gold vs. black (cast your vote!)

Export to PDF | Export to DOC I found out this week that I was accepted into the Picolo Spoleto Outdoor Juried Fine Art Exhibition, held in Charleston, SC this May and June. It’s part of the events surrounding the Spoleto Festival USA, which I guess is a pretty big deal for South Carolina. I’m […]

“sabbath rest” (done!)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCHere’s the second painting in my pair of large square marsh paintings. The photo that inspired this painting was one I took during the Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival in 2009. Have you ever visited the Low Country of South Carolina? I find it to be quite breath-taking. Why […]

“still waters” (done!)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCI finished up two paintings this week! It’s a big pair of square marsh paintings. Watch the slide show above if you want to see its progress from start to finish.

Christmas Cards and Clementines

Export to PDF | Export to DOCWhat have you done with all the cards you received over the Holidays? This year, we’re using ours as a reminder to pray for our family and friends throughout the year. I spelled out the word “pray” on our refrigerator using some cute letter magnets that my sister-in-law gave […]

Still snowed in! (another coloring sheet for making more art)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCFour snow days this week, plus the already scheduled days off for Friday and Monday = A 10-day Weekend! I was supposed to be teaching “art day” at my son Nathan’s school on Thursday but it got snowed out! In preparation for my talk to all the 4th grade […]

my 24-hour painting is done! “main st. bridge”

Export to PDF | Export to DOC“You win some you lose some.” Since moving to Greenville in 2008, when it comes to my art, I feel like it’s been more heavily weighted to the “lose some” side. So much so, that I almost didn’t participate in Greenville’s Metropolitan Arts Council’s  FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE competition […]

ANOTHER snow-day in South Carolina??! (make some more art!)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCIt snowed about 7 inches today here in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. So since there are no plows to remove the snow, we will just wait for it to melt. I LOVE THAT. School is already cancelled for tomorrow too, and I’m guessing it will be on Wednesday too. Whoo-hoo! […]

24 hours to paint a Masterpiece

Export to PDF | Export to DOCI’ve got 24 hours to create an oil painting for the Metropolitan Arts Council’s “FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE” competition which today. At 9am I’ll be in downtown Greenville at the M.A.C. Office getting my blank canvas stamped. (They do this to make sure you don’t start before Friday morning.) […]

A little help to get you started making some art…

Export to PDF | Export to DOCHere’s a snowman I sketched over Christmas break. I printed two copies out on watercolor paper, and then my son Nathan and I painted them together. It started out all fun and games… but then unfortunately, the right side of my brain took over. (The side where there are […]

My New Year’s Gift to you: a January Calendar!

Export to PDF | Export to DOCIt’s a new YEAR, a new MONTH, and even a new DECADE. To celebrate, I’ve made this January 2011 Calendar for your computer’s desktop. Just click on the image, save it to your desktop, and then make that image your wallpaper. Voila! Your first accomplishment for the new decade. […]