I’ve got Haiti on my mind…

If you follow my blog, then you may have seen all my posts about the painting I recently did for the orphans of Haiti. TOMORROW is the big day. The bidding starts on “HAITI: we have not forgotten”! If this isn’t enough to keep my mind thinking about Haiti — get this: 1.) On Tuesday […]

my cupboards are bare

Why aren’t there any wet paintings in my drying rack today? I had a client come this morning to pick up the three commissioned pieces I painted for him in August. It looks so empty without those three paintings, but Ron was really excited about them, so I know he’ll be giving them a good […]

The Gallery at Leopard Forest Coffee

I recently hung an exhibit of my oil paintings in a new venue. Leopard Forest Coffee, located in Downtown Travelers Rest, has recently moved. They’re now part of the shops at 27 South Main. Along with this bigger space, they’ve started a gallery for artists. Here’s just a few photos…

Paying to Work (my most recent Weekend Art Festival )

We spent the weekend near downtown Atlanta at the Midtown Festival of the Arts. Here’s just a few thoughts and photos from the weekend. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” This was by far the coolest city we’ve exhibited my work at. Atlanta is such a beautiful city, and […]

these are real people I’m painting (“HAITI: we have not forgotten” part 5/5)

I’m in the home stretch of this painting I’m creating for the 2010 Together For Adoption Conference. It’s called “HAITI: We Have Not Forgotten.” It will be auctioned off in an effort to hopefully raise at least $10,000 to help the orphans in Haiti. Here’s photos from Day 10 and 11… Wrapping up a painting […]

beauty in the rubble (“HAITI: We Have Not forgotten” part 4/5)

If you’ve been following my blog, then you know I’m in the midst of talking about a painting I’m creating as a donation to the 2010 Together For Adoption Conference, and their efforts to raise money for the orphans of Haiti. Day 8 into my painting called  “HAITI: We have Not Forgotten” was the low […]

hanging out the wash (“Haiti: We Have Not Forgotten” part 3/5)

How do you stay clean while living in a tent? How do you live in a tent with strangers? How do you move on when your life and city has been devastated by an earthquake? I do not know. I’ve spent seven days trying to untangle a very complicated painting. But that’s about my biggest […]

I’m painting for the orphans in Haiti (“HAITI: we have not forgotten” part 2/5)

I’ve creating an oil painting which I am donating to help raise money for the orphans in Haiti. It will be auctioned off at the 2010 Together for Adoption Conference which is being help on October 1-2 in Austin, Texas this year. Here’s some photos of days three and four of my progress. I’ve been […]

HAITI: we have not forgotten (part 1/5)

On September 1, 2010 I began working on a new painting. It’s inspired by a photo that was taken in Port-au-Prince, Haiti just four months after this city was devastated by the earthquake on January 12, 2010. This earthquake has left over 400,000 children as orphans. My painting was created for the sole purpose of […]

the curse of the right brain (“adams lane” days 5 & 6)

Here’s the last day of photos showing my process and progress while working on the oil painting called “adams lane.” As I looked back over this last set of photos, I find it hard to believe that I spent an entire day painting the trees. How is that possible? Somehow, I guess that’s just what […]