Loggerhead Sea Turtle

These turtles were named for their large head size, used to crush shell-fish such as conchs. The most common sea turtle in the US was at one time a threatened species. Today they are protected by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.  I did a little work on this guy today. He willContinue reading “Loggerhead Sea Turtle”

Tufted Titmouse

This painting is for sale at Marnee’s Studio in midtown Mobile, Al. If you are interested in the work, you can contact the studio owner at info@marneestudio.com or visit http://www.marneestudio.com All works can be shipped for an additional fee. 

The Blue Butterfly

This illustration was inspired by a South American folk tale called “The Wings of the Butterfly” in which a girl gets lost in a forest and meets some interesting creatures along the way. “Dear Chimidyue,” said the butterfly gently, “that is the way of the forest. Among your own people, things change slowly and areContinue reading “The Blue Butterfly”

Earth Day Festival

I’m getting ready for the Earth Day festival at the Fairhope Pier in Fairhope, AL. “Its a celebration of the earth for the people living around our incredibly diverse,beautiful,fun,ecologically rich and nevertheless fragile bay area.” An aerial silk performer will be there, Mike Turner, Sassafrass, Two Suzys and Grayson Capps is playing at 4:00! ComeContinue reading “Earth Day Festival”

The Waiting

“The Waiting” is an in progress work in which I am attempting to tackle the complex surface of what is called aquabord by Ampersand. I think that I am starting to figure it out and if it looks great sealed, it might be my go-to support from now on. No framing needed! Works out great for theContinue reading “The Waiting”

Petroglyphs in Wyoming

This is another commission that I finished this week and mailed off yesterday. The work is a 14″ x 19″ watercolor on 140 lb Cold Press Paper. The imagery is from a shot of petroglyphs in Wyoming (one of the most beautiful places in the U.S.). It took a practice painting and some studies toContinue reading “Petroglyphs in Wyoming”

Plein Air Painting at Maymont

This morning, I went out to Maymont Park in Virginia, to meet up with some students who wanted to do some plein air (outside with natural light) painting. Only one brave student showed up today. It was chilly and the sun kept hiding from us but I ended up getting a nice little study of theContinue reading “Plein Air Painting at Maymont”