a recent canvas painted at the end of last year. I've already posted it to Instagram, so I thought I'd add it here as well. Based on a prairie image from my trip to South Dakota.

"Skyscape with Chrysler." Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. Completed December 2018.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Red Barn in Snow

This small canvas, painted last fall as a cover for some special Christmas cards I send out to family and friends, seems appropriate for January as well. The barn stands near my father's home in West Virginia.

"Red Barn in Snow." Oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches. Completed October 2018.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Joshua Tree #10

After a long hiatus, I have started painting again. I suffered a personal loss in January that took away my creative desires until recently. About a month ago I forced myself to add some finishing touches onto a canvas I began last December. It was the breakthrough I needed, and last weekend I completed six small landscapes on canvas. Today I am heading back into the studio to work again.

The featured work is from my Joshua Tree series. "Joshua Tree #10." Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 inches. Completed January 2017.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Joshua Tree #9

The next in a series of paintings inspired by Joshua Tree National Park, California.

"Joshua Tree #9." Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Completed June 2016.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Joshua Tree #8

One more in the continuing series I did of Joshua Tree National Park.

"Joshua Tree #8." Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Completed November 2015.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Website Updated

I recently updated the painting section of my website to include all of the canvases from my "Joshua Tree" series. I also reorganized the layout of the images and updated their full-size pages. Please check it out.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Joshua Tree #7

This seems like an appropriate post for the month of Halloween. Another from the Joshua Tree National Park series I started in 2015.

"Joshua Tree #7." Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches. Completed October 2015.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Joshua Tree #6

Next canvas in the Joshua Tree series, this one depicting a rock formation in Hidden Valley.

"Joshua Tree #6." Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Completed September 2015.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Joshua Tree #5

The fifth installment of the Joshua Tree National Park series I began in 2015. This is a smaller vertical study. 

"Joshua Tree #5," oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches. Completed August 2015.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Joshua Tree #4

It's been several months of inactivity on this blog, so I thought I'd post an update to get 2017 off to a better start. This canvas was the next installment in my 2015 series based on scenes from Joshua Tree National Park, California.

"Joshua Tree #4." Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Completed July 2015.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Joshua Tree #3

This is the next canvas in my series of works based on a visit to Joshua Tree National Park, California.

"Joshua Tree #3." Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Completed July 2015.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Joshua Tree #2

A year ago I began a series of works based on my visit to Joshua Tree National Park (California) in 2011. This diptych, created by using two 18x18 canvases, is the second piece from that series. To date I have completed a total of nine canvases in the Joshua Tree series.

"Joshua Tree #2 (diptych)." Oil on canvas, 18 x 36 inches. Completed July 2015