I got the Painted Bunting bird painting done! The 4th in the group of four, and it took forever to get this 4th one done. This colorful little bird only has this color in its second year of life and then its gone. The yellow background highlights the brightness of the bird itself and makes for a more varied grouping if the 4 paintings are hung together. This photo doesn’t even come close to what the painting actually looks like. The yellow is brighter. The bird is more colorful and the branch has so much detail I really enjoyed doing that small part. Please share……You’llRead More →

Well the “Anti-Muse” is gone. Vamoosed! Runoft! She found something better and no longer is with me. My 4th divorce was finalized on July 9th. I suppose I can credit that event, and the ensuing emotional trauma attached thereto as something of a motivation to get back to work, but in reality its just all the free time I now have to think about what to do. Summer is here and its hot out in the studio these days, limiting my work hours to early morning before about noon. But I decided I had to finish the work I started. The last few days I’veRead More →

Since we are in the middle of a pandemic and everybody is socially isolating I have, for some strange reason, been motivated to do some painting…that is more painting than my normal snail’s pace. It might have something to do with my wife being here at home since her company went on lock down and laid everyone off temporarily. I don’t have to cook and eat my own cooking right now. Plus…Well, we won’t go there but I must admit it is nice to have her back here doing what Juvy does. She still stays up way too late at night and sleeps half theRead More →

I added a new completed bird painting to the oil painting gallery today. It’s been in the works for a while, but now its done. The Great Tit painting. If you get a chance check out the whole gallery. The plan is to do 2 more of these birds for a set of 4. Right now I have begun a new portrait for a commission. That one is taking a bit more perseverance but it is well on its way. No pics of it yet as it is not at a point that is presentable yet. Another project that I am beginning is my ideaRead More →