Monday, April 29, 2013

Pen and ink house portrait

 Here's another, finished late last night.  This one is 6 x 9 inches on cold press watercolor paper. This is a pretty house and it was pleasant to draw.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

House portrait progressing

I am working on two commissions right now, one in walnut ink, and this smaller one in black and white. I'm satisfied with how this is developing and hope to complete it by the end of the weekend.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Creekside art

I had some time to kill in Taylorsville while the girls attended a birthday party. Luckily, Waterford Park was nearby. I broke out the black walnut ink and sat on the rocks for a while. It was a gorgeous day.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Group Show

Last Friday was the opening for the group show "Springtime in Kentucky" at Leslie H. Spetz Custom Framing & Gallery.  I had my most recent race horse drawing on display, and I received some very nice comments on my work.  I especially enjoyed meeting some of the other artists.  I had a nice conversation with painter Robert Halliday (, whose acrylic bridge paintings I've admired whenever I've stopped by the gallery.  He has some great watercolors on his web site. I had a very nice conversation with Erin Moreschi, whose large close-up floral oil painting caught my eye the first thing I walked in the door.  I spoke with Pam Ludke and told her how much I've enjoyed seeing her small oils and acrylics.
There were some good photos by Deb Larr, and I really admired the photos by Ted Tarquinio (  I don't normally have a big interest in looking at photos, but these were great.  I found some attractive on a human-interest, crowd-scene level, and many of the others were just wonderfully put together with a great sense of light and color.