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, March 5, 2011

This Little piggy

This image represents one of many back-roads explorations. It was getting late in the evening and the sun had started making long shadows. We were on our way back to a cabin we owned in Cleveland Georgia and made one of our ubiquitous “let's turn here” moves. We hadn't gone 20 yards when we saw the pigs. I shot several photos before the light shifted to flatness. That was quite a few years ago. I kept coming back to that photo thinking I would do a painting. This is it.

Monday, February 21, 2011

This is Charlie

After my last dog died, I said I would never do it again. Well... I did. It wasn't a full year before I started missing having a dog in the house. So, the search began and we finally found one at a dog foster home in Snellville, Ga. Now, you got to really want a pooch badly to drive from Ellijay to Snellville. He's a cross between a Wire Haired Terrier and a Beagle. So, we thought hummmm.. small dog. He now weighs 44 lbs. I think he also was bionically crossed with a shredder. If he wasn't so cute, he'd be dead.

Checking the Coop

We live in a small north Georgia town (Ellijay). On the weekends, we sometimes entertain ourselves by trying to make new discoveries about our area. On one of our trips, we were more than a little lost and stopped to ask for directions. The people here are very friendly and helpful. Before this gentleman would give us directions, he wanted to show us his chickens. His name was Bob. Bob had chickens all over the yard, but was especially proud of the ones in his chicken coop. He was pleased that I wanted a photo of him and his chickens. I bet he had no idea a painting of him and his chickens would end up on the internet. He then gave us our directions and we were on our way. I'm not really, really sure if we could find Bob again.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Slow Day

There is something very inviting about an empty canoe. Usually, on just about any nice clear day, you'll find most canoes are out on the water. On this day, it had suddenly turned chilly and was threatening rain. This painting captures the feeling of reluctance. It has lots of cool colors competing with the warms.