About my Images

I am watercolor artist. I have veered from traditional painting using brushes, paper and paint to using the computer. My tools now are digital brushes, software, and a digital tablet.

I am now able to paint more of what I see in my mind's eye and enjoy the instant gratification.
I hope you enjoy this site.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Savannah Morning

Savannah is one of my favorite spots. Every time I go, I see the town just a little different. It's an artist's and photographer's paradise. The sun had been up for about an hour when I started my trek.

Friday, July 2, 2010

St. Martin market

This market is typical of many island markets. We were on St. Martin. We rented a car to go further inland and found this market that was catering more to the locals that to the cruise tourists. I was taken by the colors and animation of the locals.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wash Day (12x8)

The way the leaves hung on this branch reminded me of clothes hanging out to dry.It brought back childhood memories of mom hanging the wash on a clothesline in the backyard.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


A good friend recently opened a dog boarding and daycare facility. It's almost like a spa. I might even check in myself with all the fun stuff they offer. I love it.

Monday, May 17, 2010

REM Sleep 2

This is the second in a series I'm calling REM Sleep. These are the kinds of images that drift in and out during my dream sleep. Sometimes, upon awakening, I have only a dim memory of them.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mushroom Condo

This painting is almost like a fantasy image. I was on one of what I call a "photo walk" when I looked over on a bank and saw these mushrooms. It struck me that they looked like condos on the side of a hill. It had rained the night before and these just sprang up. Wow.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

REM Sleep 1

Sometimes, just as I'm about to go into a deep sleep, images like this parade through my minds eye. I've tried to capture that here.

Moss Garden

Our neighbors have a beautiful cabin on the Cartecay River in Ellijay, GA. They have this really nice Moss Garden in a large bird bath in their back yard. This is a painting of part of the garden.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Good Neighbors

Someone once said the good fences make good neighbors. The fact that the fence is loosely bound implies that it's just the suggestion of a fence.

This painting has lots of warm earth tones with a friendly feel.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hemlock Cone

We live in Ellijay, GA in the North Georgia mountains. North Georgia and South Carolina are currently experiencing an attack on Hemlocks by the Woolly Adelgid insect. It slowly depletes the tree of nutrients and the tree dies. There is a treatment, but very expensive for each tree. This will be a great loss to this area. This is a painting of a Hemlock cone on my property.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Alaleas at Butchart Gardens

A couple years back, I had the good fortune to visit Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The gardens are spectacular. There's no way to see everything in a day. This painting was inspired from some of the pristine flowers and plant life that abound on the 55 acres.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Mandolin

Last year I attended an art show at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. It was as fascinating to watch the people as it was to view the art. As I was leaving the grounds, I spotted this lady holding a mandolin. She was about 20 feet off the path just standing in the woods as if she was in deep contemplation. I shot several images before she moved on. I did this painting to capture that mood.

Friday, March 26, 2010

On the Street

On a recent visit to Vancouver, B.C., we had stopped for lunch and were seated next to the a window and across the street was this man. He appears to be a street person... homeless. I took the liberty of cleaning him up a bit in my interpretation.This image is 8x10.

Monday, March 22, 2010

San Juan Window

While on a recent cruise, we went to the old town section of San Juan. While some of my friends were buying tee shirts, I spied this beautiful old window. I knew when I saw it I was going to create a painting. I took artistic license and changed the composition and wall colors. I thought ... so many people are walking right under this beautiful sight and never see it.