Sunday, January 29, 2006


This is what has occupied my time for the past several days. For McBride Gallery's 'Water's Edge' show in March.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Frosty Afternoon(24x30)

Sometimes when you paint in oils you have several paintings going at once; sometimes they all are finished at the same time.

These Belgians live about 2 miles from me on Rte 32 in Sykesville. I have wanted to paint them for a long time, and I found the right setting after a snowfall a few weeks ago.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Baubles (36x24)

The fish I have in my pond don't look much like this; I have comets, and they are pretty wild because I haven't fed them so they don't associate my presence at pondside with anything good. This might be good; I have seen signs of raccoons on the edge of the pond and it is safer for the fish if they are not attracted to movement above the surface. A moot point right now as the pond has been frozen for a number of weeks. These are koi I photographed at an Asian arboretum in Portland Oregon last summer. Could have found some closer to home but here are west coast fish. This will possibly be my centerpiece painting for the small-group show at McBride Gallery at the end of March, themed 'the water's edge'. On the other hand I might be doing a 3x4 foot egret piece, and of course I will have some scratchboards. A lot on my schedule between now and April.

White on Green(16x20)

Decided to do a color field painting but with a bird.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

USASA 2006 Specialty Logo

No, they are not jumping over the (upside down) moon. This is the logo art for the United States Australian Shepherd Association National Specialty in St. Louis in April 06.
The first image is the logo and type, only. It will be printed on souvenier items like shirts, grooming aprons, etc.

The second image is the artwork itself. The painting will be auctioned off at the banquet and the painting will be printed in an edition of 100 only.
This logo will appear on the club's Specialty website
http://www.usasanationals/2006/ in the next week or so with ordering info on the items that will be available.